Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

John Otteson (
4 Apr 1995 17:35:53 GMT

In article <3lrr6v$>, (Gary Strand) writes:
|> mm> mellow mike
|> mm> affirmative action has the goal of integrating the workforce. that means
|> non-whites where whites used to be. that means white people have to be
|> sacrificed. white people, who are in place and have 'rights' to be present
|> in the workforce because of decades of white supremacy.
|> Prove that *I* got my job because of "white supremacy".

Obviously, we don't know enough about you to do this. Tell us about your father's
career and your grandfather's careers. Tell us about the African-Americans who
were viable candidates in competition for the jobs your father and grandfather
were able to get.

I can tell you that African-Americans were not at all considered for the stable
good paying (Fortune 100) jobs that my father and grandfathers had. My father and
grandfather did not have to compete against African-Americans in providing for
their families. My father and I and my young son will continue to benefit from
this historic stable economic foundation provided by our whiteness.

Why were whites not complaining about the lack of meritocracy back then? Do whites
who *now* argue that "race shouldn't matter" not see how self-serving they appear?

Stop denying the relevence of whiteness in our history.