I am writing this to touch on some subjects that grown folks should be able to talk about in this day and age. Due to the regular overly defensive response this is by no means a attack at every person that has white skin. I want to open a simple discussion to learn and share on the subject. Let me start with my own personal experiences. I have been battling in Vancouver for a buncha years and i have dealt with false accusations of racism by my white competitors since the start. In the Rent Money battles they have two rules...no contact and no racism. Over the years i found out that most people assumed because i would have a facebook status that read Brown Pride that i somehow hated whitey. Another instance is when i make historical discussions as to why i wont celebrate certain holidays and so on people will respond with .." why cant people get over what happened to the hundreds of years ago!" That is a prime example of white privilege. If you think a colored person should get over what your ancestors did you are in fact racist. If you think that colored people should not be easily offended when a white kid is rapping racist shit to them then you are in fact....racist. There is no such thing as reverse racism. There is definately alot of igonorant colored folks everywhere . When a white kid in a battle or not ...spits racist bars....its not funny. Its overt racism. There is no classy way to do it . You can see who the closet racists are in certain battles when certain bars are spit. On the flipside you can see the intelegent people by thier reactions. I have seen so much hate towards native people via threads about me. The overt racism is more apparent on this board then almost anywhere else outside a Caddy Ron battle. In Van KOTD there is NOONE that comes from the lower East Side other than me. I have held the hood down in the Vancity hip hop scene for many years. This makes me standout and when you standout your a big target. Thats similar to the bigger KOTD reality. The amount of things people make up about me in battles is ridiculous but the nerdy white crowd will react cause they are so far removed from my reality. When i got a bit upset in the popular two on two battle it was edited to highlight Vancity's bad guy doing a " DeathStare ". I battle Spyte and he has a gigantic meltdown that got completely edited out and eventhough everyone that seen it live was excited to see it on video it was completely edited out. The only explanation i got was because it wouldnt be that exciting to see Spyte acting up. The translation....when a savage gets pissed off it is far more entertaining to the majority white fanbase and when Spyte does a way more dramatic meltdown it just wouldnt be exciting for the fans because....? WHY CANT 100 BULLETZ , DLOR AND INSERT ANY OTHER INTELLEGENT BATTLERS NAME RAP THE WAY THEY RAP WITHOUT BEING OREOS? WHY IS EVERY LATINO MC MEXICAN? WHATS YOUR THOUGHTS?