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There are already laws in place about racism. If someone doesn't follow the current laws and discriminates against you or someone you know, you have every right to report that person to law enforcement or the proper legal authority so they can face repercussion for it.
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A comment on the topic about Japan passing a law banning discrimination against Koreans a comment posted said no law can stop racism. well reply is as follows:


if no law can fix racism, should there not be any laws against racism?

should racist be allowed to practice racism or sexism because no law can stop them?

than what should be done about racists if no law can stop them?

Should people allow themselves to harassed bullied or even killed by racist because laws have no affect on racist?

Should people fight against racism?

Should we just give in to racism and submit to it?

Would any of you submit to racism be nothing can be done about it?

Explain all that please.


You have to understand the context of the Law being ratified in Japan and racism. Let me explain. The Koreans currently living in Japan are 3rd and 4th generation. A lot of them were brought over during and before WW2 as slaves or labor. The ID cards, birth certificates and most documentation has them listed as New Japanese, which compartmentalizes them instantaneously on paper as descendants of immigrants. The current proposed law aims to abolish the New Japanese wording on documents.

You have to understand that Asians even hate other Asians. Chinese look down on Koreans, Koreans down on Phillipinos, Phillipinos down on Thai....blah blah blah. Some of the crap that goes down in Asia would make an American cry.

The US has very little racism. Most of us get along pretty well, we are more divided by age, religion and social status. Trust me, true racism means clubbing a stranger to death because he has come to your village. When I was a kid, I got beat up for being black. You do not see a lot of that today. Ask a black about how bad things were in 1930. We have come a loooong way, and it has been interesting.

By the way if you ever get to Osaka, go to Tsuruhashi, thats where quite a few live. Its 2 stations from Shin Imazato. The food there is famous and incredible!!
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Posted 9/3/15
considering that there's racism in the law enforcement...
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Posted 9/4/15 , edited 9/4/15
There are already laws that protect people based on race, gender, etc.

And while I definitely don't agree with racists and other hate speech I do not want to see our freedoms protected whether I agree or disagree with the message.

Because it's a slippery slope when you start wanting to ban because not everyone feels the same way about things and just because you feel a certain way doesn't mean everyone should nor does it make your feelings more right than other people.

The Washington Redskins football team is a good example and that some people consider it incredibly racist and some people don't see it the same way. So who do we say is right? And remember the people that are supposed to be offended don't even all agree that it's racist.

I've seen people label things racist that I wouldn't ever consider racist like someone feeling that the term "JRPG" was racist when it came to referring to Japanese Role Playing Games.
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Making racism illegal doesn't seem like it'll directly solve the problem. It will discourage acts of racism but deep down the person doesn't have to be public about their racism. And isn't acts of racism such as harassment fall under hate crimes? I'm not sure if bullying and harassment fall under that but harassment is against the law. I mean I'm ball for laws against racism but I don't think it'll get rid of them. Bad things will still happen but more privately. How to handle racists is a tough one to me. Public shaming seems like it's becoming more common but everytime I think of shaming I also think of slut shaming which is wrong. Should we retaliate with violence? Definitely not. That'll look bad. Should we avoid racists? Sure, but how can we be sure who we talk to is a racist? Again with undercover racists. It's a tricky one. I think the best thing we can do is teach our children and young ones and let the racists die out slowly.
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Nothing can stop people from fearing what is different, certainly nothing written on a piece of paper, and fear leads to hatred. Like it or not, the world will always be divided into hostile groups of "us" and "them". Racism, classism, sexism, nationalism and all the other "isms" aren't going to go away, or they would have by now. It takes the naivety of youth to believe otherwise.
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Nope, political correctness is wrong, and people just need to grow up and not cry sometime anyone disagrees with their opinion
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The only way we can get rid of racism is by getting rid of the human race.
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No i don't believe so just because people will abuse such laws creating an even worse result.

Racism can be used in humour also and alot of people would goto jail for stupid remarks between friends it would be ridiculous,
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Racism is stupid and petty. Regardless of color of skin, ethnicity, or whatever else one idiot of color thinks separates him/her from another idiot of color or the white man is meaningless. There are a lot of people in this world that speak a lot of different languages, and their skin color varies from white to brown. Welcome to the world. We're all more or less equal, unless you are stupid. Then you are at a disadvantage, and I'll treat you the same way I treat every idiot, regardless of color or ethnicity.

With that having been said, leave it to morons to pull the race card and say something along the lines of, "You racist (insert swear word here)! You just hate (insert ethnicity here)!"

To which I normally respond, "No, I don't hate (insert ethnicity here), I just hate stupid people." And then there is a bunch of cussing and swearing and idle threats that I have no interest in hearing so I walk away and continue on with my day/night.

It'd be nice if people could just accept other people for what they are (people) and continue on with their lives. Unfortunately, that's still a long ways off.
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There is.
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Posted 9/5/15
Discrimination is an act, therefore bannable. Racism is an attitude, so it can't be banned. The only way to fight bad attitudes is education.

We are all related to each other. Everyone should know that.
Posted 9/5/15

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There is.


I was sure your post was on the second page...

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Posted 9/5/15
I don't think so. Whether some behavior springs from a racist intent or not is extremely subjectif
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You shouldn't hurt other people. On the other hand, if you want everyone to be happy together ...or else, you end up with what happened in the last Gatchaman Crowds episode. If you want a more "real life" application of this read George Orwell's novel "1984" There are at least two movie versions of 1984 on YouTube you can watch. "1984" is where we get the terms "Big Brother is Watching You" and "Thought Police" from. To me, thought police sounds a lot like "political correctness".
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