Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

ralph ambrose (
7 Apr 1995 08:25:19 GMT

In <3linha$> (Hadrian) writes:

>In <>
>(mellow mike) writes:
>>i say that for the same reason american *individuals* blithely accept
>>white identity, they blithely accept and support white supremacist ideas
>>which effect their politics in profound and anti-democratic ways.
>I would disagree with this. You overestimate the threat of white
>supremacy in this country. At least at this point in time. It seems that
>when the knee-jerk press finds a story that even *hints* of racism they
>jump on it like a pack of wild dogs. If white supremacy was so strong
>then you'd at least expect to find some people of importance openly
>advocating "white power". The fact that if any people of power have such
>beliefs they keep them quiet is a firm indicator of the nation's view of
>racism. After all, if the majority supported it, where would be the harm
>in saying it aloud?
>>one way to combat this is to let all the injured parties take over that
>>part of politics and basically kick whitey's ass. it doesn't work as a
>>long term strategy but it has some excellent tactics not the least of
>>which is that it gets attention and results.
>yeah, but as Hitler found out when you openly make war on a people
>because of their race or ethnicity, you make a lot of enemies.

If you are looking for a long term solution, support or start programs
that focus on apreciation of cultural diversity by focusing less
on cultural difference and more on the common threads that
run throughout all humanity. Show the benefits of cooperation
between ethnicities and avoid the perception of competition between
ethnic groups.