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A possible solution to help solve racism in America.
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Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15
The entire country does not. Certain people do have a racist outlook..

Stop making it sound like everyone in the world is fucking racist.

Everybody judges everybody... Everyone is judged, doesn't matter what color your skin is. White,black,Asian, middle eastern (add what ever ethnic groups you want to).

Its always going to be part of this world until we all have the same skin color.
Posted 6/19/15

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SamLaryea wrote:

I'm glad I don't live in America


Don't worry, pretty soon you guys will be doing the same thing to Muslims.

They already do.
Every white supremist country does
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The entire country does not. Certain people do have a racist outlook..

Stop making it sound like everyone in the world is fucking racist.


Yes! Going about it like the idiots of Salon is wrong. They state that white america is to blame. NO! Dylann Roof and his anti-psychotic pharmaceuticals are...
Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15

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.

I'm sorry OP, but America is a country that was basically created by racism. Its pretty insulting if you legitmately think and say that racism doesn't exist in America, since poc experience racism all their lives to the day they die, and even in the grave. Maybe its your white instinct to immediately judge someone by their race.

AzazelOfNexium wrote:

The entire country does not. Certain people do have a racist outlook..

Stop making it sound like everyone in the world is fucking racist.

Everybody judges everybody... Everyone is judged, doesn't matter what color your skin is. White,black,Asian, middle eastern (add what ever ethnic groups you want to).

Its always going to be part of this world until we all have the same skin color.

Racism is more than just a judgement of someone because of their skin color. That's what you guys seem to wanna just qualify as racism. When its much more than that.
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SamLaryea wrote:

I'm glad I don't live in America


It's not like the UK is any better. Same problems. Some better, some worse. I've been there. I'd pass every time on living in the UK. At least the way it has been in the past 10 years.


True it isn't, then again I've never really cared about racism (because it will never go) when I was a child I did a bit but these days I just don't care anymore I think it's got to the point where it just even effect me. When I saw on the news about Roof, I didn't feel any anger knowing he killed blacks. Is this wrong to feel this way? I'm not a crazy person or anything.
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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.

I'm sorry OP, but America is a country that was basically created by racism. Its pretty insulting if you legitmately think and say that racism doesn't exist in America, since poc experience racism all their lives to the day they die, and even in the grave. Maybe its your white instinct to immediately judge someone by their race..



I don't believe that's what OP is saying. Of course racism exists in every country, but it may not be as big as the media portrays it. America has indeed had a long history racism, against Blacks, Mexicans, Asians, Irish, Eastern Europeans, everybody... Modern America is no where near as bad as we've been in the past.
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I'd only say it's wrong if you only feel like that when it's blacks involved on the victim end. Otherwise not caring who dies for whatever reasons is perfectly normal to me. Being apathetic, it doesn't bother me that people die, even my own family. I do however know it isn't right for someone to go commit murder for those reasons though. I guess we're just desensitized. I don't see that as a bad thing itself though.
Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15

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anzn wrote:


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.

I'm sorry OP, but America is a country that was basically created by racism. Its pretty insulting if you legitmately think and say that racism doesn't exist in America, since poc experience racism all their lives to the day they die, and even in the grave. Maybe its your white instinct to immediately judge someone by their race.



I don't believe that's what OP is saying. Of course racism exists in every country, but it may not be as big as the media portrays it. America has indeed had a long history racism, against Blacks, Mexicans, Asians, Irish, Eastern Europeans, everybody... Modern America is no where near as bad as we've been in the past.

That's basically it. That's basically what OP is trying to say. And it is as big as the media portrays it.
How's it not racist, when media is desperately trying to justify a black victims murder by saying they were a thug, they smoked weed, they stole something, edit or use a specific picture of them on Facebook out of the hundreds to "confirm" this person was a thug & deserved to die? If they happen to have a criminal record, they'll post that too, I assure you.
If the murderer happens to be white, they'll say like he was mentally ill or say "he saved a puppy once". They dehumanize the victim and humanize the murderer. If that isn't racism and white privilege at its finest then I don't know what is.
Media wants to deny cases like this wasn't about race so bad.
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Also its not just America. Europe as well. Europeans are just as bad. Only difference between them is that America was built around racism.
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I am racist and I will openly admit it. I will form certain thoughts about certain people. I will judge before I know someone.

