I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America and see what happens. Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door.
Frank, Jesse would indeed be at the door. ; That is because for years every one of the above were only for whites. Beauty pageants, magazines, etc. were the sole possession of white society and even though blacks lived among you, they were virtually invisible in society. ; They were not afforded any of the privileges that whites had. ; Blacks could not use whiye toilets or drink at white water fountains or join white beauty pagents. (I wonder if that were true today would you be as vocal?) Blacks could not go to your schools and in some places it was even considered insolence on the part of blacks to look you in the eye. It was a lilly white world and we had better learn to live in it.
Then came civil rights and for the first time in history ;blacks had the chance to strut ;their stuff and show what ;they could do. ; Even though blacks are still trying to get it together, some of the ways they sought ;to equalize ;conditions was to have their own pagents just as whites had had for years and to have their own magazines. ; Is that so awful? Are you so petty and jealous that you begrudge the black race those few little things that they have been able to accomplish.
All of the things that blacks have and you are so angry about have been in existence for only a few short years. ; However, the establishment of white corporations and magaines and pagents have been in existence since the formation of this great country.
So, instead of joining you whitesin some things blacks went and made their own. ; What is the big deal? Why are you so threatened?</P>
<P>Perhaps one day race won't be the issue it is today and we will eventually all homoginize together. ; In the meantime, is it really so awful that blacks have some things that are just theirs alone?
You live in the south don't you Frank? ; Of course you have every right to think and feel how you wish. ; Just try to show some compassion, some empathy and some understanding and maybe less anger.</P>