There is a mantra floating around, particularly among white supremacists, white nationalists and similar racist ilk, that by saying you're anti-racist, you're somehow also anti-white, with the conspiracy theory that the real bigots are actually the anti-racists.
Apart from racial superiority being a retarded concept as it is, it also ignores the simple fact that many white people are also anti-racist. So do all white people who hate racism hold some kind of bigotry against their own ethnicity? Additionally, the mantra also ignores the existence of racists from other ethnicities. (E.g. black and Asian supremacists.) The only reason I can see this mantra gaining some ground in the first place is because of so-called "anti-racists" who bash white people like the plague, because they're apparently what's wrong with everything in the goddamn world, past and present.
I'm black. I've heard numerous racist comments against white people amongst my black relatives (which is weird considering I also have relatives who are white). When I try to point out that being racist against white people is just as bad as being racist against black people, I get ignorant responses. "It's not racism if it's against white people!" "White people deserve the hate for enslaving black folks and keeping blacks down." XD How does that make any sense whatsoever?! I remember an amazing speech by Bill Cosby (who got silenced for it) in which he was saying that black people need to take responsibility for their actions and quit blaming the white man for their lack of education/rise in crime rate/rise in welfare dependence/mortality rates/lack of financial success/etc. This whole "hate the white man" (sorry it's usually "man") is counter productive. People like Jackson and Sharpton are the ones keeping the black people down by telling them that they are victims and the world (well really the white man) owes them everything. I'm sorry but I'm of the belief that you have to work to reach your goals. The world owes you nothing. Just because you're born a certain color (or gender for that matter) doesn't make you special or entitled to anything really. Specifically, I personally believe they should abolish racial scholarships. Make all scholarships financial, athletic, volunteer, or academic based. I remember reading an article about a young white teen male who applied to any and all scholarships (I don't think his parents could help him with college tuition). He did very well academic wise and won a TON of the scholarships including a Martin Luther King Jr one. If I'm remembering the story right, the scholarship wasn't necessarily blacks only but it was expected for a black person to win. That kid basically got shamed into giving up a scholarship he worked hard to earn just because of the color of his skin. Martin Luther King Jr would have been ashamed if he saw that. In 4th grade, I did a year long project studying the life of Dr. King. I can say for absolute certainty (even though of course I never met the man) that if the races were reversed with white people being oppressed and discriminated against then Dr. King would have fought for the rights of the white people. He had a dream that both white and black people can get along in society. Sorry for rambling but when I saw this stamp I got on my soap box. Oh and another annoying thing that my relatives would do was to try to shame me for conducting myself like an educated person (I went to a private middle school, high school, and college so yeah I'm rather over-educated regarding academics). I've been a nerd since I was a child but I learned not to lord that over people. I hate insufferable know-it-alls because I try my damned hardest not to be that guy. Anyway, I remember one time when I was a child they said things like "why are you reading like a white person?" or "you talk like you're white!" Umm yeah that's an insult to black people everywhere to insinuate that using correct grammar, enunciating, and overall speaking in an eloquent manner is exclusively a "white person thing." smh. Racism is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. However, I'm not a saint (I won't be throwing rocks in a glass house)so I will admit that I have my own prejudices/judgments to work on (and yes, I'm working on it!). I also won't claim to know the grand solution to how we as a society of multi-colored human beings can learn how to accept each other unconditionally. I think a good start is what you're doing by creating these discussion sparking stamps that spread awareness of this issue.
Thank you for being a real human being, and not some whiny "the world owes me-" kind of person who believes they're entitled because of past sins done by people who are no longer alive to people who are no longer alive.
I've been noticing comments about this "white genocide" recently over the years. Mainly a while after the cheerios made the "just checking" commercial. The comments on yahoo were just disgusting from all the racist comments from all races.
"This isn't accurate.For a white women to date a black guy they should have made her 400 pounds,5 kids in her trailer,and the dad would be either gone or beating her." "Why do so many black guys think their to good for black women?" I'm really good with not losing my temper on ignorant people but after reading comments like that and worse I never wanted to punch so many people in my life.
When being anti-racist is the default assumption in polite society, the fact that one feels an irrepressible need to prove that one is not a racist often insinuates unresolved hostility issues with the majority demographic and/or the preeminent culture associated with it.