I feel your pain.
Let's see, in my 34 years on this earth, I've been called a tirad of names. I've been called fat; I've been called a bigot because of where I was born, not because of any action on my part; I've been called a bit%$, rightly so at times; I've been called tons of things that, had I ALLOWED it, could have hindered my progression in life. I have been discriminated against because I'm overweight, I've been discriminated against because I'm a woman, I've been discriminated against because I was single, I've been discriminated against because I am married, I've been discriminated against because I have kids, I've been discriminated against because I smoke..the list goes on.
Racism DOES exsist, but you see, it isn't a one-way street. Not a week goes by, that I don't care for a black family at work that treats me as if I'm their maid, as if they're paying ME back for hundreds of years of pain and suffering. Their's an underlying, "your white ass is gonna pay.." in these attitudes. I understand the pain, I understand the anger. I don't, however, understand the desire to make ME suffer. I NEVER owned a slave, nor did any of my family; I NEVER bombed a church, burned a cross or mistreated ANYONE based on skin color; I have no memory of separate water fountains/bathrooms/resturaunts, I am adamant at teaching my kids racial equality ( NOT "tolerance", such an ugly word. We TOLERATE things because we are forced to, not out of love for others). I, like any other white american with half a conscious, want to see those who tortured black americans punished; I hope anyone who drug a man behind a truck, beat a man (regardless of skin color or reason for beating), or burned a cross in someone's yard , is severely punished. I find solace in the fact that if my government fails to deal appropriately with the perpertrators of these heinous crimes, my God will not fail. BUT, with all this said, I still must ask. What have I done to deserve this treatment by blacks?? I know the answer, I was born white, period.
My best friend is black, but I can not enter or leave her neighborhood after dark. Why? Because I am white; I am the enemy. In the daylight, I am stared at as if I'm an alien, I am stopped by BLACK policemen and suspected of seeking/dealing drugs; all this because I am white in a black neighborhood.
So, you see..terrorism, by your definition exsists for everyone. You're right, I do say your "race card" has no place here. Everyone can find their achilles heel and play it to their benefit. There are thousands of black americans that have made it big in this country, are more successful than I'll ever dream of being. How is it they were capable of being so secure, so successful, yet you are held back? Perhaps your bone should be with them.
Who will you be tomorrow? That is determined by YOUR leaders. The terms used for black americans have changed because of demands of BLACK leaders, not by white america. So, you'll have to ask your leaders what you will be called, that isn't up to us. As for me, IF I must address you by your skin color, then I will continue to refer to you as "black", as that seems to be the preferable term for the majority.
If you can't seem to find any patriotism, if this country has been so evil to you, then I must ask one more question. Why do you continue to stay? I often ask this same question of my father-in-law, who hates America. I just don't understand why people stay when they're so mistreated. Last I checked, our government wasn't forcing anyone a w/o criminal record to stay here.
In case you missed this point, there were WHITE, BLACK, ASIAN, EUROPEAN, ETC., ETC., killed in the 9-11 attacks. Do NOT attempt to underplay the tragedy of those people's death by playing your race card here. It just ain't gonna win.
You must deal with YOUR anger, YOUR prejudices before asking other's to deal with theirs.