July 4, 2014 3:12 pm -

On Thursday, C-SPAN invited viewers to call in and express their thoughts on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, so naturally, a handful of individuals used the opportunity to lament white oppression.

Washington Journal host Steve Scully heard from an”independent” caller named Thomas from Maryland who whitesplained that he is “much less liberal today” than he was in 1964 when the landmark law was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, because “blacks have brought about most of the present day problems themselves.”

Talking Points Memo reports:

“They insult white people,” he told Scully. “I heard it right on your own show, I heard some black call Karl Rove a ‘white boy.’ And I don’t think that’s right. They’re attacking white people in the big cities and we’re supposed to put up with that kind of stuff and like them and say, ‘Well, come into our neighborhood.’ And how about the discussion of the black crime that goes on in this country?”

The caller went on to complain that the discrimination endured by Irish, Mormons and Italians is widely ignored.

“You people will never, never discuss that. You only discuss the discrimination against the black people,” he said.

When the host asked the caller if he had faced discrimination himself, he said, “Yes, I have felt discrimination in my life. Yes, because I am of Irish descent I have felt it.”

Scully read a tweet from Danny who claimed that the “racists are those who set out to destroy the nation’s white identity, that is racist.”

Two other callers chimed in, each saying that white guys are getting a raw deal.

Joe in Ohio  said there is a “war on white men in this country from liberal white women that claim there is a war against women.”

Exactly. Just because Republicans are firing shots at us, that  doesn’t mean there is a war.

“No country has ever created more things for the betterment of mankind’s living than the caucasian race that came from Europe and I’m sick and tired as an octogenarian hearing all this bad-mouthing of white people,” he said.

Joe went on to say, “And I think it’s time for white men to start standing up because there’s all kinds of groups for other races. And I think it’s time for white pride. We have built this country — Irish, Italians, Germans…Irish, wherever they have come from in Europe. No country in the world has produced what the white man has produced for every culture and race in America.”

Terry in North Carolina called in to agree with Joe, saying, I’m kind of like that last guy. The white man has done more for the black man in this country — I think the black man owes the white man a thank you.”


IKR? When when will the black man stop holding us white people down?


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  1. Linda1961 July 4th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Those men must be miserable and all eaten up with hate.

    • m2old4bs July 4th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      No kidding. Of course they will tell you that they are not, while they bitch and moan and complain some more about being persecuted and so on. It’s that personal responsibility thingy they are so fond of demanding of others but haven’t a clue how to do it themselves, particularly on the self-improvement aspect.

      • Suzanne McFly July 4th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

        Key words are “personal responsibility” I am willing to bet good money none of these men claim responsibility for anything in their own lives.

    • NMAXXS July 4th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      They’re losers, plain and simple.

    • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      I’d guess that spending one’s entire life in fight-or-flight mode and seeing large numbers of one’s fellow humans as some sort of enemy would be awfully tiring, and obviously not very healthy…

      • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

        Dig your Prabhu George avatar, BTW…

        • Linda1961 July 4th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

          Thanks! George is my favorite Beatle.

          • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

            A gentle, spiritual, fiercely talented soul that, by his absence, this world is the poorer, but Vaikuntha is wealthier.

            … sorry… I keep editing this damned thing, as my fingers seem bound and determined to portray me as a profoundly illiterate and inarticulate guy… damn you, big-assed klutzy fingers!!!! LOL

  2. NMAXXS July 4th, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    “I think the black man owes the white man a thank you.”

    With attitudes like that (and for many other reasons, of course), it’s no wonder blacks, in general, mistrust whites.

    • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      I think it’s a valid question to ask that guy, “leaving aside the admittedly good things and contributions from some people who happened to be of northern European heritage, what have you personally contributed to society that anyone should owe you thanks and gratitude?”

      Might not solve anything, but at least there’d be a blessed few moments of silence while the rusty gears in his head creaked around a bit.

  3. Suzanne McFly July 4th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    These “victims” amaze me, these callers are probably the guys who attend the men’s rights meetings. They seem to feel they (white males) have provided all Americans the great lives we have today so we now owe them a debt of gratitude. If these callers aren’t spokesmen for a better education system, I don’t know what is.

