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The New Racial Derangement Syndrome

Jane121 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:08 AM
I was born in the 1940s so I used to be a Swedish-American, proud to have all capital letters to describe my heritage, now I am merely white the only heritage with a small letter as if we are ashamed to be Northern European, the heritage that invited gender equality (different but equal) in which our history shows we were always less sexist than any other people of all ages, reflected in us now....we are less sexist than the heritages of those with proud double capitalized names.
Ron781 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 11:43 AM
I can trace my family back to Virginia in 1640. Do I get to call myself an American Englishman because we came from Cornwall?
lshort Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:37 PM
I wouldn't, at least not in front of any other American who is proud of his or her Cornish descent, as he or she will kick you straight in the butt for confusing "Cornish" with "English"--very sore point there with the Cornish. I should copy and paste the rant one of my FB friends of Cornish descent posted during the Olympic opening ceremonies not too long ago. :)
lshort Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:50 AM
I know many Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans who still proudly proclaim their heritage. Is being Swedish different?

There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country -- and it is getting ugly.

Here is actor Jamie Foxx joking recently about his new movie role: "I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?" Reverse white and black in the relevant ways and even a comedian would hear national outrage. Instead, his hip "Saturday Night Live" audience even gave Foxx applause.

Race-obsessed comedian Chris Rock tweeted on the Fourth of July, "Happy white peoples (sic) independence day ..."

Actor Samuel L. Jackson, in a recent interview, sounded about as unapologetically reactionary as...