Sunday, November 07, 2004

For the record.....

You know... It seems to me that i need to straighten something out. Racism was the theme of one of my posts... and I'd like to let everyone know what different racial groups mean to me.

I guess I should start with African Americans. If you look at American statistics, it shows that majority of Hate crimes are instigated by blacks. It's fact. Not disputable.

Fox: But American's have MADE them like that!!!!! You STIFLE them!

Ummm.... No. Sorry, but every single American is born with certain unalienable rights. The rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. If they don't choose to take advantage of that, then it's THEIR fault that they are unhappy... or "mizundastood". OH THE HORROR!!!! Did you realize that I attended a public school for several years and just last year, I was in a class with one of the "all star" basketball players. He was a very tall black guy. He was a freshman at the age of 18. Uhhh... is there a problem with that??? So anyway, all during the entire class period, the only thing that i heard was He and some other degenerate talking about how much they hated this class. I ignored it for awhile....that is until he decided to say some very cutting things to my friends. One of which is a sweet girl who cries easily. So i asked him why he felt it necessary to hurt them like that. His reply was difficult to discipher. Ebonics must be the official language of black folks these days... I couldn't understand a thing he's said. It appeared that he was on about something. And stupidly enough... he was angry that my friend had turned him down for a date. She didn't like him because he made her feel nervous. So he decided to call her every bad name possible. Its seems funny to me that the extent of their vocabulary is swear words and butchered english... not only that but majority can't conjugate to save their lives. But look, the point is, I don't hate blacks. I'm not racist either. I just don't like the fact that they hate MY race b/c they claim that we enslaved them. Ha! I wasn't alive 150 years ago. Neither was my Dad or Grandfather. But what they (and you too fox!) conveniently seem to overlook is that their own race would hunt them down and sell them to white men. THEIR OWN PEOPLE. I suppose you don't believe that. Look it up. But as i was saying.... My family voted for Alan Keyes. He's an African American gentleman who ran for President in 2000. My folks voted for him. Why? B/c he was honorable. Educated. And he upheld the American dream. HE LIVED IT. He has power, money, and respect. Except for his own race. They call him OREO. (Oreo's are yummy cookies with a chocolate crunchy outside and white filling). His own race hate him for being the way he is. We don't stifle them. They breed their hate into their children. So their children are even more hateful than the generation before. And as far as all of those other "facts" that you spoke about, they are inaccurate, and uninformed. In other words, you are dead wrong. But seeing as how it's time for me to hit the sack, I will continue to write tomorrow.

12 Comments:

Blogger the urban fox said...

This is pretty shocking stuff, Katy. You're effectively saying that because you met someone rude and ignorant, you are going to trash an entire group of people because they have the same skin colour as that rude person. If that's not racism, what is?

Have you ever met a rude white person? Did you blame their behaviour on their skin colour? Or did you think of them as an individual?

"the extent of their vocabulary is swear words and butchered english... not only that but majority can't conjugate to save their lives"

Nonsense. Most kids speak in slang, it has no relation to their ability to speak formal English. I suggest you read some books by some of your country's innumerable brilliant, critically-acclaimed African American authors for a masterclass in how to speak beautiful English.

"If you look at American statistics, it shows that majority of Hate crimes are instigated by blacks. It's fact. Not disputable."

Perhaps you could provide more detailed statistical analysis to back this point up, citing the full statistic and source. This statement is racism, pure and simple.

Saying you're not racist doesn't help when you then go on to illustrate over and over again that you really are.

And if you honestly believe that there is equality of opportunity in America regardless of ethnicity... well, words fail me.

November 9, 2004 at 3:07 AM  
Blogger Albert Wu said...

Hi, I linked to your blog via Urban Fox.

Yes, you did not enslave blacks, but the fact of the matter is that institutional racism is a fact that is alive and working in America today. Please read Cornel West's book "Race Matters" to understand what I am talking about. For example, "racial profiling" is a common known tactic executed by police officers to fill their monthly quota. Segregation was still in effect only 40 years ago, and blacks still have unequal access to the opportunities that whites have. Blacks have restricted access to quality health care. The fact that most blacks live in the ghettos means that they have less access to quality supermarkets, and thus better quality of food. And don't argue that they get foodstamps to help subsidize their food. Most black mothers have to work 3 jobs a day just to maintain a subsistent level of wages.