    • Deangelo Davis July 5th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      They simply just don’t get it….thank them?…when hell freezes
      over…..everything the white man claim as his discovery or his idea is absurd and offensive in itself because all of the discoveries claimed by white men
      could have been discovered or co discovered by anyone had History not been altered by their brutal atrocities(rape and brutal murders) against fellow man but because of
      the oppression of others by the white man just delayed the discovery of
      many things by non white men and women which despite being brutally oppressed
      still discovered things only to have their ideas stolen by their
      oppressors(white skin men) and the top 3 motivating reasons for that was
      Power…Money…and Hatred….and you can list the many thousand other
      reasons in whatever order you choose!

  4. AnthonyLook July 4th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    What’s astounding is how they don’t absorb or hear themselves or how they sound to the majority of Americans. Their ears are immune to the words they say and write. It’s an inherent racist justification trait.

  5. R.J. Carter July 4th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Maybe everybody’s oppressed by everyone else, and some people get to talk about it and some people don’t.

  6. Denise July 4th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    white males need to shut up! they are the leasy discriminated group in the world. yes, tbe irish have been discriminated. but nobody can look at you and tell you are Irish. it’s not the same as bei g blavk. blacks and native americans are the most put upon groups in this country. these men are complaining, but no. are specific as to how they are discriminated against. giving black people the right to vote did not infringe on their civil liberties what so ever.

    • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Hey, I was excluded from a conversation once, and when I asked why, I was told “Because you’re white,” and I was beaten up once in a small town in Germany in the 70’s for daring to wear a Star of David around my neck… Somehow, I don’t really think those isolated incidents come anywhere close to the entrenched, institutionalized bigotry some folks have experienced for a couple of centuries, y’know?

    • Mike July 5th, 2014 at 9:32 am

      And who do you think died by the thousands trying to end slavery and hundreds, if not thousands more to help end Jim Crow? There’s no denying that Native Americans, African-Americans and even Women have suffered unimaginable things through our country’s history, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that if not for White people standing up and changing things, we just might still have institutionalized slavery in this country.
      I won’t go into your mannerism of telling a whole demographic set of people to “shut up” or your inference that White people should learn to deal with a small amount of discrimination. I let you decide if that is treating people equally.

  7. Lorraine Easterling July 4th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    This discussion is laughable to me.

    • Republicans_are_Evil July 4th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Specifically what in the discussion amuses you?

      • Lorraine Easterling July 4th, 2014 at 11:33 pm

        Read the reply I wrote to Paul J. Gould that will answer your question. Thanks.

        • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 11:38 pm

          With obvious due respect, I’ll offer this: I’ve been accused, and rightfully so, of being really verbose in a good number of my blog comments across the Disqusphere… however, at least someone reading my comment will know immediately from where I’m coming… Minimalism’s great, but c’mon! /*gentle smile*/

    • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Well, I’d make a distinction between darkly humorous and laughable, but I’m just curious… what makes it laughable to you, specifically?

      • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        I say this, so as to avoid giving inadvertent offense towards one with whom I might just agree… however, if you are among the racists who are the subject of the OP, I’d recommend buckling your seatbelt, for you’re in for a rather bumpy ride.

      • Lorraine Easterling July 4th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

        It just makes me laugh at how hypocritical some republicans are. They say democrats don’t believe in God and have no values. That only blacks have babies out of wedlock. They are always talking about some statistics I question. They blame democrats for the moral decay they say of this country. They claim to love God so much but speak with so
        Much hate.

        • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

          Gotcha and I agree… I just didn’t want to be like some that see a comment on a thread, with not a whole lot of context, yet feel free to react with hair on fire… /*smile*/

  8. secondlook July 4th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I had no idea that since I said there is a war on women that means I was in fact waging a war on men. smh.

    • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      I don’t consider myself threatened, and I’m a guy, so at least from this quarter, I’d say you’re good…

      • secondlook July 4th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

        You’re not one of those professional victims. 😉

        • Paul Julian Gould July 4th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

          No… don’t even hold amateur status, friend… I’m no one’s victim. I’ve endured a few things in life for which some might claim victimhood, but to me it’s more like stubbing my toe and thinking that equates to the person who’s lost a leg. Any negatives I’ve experienced in life I just count as minor ways to enable me to maybe understand a little bit more those that have had real problems.

