An individual on YouTube sent me a video titled Antiracism is a Code Word for Antiwhite. I checked out his channel, but I didn’t feel like subscribing. There weren’t a lot of videos, and not a lot of views, and I think that is because of the transparency of the videos. When you talk about race you have to throw something else into the mix to get people to talk about it in this day and age. Race by itself brings in some traffic, but people are looking for something different, information that they do not already have and to challenge whatever constructs they have already built up in their mind. The issue of immigration is interesting up to a point; I often feel as though America is not going to do anything but to continue to allow immigrants to come into this country illegally. The video was interesting, now I know that I brought this upon myself because I watch a lot of racial videos and a lot of political videos, as these are the topics of many of the videos I have in my favorites category. But as I watched another video, Is White Genocide Real?, I had to think about it in a different light.
The point of “Is White Genocide Real?” is that Blacks loose their own status and resources in this country because of the flood of illegal immigrants into country. Many Blacks interviewed on one of the clips used in that video were for the removal of illegal immigrants. Others said that there were too many Hispanics in this country already, and one even stated that Hispanics are even more racist than Whites. But my experiences have been a bit different.
I’m not saying that there aren’t Hispanics that are racist, but I am saying that this is just as much of a generalization as many that Caucasians have against us. If everyone is so racist why do we continue to build families with individuals of other races, why do we have sex with people outside of our race and why do we prefer interracial relationships to relationships with other African-Americans? I do not necessarily think that the fear and angst of a world in which you are no longer the majority, for Caucasians, or no longer the predominate minority, for African-Americans, is necessarily a racist position. The fear is about change just as much as it is the unknown. The division between Hispanics and African-Americans exists because neither race goes that far to learn about the other and both assimilate into the larger Caucasian culture in order to get ahead.
Now if that Caucasian culture is no longer the mainstream culture, and no longer the dominate culture, twenty years from now, then one has to ask what is an African-American or a Hispanic to do. If you were to listen to the fear-mongers, it would seem as though Hispanics do not have to ask themselves that question, but perhaps everyone else does. But does anyone realistically believe that what we know of American culture will become a distant memory? Is the worst fear, that American culture will become Hispanic culture? Where is this huge push for Hispanic or Latino American culture in the United States? People often forget that just as Hispanic and Latino Americans could be of any race, a lot of “Blacks” and “Whites” in this country can be of any race as well.
Everyone is so concerned about Charlie Sheen, and he is of Latin heritage. I honestly thought that Christina Aguilera and Cameron Diaz were Caucasian, at first glance, because if I had met them on the street and did not know their names I would not know any better. When will we accept that there are people of Latin heritage that have been accepted into the mainstream culture that might look White, might look Black, or neither, but still not fit our stereotypical definition of what a Hispanic person should look like? Haven’t we had this argument before; technically Charlize Theron is an African-American seeing that she is from South Africa, yet lives in America. Then again tell that to all of the other Africans living in America; you didn’t hear that from me …