You ask, (don’t you) why do BLACKS and HISPANICS have clubs that good old white boys can’t join? There’s the BLACK this and the HISPANIC that, and good old white boys say, “Where’s my club, dammit?”
This is our starting point. Anyone can join any group he wants. If Michael Berry decided that he wanted to be a member of the NAACP, he could, his adoption of a child born in Africa not withstanding. Men can join women’s groups, caucasians can join any group.
But there are places, mostly golf clubs and other last refuges of caucasian exclusivity, that historically have not let others in. True fact.
So, why have people started groups to represent their non-caucasian selves you wonder? (If you are a teabagger who just woke up, or a talk radio host who just wants to stir up the racial animosities as those who have the means always have in this state and Houston as well.)
I could attribute it to the White Man Whine, but it’s more than that.
The first person to sign up for the new caucasian club was an Hispanic female. Shocked? Hispanic is not a race. If you look at any census, look at the diversity of Hispanics, it is clear (for the thinking person). Some Hispanics are caucasian. Surprised? Some are mixed. Some are of African origin. Some are of Asian origin.
In the end, this club may be forward looking. Caucasians will be in the minority soon and this club might serve a purpose. I think there will be a day soon that talk radio, oil companies or the Republican party (and I include teabaggers here because they didn’t try to take over Democratic precincts this spring, only Republican — they have only put out ads about the Republican County Chair. They don’t care about Democrats — never have) will be the minority. Hell, they probably already are. It’s just going to take some time for this white thing to roll over.