The fact that blacks live in poorer ghettos also means that they have restricted access to high quality schools. As you should know, the American public school system is funded through property taxes. It is no coincidence that suburban public schools are much better funded than inner city public schools.

This is not to say that poor white people aren't in the same plight, and that there aren't well to do black men like Alan Keyes, who you endorse. The fact of the matter is, the overwhelming majority of inner city poor are minorities, of which the majority are blacks. See Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, and major city and you can name it.

Yes, America is ideally the land of the free with the right to pursuit of happiness. Yet, just because one has the right to pursue happiness does not mean that one owns the means or resources to pursue that happiness.

As for butchered English; to many people with proper English, the fact that you added an apostrophe to the word Oreos in the line you wrote that reads "Oreo's are yummy cookies with a crunchy outside and white filling" would be considered a butchering of the English language (See "Eat, Shoots, and Leaves" by Lynne Truss).

November 9, 2004 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

With respect to your comment... "If you look at American statistics, it shows that majority of Hate crimes are instigated by blacks. It's fact. Not disputable." What is your undisputable source?

November 9, 2004 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

Thanks for writing back! Ok, I'm going to address each person as they commented.

Fox,

You may look up my statistics at ANY AMERICAN statistics website... and you know what? Let me procure you a few... I'll go to your blog tonight to give them to you Ok? Oh and as for your comment.... I gave you sufficiant information. I explained that not all black people are bad... I named one in particular.. and I was using the one guy i knew as an example. Seeing as how you seem to be so blissfully ignorant of anything going on in this country, i thought that i would give you an example... you know, just so you wouldn't hurt yourself. Other than that, you're going around in circles. You have NO information that is accurate... so quite frankly, I'm getting sick of your banter. Write me back when you have perinent information. Thanks again for writing! God Bless!

Albert Wu,

You had many good points. I see that i may have left questionable gaps in my post. Thank you! Now i can fix them. Oh and I'm sorry if i put in an apostrophy where it wasn't needed. I was trying desperately to keep my train of thought going. I usually am very absent minded. I'll be more careful in the future. But for your reference, here is what i mean by "butchering" the language.

"Maaaannn, whachoo talkin' bout' Biach?" i assure you... there is no mistake. Thanks again for writing!

Michael,

I'm afraid that you are mistaken. They have every capacity... but no drive or inclination to excel. I understand that schools are bad up in Chicago and other cities. I've been through the worst part of Chicago, and i know what you are refering to. But the problem is with the parents. If the parents do not teach their children to respect themselves and others, then they aren't helping their kids. If children aren't taught that there are good people of every race in this world, then they will automatically take up the demeanor and actions of those they see every day. They are in a vicious cycle and no one but THEY can break free of it.

And for all of you... I don't think that there aren't bad white people in this world. I know a lot of people that are white who just make me sick. But since we were focusing on blacks, i thought i would stick to that. Oh an just for the record.... I'm half hispanic and my Maid of Honor is a lesbian... and my other maid is typical white trash. (very bad grammer). Just so ya'll know. And don't give me flack about my "ya'll" either.

So you see, I have no problem with anyone. I just don't like people getting in my face about it.

November 9, 2004 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Abeni said...

Please spare us the diatribe because you are making precious little sense.I suppose under the hooded sheets of the KKK were black people right?Sure your relatives did not enslave blacks but why deny the undisputable fact that your race instituted and practiced a brand of slavery hitherto unseen by Africans? So one boy's ability to conjugate is enough for you to paint a race ? So I take it if I use George Bush as indicative of the IQ of whites then you lot are a pretty hopeless bunch,right? Heck you cannot even spell decipher,what does it say for the white ,young, educated bright hopes? Suddenly inability to conjugate does not look too bad huh. Am sure you see where generalisations can take you.

November 9, 2004 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger the urban fox said...

"You have NO information that is accurate... so quite frankly, I'm getting sick of your banter."

Katy: if you want me to ignore you, then don't:
(a) post retorts in your blog to things I've written;
(b) post comments in my blog to things I've written;
(c) write posts which directly address me by name.
It's not difficult to slip under my radar.

November 9, 2004 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Katy, I don't think "hate crimes" is what you meant. There is no way black people are committing more hate crimes than whites. If you have reliable stats to the contrary let me know. I think you are referring to the per capita crime rates between the races. Naturally there are going to be more crimes where there is more poverty- no matter what color is poor. I don't like "Gangsta" stuff anymore than you do, so I don't buy any! Vote with your dollars! Yes, the lyrics suck but Eminem is one of the worst and he's white. And he's laughing all the way to the bank at everyone getting upset over his songs! Kids are going to buy whatever gets on the nerves of adults. I did in my time- this will never change.