But don't we all? It's an inevitable thing to do, to pre-judge. It's an essential survival tool. We do it with objects and non-human animals, we do it with people.

The thing is I'm aware that I harbor these thoughts and that they may not necessarily be true. Therefore, I do not act upon them because I want to be a respectful and civil person. Plenty of times, I have been proven wrong about someone. So I still try to be courteous and fair to everyone. There's nothing wrong with having nasty thoughts as long as they aren't made real.
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America does not have a Racism problem, what it has is a political perception media driven problem.
Also, some people have a chip on their shoulder.
There are three types of dark skinned people in America.
Thugs that sell drugs, and prey on other dark skins,
Blacks,
and African Americans.
African Americans are hard working individuals that have made a place for themselves in American society.
Blacks are the "Middle" class of dark skins that are trying to turn their back on the thug life and make something, but can be converted back if things go wrong for them.
And then Thugs make up the bottom. They have rejected trying to work or make anything of themselves because they are entrapped in a cycle of poverty and misery and that is all they have ever known.
Thugs are the people police are aware of and try to arrest when things go south.
The problem is Thugs have given Blacks and African Americans a bad name, that are trying to do better.
Just like when the Irish in this country were looked at in the past as a bunch of hard drinking nerdowells, and all Irish were painted with the same brush.
The same thing is happening here. So when Blacks are protesting in the streets and African Americans are looking on, the Thugs are the ones robbing, looting, and burning down the businesses in the Blacks, and African Americans neighborhoods. America then, looks at them all as the same group.
When they are not.
Criminals are criminals, no matter what color they are, some African American leaders don't have that dream, what they have instead is an agenda, and will foster hate under the cover of tolerance and protest.
And this is why things will not get better, because racism is being practiced covertly by these groups, and it is a way to get back at all "Perceived" racism.
It is a classic "Stockholm" syndrome of mass groupthink.
And until these groups wake up and realize that they are being played, nothing is going to change...
Posted 6/19/15

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I am racist and I will openly admit it. I will form certain thoughts about certain people. I will judge before I know someone.

But don't we all? It's an inevitable thing to do, to pre-judge. It's an essential survival tool. We do it with objects and non-human animals, we do it with people.

The thing is I'm aware that I harbor these thoughts and that they may not necessarily be true. Therefore, I do not act upon them because I want to be a respectful and civil person. Plenty of times, I have been proven wrong about someone. So I still try to be courteous and fair to everyone. There's nothing wrong with having nasty thoughts as long as they aren't made real.


I just don't get it though. How can you be aware of your own "racism" and say in the next sentence "But I try and be fair". Racism is a different thing than biased, which what you said sounds more like.

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I totally believe that the media is racist! No arguments here! They try to incite racial tensions and fear of a race war in order to bring in stricter government control, ultimately resulting in totalitarianism. What I'm saying is that on average the people of America are not racist.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I am racist and I will openly admit it. I will form certain thoughts about certain people. I will judge before I know someone.

But don't we all? It's an inevitable thing to do, to pre-judge. It's an essential survival tool. We do it with objects and non-human animals, we do it with people.

The thing is I'm aware that I harbor these thoughts and that they may not necessarily be true. Therefore, I do not act upon them because I want to be a respectful and civil person. Plenty of times, I have been proven wrong about someone. So I still try to be courteous and fair to everyone. There's nothing wrong with having nasty thoughts as long as they aren't made real.


I just don't get it though. How can you be aware of your own "racism" and say in the next sentence "But I try and be fair". Racism is a different thing than biased, which what you said sounds more like.



I use the commonly accepted dictionary definition for racism. Ideology based around race. This is prejudice and bias, pretty much.
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Takes a fool to do that though. At least you're aware of it I guess.
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Posted 6/19/15 , edited 6/19/15

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Takes a fool to do that though. At least you're aware of it I guess.


Hey, whether people like it or not, the language changes. The meaning of words is not static and people need to deal with it instead of saying the dictionary is wrong or that they are "more right" than others. The tide breaks what it doesn't carry away. What matters more is the idea being conveyed, not the definition of the word, anyway.

We're all fools.
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