Pop quiz on racism

Which of the following is racist?

  1. A latina who says, “I’m proud to be a latina.”
  2. A white man who says, “I’m proud to be a white man.”
  3. All of the above.
  4. None of the above.

4 Responses to “Pop quiz on racism”

  1. chad calease Says:

    pride can be a gateway to prejudice, however, someone expressing their allegiance shouldn’t mark them as such. a tough question with more than one answer – depending on who’s doing the “I’m proud to be”
    For me, I grew up moving around and so didn’t have the luxury of globbing onto a specific culture or *way* as I was always adapting to a new one. Might be easier for me to feel this way than someone else who had the experience of growing up in one place.

  2. Kimberly Says:

    According to society, it’s only right to be proud if you’re a minority. Although, in northern california, minorities are more majority than elsewhere.

  3. DaveZatz Says:

    I’m still proud to be a blogger. 😉

  4. Akos Says:

    I think it depends on the answer to the follow up question: why? It seems as though it would be easier to be proud of one’s race if a person has faced challenges in his or her life base solely on race and has fought and struggled to overcome those challenges. Pride for the present and historical accomplishments of others may also be appropriate, but such pride strikes me as having a potentially different character since it does not necessarily have an individual or personal component to it.

    In the end does the answer reflect that you are proud because of who you are, or because of who you are not.

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