This is not a post about same sex marriage, so please don't take this out of context. To homo/bi/pansexuals, I salute you, but we'll talk about you later, mmmk?
This post is about racism.
Specifically, how some races are perpetuating a 'separate but equal' message while still pointing the fingers at other people, with the balls to call them racist.
60's, 70's, maybe even the 80's and 90's, dating 'other-skinned' people may have been taboo. But it's fucking 2012. Get over it.
This rant was mainly prompted by Blackpeoplemeet.com and their commercials.
From their website:
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Ok, firstly. You're airing commercials in Eastern Idaho. There aren't a lot of African Americans over here, so spend your money a little wiser, ok? Secondly, how is this acceptable? You don't see any 'white people only' dating sites. God forbid if there were a whites-only dating site, it would be in the news almost immediately.
To me, THIS is what blackpeoplemeet.com looks like. However, unlike the Jim Crow days, these black people are doing it to themselves. Separating yourself into a 'we only congregate with our own kind' is exactly what the 60's generation and Dr. King fought against.
I asked a handful of people from all races if they would ever date outside of their race. Of the 60 I asked, one said she would only date people of the same race as her (and it was "more of a Catholic thing than a latin thing"). Everyone else said race was not an issue. Some were even mildly offended I asked in the first place.
"What is this, 1965?" they asked.
And I agree. I personally have only one discriminating factor when looking to date someone: They have to be female. Some people don't even discriminate on sex (props to the bisexuals, woop woop). We're now knee-deep into the 21st century. It's time to stop separating ourselves by skin color and just let racism die.
To blackpeoplemeet.com, fuck you. Fuck you for making a race-related website. All you are doing is feeding off the 'stick to our own kind' mentality and keeping racism alive.
|Fuck you, Kanye West.|
Personally, I think Kanye West is probably the most racist individual in the USA. But that's just me...
To anyone who discriminates or judges based on race or skin color, fuck you. Fuck you for being so petty and for thinking people with lighter or darker skin are somehow on a different level than you.
That means fuck you to the white people that do it, and fuck you to the black people that do it. I'm being equal-opportunity here, after all.
What do you think? Is a website like blackpeoplemeet.com a smart idea, or is it only perpetuating the 'separate but equal' mantra? I would love to get some opinions here from both sides, especially from non-whites.
Afterthought: Blackpeoplemeet.com is owned by People Media, who also run the following singles sites:
- Big Beautiful People Meet
- 50+ People Meet
- Democratic / Republican People Meet
- and more
I guess keeping to your own kind is profitable? Lets keep all the geezers and fatties and liberals away from MY dating site... (please note the oozing sarcasm here...)