Racial issues and Kramer from Seinfeld | Letter

As much as I would like to, I can't take responsibility for this commentary. But, it is very timely and well said. Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld makes the point... and whether we like it or not, he is telling the truth.

As much as I would like to, I can’t take responsibility for this commentary. But, it is very timely and well said. Michael Richards, better known as Kramer from TVs Seinfeld, makes the point… and whether we like it or not, he is telling the truth.

I have been wondering about why whites are racists and no other race is.

This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act.

He makes some very interesting points.

Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this?

“There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. And then there are just Americans. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me [derogatory names for Caucasians]… And that’s OK… But when I call you, [derogatory names for minorities]… You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you… So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET.

If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ our lives, we’d be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know, we’d be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US. Yet if there were ‘White colleges,’ that would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racist.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, car jack us and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud… but you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists?”

Dave Lewis, Bothell


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