Originally Posted by Pennglock
Margaret, I dont feel ashamed at all because I believe what I say is overwhelmingly true. Im not going to refuse to acknowledge a fact because it perpetrates a true stereotype. This particular breed of racism really isnt talked about openly in our society- I guess because overly PC people like you get offended. Of course every single black person in the USA doesnt hate jews. If you believe a majority of blacks in this country have warm feelings for jews, though, you need to get your head out of the sand.
Please spare me the PC accusation -- it's an exhausted, simpleminded, meaningless all-purpose substitute for a substantive response. Not to mention the preposterousness of the suggestion that dialogue on any issue is suppressed because of 'Political Correctness' -- after all, if someone doesn't have the balls to discuss an issue simply because they're afraid someone else will disagree with it and challenge it (heaven forbid!), then whose fault is that? Really, the phrase needs to be retired by anyone with a shred of interest in being taken seriously.
If you think there's any brand of racism that isn't talked about ad nauseam
in our society, perhaps it's you who has his head in the sand. I for one hear about it all -- white on black, black on white, black on black, gentile on jew, black on jew, jew on gentile... it goes on... and on... and on. I wonder why. Perhaps because people persist in making superficial generalizations?
The implication that the only logical alternative to your stereotype is the notion that "a majority of blacks in the country have warm feelings for jews" is ridiculous. It's as foolish as asserting that any white person who doesn't 'love black people' must hate them. Nonsense. Frankly, many white people have better things to do than have any particular love or hatred of 'black people' either way. Similarly, many black people have better things to do than nurse some manufactured hatred of 'jews'.
Are there an awful lot of blacks who hate jews? Sure. Are there an awful lots of whites who hate blacks? Sure. Does that mean it's accurate or useful to perpetuate the stereotype that "whites hate blacks, and blacks hate jews". Um, no. I don't think so.