Mon* left quite a lengthy reply to the video you’re about to see here. I actually uploaded it yesterday morning, but he sneaked a peak before I got around to posting it here. I’m going to go ahead and copy and paste his response in this post as well (I’m hoping that’s OK) as I thought he brought up some good points. First, the vid:
I’m not going to log onto youtube for this..
Miltown, what does a minority mean? You know I’m from Toronto and haven’t had a ’spoon fed’ lifestyle. Have had some fucked up times in my life and felt low and been low of my own wrong doing…I know people and have been there. So picture this, homie – What about the Polish, Russian, Turkish and basically many of the other Arab nations who are prodominately (sp) – caucasian? Shit…the opposite of what you’re speaking of is going on in South Africa right now and the only reason why it’s not getting recongnized is simple – White peeps be paying for past deeds, seen? Mandela? Hero? Hmmm….Maybe……….
While I love most of the stuff you post….especially your rebuttel on how people within the Black community should be fixing their own instead of relying on government funding (like WTF…DUH); I often wonder how deep the scarring goes that this shit gets this far out of hand.
Put it this way….my people (lay off…friends, folks) back home don’t think like this. It doesn’t even faze them. If your ass hasn’t paid or done the time to move up the ladder then, for the lack of a better term – fuk yah-self, roodboy.
Is it me? Do I come from a different planet? Is the States or my perception of Canada (Toronto) that bloody different?
What am I missing?
Healthy comments and advice only please but I find this overly sensitive shit the downfall of our society. This grovelling and self loathing shit HAS TO GO! Get it DONE. WORK!
Without getting into too many details minority, here in the US, basically means “non-White.” You bring up Russian, Polish, Turkish and other minorities that are indeed minorities, except for the small fact that they look Caucasian. This normally small fact is a very large one in the US. Being “legally” White in the US’s not so distant past brought about MANY privileges that were not afforded to “people of color.” Although many of the physical barriers that faced “people of color” have been broken down there still to this day exist many mental barriers that linger from the darker past.
As I said in the video. Frank C. Carr attended Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. At this time there was NO QUESTION that minorities (not-Whites) had many, very real, physical and mental barriers holding them back from being a part of the corporate world because they were non-White. Even though Russian, Polish and Turkish are also minorities, they would not have been effected by the trials and tribulation Dr. King was addressing in his speech. This program, and programs like it, were created to try to “restore balance.” And trust me, no one is being handed anything in this program. They expect TOP grades, TOP performance at the jobs, and TOP image. I think it’s cool that someone had the drive to start something like this.
If Polish, Russian or Turkish cats want to start a program like this, I think they should “Get it DONE. WORK!” 😉 With so many negative things floating around you can’t honestly have negative feelings towards such a positive program can you? I understand that you don’t want the propagation of the idea that minorities (of any kind) need hand outs, but viewed in another light, this is a program that helps people. <- period I hate to say it, but it’s true. Just being White (in the US) gives you an edge (in some games, like the corporate one.)