The Side-Eye: White People In America Are Feeling Racially Opressed

- By Bossip Staff


A growing number of white Americans are acting like a racially oppressed majority. They are adopting the language and protest tactics of an embattled minority group, scholars and commentators say.

They point to these signs of racial anxiety:

• A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found 44% of Americans surveyed identify discrimination against whites as being just as big as bigotry aimed at blacks and other minorities. The poll found 61% of those identifying with the Tea Party held that view, as did 56% of Republicans and 57% of white evangelicals.

• More colleges are offering courses in “Whiteness Studies” as white Americans cope with becoming what one commentator calls a “dispossessed majority group.”

Whiteness studies?? Really???

• A Texas group recently formed the “Former Majority Association for Equality” to offer college scholarships to needy white men. Colby Bohannan, the group’s president, says white men don’t have scholarship options available to minorities. “White males are definitely not a majority” anymore, he says.

We died at “Former Majority Association for Equality.”

• U.S. Census Bureau projections that whites will become a minority by 2050 are fueling fears that whiteness no longer represents the norm. This fear has been compounded by the recent recession, which hit whites hard.

Oh. Lol.

• Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh argued in a radio show that Republicans are an “oppressed minority” in need of a “civil rights movement” because its members willingly sit in the “back of the bus” and “are afraid of the fire hoses and the dogs.”

• Fox talk-show host Glenn Beck led a march on Washington (attended primarily by white people) to “restore honor,” and once called President Obama a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people and white culture.” He later said he regretted making that comment.

• Conservative news outlets ran a number of stories last summer highlighting an incident from the 2008 elections, in which activists from the New Black Panther Party appeared to be intimidating voters at a polling place. Those claims were never proven.

Mass rallies in Washington, voter intimidation at the polls, creating ethnic studies programs at colleges to promote racial self-awareness — it sounds like a script from a civil rights documentary.

But not everyone buys that script. Mona Charen, a conservative columnist for the National Review, challenges that view with this question: If more white Americans feel like an embattled minority, why did they elect President Barack Obama?

“Did they become racist after electing the first black president?” she asks.

Charen says the United States today is “incredibly tolerant and open.”

Sure, she says, there are individuals who nurture racial animosity, but most Americans deserve praise for looking past race.

The proof, she says, isn’t just in the fact that the nation elected its first black president. She cites the rise of more interracial couples.

“When I grew up, it was incredibly rare to see interracial couples,” she says. “People would turn their heads on the streets. Now it’s so common that no one notices it anymore.”

See: swirl-ers are WINNING!

All jokes aside, what are you thoughts on this issue and Mona Charen’s comments?


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  • Troi Dustin

    I don’t blame them. I’m one of these young, gifted, and black women in the sciences who gets all the affirmative action-type perks. Full scholarship/fellowship to college/grad school. Great paid summer internships. I get hired easily and beat out the white ppl. I have black guilt. LMAO!

    • AMBER

      They Oppress themselves with all their bourgeois aspirations and pretentious ideals.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ AMBER

      What does that mean?

    • Sally

      NICE NEWS !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      At white male egyptians might of invented but your people ate off of it and tried to repeat in different countries. Demon blood runs through your veins.

    • bbbbb

      Just to add if you’re black or whatever minority and you have a high GPA, you’re an excellent student. etc don’t feel bad affirmative action. These people have their own prejudices. They call it “networking” or “going to daddy’s alma mata”. 🙂

    • coldt7

      @Dustin you’re a lying piece of sacastic sh*t.You a whiteboy trying to be a smart azz,what black woman would use that corny name dustin.

    • htown


    • Troi Dustin

      @kerry: yeah, me & yo momma.
      @coldt: if i told you how i came up with my name, I’d have to kill you.

    • super steph!

      ya its true…every single one of my aunts and uncles got phds for free for being native am. i mean yah, were a smart bunch, but still…

    • WTF!

      Black ppl being blamed again. You have China emerging as a powerhouse(including the Asians in this country), you have Hispanics(mostly Mexicans) predicted to be the majority of this nation in the future. Yet AA are the ones being jabbed at. I guess it is true Whites measure their success based off of how well(or poorly) AA are doing. The lower AA are on the totem pole the less threaten they feel.

  • Troi Dustin

    White ppl elected Obama because they have white guilt.

  • http://google really

    This is so crazy trust white americans knew and they already have it worked out where there kids and their new “minority” will still be the top earners if only african americans. Were picketing and still marching for our rights oh how things would white people are evil they have tired to dominate every race in the country and failed welcome new minorities

  • Troi Dustin

    If you were a white person who felt like you were losing out on scholarships and job opportunities b/c of affirmative action policies, I bet you would believe in white oppression. It’s not fair when it happens to one of us and it’s also not fair when it happens to one of them. However, unfortunately, if we want to balance what was so skewed historically, then they’re gonna have to deal with it for a while. I don’t think they should have to deal with it indefinitely.

