i truly do not give a poo that a white person had to pay a quarter for a refill. call it the price of privilege. there is quite the difference between being a member of a race that has been historically oppressed, and being the member of a race that has been the oppressor since the conception of america. statistically, being white places you at a greater advantage in virtually every aspect of american life, except for when you wander into a restaurant staffed by black people, in which case you might be overcharged by a quarter. woe is the white man. if this guy truly gave a poo he would focus his anger at the underlying cause, rather than whining on the internet about the quarter he lost because white ppl are so fuging oppressed
This is one of the main problems I've always had with your way of thinking... you automatically assume that someone is thinking "man, white people are so oppressed and discriminated against" when in reality, someone was just giving a real life example of something.
I've never, ever once had the thought "woe is me, I'm white" but I have seen racism against white people, me included. No, not of the level of being at a disadvantage overall like blacks and other races are, but nobody said that... people are just saying that racism of all kinds exists.
Kurb is right... your way of thinking is just as racist and prejudcial as those you rail against because you automatically have this over-the-top reaction to any post like this.
In my personal life, I HAVE focused my "anger" against the "underlying causes" as you mention... how you might ask?
By running my business in such a way that would encourage minorities to work here... when we're hiring I would hire anyone who is qualified, period.
By teaching my children specifically that racism is bad and that all people are equal. By encouraging them to have friends of other races and backgrounds and by highlighting examples of racism we see so that they'll know what they are seeing.