No I wasn't kidding. For example, my 88 y/o gmom who grew up in south Carolina and had to drink out of water fountains and use both room marked colored, if she is had a hatred for white people, I won't be mad at her for that.


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Originally Posted by IAmJordanNicole
Believe me, I understand what you're saying. However, she is lowering herself to that same level--she's making a prejudgement against all white people--retaliatory in nature, yes, but it's still prejudice nonetheless.
Originally Posted by Honeycurls
I disagree completely that a person who has been treated as less than human and completely degraded because of who they are and has been taught for years that they are less than another group of people because of who they are who as a result is scarred and may express that with anger or distasteful comments is in any way "lowering" themself to the level of people who committed hate crimes against an entire race of people for their own benefit.

eta: sorry for the run-on sentence.
Originally Posted by Amneris
I have been treated pretty badly by both blacks and whites, so, should I live out my life retaliating against both? I just can't. I'd have missed out on some pretty amazing people. No, it's not on the same level as what jordannicole is referencing with her g-ma, but it has had a profound effect on me that I have to actively fight every day.
OK, I admit it.....I'm an alias! I wasn't born with the name Honeycurls!
Dood, get over it; there's no time limit on lurking.

I so busy runnin' allllllll over the place and ain't nobody chasin' me!