Kit: The author of the OP says he meets more Black people who mistreat him or whatever, than Whites – that’s because he is White. Those very same kind, wonderful White people would treat him very differently if he were Black. As a White person I have experienced this and witnessed it.
First of all, I would like to welcome our new commenter to the site.
I’m not sure what the argument is here. If the commenter is arguing that White people have been nice to me because I’m White, and they might have treated me a lot differently if I had been Black, I don’t have any answer to that question, but I’ll grant that there might be something to it. I can’t change from White to Black, so it’s hard to test the theory.
On the other hand, if the commenter is saying that Blacks treated me poorly because I’m White and they would have treated me a lot better had I been Black, I’m not so sure that that is true?
With all due respect, I don’t believe this. My brother says this too. He says they treat you badly because you’re White. They’re all out to get back at Whitey, and they screw us over any chance they get. I don’t believe this but there’s no good way to prove it one way or the other.
If this were true, they’d be very nice to their own kind, and that’s not so. The overwhelming majority of Black crime and no doubt shitty Black behavior in general is directed at their own kind. Blacks are 13% of the population but 89% of the victims of Black homicides. Blacks are going way out of their way to select their own kind for victimization.
As far as White people being nice to me because I’m White, well, maybe so. But a lot of those same people seem to be pretty nice to Black people too, though I don’t usually get the opportunity to test that out. I’m not Black and there are not many Blacks around, so I don’t see how they get treated.s
There are other things. I lived in White towns. I lived next door to some of the worst people in town. But their bad behavior only hit a certain level. It was mostly self-destruction and being total slobs. And these were poor Whites or White trash as people like to call them. The lowest Whites of them all. And even they did not act all that bad.
Then I moved to an Hispanic community and their bad people were much more frequent in number, maybe three times more, and they acted far worse than the White bad people did, maybe three times worse . It’s like they were setting the bar lower for bad behavior. But keep in mind that these were barrio Hispanics, and a lot of Hispanics don’t act like that.
Then I noticed the Blacks around here. Well there probably eight times more of them per capita than Whites! And their behavior is much worse than Whites, maybe eight times worse. It was also a lot worse than Hispanic bad behavior, maybe three times as bad. Now granted these are ghetto Blacks, ok? A lot of Black people (maybe half?) don’t really act like that in a major way.
And although not for the first time in my life, after having seen the different races in their native habitat like that and particularly living in a White town and then living in an Hispanic town and noticing the dramatic difference, I started really thinking about race and behavior in a huge way. It was like a door slammed right in my face. And this was when I was in my 50’s, mind you.
I also taught school. I taught in White schools, Hispanic schools and Black schools. Same thing. The Whites act best, the Hispanics are somewhat behind (though Hispanics act pretty good in school for some reason, maybe because they are taught to respect authority), and the Blacks were way worse. Like way, way, way, way worse.
Keep in mind that the Hispanics were barrio Hispanics. I also taught middle class Hispanics, and they absolutely acted way better. High school is probably about the same. They might even act better than Whites because of the respect for elders I discussed earlier. Junior high is pretty nuts, probably a lot worse than a White junior high. But junior high kids of any race don’t act real great.
Keep in mind that these were ghetto Blacks. I also taught middle class Blacks at a junior high. They drove me crazy and didn’t act good at all, but they weren’t really aggressive, hostile, and evil. Mostly they just would not sit down. Especially the girls. I used to think that there was a buzzer on their chairs, and after they would sit down for 30 seconds, the buzzer would buzz their butts and make them jump out of out of their chairs and start walking around and chatting.
And there again I saw all three races isolated, each in a majority group environment, and I saw this over and over for a number of years. After a while, you really wake up and start smelling the coffee.
However, I would say to be fair that there is a huge behavioral difference between middle class Black schools and ghetto Black schools.
There is a similar but not nearly as large difference between middle class Hispanic schools and barrio Hispanic schools.
With Whites, interestingly enough, there does not seem to be much difference between poor or working class White schools and middle class White schools.
All three of the cases for the three different races are quite different, and I am not sure why that is.