racial and sexual inequality
R. L. Kleeberger
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 15:57:11 -0400
Quoting Kragen Sitaker (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Brad writes:
> > So if I don't own an house or have kids (the two of the above I don't have),
> > I don't count? What right do you have to sit on your high horse because you
> > happen to own a home and have kids?
> I don't think he was sitting on his high horse at all. I think he was
> just saying that white men in that situation are likely to have real
> things to be pissed off about already.
I haven't been following this thread very closely, but this caught my
eye. The difference between a white man in this situation and a
minority is that the white man put himself there by choice, he is pissed
off at something he created for himself; a minority has things to be
pissed off about by default, doing nothing to get himself there except
Of course this is not *always* the situation, a white man can be thrown
into something by no fault of his own, but as far as kids, a mortgage,
bills, a wife, a job, etc. are concerned these are problems created by
him, not by somebody else.
These things can also be subject to change, if you don't like your wife
get a divorce, if you don't like your job get a new one, if you don't
like your house move into an apartment. Someone's color of skin is not
so subject to change, if you are born a minority you will, in most
cases, die one. I will not pretend to even begin to identify with what
this would be like, however, because it would be impossible(I am a
young white male, and fairly attractive by society's standards, I will
most likely never be in the minority).
Please do not throw me the these-things-are-not-so-easily-changed
paragraph. I am young, and I am relatively ignorant, but I do know that
if you are going to sit there and be pissed off about your life every
day you need to make changes. Life wasn't made to be pissed off at.
R. L. Kleeberger