Where did anyone say they had it easy and Where are you responding to my point?
And you choose to ignore the persecution/prejudice against jew in Europe from before 1500 going all the way up to 2 WW?
How did Europeans removed literacy of the Slaves if their tribes were iliterate to begin with? And during slavery most of white people were iliterate as well.
Reparation of jewish for being exterminated I'm mostly sure didn't even equate to how much of their possessions were robbed from them on the nazi germany, but certainly no one looked for reparation for all the rest prior to that, and was done to the people that were directly abused not to all jews alive. How do you want to calculate a debt from someone who didn't commit a crime to someone that didn't suffer that crime on an expectation of what may have happened 150 years before and not even involve both? In Brazil it's show that something between 90-98% of population have black/african heritage, how do you want to calculate the debt? By looking at how dark a skin is?
Let me put it another way.
Would you be ok being born black? Or any minority? Or a woman? Would you be OK dealing with the extra crap they have to deal with in life? Now if you were, how would you want people to address you and your circumstances? Would you want them to ignore your history, your culture, your differences? I can assure you that people do not like to have that ignored. Does that mean your interaction between people of different races and cultures will be drastically different? Probably not. But there should be some subtle differences but that goes the case with all interactions anyway...even if you're not consciously aware of it.
Yes I would. I'm white skinned while my brother would be considered black. We both were born from like 6/8 of our ancestors being slaves 4 generations ago (more or less) with the other 2/8 being from Italian that were in slavelike conditions when immigrated to brazil and my wife is japanese decendent. Family history show that as soon as one in each branch decided studying were important the next generation were improving leaps and bounds.
People ignore all my history, culture and differences to say I'm privileged, why should I consider any individual to have a more meaningless heritage or relevance than myself to say they deserve special threatment? The only people I care about their experience or would think should care about mine are people that I have close connections to.
All the other I would say is indiferent, if I don't have their history I can only evaluate by what he represent.
So am I the privileged one because my skin is lighter than my brother or sister?
On the whole privilege thing if it didn't exist can someone explain why white Americans are simply called American while other ethnic groups are called Afro-American, Asian-American and so on?
I kind of agree with Spoken Truth, tbh.
Because Afro-American, Asian-American and Native-American don't like to be called black, yellow, red... while white american don't fuck care to be called white or caucassian, so they just use American. You are barking at the wrong three.
I'm Brazilian... white skinned... I have 3/4 black african blood, 1/4 italian immigrant blood (know relatives). Should I call myself Afro-Euro-Brazilian? Nope I'm Brazilian, but black people don't want anyone to say they are brazilian or have dark skin they want to be called Afro-Brazilian.
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