(Original post by Atomik)
The intelligent black person does not want to be labelled as a rap-listening thug!
I agree, I don't think that anyone would want to be labelled as a thug, but does "rap-listening" come into this? Does listening to rap turn someone into a violent thug? I think you have your own prejudices you need to challenge.
I think that if a white or caucasian society was formed then, yes, it probably would be suspected, initially at least, of being racist. Consider the kinds of groups and societies that have been formed in the past for whites only. What groups come to mind? Neo-Nazis? Ku Klux Klan? Most of the groups you first think of will probably be groups whose aim is to reassert white supremacy. In comparison, most ethnic minority groups in modern history didn't seek to achieve supremacy for their race, but equality
, which I'm sure most people will agree is a good thing.
If these groups aren't founded to seek equal rights, then it is to celebrate their culture. The USA and the UK both have an established 'white' culture. So why shouldn't ethnic minorities form societies to celebrate their own culture? It is a chance to meet and socialise with people of a similar culture, people with similar ideals and morals. Why shouldn't we give these people the chance? Surely it would be facist (ooh, taboo!) to stop people from mixing with those they identify with culturally?
To those who argue that ethnic minorities should not have the chance to form societies celebrating their culture, I ask this: even in a country such as the USA with a culture relatively similar to our own, if you chose to live there, would you not appreciate any contact with English people? Would you not enjoy spending the time with someone who has their English culture in common with you? Someone who loves English culture like you do? If you truly loved the culture of an ethnic minority, then I'm sure there would be nothing stopping you attending the society, but let's be honest, you don't, so there is nothing for you to be upset about. You don't need to start a "white" or "caucasian" society as I suspect that most of your friends and people you meet day-to-day are white and English, and the way you live your life is according to an "English" culture.
Surely creating a white society would just be a petty excuse to exclude those who you feel exclude you from their own society, yet it is you who chooses to exclude yourself from their societies as you don't choose to embrace their culture. Don't want to embrace their culture? Then stop complaining!