It’s no surprise that the reddit community frequently upvotes racist material. http://www.reddit.com/r/RacistReddit/
Under guises like claiming X comedian said it was okay, or reassuring everyone that in reference to the word “n***ers” it’s TOTALLY NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE GUIZE, the shitlords seem to be very fond of the idea of black people are in some way inferior to whites. And no, this isn’t because reddit is mostly white, it’s because reddit is chock-a-block full of awful, awful people who spread their filth to others and laugh as they eat it up like last night’s leftover pizza.
Now, as a cracker (honkie, if you will; see Figure 1) I have not experienced the racism that a racial minority might experience in North America. In fact, I haven’t experienced any racism at all, despite reddit’s attempts to convince me otherwise. So I would never (EVER EVER) talk about racial issues as though I have some sort of authority over what is acceptable and unacceptable to say.
Figure 1: Cracker.
A video was posted to reddit yesterday, that depicts a white man being attacked and mugged by a predominantly black group of people. The video was taken down, however you can see the mirror here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5d0_1333168477
Now, it’s no surprise that reddit would use it as an excuse to push its racist agenda. Rather than, say, being stricken and sympathizing with this awful act, the top comment is a SAWSCM claiming that incidents like this are the reason why it’s okay to be racist. The comment can be seen below:
Now, I would like to break down this comment to fully understand the redditry within it.
People, white, black, hispanic, native american, etc. alike are disgusted and shocked about the Trayvon Martin murder
LOL, have you been on reddit? Every time this case is mentioned the top comments are about how the murder case is “sensationalist” and that some of the blame should clearly be placed on young Mr. Martin. Clearly.
he wasn’t attacked because he was white, but likely because the majority of people in the general vicinity were black
He was attacked because the people around him were scum and singled him out as an easy target.
MLK was a leader not because he was black and stood up for black people
my thoughts when I see black people doing “black” things like assault, robbery, violent crime, etc., is “well, you can’t expect much else from them.”
I think I saw this exact quote on a Stormfront board once.
You may peg me as a racist, and I am
Well, glad to see that’s settled.
I lock my doors around most of you, and that’s unfair and unfortunate. I don’t go into your neighborhoods. I warn people to stay away from where you live and this video is why.
So, the argument has turned into “Black people are scary.”
I was once punched in the face by an Asian. Now I lock my doors around them and tell people to stay away from them. Maybe I should stop, I think my Chinese boyfriend is getting a bit annoyed by it.
I’m a white person who on a personal level has no problem being around black people but on a societal level finds the lower eschelons of black culture to be within the range of extremely annoying to highly dangerous/lethal.
So, this person is associating “Black culture” with “gangster culture’ even though gangster culture is not exclusive to black people only. African Americans and other black people have contributed so much of their culture, in terms of music, art, theatre, food! But no. Reddit is once again infatuated with the idea that Black people are all evil, unless they act like white people, in which case they’re slightly less than evil.
At least he didn’t link to a Louis C.K. clip.