Sunday, February 25, 2007

Racism

I have always wondered what it truly means. At what point does a “race” have a valid complaint against another race or group of people? Last night I was watching George Lopez on HBO, and I loved it. He used some of the same material from a concert he did some years ago, but many were updated and he was very funny…. But at the end of the show he says… “Viva La Raza”.

Then I am half watching the Grammy’s and an Argentine Composer for a movie score (babel I think) ends saying “Para todos …Latinos”… for all the Latinos….

Imagine a white winner standing there and saying “For all the whites!!!” At what point does it become racism?

When the people saying something like that become the majority population?

How about whenever it is said? All talk like this should be denounced.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The point is.. that some people in the world are privileged and others are not. Historically, it has been (and still is to a great extent) easier for white (men) to win such awards and acclaimations. More white people win grammys, oscars, etc., because there is still a socioeconomic/political gap between people of various groups (including race, genders, and sexual minorities). If people continue to think that there is a such thing as "reverse-racism" (which is a complete oxymoron given that this would mean the oppressor is being oppressed by the oppressed), there will be greater gaps between people and even more racism/sexism/homophobia, etc. Basically, in short, this is not an example of a Latino man oppressing white culture, but merely staking a claim to rights that he has hereto forth been denied.

Anonymous said...

The point is.. that some people in the world are privileged and others are not. Historically, it has been (and still is to a great extent) easier for white (men) to win such awards and acclaimations. More white people win grammys, oscars, etc., because there is still a socioeconomic/political gap between people of various groups (including race, genders, and sexual minorities). If people continue to think that there is a such thing as "reverse-racism" (which is a complete oxymoron given that this would mean the oppressor is being oppressed by the oppressed), there will be greater gaps between people and even more racism/sexism/homophobia, etc. Basically, in short, this is not an example of a Latino man oppressing white culture, but merely staking a claim to rights that he has hereto forth been denied.

Kirbside said...

I am always amused by people who must comment, but fail to leave their name. Cowardly. Then their comments are canned responses to whenever someone points out the racism of a "Minority". Blacks cannot be racist... they have no power, same goes for Latinos.

I watched the George Lopez concert from the start the other day... and he was pandering even more to the illegal immigrant crowd at the start of the concert... Still think he is a great comedian, but I really dislike his comedic stance on illegal imigration.

Back to your comments... sexual minorities? Wow... I am a straight white male, am I a sexual minority? Or does my "White" status prevent me from ever getting to claim I am a minority? Then as a male I am always going to be presumed a oppressor?

Homoohobia... Gay word to oppresor those who think homosexuality is a sin or just wrong. I don't buy the word or its connotations.

Eh, the world is being turned upside down. Did you know the other day, when a raid of a shop found 300 illegals that the reporting of the raid talked of the children left behind because of the mean ICE people who took their hardworking Mommies and daddys and locked them up for being illegal? ICE is to blame for the kids being left in daycares, etc? Ice is responsible for them being seperated from their families?

How about the illegals are to blame? How about that was a risk the illegals took coming to america? That they caused the situation and now they must suffer the consequences?

alas... its all just the man keeping them down.