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A possible solution to help solve racism in America.
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Posted 6/19/15

AiYumega wrote:


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OP is arguably correct, at least partially.

Racism is just the more easily identifiable manifestation of tribalism, which can be boiled down to "us versus them" if you really want to simplify it. The other does not have to be different colored, just different period. Jocks and geeks anyone? You're not part of our group, therefore you suck.

This is pretty much human nature, but that doesn't mean nothing can be done about it. We are conscious, intelligent, self-aware beings (well, ok, most of us are. :p). We can be aware of this and we can actively try to prevent it. We will fail at times but we can also try to correct it when we do.

OP-related CSB: I'm white. One of my first experiences with a black person ("that brown kid!") was him beating me up. This left a powerful impression on little me. For a few years afterward I avoided the shit out them mean ol' brown kids. By OP's logic I'd be perfectly justified hating blacks to this day. Fortunately, I grew out of it. /CSB


You people are hilarious.

This is excuse making, plain and simple.


So human instincts dont exist?
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LOL human instincts = need to eat, need to sleep, need to drink. NOT need to hate black people! Or to treat someone differently because of their skin color.
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I'm glad I don't live in America


Don't worry, pretty soon you guys will be doing the same thing to Muslims.
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I'm not trying to say race hate is ok. i'm just trying to say stopping people from making stupid judgments is impossible so we should work on looking beyond stereotypes as much as we can and see people as individuals.

stop trying to "end racism" because there is always going to be that human instinct to judge and give first impression. the key is getting people to go beyond that.
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Posted 6/19/15 , edited 8/2/15

NyakoMayushii wrote:

I'm not trying to say race hate is ok. i'm just trying to say stopping people from making stupid judgments is impossible so we should work on looking beyond stereotypes as much as we can and see people as individuals.

stop trying to "end racism" because there is always going to be that human instinct to judge and give first impression. the key is getting people to go beyond that.


Ultimately the only way to stop it is for individuals thinking this way to make the change in themselves. The only thing society can do is bring awareness to it.
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NyakoMayushii wrote:

I'm not trying to say race hate is ok. i'm just trying to say stopping people from making stupid judgments is impossible so we should work on looking beyond stereotypes as much as we can and see people as individuals.

stop trying to "end racism" because there is always going to be that human instinct to judge and give first impression. the key is getting people to go beyond that.


Listen. That's all fine and good. But that's not going to help anymore.

Look at Myanmar right now. Letting boatloads of people die because they're different than them. This is supported by everyone, even the government at this point. Is that human nature? To let that happen?

It's beyond race hate. It's naive to say it's just that. People get killed over race, and that is why excuses are weak. We're not talking impressions, we're talking violence.

That's all I gotta say.
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Yes we do. Just flatly. Yes we do. Racial tensions have been a part of our country's makeup since it's inception, and have often played a role in shaping the course of history and political climate. Yes racism is hardly a problem exclusive to us, but we do in fact have a particular problem with it. At this point, at this stage if the recurrent police violence, cyclical outbreak of rioting, and obvious media bias (why wasn't this abomination called a "thug" why was it baffling that the new confederate degenerate wearing the flags of rhodesia and apartheid south africa on his vest was capable of committing murder?) does not indicate a problem with racism to you, then in polite terms I question your judgement.

In less polite terms. Wake up.
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Thank you for bringing up police violence! Completely left that out! Police violence is definitely a major problem we have! But most would say that it's all the racist police. In fact, the problem lies with the training of the police to view everyone as criminals and to put officer safety above the rights and lives of the citizens. And with the media, cops kill more whites then blacks, but the media never reflects this...
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Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15

AiYumega wrote:
LOL human instincts = need to eat, need to sleep, need to drink. NOT need to hate black people! Or to treat someone differently because of their skin color.

I would say (a little bit away from what you said) but some people do treat someone differently (not as hatred or that sort of thing), only that if you have a picture of someone or something in your head and it changes everytime someone does something it will change the picture you will have about a darker colored people or how people act or dress up.

Like if from the little where repitions gets set into the mind, where these repitions of behavior will "clearfy" the picture (until if someone could open it up "bright and wider view") and so will be acting like traditons, or culture behavior agianst something or for something.

billytheboy wrote:
Thank you for bringing up police violence!
The problem lies with the training of the police to view everyone as criminals and to put officer safety above the rights and lives of the citizens.

Yes like five guys up on a small kid even when hes down with the hands behind his back... happeneds so often and alot of it are on youtube -_-
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Yeah, or the skater kid that was tackled and THEN tasered...
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Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15

AiYumega wrote:

Lol yes we do. And your defense of racist thinking is truly hilarious.

We have a gun problem too.

Sometimes they coincide.

Like two days ago.




And the fact that FOX News is trying to make it seem like it was an attack religion and not race, makes you question why FOX even exists.
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Just remember the police are in danger too. Forget a skater let's talk about the neighborhoods where you leave your squad car BAM BAM BAM pop shots will hit you and that's it. No one will even help you when you're laying dying. It happens all the time.

Are there bad cops? Yes. But Jesus Christ, the actions of few have the lives of many at stake. And it's terrifying.
Posted 6/19/15

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Listen. That's all fine and good. But that's not going to help anymore.

Look at Myanmar right now. Letting boatloads of people die because they're different than them. This is supported by everyone, even the government at this point. Is that human nature? To let that happen?


I would answer yes to it and to those who believe it is not are deluding themselves. Now whether it's morally acceptable is another question in of it's self.
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True, It's certainly a difficult balance. It's made even harder when the media starts telling all the people that all the cops are racist. You hear enough on the news, and you start to believe it. It's exactly how racism starts too. You're bombarded with all the things cops do wrong, but they never report the all the good they do...
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AiYumega wrote:
Just remember the police are in danger too. Forget a skater let's talk about the neighborhoods where you leave your squad car BAM BAM BAM pop shots will hit you and that's it. No one will even help you when you're laying dying. It happens all the time.

Are there bad cops? Yes. But Jesus Christ, the actions of few have the lives of many at stake. And it's terrifying.

I was talking about in public "safe" spaces not in such areas like that -_- ofc you want to be carefull and do not take chances and try to do the best you can for not hurting anyone (using tazer etc) even though multiple guys on one guy is still stupied if its in a hostile area and use more time and focus on one guy that is allready down insted of having controll of the surroundings.
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