Originally Posted by BlackMilk
What do you mean by this? Is it that you don't think white people should complain about anything? Or that people shouldn't complain that it's hard to be white?
No, I think everyone has the right to complain. I think caucasians that I am around, from both urban and rural areas often rely on the "I pay taxes so Kiki can get food stamps"/"Where's my welfare check??"/"I have to work for what I earn, why don't they
" arguments; Again, this is my experience. Nothing is stopping them from receiving welfare, EBT cards or scamming the system -- except maybe some pride. Instead of looking at or even trying to understand the socioeconomics of poverty, it's just easier for some to assign blame based on race.
Are you OK with white people getting annoyed when others make sweeping generalisations about white people, or dismiss their opinions just because they are white, or should they just shut their mouths because of all the benefits they have had?
Yes, I am ok with white people getting annoyed when others make sweeping generaliztions about other white people. And yes, I am ok with white people getting annoyed when others dismiss their opinions because they are white, and no, they should not keep their mouths shut.
Does that stop me from making generalizations? No, I am white. Having spent the better part of my life around entitled, middle-class white Americans, I guess I flexing my own sense of entitlement.
If I step back and look at the bigger picture, the more broad argument would be based on socioeconomics, not on race. It's so easy to peg **** on race in the US, but the bigger issue is the class system and the systems that are in place to maintain it.