Be Proud... No matter what you are.

Be Proud... No matter what you are. | ALL I SAID WAS I WAS PROUD TO BE A STRAIGHT, WHITE MALE. | image tagged in memes,jack sparrow being chased,pride,white,shawnljohnson,political correctness | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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34 ups, 5y,
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I am a proud black man, said the black man.
I am a proud mexican man, said the mexican man.
I am a proud asian man, said the asian man.
I am a proud gay man, said the gay man.
I am a proud white man, said the racist.
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18 ups, 5y,
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Yeah. It's a double standard, isn't it?
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0 ups, 5y
Yeah bro u got all sorts of interweb access and food and clothes and medicine and imgflip, check your f**kin privelige
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5 ups, 5y,
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*You're
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2 ups, 5y
He could own privileged.
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3 ups, 5y,
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1 up, 5y
I agree
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11 ups, 5y,
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This comment section is so f**king stupid and ridiculous. Great meme.
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1 up, 4y,
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Thanks, man. I actually lost a friend creating it. So, hopefully it keeps getting upvotes.
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2 ups, 3y
Wow, that's crazy. I loved this meme and it's message. You can't control your race.
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11 ups, 5y,
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2 ups, 5y
Althought I agree with most of liberal views, this is still funny as crap! xD
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11 ups, 5y,
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This comment section is about as useful as windscreen wipers on a submarine
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1 up, 5y
XD
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9 ups, 5y
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7 ups, 5y,
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I'm a straight white woman so at least I'm not sexist XD.
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1 up, 3y
Ditto!
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6 ups, 5y
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12 ups, 5y,
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9 ups, 5y,
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Can white people not be proud of what white people have accomplished?
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8 ups, 5y,
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Be proud of what YOU accomplish, not of what someone else who shares your physical description accomplishes... that's just stupid. Being proud of Tesla because you're also white, you may as well be apologizing for Hitler because of the same logic. It makes no sense.
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8 ups, 5y,
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I'm proud of tesla as a white person the same way blacks are proud to have had MLK jr. They were both great minded individuals who made great accomplishments. Why is that so wrong to be proud of?
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11 ups, 5y,
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I get your point, but disagree. After all it was MLK Jr. who dreamed to be "judged not by the color of skin, but by the content of character". The whole idea of being proud to be black is probably the result of liberal white teachers who thought they needed to teach young blacks self respect after years of disrespected. But like so many, well intentioned, liberal projects it has done more harm than good. Today "back pride" is more of a stumbling block for youth in ghettos. Same for "red pride" on Indian reservations. The mentality keeps people from assimilating. But that's none of my business.
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6 ups, 5y,
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On a side note I told the native I worked with today that life is like a box a chocolates. The brown ones are the best ones! He busted up laughing :D
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1 up, 4y
That one made me lol. I like White chocolate sometimes, too. Doesn't mean I don't like the regular milk chocolate or even the dark chocolate. I just hate the fruit filled ones... nothing against gays.
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3 ups, 5y
great replie my friend!
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1 up, 5y,
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There is a difference between being proud of someone and being grateful for them...
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9 ups, 5y,
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"Be proud of what YOU accomplish, not of what someone else who shares your physical description accomplishes... that's just stupid." I agree with that point, and by that logic, I shouldn't be attacked for the wrongs that other people who share some of my physical attributes have committed... And that's what happens when I say I'm proud to be Straight and White. That's why the comment says "Be Proud, no matter what you are."
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5 ups, 5y
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6 ups, 5y,
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Theres really no reason that you cant be both prideful and grateful. If my pride for something is offensive, then youre prolly just too sensitive
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5 ups, 5y,
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I judge the prideful because pride without cause is insatiably moronic. Pride should beget an accomplishment, not some default quality you cannot help. Being proud of your skin color, you may as well wear a shirt boasting that you make your own poops. I mean hey, you can't help having a bowel movement, so let's be proud of that, too. Pride is divisive; to boast your qualities insinuates that there is something exceptional about them that other qualities lack. Ergo, if you take pride in something, it should behoove you to take pride in something worth taking pride in: something that took time, energy, labor, and thought. No one on this earth ever had to "work at being black" or "work at being gay." Maybe they experienced difficulties because of how people treated them for these qualities, but the qualities themselves simply do not change with any amount of labor you enact upon them. You may as well be proud of your nose shape, or proud of the proportion of your toes. It's vanity. And vanity deserves judgment.
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3 ups, 5y,
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So there shouldn't even be black pride? And if homosexuality is, in fact, genetic, gay pride falls under the same category, correct?
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3 ups, 5y
That's what I'm saying. I personally think pride is often damaging, and most damaging when it makes people contented with non-accomplishments. The mood here seems to be that no genetic trait pride is toxic; I contend that it's all toxic. I can see damage coming of pride. I don't see it coming of humility.
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1 up, 5y,
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Im gay and I really don't give a shit I'm gay I just like to suck dick
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4 ups, 5y,
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Good for you! Just don't shove any dicks down others' throats against their will. =D
1 up, 5y
Thanks Shawn!
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2 ups, 5y,
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By the way, I did not down vote your meme, so I hope I am not getting any spite down votes for any such assumption.
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3 ups, 5y,
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Your theory on pride damaging society is really just an excuse in the wake of charleston, or it looks that way to me. I cant think of any other scenario where people are being affected because of their pride for something. White people arent going around being prideful of themselves and all whites' accomplishments, and neither are black or asian or whoever. And if there are ppl doing that, theyre far n few inbetween. Im a blues guitarist and i love clapton and hendrix most. But im not waving a flag with pride that clapton was a white guitar master, even tho he is. I love hendrix way more, but its not like im more proud of clapton because wer both white. Im equally proud as a musician that each person existed and did the things they did. And i refuse to feel sorry for feeling prideful for that. Race hardly plays into at this point, people just love to be butthurt these days
1 up, 5y
Okay guys, I'm about to end this conversation in a few words.

