>I rarely feel the need to openly blast other bloggers about their opinions and outlook on life. But, this blogger, That Teowonna, compels me to do so.
It’s no secret that I feel a little differently about racism than many other black people. If you catch the PA Bennet Show, a daily radio talk show on 620 AM on any given day of the week, you will hear me say in no uncertain terms that I think black people perpetuate racism just as much as white people do. Even more so, I think that old black people and old white people are the main catalysts of enduring racism. While both deny it, both carry hatred in their hearts and BOTH refuse to let racism die. That’s why I believe that when old people die, racism will die!
Because older people on both ends of the racial spectrum (black and white)have come out of an era of unabashed racism, once they pass away (and I really do mean that in the absolute most respectful manner possible), the younger generation, who have not experienced racism in quite the same way, will begin to impart their views and ideals onto the world, without the looming veil of racism.
Have you noticed that young children do not see race? Have you noticed the increased level of interracial dating that is going on today? Have you noticed that America is getting browner andless black and white? When is the last time you went to a high school sports game and observed young people? When you go, you will see young people, black and white, co-mingling in a way their parents never had the luxury of experiencing. This is proof that younger people do not see race like older people do. This is proof that as older people pass away, the racism of the last 200 plus years will slowly pass away as well.
se, but they may not know there’s a name for it (unless they grew up with self-proclaimed racists). As I’ve experienced, once children move into middle and high school, they tend to gravitate towards people who look like them. Why? Well, it’s simple. As you get into your teenage years, you become more self-conscious about fitting in. So, you surround yourself with people who look like you for some sort of protection.
While I admire your optimism, I don’t think I can agree.
Old people have been dying for years and racism is still alive and kicking. Even with a black president, you still have Congressmen showing his contempt for blacks and you still have people (YOUNG people) joining white supremacist groups because they feel threatened by the “advancement” of blacks and Latinos.
Children don’t see race because, in my opinion, their young minds haven’t grasped the impact race can have on how they perceive people. In my opinion, children may be racist per
Your reasoning behind this “rise in interracial dating” among young people and seeing people “co-mingling” amongst different racists is quite simplistic, in my view.
As a person who has been in an interracial relationship for six years, that does not inoculate one from racism. I know people who’ve dated people of a different race and still harbor negative feelings towards their mate’s race as a whole.
And this “co-mingling?” Sure, you can “co-mingle,” but that also doesn’t mean you’re cured from the disease of racism. I live in the South and people of different races co-mingle (your word, not mine) at sporting events all the time. Again, that doesn’t mean people still don’t have a negative feeling towards other races.
Once again, your optimism is wonderful, but I’m just not seeing this change you are reporting to see.