Originally Posted by forever_frost
See, I have asked quite a few people why there is an NAACP but if I make an organization to promote whites, I'm racist. There is a national black college that I had to do a report on for my Minorities class a couple semesters ago, yet we can't have an all white school. With 'minorities' they are able to take advantage of benefits and scholarships that as a disabled vet I just have to look at. Outside of the GI Bill, if I want to go to school, it comes out of my pocket, but they get full rides.
I want to know why when a white, Christian man does something it's racist or biggoted and when a minority or female does the same it's kosher. No one has been able to answer that rationally. It usually turns into an emotional plea. I don't want emotion, I want logic.
Maybe your problem is because you see organizations that seek equality in American society as unnecessary, counter productive and racist/sexist.
I don't find your views on minorities rational or consistent with the way things are in real life.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
The following statement of objectives is found on the first page of the NAACP Constitution — the principal objectives of the Association shall be:
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all citizens.
To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States.
To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes.
To seek enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws securing civil rights.
To inform the public of the adverse effects of racial discrimination and to seek its elimination.
To educate persons as to their constitutional rights and to take all lawful action to secure the exercise thereof, and to take any other lawful action in furtherance of these objectives, consistent with the NAACP's Articles of Incorporation and this Constitution.
If you founded an organization along these line, I disagree that you would be considered racist. However, I think you might find the organization moot, or better yet, filled with minorities of one kind or another.
There is nothing wrong with HBCU's (historically black colleges and universities). If you took a real look at their campuses you would see they are not all black. Their enrollment certainly does not exclude white students. HBCU's have and do contribute positively to American life. I'm a Morehouse College grad myself. I didn't get a free ride, I had to pay.
Minorities are able to take advantage of certain benefits and scholarships because the USA is a great nation and honorably seeks to improve itself with every generation. These kind of programs are a function of that goal.
Racism that comes from minorities is not kosher. I'll agree that real racism committed by minorities is not as recognizable as whites (the majority). However, I'd contend that racism without the power to enforce it is not an often perceived threat. Racism committed by white people in America is easy to recognize because you can see the power it welds and have plenty of historical examples to compare it to.