Pride comes before a fall, so all pride is pretty much pointless. It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, white, black, or alien, all pride is something to avoid.

'Nuff said
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0 ups, 5y
Actually, I have your back, brother. I've been upvoting all of your comments. XD
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3 ups, 5y,
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No one on this earth ever had to "work at being black" or "work at being gay." ... you're forgetting Rachel Dolezal and as far as working to be gay, there is no gay gene. They have to work at that too. Evolution doesn't create millions of dead ends.
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5 ups, 5y,
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@Rhayn,
"Evolution doesn't create millions of dead ends."
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Yeah. Except for: 1. every extinct species ever, 2. the nerve overlay that causes a blind spot in human vision and various other animals, 3. pretty much every mutation ever that wasn't beneficial to a creature's survival, 4. birth defects, etc., etc.... "Evolution doesn't create millions of dead ends." That's right. It's more like billions, if not trillions plus.

As for Rachel Dolezal, identify however you want. It doesn't change your DNA.
By "black" I mean "African descent." You can't magically change your origins.

And she's a go***amn fraud. She even says it in her own flowery language.
"...the decisions that I have made along the way, including my identification, have been to survive..."
I can't think of any other translation for that than, "I became black to scam people."

That's not "working at being black." That's "defrauding people to convince them you're black."
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2 ups, 5y,
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Extinctions are generally not related necessarily to genetic characteristics. Extinctions are primarily related to exterior circumstances or influences unrelated to reproduction. Mutants generally cannot replicate themselves. The human "blind spot" has nothing to do with this argument. Birth defects don't result in organisms able to replicate. The existence of mutants says nothing to your argument, only that I didn't communicate my point clearly ... so I'll take the blame for that.
3 ups, 5y
@Rhayn,
1. Evolution is essentially defined as gradual changes to the characteristics of a specie as it becomes assimilated into its surroundings.
2. The existence of mutants says EVERYTHING about my argument, because mutations must occur for evolution to exist. There must be deviations from what is already present. And since a FRACTION OF A PERCENT of mutations are useful to the individual, the vast majority of them are harmful, and therefore a byproduct of evolution which will inhibit their ability to procreate.
3. The reason I mention the blind spot is because evolution is not a target. Evolution adds onto what already exists more or less at random- not as a direct response to the environment. When the changes HAPPEN to coincide with the environment, they get passed on. An example of evolution not being a target: when you bend your individual fingers, the "oldest" part of your brain tells you to bend everything at once (like your hand is a flap)and then that impulse gets passed through a filter to refine it for each finger. Evolution works by adding on and the taking away is more seldom. It doesn't eliminate every aspect of old pathology to make the being more efficient.
4. Natural birth defects are a measurement of an individual's breeding viability and passing on of their lineage. IF an unnatural birth defect, or some extinction from **outside environmental influence** kills off the individual or specie, it is because they were not capable of adapting to their surroundings, whether too suddenly onset or because the occurrence of new traits did not arise, which is the entire function of evolution.

Genes are plastic to the environment. Only those which are able to endure pass on sustainably. Therefore if homosexuality is genetic, then homosexuals are going to be less viable for whatever factors the environment allows.

***Saying that homosexuality is a choice because evolution "doesn't leave loose ends" is tantamount to saying, "Evolution doesn't let beings with certain characteristics stop breeding or become more inhibited from breeding."***

And that's absolute BS. That's essentially all evolution is: weeding out and adding on.
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2 ups, 5y,
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Thank you for bringing her to my attention, though. I was able to create a gem of a meme for tomorrow.
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0 ups, 5y,
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Tell me how homosexuals pass genes to their offspring. There's your "weeding out"
2 ups, 5y
Do you know what ALLELES, PHENOTYPES, and GENOTYPES are?
Each gene has 2 allele pairings. A phenotype is an observable characteristic. A genotype is a genetic characteristic which may rely on environmental factors to trigger its appearance. Homosexuality is not a singular asset that gets passed on. It's a phenotype- an expression of odd gene pairings, which may get passed down singularly. Look up Mendeleev Squares. A little rudimentary research should clear up for you very easily how a gay gene could be passed down.
2 ups, 5y
Because straight people who don't have the complete genotype can pass it down. It's like saying, "Why don't tall people or short people die out?" Even if we were all medium-height, it could be the expression of Tt (tall and short pairing). Tt x Tt = TT or tt
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1 up, 5y
tl;dr
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1 up, 5y
I read it. Well said.
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0 ups, 3y
So true.
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