Every time someone said, "Obama is so articulate, Obama speaks so well" was saying the same thing. I would like to compare it to
I understand the negative connotation attributed with anything close to the N word, but black sounds just as bad, and I can not stand adding any thing to American (i.e., African American, Mexican American, Italian American) I am not Irish American or Norwegian American. I am American and would love to have any American of any heritage join me in being just an American.
Racism is alive and well. I am sure it is no where near what it was back in the 60s and earlier, but I do fear it has gone more underground. All you have to do is go online to see racism. I just experienced it last night while playing Call of Duty. My friend and I signed into a game and immediately were welcome by a guy who was berating someone because he was black. I will not stand for this online, in my home, or in my presence. My friend and I started making fun of the red neck who then started calling us Benedict Arnolds to our race. Can you believe it? We, however, did not let up and he finally shut up.
I sincerely hope that all people regardless of color stand up against bigots and racists. Do not let a racist comment go unchallenged. As I said before, I will not tolerate it in my home from friends or strangers. I have kicked people out of my house on multiple occasions and even dumped a girl who said it was justified that her brother was a racist because of where they grew up (some southern state). I do not accept this as a viable excuse. I have also lost a close friendship with a cousin because her husband is a huge bigot and thought it was okay to tell racist jokes at family events. We have not talked since I threatened to punch him in the face if I heard him say another racist comment.
Now this is not to say that you can not talk about race. I do not like trash regardless of race. I do not like Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, or whites who celebrate ignorance and violence. That is exactly what this blog is against. However, I do not believe the use of historically offensive terms should be used to describe these people and only make the person using the term look like an idiot.
Trash is trash no matter what the color of their skin is.
So the question to the reader is, "Are you a part of the problem or part of the solution?"