mocktwinkie saidYou only see through the lenses of race, that's your problem. If a group of non-whites are occupying a piece of land and they are disenfranchised by another group of non-whites, you don't seem to have a problem with the latter group keeping it (presumably because they look the same skin color wise as the former group?), but if one group of non-whites are disenfranchised by whites then all of a sudden it's a big deal and whites should give the land back.
This is the problem when you're thinking in terms of race. In Precolumbian America (of which I am very much familiar and obsessed with their history) there were all sorts of ethnic groups constantly annihilating each other century upon century, but because they all looked roughly the same and weren't white you've got yourself convinced that the first time anyone was disenfranchised of anything was when the europeans showed up and subjugated the people of the Americas.
Why are you so obsessed with focusing on the race of who is conquering who? Aren't people just people?
Gawd, if only you could see how intellectually ridiculous you sound without thinking in terms of western racial brainwash.
Since someone else is schooling you on how wrong you are regarding mortgage crisis, I'll deal with this.
A) I see things through a number of lenses, race being one of them. I question my white privilege and force myself to think things through others perspectives.
B) The issue isn't the history of Native Americans or pre-Columbian societies. Even the Pilgrims were not necessarily racist but more likely ignorant of Native customs and how they settled their disputes.
C) What is racist (as all we ahistorical and uninformed) is SB applying a Western European frame to the way in which Europeans took over North America, displacing and eventually (unwittingly) killing huge swaths of the native population, and make an ignorant remark about the Native tribes not having "immigration law" in response to the very good question of why those of us whose parents/grandparents immigrated here have a right to slam the door behind us and, in the case of most anti-immigrant movements, use racist fear-mongering to portray undocumented workers as alien parasites.
But you're deliberately being racist yourself and you don't even know it. If non-whites are not constantly worried about offending whites by applying their "frame" on the world (such as China, Japan, for example) then why should whites? As an example: if there is a white person you don't like and a non-white person you don't like, why should you treat one a little different, or "less" offensively than the way you would treat the other? By treating them both the same you are affirming that they are both equal and that you don't need to treat one as being inferior.
Everyone in non-western countries are applying their own frame on things, so what's the big deal?
You automatically put your western white guilt lenses on everything. Hello! White people are going to be like 3% of the world population soon and probably all extinct in several hundred years. You act like white people are some significant majority oppressing everyone. Heck, they'll soon be a minority in Europe itself (have you been there lately?).
You don't see Japanese treating whites in a condescending manner because they don't assume their inferiority to them. They demonstrate that they are treating you equally by actually treating you with their own standards without assuming that whites can't take care of themselves and that they need to be "rescued" from something. But you do! By treating a black person or whatever they may be differently from a white person you constantly perpetuate the idea in society that they are inferior and are always in need of your magnanimous white help. That's what liberal do-gooders thrive on.
"There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
" --Friedrich August Hayek
You are obviously the latter one and you don't even know it. And I should also say, that by forever "attempting" to make someone else equal (when they already have equal rights) is already to assume that they are inferior, which in turn creates a never ending cycle of inequality.