On Tue, 20 Feb 1996, [log in to unmask] T. Rasul Murray wrote:
> Not odd at all... anti "multiculturalism" isnt anti-white ethnic "cultural
> origins", thats a part of the "American way", the glorious process that allows
> Irish and Italians and other European ethnics to celebrate the legitimacy of
> their origins, freel that they've arrived from somewhere, while, at the same
> time, being able to disown any legitimacy which might accrue to other
> (non-white) cultures in this country. In other words, anti-multiculturalism is a
> code word for American racism.
> I have lurked long enough in these parts to know the hornets nest Im stirring up
> by suggesting
> the continued existance of racism in the USA,
> any responsability for its continuance hereabouts
> or the propriaty of any of this discussion on this list,
> but my emotion has finaly overcome the over riding sense of futility which has
> kept me lurking through the previous reincarnations of this thread.
> What the entire Woodrow Wilson "lets all be Americans" REALY means is a return
> to that time when the oppression of segregation and lynching was absolute, when
> "Americans" meant only white Americans and African Americans could only fight
> and die in this country's wars just to earn the right to come back home to be
> T. Rasul Murray
> [log in to unmask]
Unfortunately, Rasul, your assessment of this situation is correct. You've
brought up several points that America must soon address.