Responses To White Victimhood

Colorlines.com wrote an article about the recent shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin entitled ‘Not Senseless, Not Random: The Deadly Mix of Race, Guns & Madness” written by Rinku Sen. It is something worth reading as it examines how racism, white privilege and gun violent not only devastates communities of color, but white communities as well seeing as how white privilege prevents whites from observing their own pathologies even if they are against their own people.

One commenter, however, was more upset that the article wrote about a violent incident caused by a white male. He writes:

I am ashamed to be white, that is what I got from this article. I’m so sick of double standards and hypocracy, and this among all the stuff out there being called racist could be considered one of the most racist articles out there. I feel for the Sikh community, I feel for victims of racial hate crimes and other radical attacks. But what is said about white people? “Yesterday, did they quietly hope that the shooter wasn’t one of theirs? Probably not, even though the link between violence, masculinity and whiteness is well-established. White men seem to be in deep crisis, and white people would do well to deal with it”………Seriously? If you had replaced Whites in that sentence with Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Chinese, and other race there would be outrage. Yes, there are misguided white people out there. The same way there are misguided radical islamics and African-American gang wars. But I’m so tired of being shamed because I’m white for what a few white people have done and said. I’m not a bad person, but every day I’m made to feel like one because I’m not ashamed to be white or helping everyone who is less fortunate than me, who I admit are plenty. I just don’t like the double standard of racism only going one way.

-Travis Combs

Here are three of the many excellent responses to this comment:

Oh Travis, the irony. The irony of you feeling “so tired” of being lumped in with the behavior of others just because you are white. You don’t sound like a bad person to me, but you shouldn’t feel “tired” either. You are not a victim here. 

I am white too, and I can’t afford to feel tired, nor do I deserve to. Because there is work to do. And because there is NO SUCH THING as reverse racism. I will say it again: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS REVERSE RACISM. Prejudice is universal, hate is universal. But racism is a system and an institution whereby a majority given the power to act on its prejudices in ways that are not comparable with the reverse. No matter how “shamed” a news article makes you feel, at the end of the day, you and I both enjoy the societal privileges of being white, even if we don’t acknowledge them or even ask for them.

Example: there’s a pretty damn good chance you or I could walk down the street in a Sikh neighborhood this week and not worry about someone calling the cops because we “look suspicious.” Do you think the reverse is ever true for a POC? See the difference?

Stop feigning victimhood and tiredness because you’re white. Read some books. Be the good person I am sure that you are and want to be.

-Michael Metivier

It’s funny that you say you’re ashamed to be white and you’re upset that you feel that you have to take a part of the blame for something someone of your ethnic group did. Now you know what it is like to be a minority in America, if only for the brief time in which you read this article. There is not a minority in this country who doesn’t wonder if their missteps and mistakes will reflect badly upon their entire ethnic or racial group in the eyes of the white majority. 

When people talk about how OJ killed his wife, I think of how badly that reflects on my community. Mind you, the OJ trial is OLDER than me, and I still feel that way. When a white person commits a crime no one bothers to bring up the fact that he/she’s white. They speak about how damaged he/she was. He/she is independent of his/her race. That is not the case for us POC. I implore you to take these feelings you’re having to empathize with us POC and now that you know how terrible it feels to be constantly tied down to conceptions of your race or ethnic group, maybe now you would have the strength to stand up to those who perpetrate racism and the like. 

I feel as though, if only for moments, you’ve felt what it is to be unprivileged in this nation. Now you know how we feel.

-Kwasi Bowman

“If you had replaced Whites in that sentence with Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Chinese, and other race there would be outrage.”

No, there wouldn’t. And that is what, sadly, you don’t understand. As an ethnic and/or religious minority in the U.S. every time someone does something horrendous like this, we hope it wasn’t one of us. When the Virginia Tech shooter was described as Asian, my first thought was that I hope he isn’t Chinese. And then my second thought was that it wouldn’t matter whether he was Chinese or some other kind of Asian because most U.S.Americans can’t be bothered to tell us apart anyway. 

As a person of color in the U.S. I am constantly aware that whatever I do, however I behave, that is going to affect how other people perceive ALL East Asians. And I know that however other East Asians behave, that will reflect on me, even tho I don’t have any control over other people. As a white man, do you walk around thinking that your behavior will be generalized to all white people? Doubtful. THAT is the point that Rinku Sen is making.

-Kat Liu

How would you respond to this and other similar comments? Sound off in the comment section.

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18 thoughts on “Responses To White Victimhood

  1. It’s obvious how your insane ranting against selected whites is harmful to even more fragile minded whites.

    Just what I told you. You want “whites to challenge their own status as Superior Race”. You want US to destroy OUR White Priviledge! The cowardly desperation you must feel, to beg us to do all the work for you, and destroy ourselves from within.

    Well there may be a lot of pathetic self hating whites out there, and they have a right to do so. But the second they cross the line, and act out on their antiwhite racist violence, that’s where they stop being whites.

    White music is not promoted in my country. White artists, however internationally renowned or famous, are kept “on the low” here in the country.

    They are replaced only by Asians and other PoC, who are aphonic talentless sacks of vomit, and who’s only purposes here is to make money off “hip idiots who are in tune with the cool times”, and degrade the musical quality of white europeans in my nation.

