After Arizona State Rep.Richard Miranda voiced his support for “Latino Appreciation Day” in the state, his Republican colleague agreed, under one condition: White people would get their own day as well.

Rep. Cecil Ash explained: “I’m supportive of this proposition. I just want them to assure me that when we do become in the minority you’ll have a day for us,” Ash said.

In a state that has drawn attention for its harsh immigration policy and its efforts to do away with ethnic studies programs, this move–to appreciate whites who are quickly becoming the minority–comes as no surprise.

Rep Ash continued, “There was a little contention there so I was just really trying to lighten things up a little bit. I think it was appropriate. It was appropriate for the mood that was in the House and I think that if and when the Caucasian population becomes a minority, they may want to celebrate the accomplishments and the contributions of the Caucasian population the same way.”

Although he suggested it as a joke, the idea that white people are under attack and are experiencing reverse racism is nothing new.

Last year, CNN wondered if whites were being racially oppressed. Although the idea seems absurd on its face, a growing number of whites are beginning to feel as though they are being discriminated against.

The American melting pot is becoming more colorful. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, whites are expected to be the minority by 2050. Because of this, some white people are freaking out.

From the rise of the Tea Party claiming they “want their country back,” to an increase of “Whiteness studies” at colleges and universities, a growing number of white Americans are beginning to feel uneasy about a more diverse future, which leads to asinine requests such as instituting a “white appreciation day” as if most of what is already taught in schools isn’t already about white people.

Despite the fact that racism has little to do with the individual actions of people, but rather the systematic powers in place, some white Americans will continue to cry “reverse racism” when they feel others getting a bigger slice of their American pie.

What do you think? 

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  • Battle13210

    Im not a racist, just to dispel any notion before I get started, if white folks would like ANOTHER day of appreciation, they obviously don’t appreciate the many moths of appreciation their culture receives through out the year in our education systems all across the country!! Once we get a comprehensive look into ethnic studies we begin to see the damage that “white” people have inflicted on most of the world including a big chunk of “their own people”. Now I’m going to address Greg specifically, you’re an idiot and obviously have some sort of bias within you. The crack epidemic of the 80s was endorsed and practically sponsored by the united states government to help destroy the black community, so if you’re going to try to use that against us it’s a double edged sword against you as well! considering how long the history of “black people” is, the original man, the first people to travel the world and land in America and such we SHOULD have our history taught all year not just the shortest month of the year, but that would empower black people and that’s not what is wanted in this country. THE END

    • Greg

      Like I said, there’s quite alot of black racists. That’s why you HAD TO QUALIFY what you were about to say knowing that it was beforehand. I understand your pain.

      Painful knowing your ARE what you accuse others of being. As a person-of-color you don’t get to warrant some other groups pride based on their history because you open yourselves to the same.

      It’s actually non-racist to say you DONT have a say in the first place,

      unless your a racist.
      Deal with it Black.
      Glad to be of help!!!

  • cg

    Same old ludicrous story, different day. We who happened to be born White benefit EVERY day from that unearned fact. It is absolutely disgraceful to deny how much easier we have it. We could — and, maybe we should! — devote ourselves to a lifetime of service for the benefit of the people and communities from whose oppression we benefit, and even that would be inadequate to right the wrongs done to them. For a “public servant” to make light of the huge and growing discrepancies between races is disgusting and reprehensible. White Americans should be reminded that we weren’t the first ones here — we’re immigrants, just like all the “aliens” of whom we are so afraid.

  • LuvIt289

    Racist!
    Seriously, we can have anything? They have German, Polish. Irish, etc.etc. holidays & appreciation days/ months. We say “Black” only b/c that’s our history. We can not trace fully back to purpose ancestors pre-diaspora. These people are just some haters! Ridiculous.