  • Innocent_truth

    All the years of oppressing blacks and other minorities and now they want to cry foul! I don’t feel sorry for them one bit. Though I would rather whites stayed in charge than Hispanics. I’m not racist but Latino’s can’t operate governments for sh*t. Just look at South American countries and you will understand my point of view. They are not equipped to operate a vast country like the U.S. in a global economy. Hell, neither a blacks for that matter! Whites need to read up on Edmund Burke and adopt his philosophy on maintaining power.

    • Getem

      Sad, I have to agree with you.

    • sommer

      I agree with you also. but they are wrong when it comes to affirmative action, they have chipped at it until it is almost nonexistent LMAO.

    • Truth be Told

      Your comment is lacking many factors that have contributed to the plight of African and Latin countries. Latin countries suffer from racism much more severe than the racism that exists in America. This stifles its growth. Even though they claim to be independent, they are still dependent on some country and are still struggling from issues that stem all the way to colonialism.
      Edmund Burke would work for whites since he was the conservative of his time, but the main issue is that skin color still has a significant role in today’s society.
      It might sound wrong but they are getting a taste of their own medicine after oppressing every non-white group for generations and still believing that Americans(whites of course) are more superior than other ethnicities and races. That is exactly why China is going to beat us eventually since our focus is on race and not improving education or creating innovative business ventures.

  • WOW!!!

    really white folk? really? karma’s a *itch!

  • afro british

    I am starting to believe that white people are paranoid,in england they believe that minorities are taking over and we are only 10%. They all need to just shut up.

  • phil

    Welcome to the club white peooles. It is because of white folks that they had to enforce affirmative action in the first place. They been going thru it for the last 10 years and not even 100% of the time. Compare that to 400 years. It is wrong though. I don’t like affirmative action but a white president put in that order. I wonder why…

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    We do. And many of us are still whining. Go figure.

  • white male

    I want reparations

    • KJ

      Go back to Europe, Europeon!

  • inmyopinion

    race has nothin to do with who can best run this country obama is doing the best that he can he came into an already finacially unstable country our country is beyond in debt and people critque him like hes god White Americans have only seen this country ran by white people and object to change. No matters whos in office next it still will be alot of work for anyone to do.

  • jay


  • rip NAT TURNER


  • KJ

    “racism”- a white invention whites’ll never claim they invented!

    • Sharock1

      That is the truth! Every time they mention “reverse racism” I tell them to shut up. Just what did they expect after putting blacks through so much h*ll? After a time, people start hating back. May they all be absorbed into color! Stupid fools, Why aren’t they angry at the white men who are busting unions, trying to demolish healthcare and kickin’ them out of their shacks on the prairie?

  • Wendy

    @ intellectual.mind Touch’e!!! All I can say don’t feel so good does it white folk??? You haven’t felt half of the oppression your people evoked on African American, Native Americans,Mexican Americans etc… You are now becoming the minority, but until we get more people of ethnicity into law and goverment to manipulate and regulate the laws as you all do, boy you going to have problems…….

  • http://google really

    At white male egyptians might of invented but your people ate off of it and tried to repeat in different countries. Demon blood runs through your veins.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      Are you prejudiced against demons? Can’t a person be proud of their demon heritage? I think I might be 1/8th demon.

  • Unico

    I’m bring the cheese, someone else has to bring the wine.

  • yt

    Hispanics are migrating illegally to work for illegally low wage.

    White and black americans alike are going to have the living standards of a third world country because that’s the only way they’re going to be able to compete with rural mexican immigrants.

  • yt

    Egypt is thousands of years older then the bible. And you’re tellin other people to get some knowledge? Damn.

  • Sharock1

    Were they against the institution? Did they protest racism and support equality? Some whites did and some were just silent and obeyed the status quo.

  • TheTruth

    White people are reaping what they have sown. What goes around does come around, even generations later.

  • Barshan ALLAH

    Ignorance is ABLISS! To hate or downplay ANYONE is to feel unsecure and lacking love of SELF… I spend my time creating ideals, helping, and improving society…WHAT’S IN YOUR BROWN PAPER BAGGIE?

  • Barshan ALLAH

    @mehico- ur race is so far behind… u just starting 2 get ur own TV channels….with the total amount of stars I can count on one hand! Lol: ur race is too weak to phuk with US… hide under your sanberos, kiss ur chi-wha whas & eat ur taco BE I ITCH!!!

  • Barshan ALLAH


  • yt

    lol 16th generation Canadian here

    don’t owe blacks shit

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