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CarlosCabanas
03-19-2008, 10:40 PM
I'm trying to stay away from political comments on this form... being Canadian and all therefore not having a right to an opinion. But I thought some of you might like this...

Makes one stop and think after reading this : Michael Richards makes his point....




Michael Richards better known as Kramer from tv's Seinfeld, does make a good point.

This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act.

He makes some very interesting points.

Proud To Be White
Someone finally said it.
How many are actually paying attention to this?

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans,
Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.

And then there are just Americans.

You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.

You Call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,'
'Whitey,' 'Caveman' ... and that's OK.


But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head,
Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink ...

You call me a racist.



You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you,

so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?


You have the United Negro College Fund.

You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah.
You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi.
You have the NAACP.
You have BET.

If we had WET (White Entertainment Television) we'd be racists.

If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.

If we had White History Month , we'd be racists.

If we had any organization for only whites
to 'advance'
OUR lives we'd be racists.


We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,

a Black Chamber of Commerce,

and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.
Wonder who pays for that?



A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant,

but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.



If we had a college fund that only gave white students

scholarships you know we'd be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US
. Yet if there were 'White colleges'

THAT would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were
marching for your race and rights.

If we marched for our race and rights,

you would call us racists.


You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and
you're not afraid to announce it.

But when we announce our white pride,

you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us.

But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or

beats up a black drug-dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society,

you call him a racist.


I am proud.

But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists?



There is nothing improper about this e-mail.

Let's see which of you are proud enough to send it on.

CarlosCabanas
03-19-2008, 10:45 PM
While I'm at it....

A good reply


This is one of the better emails that I have ever read on this
subject and I had to pass it on!

One of my sons serves in the military, he is stationed in
Ontario , Canada . He called me yesterday To let

me know how warm and welcoming people were to
Him and his troops everywhere they go.
Telling me how people shake their hands and thank them
For being willing to serve and fight, not only our own
Freedoms but so that others may have them too.

Then he told me about an incident in the grocery store
He stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the
Base. He said that several people were in the line
Ahead of him, including a woman dressed in a Burkha.

He said when she got to the cashier, she made a loud
Remark about the Canadian Flag, lapel pin, the cashier
Wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched
The pin and said, 'Yes, I always wear it proudly, because I'm a Canadian.'

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when
She was going to stop bombing her countrymen,
Explaining that she was Iraqi.

Then, a Gentleman standing behind my son stepped
Forward, putting his arm around my son's shoulders and
Nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle
Voice to the Iraqi woman:

' Lady, hundreds of thousands Of men and women like this young

man have fought and Died so that YOU could stand here,

in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen.

It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in
YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today.
But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so
Loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way

back to Iraq , so you can Straighten out the Mess in YOUR

country, that you are Obviously here in MY country to avoid.'

Everyone within hearing distance cheered!

IF YOU AGREE... Pass this on to all of your proud Canadian friends.

I just did

flipper
03-19-2008, 10:51 PM
So true....

Hrkdrivr
03-19-2008, 10:54 PM
Michael Richards didn't say this (see http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/proudwhite.asp)

Besides, in the US, Michael Richards wouln't need to defend himself in COURT for whatever stupid thing he said, unlike SOME countries where you can be hauled before an unelected board of sensitivity monitors and fined if they determine you've said something "hurtful" or "offensive" so someone.

shepherd
03-19-2008, 11:00 PM
Michael Richards didn't say this (see http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/proudwhite.asp)

Besides, in the US, Michael Richards wouln't need to defend himself in COURT for whatever stupid thing he said, unlike SOME countries where you can be hauled before an unelected board of sensitivity monitors and fined if they determine you've said something "hurtful" or "offensive" so someone.

I was just getting ready to ask: Why was he in court??? :confused:
Thanks for clearing that up Hrk.

One thing though: When I was a student at a certain midwestern university (that rhymes with "fish again"), they passed a law that you could get expelled for using the word "nigger." So much for free speech... :rolleyes:

Hrkdrivr
03-19-2008, 11:08 PM
A law in the state of "fish again" or a rule at the school?

Prolly a school rule I'm guessing. Private institutions/businesses can do that if they like, a public/state school might be a different issue. Any lawyers in the house? (can't believe I just asked that) :-)

JKTX21
03-19-2008, 11:11 PM
You Call me 'White boy,' 'Cracker,' 'Honkey,'
'Whitey,' 'Caveman' ... and that's OK.



I'm more of an olive color. If someone called me whitey I'd definitely be pissed. :mad:

shepherd
03-20-2008, 10:10 AM
A law in the state of "fish again" or a rule at the school?

Prolly a school rule I'm guessing. Private institutions/businesses can do that if they like, a public/state school might be a different issue. Any lawyers in the house? (can't believe I just asked that) :-)

It was a school rule, but it was public/state school, with a mascot that rhymes with "vulva beans". :rolleyes:

88 PS190
03-20-2008, 11:14 AM
I was just getting ready to ask: Why was he in court??? :confused:
Thanks for clearing that up Hrk.

One thing though: When I was a student at a certain midwestern university (that rhymes with "fish again"), they passed a law that you could get expelled for using the word "nigger." So much for free speech... :rolleyes:

Didn't "fish again" have a big stink with their law school and some student who felt he was more qualified than a certain other student with more melanin who was affirmative actioned in?

shepherd
03-20-2008, 11:16 AM
Didn't "fish again" have a big stink with their law school and some student who felt he was more qualified than a certain other student with more melanin who was affirmative actioned in?

Yes, and I believe the melanin-challenged student won that case.

88 PS190
03-20-2008, 11:36 AM
ha ha the fish again vulva beans... that's a good one.

Hrkdrivr
03-20-2008, 02:31 PM
I've never seen THOSE kinda beans...not sure if I want to either!