    • AnthonyLook July 4th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Not men; Republican spineless pandering cowards.

      • Mike July 5th, 2014 at 9:40 am

        other than the author making an offhanded remark about Republicans, how do you know these people were Republicans? or are you simply using inferences and stereotypes to label people? Maybe you should take a long hard look at how you treat people who have a different opinion than yours.

        • EJ July 5th, 2014 at 11:33 am

          You really think they weren’t? Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. I’ve never heard a white liberal male rant about how oppressed they are. Not once.

          • Mike July 5th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

            probably were, but using stereotypes a generalizations are the very thing that elicits howls of racism from the left. that’s why the divide is getting wider in this country, if those things aren’t OK to use when discussing one group, quit using them to discuss others.

        • AnthonyLook July 5th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

          You take a long hard look at reality and quit spending so much lame time defending Republicans from their hard earned label of being the racist party; that is a foregone conclusion.

          • Mike July 5th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

            I’m not defending anyone, merely pointing out that you don’t offer the basic respect for a differing opinion as you demand. and do a little research on the Democratic Party’s roll in historical racism before labeling the entire Republican voting block as racist.

          • AnthonyLook July 5th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

            Quit the historical “who started the KKK” BS, we’re talking the present. Racists do not deserve basic respect and the fact that the Republican party enable and panders to racists is indisputable in THE PRESENT.

          • Mike July 5th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

            I disagree that ALL Republicans pander and enable such behavior. and EVERYONE deserves basic respect, but maybe that’s just my Republican side speaking. and if you want to talk present day, which party try’s to control African-Americans through continued reliance on the welfare system? by pushing for unlimited enrollment for welfare the Democrats are basically saying to the AA community, ” You can’t take care of yourself, you need the government to take care of you”. and don’t say it’s not about control, after you’re in that system, the government says how much you can earn, where you live, what you can own, which Dr. you can see, etc.

          • AnthonyLook July 5th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

            It doesn’t matter what you agree with. The pervasive mindset in America is that Republicans harbor, enable, pander and embrace racists. Daily from newspapers, to radio and television, to blogs and magazine– Republicans put their racists foot in their mouths. Your 47% simplistic selfish justification ideology is mundane in the real world and racist. In America, the percent of people on MediCal (Welfare) are White, which statistically makes sense since minorities are just that- minorities. Proportionally is a different perspective, but in mere numbers your argument smack of self serving racism.

          • Mike July 6th, 2014 at 11:34 am

            My opinion matters just as much as yours, you can’t have an intelligent conversation without name calling and trying to dehumanize white people or republicans. Why would anyone want to work with you or take your comments as anything but vitriol. like it or not White people still make up a sizable portion of this country and our opinions will matter for a long time so you should learn to compromise and communicate with them if you are decide to do anything other than spew hatred.

          • AnthonyLook July 6th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

            What you think doesn’t change the overwhelming view of racism, bigotry, prejudice, intolerance inherent in the Republican Party. That’s just a fact, that you don’t believe the majority of American voters that aren’t Republican think that is just sour grapes.

  9. Chris Jackson July 4th, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I’ll jump in and ask a logical question here.

    Since these guys are “professional victims” (a term I’ve seen used here) and seemingly don’t take “personal responsibility” (another term used here) for what they’ve brought upon themselves, do you all think that any black person that is a professional victim that doesn’t take personal responsibility for their choices should be excoriated just the same? Let me say I suspect that some people will agree on paper but when the rubber meets the road they’ll actually flip the script and agree right along with them.

    • Guest July 4th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      What are you talking about?

  10. labman57 July 5th, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Pat Buchanan and his White Pride buddies were bored today ….

  11. Stan Ubeki July 5th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I like the way he enunciated “Northern…..Liberal…..Elites” as if it took his brain a few seconds to dredge up the genetic sludge from 150 years ago.

  12. Donavan from Ocala,FL July 6th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    One question. Why is it ok to have an all black school but racist to even consider a all white school. I am no where near racist my nephew is biracial. Just an honest question I am curios about.