This reminds me when I ran into a Black Panther kid and he was spewing all sorts of hate filled ranting against whites and how evil they all are and then demanding outrageous stuff. I told him that his words were very hateful and racist. He said he wasn’t being a racist and that it was impossible for him to be one. I ask how so, and he told me that he can't be racist because he is black and he can say anything he wanted no matter how hateful and mean but can't be considered a racist because he is black. Needless to say I damn near pissed my self from laughing so hard. He was dead serious by the way to.
Another time I was accused of being a racist for some reason I don't remember how but I do remember it was incredibly stupid... Oh, it was because I called him an idiot and then he accused me of being racist and that all I knew was hate and that I wanted to keep the blacks and other people of "color" down.
I corrected him. 1: My family never had any slaves. 2: My great, great, great, great... grand father faut on the side of the union army to free the slaves as he thought that "No man should be a slave to any other." His words from a very old letter we found to his wife.
3: Now my family on my mother side was persecuted by the Nazis and were sent to a death camp but were able to escape through a loose floor board in one of the rail cars. 4: Left the former nation of Yugoslavia during the civil war between Serbians and Croatians because of Slovadon Milosevic a Communistic dictator who pitted Serbians and Croatians against each other by dragging up old fears between the two. 5: I have friends who were black, Hispanic, Asian...
Despite all this he still considered me a racist.
Then there was my history teacher when we were learning about the holocaust. We rushed through it rather fast and we were going to watch something about it, but she lost the video. I asked if I can bring in a band of brother video and watch a chapter on the holocaust if it was acceptable. The next day she pulled me off to the side in told me that it was inappropriate. I asked how so? She said it was to deep and that she and her husband were part German and that it hurt their feelings watching it and that I was not being sensitive enough. She tried to make seem like inconsiderate basterd. I quickly threw that back in her face and told her that I was part German my self. She then said that makes no difference. I then said her being German made no difference either then. I continued on and asked if she wasn’t showing this for other reasons because it is deemed inappropriate for class viewing. She said that wasnt the case at all... blah blah blah. All be it I wasn’t called a racist but I was called an intolerant jack ass many times despite the fact I am part German my self and a Serbian whose family suffered at the hands of the Nazis.
Another of my favorites is when a Hispanic guy asked if I had change for the bus. I told him I didn't and that I spent the rest of it to get here. He said "A white man with no money, how is that possible? I don't believe you, its because I am Hispanic right?" I rolled my eyes and said again I had no money on me and I emptied out my pockets and all that fell out was lint. He then said "I guess white people can be poor to." then he walked off. I had a WTF look on my face the rest of the day.
And of cores the ocassional running in to a Croation calling me a dirty Serbian gypsi.