November 9, 2004 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Let me touch on this for several fronts (the grammar and punctuation are not in the cards because its a saturday night):

The statement just mentioned is a bunch of bullshit, and I will harp on a few. I know you don't know me, but this is the way I see it, from one intellectal from another, so hear me out.

(1) Your viewpoints on African Americans...what the fuck? The african american race has been oppressed by the government from the 18th century up to at least the mid 20th. We're now just are trying to make ways in society. Even though the government has helped us in some ways, there are other people who brings us down. Have you ever been to the deep south before, such as Georgia or Mississippi. We have some folks (yes, you heard me)who have the audactiy to withhold civil rights from our very own citizens, and lest we not forget the KKK?! They have been in existence for nearly 80 years...if you can provide the neccessary evidence and your claim to this nonsensical argument, and if you explain your "reasoning" to this, please do so.

(2)yes, it can be argued that some people do not take advantage of whats given to them. Some of those people do not have that potential. some people choose to not take advantage, or worse, abuse the privileges that he's had. that is in fault of the influence of society. what society? I partially blame the society that allows for pop culture to overrun the people, let alone the neccessary stereotypes that add on to them. The so-called black stereotype that you have allowed yourself on this site is what I exactly mean.

(3)Your statement on how Ebonics is the official language of the African American race. Let me tell you, and this is coming from a black male genius, is that it is beyond bullshit. It is not the offical language, because all of it is, just slang. It does piss me off that some people tend to use it in their vocabulary 24/7, but IT DOES NOT mean that they don't know the goddamn dictionary. Its quite offensive to me that you have allowed yourself to post a statement based on that.

I have lived in Chicago for 19 years, all of my life. I have been exposed to both proper english and ebonics. I was brought along the point where I can adjust myself to listen, understand, and then utilize what additional "language" I've had. My friends (of all different races) have done it, and I can say, with confidence, that they do not have a problem with it. I understand that you have a problem with it, but to straightforward say that its the language of the black people...its enough to piss a few people off. Especially me.


(4) And as for alan keyes...and this is coming from one of the most liberal democrats on this side of the mississippi who just voted in our senatorial election. He got his ass handed to him on a sliver platter. Why? because of one Word: OBAMA! keep in mind, that Mr. Obama is an excellent, smart, well kept young man, that has won over the hearts of both Democrats and Republicans. Yes, I said republicans. Why? Because Keyes is too far extreme to be considered a republican. In fact, he belongs in the communists, if not the extremist group. The GOP in Illinois didn't 100% support his name (in fact, I could've voted for Jack Ryan, before he had to drop out), I liked the other lady, if it wasn't Jim Oberweis. Anyway, although he appeared "charming", he was an extremist idiot who did not support the families of america, let alone Illinois. In fact, he lost by almost 80% of the population...if this fool didn't win in Maryland, what the hell did anyone think he'd win here in Illinois.

(5) We teach our kids the basics of right and wrong. Some people choose not to instill intelligence and education on our children, and thats why we have our issues today. I have educated some of my students (I've taught and tutored and mentored young kids for years to date)and they've gone from "baddasses" to members of society...I've done my share, and continue to be successful.

I just want to instill some deep points about this, seeing how someone came from this site to mine. I'm quite smart, almost genius level. My IQ is 129, and I've been taught in the best and worst schools. Needless to say, I've hit the ground running since day 1 because myself and my friends have the advantage of using the schools, and our self-motivation to succeed. I'm speaking to you as both a political science and communications major, and a sociologist. I've debated for 5 years, and I have this politics and sociology bones in my body.

I respect your opinion on how you see and call things, but I want to discuss and debate an actual true-life viewpoints.

There ya go...have fun and let this install in your memory bank.

November 13, 2004 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger David Fletcher said...

