I was listening to the radio, and someone made the comment that "America is a racist hatefull country that keeps minorities down in favor of white's!"
I want to take a moment to refute that. America does not keep minorities down. Look at the amount of time, effort and money spent to ensure that minorities are not being discriminated against.
There are laws that punish people for using race as a factor against minorites (on the flip side there are laws that ensure that minorities are given preferrence over whites... go figure).
There are grant programs, scholarships and special loans for people with the proper skin color, white's need not apply.
As long as we ignore the words of Martin Luther Kink, "Judge a man not by the color of his skin, but rather by the merits of his character" we will be in this endless cycle of hate and mistrust.
Black leaders demand that black be given prefference, hispanic leaders fight measures to close the borders, white's bristle at all the affermative action programs.
It's gotten almost ludicrious if you ask me. While the civil rights movement freed blacks from the chains of white ignorance and hate, they have chained themselves into a perpetual victim status. If any black person dares say "Stand up for yourselves! Don't rely on the government!" they are attacked. Look at what happened to Bill Cosby for crying out loud!
There is a plan to build a wall from Laredo to San Diego, but the hispanic lobby group has faught this as "racist". Racist? How?
White's fight affermative action because they feel it's unfair that they are told daily they cannot discriminate based on skin color, but at the same time they must support programs whose very basis is the color of a persons skin.
If it wasn't so sad, it would be funny. We need too, as a people, turn away from "government saves all" and realize that it's up to you, as a person, not as a black, hispanic, asian, caucasian or what not to decide your future.