O.k., I'm getting the message here somewhat, that I may be a "minority" in contradistinction to "white people" being the "majority," but that in-and-of-itself does not mean that "white people" practice inequality by virtue of them being the "majority."
That is very interesting. The equation 2 > 1 is quite approximate to: majority > minority. This "greater than" attribute that is fundamentally intrinsic to the "majority" social-political disposition cannot be viewed as that which inherently represents "equality." And why should it.
What is it precisely that "historically" one can point too - to at least demonstrate that "white people" do not act as the majority, unequally, to minorities? Take for example the very language that "Americans" speak. How is "English" a reflection of a minority cultural equality?
I don't think that some of the answers have been well thought out in terms of just plain common-sense. And I think that there is a peculiar tendency for the majority to dispense information that blurrs their majority disposition that attemps to show that it is inherently unequal - categorically.
I had an uncle who was a very dedicated black police officer in a very large -super large, midwestern metropolis. He died in the line of fire, and at his funeral, city police officers saluted his burial by wearing kilts and playing bagpipes. I'm no rocket scientist, but I am certain that that behavior and ritual was uniquely based on a majority ethnic disposition that was quite deliberately done and seen as "normal."
Now, lets take the flip side of this. There is now a black president of the United States. Surprisingly, it is lost on people that his black ethnicity is irrelevant to his position culturally, but, not in the way it must actually be viewed. In other words, the United States is not a plurality-descendent nationally soveriegn entity, but, a "European" descendent "majority" creation. That's just the reality of it. This reality is overwhelmingly real - right down to the money that we spend.
The majority is always going to do things that are not equal to the minority's disposition. I would just like to hear one person besides George Carlin (rest his soul) and Michael Moore in common life who is not a minority be honest about this reality. So we can open some real dialogue that will allow us to evolve greater realization of our relationships to each other on this earth.