I was going to answer your post in the thread where you posted but thought it better to not continue the discussion on that thread which was for a diferrent topic.
You say: Quote: "Yeah, all those WASP's working on railroads, and in restauraunts, and in poorly-paid factory jobs whilst the Blacks, Irish, Polish, Scandanavian, other non-Anglo Protestants, Roman Catholics and the Latino's sat around in highly paid jobs benefitting from the sweat of the WASP's...
... oh, no, sorry, it was the WASP's tending to sit around in highly paid jobs, whilst the Roman Catholics, Blacks, Irish, Polish, Scandanvians, other non-Anglo Protestants, and the Latinos did the hard poorly paid jobs...
The WASP's built America? Like, YEAH. Learn your countries history!!!"
I think it is you who need some real history lessons. If you have read American history then I think you must be reading the new "politically correct" "revisionist history'
Of course there were rich white men in this country. What do you suppose this country would be like today if all of those white men who came to this country slipped across the borders without a dime to their names and at once started living off of the "taxpayers"
I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s, I saw with my own eyes many of the things that are now being twisted and distorted to add to the claim that white men rode the backs of all of those wonderful "minorities"
Maybe you are of the crowd that believes all business and businessmen are evil. Those white men who owned businesses ran their businesses well, that is how many of them got rich. They also provided jobs, that is how many "minorities" went from poverty to riches or middle class incomes.
Those same white men wrote the constitution, bill of rights, "equal opportunity laws" HA! and all of the other laws that now elevate "minorities" over the descendants of the builders of this country. Instead of these WASPs being praised for everything they have done to further the advancement of "minorities" (by the way, these so called minorities are only minority in this country. By far they are not minority in the world) so instead of being appreciated for their efforts those same WASPs are being demonized.
Even NOW, at age 63, I will do the work (physical) of two or three of the minorities in our workforce. I am in management but many times I must do, as most managers will, the work, when we are short on help etc. I have been in the workforce all of my life and my doing the work of two or three minoroties is not an exception, it is the rule.
My father worked all of his life at manual labor, so did my mother. My mother worked mostly as a waitress to provide for her family after my father left the home. She worked 10 - 12 hours every day, NO handouts from taxpayers or any place else.
I saw all of my family work very hard all of their lives to gain whatever they wanted in life. NO government mandates to give them what others worked for. Some of my family worked hard to build businesses, I guess then they became part of that evil WASP group getting ahead on the backs of "minorities?
It is not my desire to argue race, but I know what I personally saw during my life and I am seeing history being lied about so that "minorities" can feel "superior" in some way. I will not be a part of it and I will not accept the blame for some imagined, or otherwise, wrongs done to "minorities".
As I said in a previous post, I am VERY proud to be a WASP, I will not hang my head in shame to please the politically correct liars of today. I might add, my ancestry includes American Indian, and a variety of other nationalities, however I do not consider myself a /American. I am American, period.
"Without knowledge there can be no genuine faith--only superstition on the one hand or speculation on the other" Robert Banks