Quoting PANDORAX1:" to be perfectly honest... yes.... because we are equal... there are just as many blacks who hate whites ... [snip!] ... we have ever come.... our PRESIDENT is black (Partly) if that doesnt show you that we are equal then nothing ever will....."
We're probably going to have to agree to disagree.
Geography makes a heck of a difference.
I live in Maryland, one of the most liberal states in the country,and it's still evident here that some
people are racist simply because they want to be.
My fiance' was followed and pulled over 4 times this year in Columbia while driving out of his apt complex by the same officer. The first two times he said it was to make sure he belonged there. The third time he asked him if he was a drug dealer. The fourth time he searched his car. His minority friends have complained about the same thing going on in the surrounding area. His white friends have never had it happen to them.
My dad works for Amtrak and one of the station masters frequently refers to minority employees as smurfs when he thinks they can't hear them.
He wasn't a new face in the complex. He isn't a drug dealer. He doesn't look or dress like a stereotypical "thug". He doesn't complain and yell and moan about how white people owe him anything. Neither does my father.
This isn't a race war. It's not about saying that black people and minorities can't have racist ideals.
My point is that to say that black people only experience racism because they have encouraged it is a huge, gross, misunderstanding. And either way, anyone with common sense should know that a few people in an entire race don't speak for the majority. If a white woman runs down the street yelling "dumb smurfs", why should I then use that as an excuse to be racist against any white person I encounter?