RoyFang, on Oct 28 2006 6 36 PM, said:
I will only call an asian "white-washed' when he/she don't even know his/her country's history, and don't even bother to learn. Thinking that Western culture and history are way 'cooler' than their own. Some even look down on other asians, thinking that they are 'white' rather than asians.
Don't some white people also call asians who try to acted like them, wannabes?
As for 'why do people hate Caucasians so much?'
Read about the history of world.............
I've never heard any white person call anyone being "white" wannabes, whites aren't that protective of their "look".
History? Get over it. The generations now have nothing to do with what happened way back, and people act as if the only wars and discrimination that has ever happened was all only caused by whites. The Japanese did some atrocious things, but does anyone have any double-standards when it comes to them? No. And are you going to tell me China's history is bloodless? And you actually want me to believe that there's no racism in Asia? Please.
People should learn from history, and make sure those things don't re-occur, not dredge it up all the time to apply some sort of misguided justice which is only actually prejudice and discrimination. Caucasian gov'ts and groups of people are trying to rectify the mistakes the previous generations made, make up for it, but no one sees it, other races just see what happened in the past and throw it in our faces.
Racism and such things are illegal in the western world, yes it happens, but there is a move to eradicate it, it's not left because it's 'just' - it's looked down upon and people are trying to fix it, hence the PC phenomenon started. But in other places? People can be as racist as they like towards Caucasians, because it's "just retribution".
So many Caucasians out there are trying hard to learn about the cultures of other places, either just to learn about them, or not say anything un-PC, but people from other continents... you don't get as much interest in learning about other places. Just look at this forum - how many times has the generalisation of white = American occured? How many times has someone said that Caucasians have no culture? It's not because it's the truth, it's completely false, it's because no one cares to learn about Caucasians, because they feel it's the Caucasians who "owe it" to other races to learn about them.
History is no excuse, if it was, I would be perfectly entitled to be racist towards Germans, Turks, Swedes, Russians etcetc, but am I? No. Because the history in which they wronged my country is long passed, and the current generations have nothing to do with it. I'm not going to hate Germans for destroying 80% of my home city, I'm not going to hate all communists for killing my great grandfather and burying him in some mass grave somewhere, I'm not going to be offensive about Kazakhstan just because my great-grandmother spent most of her life in a work/concentration camp there. It's no excuse for me, and it's no excuse for anyone else.
People are using history as an excuse. And they're being completely un-PC about it. If your home country had been colonised byt the British... okay, maybe you dislike the British, alhough it's no excuse - why translate that to hating everyone with white skin? The Americans caused a lot of pain and suffering in Vietnam... but wait, why hate just the Americans? Why not hate the Romanians while you're at it? They've got the same physical features, so why not?
It's complete bull. People should stop hiding behind the history excuse. Because that's all it is, an excuse.