The appalling text of the original message is contained within the block quotes, and my comments are the others.
THE EMAIL: Body: Someone else besides me finally said it. how many are actually paying attention to this?
There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, Native Americans, etc. and then there are just Americans.
You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me "White boy," "Cracker," "Honkey," "Whitey," "Caveman" and that's OK.
But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towelhead, Sand-nigger, camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink you call me a racist.
You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you, so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?
You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi You have the NAACP. You have BET.
If we had WET (White Entertainment Television) we'd be racists. If we had a White Pride Day you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we'd be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to "advance" our lives, we'd be racists.
We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that?
If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships, you know we'd be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US, yet if there were "White colleges" that would be a racist college.
In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.
You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you're not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.
You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug-dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.
I am proud. But, you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists? There is nothing improper about this e-mail.
Let's see which of you are proud enough to forward it.
The rest of Mike's response is as follows:
It's not the fact that only whites are racist. All the things mentioned in the email are groups and societies based to embrace diversity, specifically in the United States. The reason it's racist to have a"White Entertainment Television" station or White scholarships is because "white" is not an ethnic group. White people come from some of many European countries. There are many European-based opportunities available. White Entertainment Television is ALL of TV; the "Big 4 networks" (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) are prodominantly white oriented.
White people founded this country, and were pretty racist about it. Stealing land from Native Americans and enslaving them, only to find out they die from your european disease. let's sail to Africa and take these people, it'll be ok, as long as we have slaves that aren't white.
As a Black man reading this, this email is disgusting and awfully racist. If someone sends you this, please don't buy into this. This is White America trying to instill racism into you.
So the next time you want to shout out your "white pride", know where you are from. there's nothing wrong with Irish Pride...
By the way, I'm not mad at white people, this email is just pitiful.
-M.J. Moore, Portland, OR