Sitting in a car behind a bus in rush hour traffic in downtown San Francisco is not on my list of preferred activities. As you sit and wait and read the ad on the back of the bus through one light, then two, there is no easy escape from the blare of the copy. On this day, the back of the bus yelled (approximately): "If you want to reach me (photo of Asian woman with yuppie clothes and accoutrement), you'd better advertise in The Asian Yellow Pages (sic)". Incredible. This was not a fluke. The previous time I sat behind a bus in San Francisco, the ad on the back was in Mandarin. Not American English--Mandarin. I thought what any non-zombie White American would think: What would be the reaction to a White American Yellow Pages? There would be hysteria in the press and the government. Condemnation would singe the graphics of CNN. Federal agents would be dispatched. Before it was over, the publishers of such a taboo listing would be firebombed or would be charged with a Hate Crime.
We White Americans are the bruised abused slaves of political correctness. We are not allowed to live together, go to school together, or even do business together without some government agency or massively funded non-profit organization spotting the group and vowing to bust it up. And Heaven Forbid we should put together agencies and associations like the Professional Ethnics.
You over there, I can see you're not convinced. Well, let's try some real life listings and see what happens if White is substituted...
|IF THIS EXISTS:||THEN WHY CAN'T THIS EXIST?:|
|Asian Advisory Committee on Crime||White Advisory Committee on Crime|
|Asian American Donor Program||White American Donor Program|
|Asian American Home Care||White American Home Care|
|Asian Communities Mental Health Services||White Communities Mental Health Services|
|Asian Health Services||White Health Services|
|Asian Immigrant Women Advocates||White Citizen Women Advocates|
|Asian Inc. Business Assistance Program||White Business Assistance Program|
|Asian Neighborhood Design||White Neighborhood Design|
|Asian Network Nursing||White Network Nursing|
|Asian Network Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation||White Network Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation|
|Asian Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health||White Continentals for Reproductive Health|
|Asian Pacific Janitorial Service||White Janitorial Service|
|Asian Pacific Psychological Services||White Psychological Services|
|Asian Resource Center & Gallery||White Resource Center & Gallery|
|Asian Senior Center||White Senior Center|
|Asians for Job Opportunities in the Bay Area||Whites for Job Opportunities in the Bay Area|
|Association of Asian-Pacific Community Health Organizations||Association of White Community Health Organizations|
|Association of Black Secretaries||Association of White Secretaries|
|Black Adoption Placement & Research Center||White Adoption Placement & Research Center|
|Black Business Exchange||White Business Exchange|
|Black Business Listings||White Business Listings|
|Black Chamber of Commerce||White Chamber of Commerce|
|Black Child Development Institute||White Child Development Institute|
|Black Data Processing Associates Bay Area Chapter||White Data Processing Associates Bay Area Chapter|
|Black Expo USA||White Expo USA|
|Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Inc.||White Filmmakers Hall of Fame Inc.|
|Black Men's Xchange||White Men's Xchange|
|Black Property Owners Association||White Property Owners Association|
|Black Repertory Group||White Repertory Group|
|Black Scholar Press The||White Scholar Press The|
|Black Scholar The||White Scholar The|
|Black United Front for Educational Reform||White United Front for Educational Reform|
|Black United Fund of Bay Area||White United Fund of Bay Area|
|Black Women Organize for Educational Development||White Women Organize for Educational Development|
|Black Women Organize for Political Action||White Women Organize for Political Action|
|Black Women's Health Project||White Women's Health Project|
|Black Women's Resource Center||White Women's Resource Center|
|Black World Foundation||White World Foundation|
|Blacks Organized to Serve Society||Whites Organized to Serve Society|
|Hispanic Chamber of Commerce||White Chamber of Commerce|
|Hispanic Legal Services||White Legal Services|
|Hispanic Services||White Services|
|Hispanics in Philanthropy||Whites in Philanthropy|
|Immigrant Assistance Line--United Way of the Bay Area||Citizen Assistance Line--United Way of the Bay Area|
|Immigrant Social Services||Citizen Social Services|
|Japanese American Services of the East Bay||White American Services of the East Bay|
|Japanese American Services of the East Bay Nutrition Program||White American Services of the East Bay Nutrition Program|
|Japanese Cultural Arts Center||White American Cultural Arts Center|
The above is just from a small area phonebook. If you want to see the enormity of the network supporting everyone but White Americans, try a search on any of the major search engines under Asian or Black or Hispanic or any of the sub-ethnicities. Then try under White.
Every time I look in the cable TV listing, I am confronted with the Black Entertainment Network. If I started a network called the White Entertainment Network, how long do you think I'd last before ruinous litigation destroyed me? How about a Miss White America contest in the footsteps of the Miss Black America contest? How about White Americans being allowed to do the same as any of the Professional Ethnics?
No, that would be too threatening to every one of the "What Fun--Let's Watch America Die!" contingent. If Whites realized they like being with each other, working with each other, going to school with each other and living in the same community with each other...who knows what might happen?
Friends and Allies Only Email to: NotAZombie@aol.com
Copyright 1997 Elena Haskins. All Rights Reserved.
Return to Living Behind Enemy Lines: The Diary...
Return to Site Table of Contents
If you don't like my don't shake my tree.