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Old 07-09-2008, 01:25 PM   #31
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If someone came up with a "White National Anthem" they'd be fired from their job and castigated all over the internet and news channels.
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Not exactly comparable is it?
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If someone came up with a "White National Anthem" they'd be fired from their job and castigated all over the internet and news channels.
I think there's a Bon Jovi joke or something waiting to be made here ...

Or a comment about the "Dixie" song (can't remember its exact name).
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If someone came up with a "White National Anthem" they'd be fired from their job and castigated all over the internet and news channels.
And you understand why this is, right?

Think of it this way--if an adult punches a kid in the stomach, the adult will be in a lot of trouble--he/she could be charged with abuse.

If a kid punches an adult in the stomach, he/she might get a strong talking to or some other kind of punishment (or if they are very small and just playing around-maybe it will just be laughed off). Obviously we wouldn't expect to get the police or social services involved.

So what's the difference? Punching people in the stomach is wrong, period. Right? Whoever punches someone in the stomach should be punished equally right?

Of course not. So what makes the difference?

What makes the difference is WHO HAS THE POWER.

This is why you can have a "black national anthem" and "historically black colleges" and "Black Student Associations" and "Black Entertainment Television" but not the white versions of these things. The POWER structure in the U.S.--the cultural "norms" are geared around white people already. They don't need to have anthems or colleges or associations or TV stations geared for them. They essentially already have that. For African-Americans it's been a historic struggle to even have a place at the white table so these kinds of institutions have grown up, as a response to exclusionary white society but also as a way of attempting to preserve and value the unqiue culture and experience of Black Americans.
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