Stuff White People Say

November 13, 2008

European Denial

Filed under: Uncategorized — jwbe @ 1:52 pm

I don’t know where this sort of “competition” between the US and Europe comes from.
Europe, the “Old World” differs in one aspect to the US, or Canada and Australia – Europe is the home of Europeans. European history is also a history of colonialism but also many wars between European countries, changing borders, there have been violent or non-violent revolutions, tensions and wars between religions or different groups.
With saying that Europe is the home of Europeans I don’t say that racism and white supremacy is in any way correct, but comparing the US with Europe 1:1 doesn’t make much sense, I think. Black Germans for example are probably also too small in numbers, 300,000 to 500,000 estimated, to start a Black “CRM”, so the effort must come from white Germany.
I also wonder, why those white Americans, who celebrate now, don’t take Germany as an example for paying reparations? Why the silence there?
Just my thoughts, I am open to criticism or other thoughts.

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