Originally Posted by mydo
Okay so which white people are "white america" and which are not?
The senate comes to mind. I would imagine that it might be worth mentioning that for a while Barack Obama was the only
black senator. One.
One guess what these three names have in common:
Carol Mosely Braun
Give up? They're the only three black senators since Reconstruction ended
The institutions and cultures are made up of individuals.
I would argue that in many cases the individuals are there to keep the institutions going, not the other way around.
So is he talking about me and my family or other white people?
I don't know. Ever passed over hiring someone just because he was black? If you have, he's talking about you. Have a country club in your town? Lot of black folks members? Date a lot of black girls in high school? Go ask your friends at work how many are dating black girls.
I seem to remember early in Tiger Woods's ascension something about him winning at Augusta when he was barred from membership simply because he wasn't white. You think people who are members at Augusta have any power? You think they might command institutions? Determine hiring practices? You think it's important that they have a little club where they can go and not have to mingle with folks who aren't like them?
I think you made my point for by saying that "white and inherently racist". So is Wright saying that "white" is "inherently racist"? Obviously I think he is.
I said the institution is a) white and b) inherently racist. I did not say that white = racist. Although I could probably mount that argument if you wanted me to.