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Old 12-26-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Well, let's define "united." Do you mean socially, or culturally, or politically, or economically? Or all of the above? Are all "white" people SUPPOSED to be "united" in all of these respects?

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But, no, there is no "white community." The white population of the US is so drastically varied in culture by regional, political, philosophical, and social differences that there's just no way for it to be one single community. Rich white people in the south feel no kinship or community with poor urban white people feel no kinship or community for middle-class suburban Americans feel no kinship or community with rich urban Americans feel no kinship or community with poor rural Americans.
This. ^

 
Old 12-26-2014, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I wouldn't go so far as to say that the white population as a whole, or even in general, is "resentful" of racial or ethnic minorities at all.

There are certainly plenty of people who are outright racist.
There are plenty of others who are pretty hardcore race apologists.
The majority of white people from gen-x on up, I think, were raised to believe that being "colorblind" was the best way to go, and that's the attitude that they subscribe to... it was also what was generally strived for over the last few decades, to treat everyone as equals. Now, they're being told that being told by the progressive side that "colorblind" is a bad thing because it doesn't go far enough, from the conservative side that it's a bad thing because the stereotypes are all true, and they don't know what they're actually "supposed" to think.

But, no, there is no "white community." The white population of the US is so drastically varied in culture by regional, political, philosophical, and social differences that there's just no way for it to be one single community. Rich white people in the south feel no kinship or community with poor urban white people feel no kinship or community for middle-class suburban Americans feel no kinship or community with rich urban Americans feel no kinship or community with poor rural Americans.
Yeppers. I don't feel a tad bit of kinship with those damyankees any more than with a Brazilian bongo player.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I believe people are becoming less concerned with race than with simple consideration for others.

You live in my neighborhood and keep up your property. You have well behaved children that don't cause trouble. They don't play loud music until all hours of the night. And your dog doesn't bark 24/7. Welcome, glad to have you as my neighbor.

I could care less if you are a purple, Saturn-born, three-headed Klingon. I'm white and married to a Korean. We consider ourselves and our neighbors just "Americans".

Certainly all people don't think this way and some may never. To us, people are people.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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In the U.S. context, "whiteness" is defined more as an absence of being "of color" or having any identity very divergent from the U.S. norm. So no, generally speaking, white people within the U.S. take their whiteness for granted, and think of it as a given.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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I say this because in films you see dark haired dark eyed actors but in some parts of the U.S there are many blondes. Then I realize most of these actors come from the Northeast. I also noticed many differences between whites in the south , the west, the northeast, etc. Even White that are came from the same country ( Germany) are very different due to living in different parts of the country and their families arriving in different periods of time. Couple that with how their economic situation went and their changing believes, then they very different.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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yes, we are very united. except for cheeseheads, and prespeter...precpitar...pressbateri.......methodis ts
 
Old 12-26-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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But, no, there is no "white community."
Bingo. There's nothing to unite with.

From my perspective regional differences are stronger than racial ones. I've got far more in common with my non-white friends from Texas than I do some other white guy from Vermont.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Given the history of the United States I would say yes. It's largely due to the racial segregation and division of this country. In many other countries the poor underclass are much more likely to unite regardless of color. In contrast to the United States which has historically been a divide between the poor Whites and poor Blacks. Whites elites/upperclass have historically brainwashed lower class Whites by giving them the "illusion of inclusion". Lower class whites would think "I may be a poor White man but at least I'm not a poor Black man." Living in a racially segregated society gave most Whites the idea that they were united because they were better then the Blacks or other minority groups.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I believe people are becoming less concerned with race than with simple consideration for others.

You live in my neighborhood and keep up your property. You have well behaved children that don't cause trouble. They don't play loud music until all hours of the night. And your dog doesn't bark 24/7. Welcome, glad to have you as my neighbor.

I could care less if you are a purple, Saturn-born, three-headed Klingon. I'm white and married to a Korean. We consider ourselves and our neighbors just "Americans".

Certainly all people don't think this way and some may never. To us, people are people.
Most Whites have always been united when it comes to where they choose to live. When a certain number of Blacks or other minority group moves into a neighborhood, whites will start to move out. They don't call it "White Flight" for nothing.


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Old 12-26-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Given the history of the United States I would say yes. It's largely due to the racial segregation and division of this country. In many other countries the poor underclass are much more likely to unite regardless of color. In contrast to the United States which has historically been a divide between the poor Whites and poor Blacks. Whites elites/upperclass have historically brainwashed lower class Whites by giving them the "illusion of inclusion". Lower class whites would think "I may be a poor White man but at least I'm not a poor Black man." Living in a racially segregated society gave most Whites the idea that they were united because they were better then the Blacks or other minority groups.


And that "illusion of inclusion" is as strong today as it ever was.
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