I have had my own personal views and complaints about this topic for long time now but this thread https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=54405 has made me start thinking about this prominant social issue. Basically I would like to know everyones views on this topic. I realise this is treading an extremely thin line but it could also turn into an interesting, insightful and intelligent conversation thread. Basically what I want to know is why is it that only white people are labeled as racist while people of other heritages can get away with it? I know any individual can be racist but I am more talking about the labeling, like what happened to Pauline Hanson when she was saying if you come to Australia you have to accept an Australian way of life or go home. Now she was labeled a racist but if you read what I said again it really isn't. But why is it that other cultures seem to be immune from the racist brand that is handed out like candy for white people? Another example can be found right here in your nearest town or city. If an aboriginal starts abusing us just because we are white, then why is it that they don't get labeled racist? Why is it that if black people decided to have a march through the city proclaiming the love of their heritage with the terms "Black Power", or "Black pride" on banners no one would give it a thought, but a group of white people carrying banners saying "White Pride" or "White Power" would instantly be accused of being racists? I hope people understand what I am trying to get off my chest here. Like I said in the other thread I judge people on their attitudes and the impression I they give me when I first meet them, not on skin color.... But this is what annoys me is that I have to explain it like this for fear of some one calling me a racist and that name sticking to me I know we don't have people trolling this forum just dieing to give people hard times and I really do want this to be an intelligent and respectful thread, so your thoughts and opinions?? ps it took me FOREVER to work up the courage to post this potential disaster of a thread.