One Degree wrote:I find it very disappointing someone could be so ignorant of history to believe racism is strictly a problem of whites, and especially American whites. America has it's racial issues, but if you look at the world objectively you will see American whites are probably the least racist people in the world. Asians and many Africans are worse. Europeans are just now finding out they are no better when being confronted with demographics not even approaching what the US has. When you have large cultural conflicts identified by race then everyone is going to show some racism.
I never said that racism is strictly a problem of whites. Context. I was talking about the problems of America. In America, whites have historically been racial troublemakers. Slavery, Jim Crow, vigilante lynchings, intellectual racism, etc. Blacks may have been prejudiced against whites, but for very good reason. It was dangerous for them to treat whites as normal people because whites did not tolerate equality.
I'm not trying to look at the world, I'm looking at American history. Very obvious from what I wrote that's what I was talking about.
Rich wrote:And what have none Whites been? What race has respected human rights? Its White people who invented the idea of human rights. Its White people who invented anti-racism. But White supremacism is not something we should be ashamed of, its something we should be deeply proud of. White supremacism was a huge moral advance over the bestial savagery that lay outside Europe. The idea that all White people had rights regardless of nation, language or creed.
Black Africans, East Asians, Native Americans proved utterly incapable of reaching Continental racial consciousness without European intervention. The idea that White people have anything to apologise to non White people is a pathetic joke. White people are the saviours of Black Africa not its oppressors.
You really think white supremacism was that big of an advantage? Funny, I always thought the prevailing notion was that disease was white's biggest advantage. They were such a dirty people that they spread their disgusting filth all over the New World.
Seriously though, I think you're over-estimating how much the supremacism was an advantage versus how much the supremacism was a response to material conditions. We only become white supremacists after we had to explain why it was right for only people of other races to be slaves. And of course, our supremacism looks pretty foolish now when we see that we don't perform the best intellectually (Asians), physically (blacks), or monetarily (Jews). We're really just the most ruthless, bloodthirsty people with the best weapons, so we were able to bully our way to the top. Hell, before the industrial revolution the Chinese looked at us like we looked at black people: subhuman savages not even worthy of consideration. The difference is, they never wanted to rule the world.