I would bet that a vast majority of those factions he mentioned secretly wish they could be one of those "white, caucasian Americans" for a variety of reasons.
MattD, thanks for your candor, but do most whites in your circle feel the way you do? Just asking, because as a black person I've NEVER felt an iota of jealousy about whites, nor have I ever remotely even "wanted" to be white. That's something I've never even heard of amongst people I know. (I do wish I could be wealthy, though. But don't we all?
). But seriously, as far as ethnic background is concerned, I'll stick to who I am, thank you.
While white, caucasian americans are hated by a majority of the rest of the world African/Arab/Latin americans are idolized...
Now this is something that I *REALLY* never heard of. African/Arab/Latin americans "idolozied????" Where on earth did you get that from? --You must be referring to black and Latin celebrities being "idolized" like Janet Jackson or Ricky Martin. ...Not to sound pitied, whiny, or complaining, but if anything, I actually sense (emphasis on "sense") the feeling of disdain, hatred, and fear from a lot of whites as a black male. You'd feel this way too if you're ALWAYS followed around in stores (I'm always a shoplifting "suspect"); constantly being pulled over by cops for being a "suspect"; constantly having whites refuse to ride an elevator with me alone with them; and always noticing women clutching their purses and backing away if I get "too close." None of this really
causes me to go crazy anymore, but it's just things you notice happen constantly
over the years.
NUair, I really, really don't get the sense that I'm "idolized" by any stretch of the imagination.