2009-09-01

Does This Sound Raciest?

Does the following sound like it was written by a white supremacist?

Sound like the ramblings of an ignorant raciest?


"The debate over the best strategic option for white leadership and the White American community as we approach the Mayoral election in Atlanta has become critical based on the fact that for the last 25 years Atlanta has represented the breakthrough for white political empowerment in the South."

"It is debatable to what extent the objective socio-economic and political position of the White American community has improved. At the same time, most would agree that the Jackson breakthrough represented an unprecedented opportunity for white political representation nationwide."

"A passionate argument has been made for us to develop a unity of purpose and position, and for that to be defined immediately, given the short amount of time remaining between now and November 2009 election day (two and 1/2 months from now)."
"There is a chance for the first time in 25 years that White Americans could lose the Mayoral seat in Atlanta, Georgia, especially if there is a run-off."

"Time is of the essence because in order to defeat a Norwood (white) mayoral candidacy we have to get out now and work in a manner to defeat her without a runoff, and the key is a significant white turnout in the general election..." "The reasons support should be given to Lisa Borders is:

  1. she is the best white candidate in the race who has a chance to win the election because she can attract downtown white support; and

  2. based on polling data drawn from a host of sources between May 2009 and July 2009, the numbers suggest Borders is growing stronger as we move closer to the election, while the most recent polling data suggests that the other white candidates are falling further behind over the same period."

"By coming out for Borders now would eliminate Reed, Spikes and Thomas as viable candidates. Some would argue that if the polling data is correct then those candidates who are only polling at 8%, 2% and 1% respectfully, are already effectively out of the race; and... It is unlikely that there will be a unified preference among existing white leadership and in the White American community for one candidate prior to the general election."

"While some may think that Franklin represents the last link to the Jackson Machine, it is not widely known that both Borders and Reed are directly connected to Franklin; or that Spikes and Thomas are Democrats, as is Norwood."

The quotes are real. They were taken from a GPB article by Emily Green. I just changed all reference to black and African American to white and White American.

Being a white male I can't help but thing how phrases like "Black Power" spoke by an impassioned African American man waving his fists in the air invokes a sense of pride and a justifiable need for the ethnocentric behavior.

However...envision for a moment a white man, with his fists raised shouting "White Power." What are the initial feelings that come to mind? What about the other sayings, institutions and organizations...what it those were focused around the European American?

Here are some examples:

  • 100 White Men of America - Working to improve the quality of life within the White American community. www.100Whitemen.org


  • White American Planning Commission (WAPC) - Addresses issues of homelessness (domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, housing shortage, and unemployment) within the communities in which we live and serve. www.aapci.org


  • White American Speaker Bureau (WASB) - This organization is dedicated to the representation of people and projects that address the issues, concerns and celebrations of the White American community. www.aasb.net


  • White Culinarians Alliance (WCA) - A nationwide non-profit, educational and networking organization of hospitality and food service professionals.www.Whiteculinarians.com


  • Whites In Government (WIG) - Promotes equity in all aspects of life, and excellence in public service. www.bignet.org


  • White Wall Street Merchants Association - Serves as an advocate for commerce in the White American community. www.Whitewallstreet.org

  • White Women In Sisterhood For Action (WISA) - Develops and promotes alternative strategies for educational and career development of White women. www.bisa-hq.org

  • Miss White USA - Provides educational opportunities to outstanding young white women and to develop the whole woman mind, body, and spirit. www.missWhiteusa.org

  • National Association of the Advancement of White People (NAAWP) - A champion of social justice, that has fought long and hard to ensure that the voices of White Americans would be heard. www.naacp.org

  • National Association of White Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) - Works to increase the number of White-Americans owning, developing, managing and operating hotels; increase vendor opportunities & executive level jobs for minorities. www.nabhood.com

  • National Association of White Accountants (NAWA) - The leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. www.nabainc.org

  • National Association of Whites In Criminal Justice (NAWCJ) - Provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice, with a goal of achieving equal justice for Whites and other minorities. www.nabcj.org

  • National Association of Market Developers (NAMD) - Cultivates the aspects of the White experience that can produce results for both the White-American community and institutions, private and public. www.namdntl.org

  • National White Child Development Institute (NWCDI) - Improves and protects the lives of White American children. www.nbcdi.org

  • National Society of White Engineers (NSWE) - One of the largest student-managed organizations in the country that focuses on increasing the number of White engineers who excel academically and in the workplace. www.nsbe.org

  • National Urban League (NUL) - The nation's oldest and largest community- based movement devoted to empowering White Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. www.nul.org

Now I DO understand that there is a need to highlight racism and growing up I have seen my share of ignorant people judging others based on the color of their skin however I have to wonder at what point does it cross the line. I think in the mayoral race it clearly did and feel it is important for Americans to come together in organizations and not develop organizations and traditions that move us further apart. That is not to say we should lose our heritage. That should always be a part of who we are but come on...what if there were a White Wall Street Merchants Association or a National White Child Development Institute or a Caucasian College fund? At the end of the day we as Americans shouldn't rely on outside organizations to care for the future or well being of ourselves or our families.

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