FX (ended 2006)
|Honestly if you took a white person out of there white trash hillbilly trailer park and put them on Rodeo Dr. they would be treated the same way you are trying to show that some black people are treated by some white people.|
|That is more than I can say for the black family who has hi-jacked the show to prove their own point of view to be the only valid one. They have put NO effort into trying to understand white culture. More importantly, they have not tried to understand why people of other cultures might perceive blacks in a negative way.|
|Although blacks constitute only twelve percent of the total U.S. population, this ethnic group is responsible for almost seventy percent of all crimes committed in the nation.|
|Hello Ellbe, |
Consider these two items:
1) The white female did not return to the store (as a white female)to submit a job application. Have you considered the possibility that the store was simply not hiring at the time?
2) If race was the deciding factor in the store's rejection of her, then why are we so hesitant to question the black community as a whole about what role it plays in those decisions? Does that community play no role at all in the image they might portray? (The black girl next to Rose was slouched over and chewing gum with her mouth open. What image did that portray and did it help Rose?)
a)What had the store manager's experiences with blacks been leading up to that moment. Were they mostly positive or negative? We don't hesitate to question the black experience regarding whites, but we seldom see the reverse.
b)Is there anything within the black community that could be done to improve race relations? We are quick to assume that it is solely white America that must expend the energy to understand the black perspective, but once again, the reverse is seldom true.