AfriGeneas Discuss! Forum Archive 2
Re: Female ~ sexist ?
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I don't think sex has anything to do with ones ability to manage finances. We are living in a time though that women still do not make the same amount of money as men for the same jobs. I do think that if women ruled the world it would be a more peaceful place. Historically most wars have been started by men. In the USA most violent crimes are commited by men. When the Sunday school teacher was accused of murdering that child in CA, people were shocked because women don't tend to commit crimes like that. So if that belief makes me a sexist than so be it. Maybe I shouldn't speak too soon though because if Hillary Clinton was president now, we might already be at war with Iran.
As far as racism, I do believe it can go both ways. There are several terms such as cracker and white trash, etc that can be used to demean whites. I also feel that blacks can be racist against Lationos and vice versa. I had an incident with a young man who I was corresponding with online. At the time I was applying to some schools and he actually sought me out and offered to help. So we went back and forth emailing each other daily. He then proceeded to ask me what schools I was interested in attending. So I told him. Now one of the schools I mentioned was an HBCU. So he emailed me back asking me if I was black and I told him yes. Then this young man dissapeared off the face of this earth. I heard back from him a week later and he said sorry, I was busy. I knew he wasn't busy. There was guilt all within his email. To me that was racism. He didn't even know me, but as soon as he found out I was black he didn't want to have anything to do with me. He was of Middle Eastern descent.
Though I do feel that racism can go both ways, I personally do not feel that the statement Ms. Sotomayor made was racist because she was only trying to uplift and inspire her Latino audience. She used the white male as a reference point in her statement. Blacks, Latinos and women have made strides. We are doctors, lawers, we run businesses, we even hold the highest office in the United States however, I am sure there are still disproportionately more white men in higher positons than blacks, Latino's and women. In that case, to many, white men represent the highest level of achievement. In my opinion, when Ms Sotomayor made that statement, she was saying you can be better than the best, the best being white men.
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