- Posted August 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Everyday racism: Your stories
I am seen as a "privileged" white racist male who looks down on other races, when the opposite is true. People try and make a fact that my ancestors have never felt any discrimination when the Irish and Scottish have been persecuted and discriminated against for hundreds of years. That being said I do not believe that past struggles of my ancestors to have any reflection on me, as I am my own person with a personal responsibility to positively add to society; I was merely trying to make the argument that the sins of the father are not the sins of the sons and I should not have to pay for racism of past peoples and that non-whites aren't the only ones who were discriminated against.
I grew up with very little money, raised by just my mother with my two brothers. I was never cut a break and any time I could have brought up an example of racism against me it would fall on deaf ears. An example of racism every day against me is that I can not get a scholarship for being a white male. You can get a scholarship fro being black, a woman, transgendered but not white even if I have an equal amount or more need for financial aid to pay for school as my mother cannot help me. It makes life harder for me and adds stress to an already stressful situation. That being said it may prepare me more for life, and I do welcome it but if you want true equality you do not help out every race except whites and expect that everything will be equal. If you want true equality you reward people of all races, and sexes for their hard work, not the colour of their skin. I am being judged by my skin and am hurting in life because of it.
Look at the case of George Zimmerman. He was portrayed as a white racist when the case had nothing to do with race. After the trial there were marches for the "racial injustice" The media and various groups of people made him look life a bigot to just push their "victim of racism" when it was a young man that was in the wrong place at the wrong time, that was a victim of poorly regulated stand your ground laws.