Pretty Fly for a White Guy

Me being a Stereotypical Nerd.

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When it comes to fairness in this country it seems we have come full circle. We have a black president. Hispanics will soon be the majority in this country. We have doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, policemen, firemen, politicians and astronauts of all races and genders.  So who is really discriminated against anymore?

I have come to the conclusion that, the most discriminated demographic in this country is…….the white heterosexual male.  I know a lot of you are thinking, whaaaaaat? But before you get David Duke to come and fit me with a sheet hear me out.

Yes, once there was a time when being a white male gave him an unfair advantage, regardless of his wealth or social status. But those days are over.  Now you have the NAACP, the National Black Caucus, The Hispanic Chamber Commerce, NOW, the League of Women Voters and The Gay Straight Alliance. Our society considers these organizations to be progressive and enlightening. They are not presented as discriminatory. What you don’t have is the NAFAWG (National Association For the Advancement of White Guys), White Voters United or The White Guy White Gal Alliance. Organizations such as those would immediately be considered discriminatory even though they would exist for the same purpose as the before mentioned organizations.  To unite people of a specific ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

There are no scholarships set aside only for white guys, yet there are numerous scholarship opportunities exclusively for blacks, Hispanics and women.

There are no start-up loans for white guy businesses even though being a white male doesn’t automatically grant you a higher economic status. There are however, loans for minority businesses.

White guys have no rhythm or sense of style, they can’t dress and Lord knows they can’t dance.

Affirmative action doesn’t apply to white guys. They have to get a job or promotions strictly on their own merits and work ethics.

White guys have to endure being called crackers, gringos, chauvinists and homophobes. But heaven forbid they call a woman “sweetcheeks”.  Uttering the highly forbidden “N word” could get him sued or fired.

The time has come for a truly level playing field. For all forms of public financial, educational, and employment assistance to be color and gender neutral and be based solely on need. So that all persons regardless of their gender, race, or sexual orientation, can have the freedom to pursue the vocation of their choice and to live by the consequences of those choices.

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4 responses

  1. When you’re a white male, people automatically assume you have privileges and with the way the history of the US is, it makes sense. The issue is the ways in which white males see the privileges they have. Because when you’re a white male you have privileges it may be difficult for you to see it but others who are not white males see it why because they don’t have it.

    1. middleagedhousewife | Reply

      Thank you for your comment. For the most part this post was meant to be tongue and cheek. If you look back twenty-five to thirty years and futher, there’s no denying that white males had a definite social and economic advantage. We needed affirmative action and anti-descrimination laws to level the playing field,change attitudes and give women and minorities a fair chance. But in today’s society the barriers to success for minorities have been weakened almost to the point of non-exsistance. The opportunity is there for anyone regardless of his or her race, to work hard, prove themselves and pull themselves up out of poverty to positions of power. There are many many successful women, blacks, hispanics and other minorities to prove it. Unfortunately there will always be a small number of stupid, narrow minded individuals of all races who are unable to let themselves see beyond a person’s skin color. These are sad, pitiful people who should be ignored and left to wallow in their own irrelevance. Most racism is kept alive by politicians, and the media, who know that by continually scratching the sore of racism, they can turn it into an open festering wound and use that to buy ratings and votes.

  2. I have to agree with you on your points. I do think that the barriers to success are not weakened for present day immigrants of every race and socioeconomic background, who under the US Constitution do not have the opportunities or rights that American citizens have even though they want it and some would do anything for it.

    1. middleagedhousewife | Reply

      People come over the ocean and across the borders everyday in search of those American liberties that we often take for granted. When discussing immigration it’s important to separate legal immigrants from illegal ones. The path to citizenship for legal immigrants is difficult, but once completed the new citizens have all the rights and opportunities of a natural born citizen. Illegal immigrants,however are breaking the law, they are not seeking citizenship through legal means and are not protected under our Constitution nor should they be.

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