I vehemently disagree that Whites are never victims of racism…Racism against Whites by Blacks is fairly common place in many areas, being white and growing up poor near DC I’d know. I have been subjected to blatant incidents of racism and harrassment for being a white girl/white trash/cracker–you name it, and I don’t deserve it any more than black people deserve it from whites. The problem is many blacks seem to think they are completely justified in their hatred of white people and there is just no reasoning with people that will hate you no matter what. I suppose that is a whole other topic! Basically I am happy with myself, whiteness and all. I won’t let a few bitter black racists make me ashamed of who I am or make me feel that I am somehow personally responsible for the misfortunes in their lives. I also won’t let those negative experiences shape the way I feel about all other blacks. In conclusion, maybe I’m different than most whites in that I am more concious of my race, I think most whites take it for granted because most of them live in predominantly white communities where it honestly isn’t an issue for them.