I agree with everybody who has commented before me on this one. Katy... What the fuck!?!?! This is really not the best place to express your racist views. Save this kind of stuff for the next Klan rally or something. What you have done here has shown your belief in a stereotype of an entire group of people and confirmed that you are a part of a stereotype... an ignorant racist southerner, when people who don´t know you read stuff like this images of rebel flags go flying through their heads. It´s views like this that make people believe that I am the same way. I don´t know how many times I´ve had to explain my position to people here in the Netherlands that I am not a racist even though Texas is often seen as a racist State. Do you have any African-American friends Katy? Do you know anything about African-American culture outside of bullshit school history books, MTV, or whatever Republican (or possibly Reform) Party sources you read? I suggest you watch yourself things like this tend to piss people off. Especially when they are so utterly bigotted and ignorant.

November 14, 2004 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Katy:

Just to let you know, while the Declaration of Independence does state that ALL MEN are born with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are not specifically American, nor are they necessarily guaranteed to Americans unless they also appear in our Constitution. Furthermore, the reason that the Declaration of Independence was written is because people in the colonies felt that those inalienable rights WERE being stifled. It is possible to be entitled to rights and still have them be stifled, but you, like me, probably don't experience that very often because you (presumably) are white.

Here is one way in which stifling occurs in America today: the discriminatory housing practices set forth by the Federal Housing Administration during the 1940s continue to impact de facto segregation today. The FHA prevented guaranteed loans from being offered to “red-lined” minority districts, causing the property values and tax base in minority districts to falter. The FHA can no longer discriminate this way due to civil rights legislation. However, even after the FHA ended its discriminatory policies, the stigma of declining property values was already associated with minorities. Therefore, declining property values became a self-fulfilling prophecy as whites fled integrated neighborhoods driving down the property values. Real estate values continue to drop significantly in areas that have a considerable minority population. A case in point is that a five-bedroom house worth approximately $20,000 in a black neighborhood would have been worth $300,000 in a white suburb. This disparity drives the wealth gap, as whites have more equity to use to increase their wealth, while minorities are left further and further behind. (Some the information above is contained in the documentary series Race: the Power of an Illusion).

Furthermore, if you want to attack blacks for their use of grammar, conjugation, pronunciation, perhaps you should pay more attention to your own in your blog. Otherwise, I suggest that you leave their language alone. In fact, I bet some of the Brits reading our postings could say that we have somewhat corrupted THEIR language.

Finally, to everyone (including myself, ironically) who is trying to convince Katy she is wrong/being racist: It's probably useless. Even when she is shown examples of blacks who do not fall into her stereotype, she dismisses them as examples of blacks who are not representative of blacks. But that's apparently okay with her...because she is friends with a lesbian.

November 17, 2004 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Micah said...

Katy,I created a blog account just so I could tell you that I am sad you exist.

November 19, 2004 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Epublius Rex said...

Ahaha, how truly funny. Where does one even begin to address such moribund stupidity?

Let's start with "Wu". Wu states that most black women have 3 jobs in order to support their children. Okay Wu, show me the stats to support this. Here in Minnesota, we see fat black women wandering around all day long with their equally fat children in tow. It would be hard to be working three jobs while toting children around, now wouldn't it? Besides, if they are breaking the law by collecting "welfare" and working, then shouldn't someone, such as your law abiding self, be reporting them for fraud?

Fox- you want stats? you want stats from someone who's obviously a child? Where are your stats to back up your claims that whites commit most "hate crimes"? Where are your stats that prove blacks and other "minorities" (speaking of which, Wu, if you don't like white people and the way we live, go back to your sorry assed China where you belong) are held down by whites? Hmm, where are they "girlie boy" (I usually dislike almost everything Arnold S. says, but this time, it fits)?

Katy's assertions can be proven by A) visiting the FBI website and downloading their PDF on American crime statistics and B) going to an American prison, where, just as in Europe, you will find the majority prison population to be non-whites.

Now, I have heard all of the arguments you little boys have made here, the first time I heard them was while listening to a debate in a Poly-Sci class between a Marxist and Capitalist. The Marxist wanted us all to feel sorry for the world's IQ deficients and extolled the virtues of turing our wqealth over to these people- whereby, they would, as the capitalist pointed out, have more children that they could not afford to keep. THe Marxist used the same arguments you boys make- that they are held down by the "power elite" and that "Westerners stole their wealth"- except he never explained where that wealth was when the Europeans supposedly stole it. Last I checked, no Africans were mining diamonds when the Dutch showed up, no Africans were mining Gold, farming and exporting those products. Nope, not a one. What they were doing was what they have gone back to doing since the colonial powers have all left- butchering each other each and every day.

In other words, they behave in their native environment just as they do here in America.

January 6, 2005 at 6:15 PM  

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