The Digital Shutterbug (aryx) wrote,
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First of tonight's rants...

Since when did the lack of pigment in my skin constitute that I am superior to those that do?
I am white... I mean white white... half German, half Norwegian... nothing else. And I am actually proud of my ancestry. Yes, I have had quite a few good breaks while growing up... a computer since I was 9 years old (in 1977), both parents who were English majors when they were in college. A rather liberal family that taught that there isn't right and wrong, just different. For those who know me, it is very obvious that I am not racist. So how come I wear a t-shirt that has a logo of a band that some people think neo-nazis listen to, and I am suddenly branded this. The symbol is for Einstrzende Neubauten, a German Industrial band. How they came up with neo-nazi from a band's logo... I have no idea.
Yes, there are some differences between white people and black people and brown people and yellow people. But those differences can actually be quite amazing. There are so many other interesting cultures to expore and study and just plain admire. I don't have to believe everything or like everything that another "race" does to like it or find it interesting... In fact, there's the possibility that there's a culture out there from a "different race" that I wouldn't like anything... but it would still be interesting to learn where a people came from and know why they do the things they do.
I am also not trying to put down people who are racists, either. That, in itself, is its own culture. Those people really do have the right to believe what they want to believe. It is not the path that I want to follow, however.
I don't think the KKK would take me anyhow... I'm not rednecked or stupid enough for them, and I've been intimate with women who were not white. I think they would consider me tainted or something.
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