    When I say “asians” I mean muslims, which is like Turks basically. Arabs and Jews have the same “wild promotion” benefits. They need it to compensate for no actual musical skill. As for your hideous black people sent here to speak our language, and preach their filthy hogwash baloonery and “all important points of views”, acting as the Moral Teachers to a horde of subhuman pigs who salivate over their every word.

    No longer! The Hottentot should speak it’s own exotic dialect. After all it’s racist for them to learn the languages of europe, or move here permanently, because they are betraying and denying their own culture and racial pride (if any).

    But preach to white europeans, like you’re the Nobel Prize receiver ten centuries straight? Pffff, the shameless morbid arrogance of your kind. You are in Europe, know your place as Intellectual Inferiors. Unless IQ was abolished somehow, and I wasn’t informed?

    You preach “Humanity” and against European Nationalism, but you deny their Civilizations and the Superior Intelligence of Whites. Some danish scientists proved it, that in Europe the Whites score the highest in IQ, compared to all other races here.

    How ignorant are you, truly? You really believe any one of your subgenre could ever surpass me in any Quality, I as a White Superior, hold above you?

    It’s impossible for any one of the PoC breed to be more intelligent or gifted than I. I am simply too White to beat! There is no competition, the gold clings to me like honey.

    Sure you have your athletic monkey imitating skills on Olympiss cuntpetitions. But since when was imitating gymnastical apes ever a “sign of superior intellect or civilized feat”? You can drink your Olympiss glory all you wish, it won’t get you drunk on anything other than false pride. Baseless boasting and self tooting. Kind of like your delusions about Emperors of Afrika, or “Black Nobility” ! Truly a disturbed intellect may believe Whites have no nobility, whereas your kind alone holds noble families or houses “imperial blood” from Chriestey oh Lordy’s veins.

    1. You know what Allegory, I just thought of something. I’m just going to let you rant, rave and piss on yourself as often as possible until I start getting bored with you. There is no reason for me to debate with you because it’s impossible to talk to a raving, racist, Neo-Nazi wanna-be ignoramus. So, I’m just going to let you jump through my hoops entertaining the people who visit here and showing them what the extreme white racist mindset looks like online. I’m honestly surprised you haven’t called me any racial epithets since you’ve claimed to honor white supremacy. If so, why not go full force?

      Either way, I’m done. However, don’t you think for one instant that it means you’ve won. Although, in your warped little world and a deformed microscopic intelligence you may think so. However, what you fail to realize is that you’re helping me make my blog more and more popular with your excessive blithering nonsense. You are my main attraction here on my blog because there are people who come here, read your stuff and are stunned by the level of stupidity and hatred you exhibit in each and every one of your responses.

      So, continue to drop by anytime to express your white racism. Continue to prove each and everyone one of my cases. Continue to lose and lose horribly to those who challenge your lunacy. It just makes for good learning and entertaining. You see, not too many people who have visited a white racist website has seen such craziness. So, you are like a rare wild animal in my zoo.

  2. Well maybe Travis feels bad or a minuet, But at the end of the day. He is a white man enjoying the priviledge of being a white man. It would be a good idea for these so called individuals that have a guilty conscience to eduate themselves about what non white people have go through in this system set up by racist individuals.

  3. “…One commenter, however, was more upset that the article wrote about a violent incident caused by a white male. He writes:

    I am ashamed to be white, that is what I got from this article. I’m so sick of double standards and hypocracy, and this among all the stuff out there being called racist could be considered one of the most racist articles out there. I feel for the Sikh community, I feel for victims of racial hate crimes and other radical attacks. But what is said about white people? “Yesterday, did they quietly hope that the shooter wasn’t one of theirs? Probably not, even though the link between violence, masculinity and whiteness is well-established. White men seem to be in deep crisis, and white people would do well to deal with it”………Seriously? If you had replaced Whites in that sentence with Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Chinese, and other race there would be outrage. Yes, there are misguided white people out there. The same way there are misguided radical islamics and African-American gang wars. But I’m so tired of being shamed because I’m white for what a few white people have done and said. I’m not a bad person, but every day I’m made to feel like one because I’m not ashamed to be white or helping everyone who is less fortunate than me, who I admit are plenty. I just don’t like the double standard of racism only going one way.

    -Travis Combs”

    Brotha Wolf asks, “How would you respond to this and other similar comments? Sound off in the comment section.”

    Unlurking for a second or three…

    I wouldn’t answer them at all. I would just look at them with a patient smile on my face, shaking my head slightly. If they ask me “What?” I would say, “I thought you were capable of logical thought – I can see that I was wrong.” I would then excuse myself from their company and continue on my merry way. They would be one less person wasting my time!
    Double-standard only going one way? Really? What a stupid fucking statement…

    * swigs ale and goes back to lurking *

  4. And if he really was sincere about feeling bad. He would be apart of the solution instead of being apart of the problem. Go take some sensitivity training. Get out of his comfort zone. Really give a damn.

  5. Good post Brotha Wolf.I’m so sick of white folks crying about so called “reverse racism”. WTF?? They control about 85% of the resources on the planet but they want to play victim? Cry me a damn river! I shed no tears for them. White supremacy is still in full effect! I don’t know what damn planet they’re living on!

  6. This needed to be shown, and I am sO glad you did! It’s not just whiny lil’ babies like Travis that need to be educated about said subject of (continuous) oppression, either-why just the other week at uni a certain teacher said some ignorant opinions about a “racial” debate in class the other week! Smh

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