Originally Posted by UglyPug
I have read some of David Duke's works. . As well as other white nationalists. Don't agree with them, though. Only person I ahve respect for in that movement (although he's not really even a white nationalist) is Jared Taylor. I also have studied, and read a lot of black nationalists work - I really respect, and agree with some of the stuff Marcus Garvey taught. . . Have respect for Huey Newton, and Malcolm X. . Even kind of, sort of respect Leo Muhammad (black panther leader in England).
That doesn't matter, because my personal opinion is based on my own conclusions I have gathered from studying history myself (regarding race/racial relations, etc.): Past behavior/actions, present conditions, and perhaps most importantly - future implications. . .
Main beneficiaries of affirmative action notwithstanding, the concept is complete bull****, and an insult and spit in the face to both females/minorities, and white men. . . In general, the idea that somebody should get more chances, or more benefits, simply because of an immutable characteristic like skin color, or sex/gender is idiotic, and degrading. . . Just the other month, an article on here was posted about how black/hispanic kids should be held to a lower standard on standardized test scores than whites, and asians so they could "diversify" certain private schools, and universities. . . I mean, how insulting is that? In Zimbabwe, simply based on the color of your skin, you can have your land stolen from you (doesn't matter how you got your land either).
But cool - it looks like we both agree that it's complete BS to make people pay for the actions of others in the past who simply shared the same skin color as them. . .
I understand that as any reasonable thinking man would, I also slightly agree with the threadmaker because, why are all minortiies washed with the brush then? You cant have it both ways, they like to say "we are not responsible for our ancestors past, just because we look the same doesnt mean anything", then say "because you look black you should act like this", or "because you look white you should act like this", because you look black you should drive this car and live in this house and listen to this music etc, because you look black im gonna pull you over and harrass you(talking in terms of United States obviously). If somebody walks around feeling superior to others, surely s/he should be educated about the true darkside of history(the one you dont see on movies)