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what do all of you think of it? personally I think we have lost all of our progress made over the years, why cant anyone get along anymore? where I live white is the minority and our city council -who is white and black- wont give any of us the time or day when we call out on their unfair treatment of race equality, and we give them fact upon fact, even some African americans saying that it is ridcilous , but they call us uneducated and idiots.
when it came to the confederate flag issue, where I live it is part of our heritage - I live in Virginia btw- but in this city it isn't flown around like it is more so farther south, we do have a memorial statue in one of our streets for the war - BOTH sides of the war as well as whites and blacks- at the time it was put up it wasn't city property and - correct me if I am wrong - if a memorial statue isn't on city property then the city cant take it down, right? without any vote or whatever they-the council- are deciding to take it down saying it is racist.
on another note why cant we just be called americans instead of African American or white etc. having to check off your ethnicity on documents and seeing "African American" furthers inequality in my opinion

before you go off on me I am not intending for this to hurt anyone
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I do agree that racism is a problem in the USA, especially among the older generation. I can't even keep track of the number of times my dad has made a comment about someone just because of their race.

That being said, I am against it and try to not judge based on race. We are all human and that is what should matter.

But yes, sadly the country is becoming quite divided due to race. I wish we could all just get along.
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What progress?
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Could care less about race really. I grew up as the only white kid in the projects in my area many years ago and have seen my fair share from both sides. Both directed at me and others alike. Never once felt the need to act any certain way like that towards someone else simply because of a color... Rather stupid really. That being said, as someone who has lived nearly 40 years and been on both sides of the fence, I can safely say we are better off now than we were then.

I find all the PC bs to be far more damaging these days than racism. Both are bad though.
Posted 10/27/15
I don't care what race you are or what you believe in as long as you're a good person in general. I'm sad I actually don't live in a state with more racial & religious diversity. I haven't actually had much exposure to other races or cultures.

The oldguard is going to completely die off eventually along with their baseless racism. Which is only a good thing. I only hope people realize tolerance works both ways.


dotsforlife wrote:

I find all the PC bs to be far more damaging these days than racism. Both are bad though.


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Racism will always be an issue. I don't think the situation has improved at all over the course of human history. The only difference is that now we are willing to pretend we aren't biased and we don't kill/hurt one another as readily over racial differences (or perceptions of racial differences).

Sort of like the fighting spouses who will tolerate one another in the house for the sake of the children. They still hate one another.
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Gotta love satire
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Identity politics (race issues, sex, religion, etc.) are used by elites to keep people divided and fighting one another instead of uniting together.
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Politcal correctness, affirmative action, and hate crime laws are supporting racism and preventing it from dying.


bobsagget wrote:

Identity politics (race issues, sex, religion, etc.) are used by elites to keep people divided and fighting one another instead of uniting together.


Communist spotted. Sending a 100lb package loaded with freedom to your location.
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Rujikin wrote:

Politcal correctness, affirmative action, and hate crime laws are supporting racism and preventing it from dying.


bobsagget wrote:

Identity politics (race issues, sex, religion, etc.) are used by elites to keep people divided and fighting one another instead of uniting together.


Communist spotted. Sending a 100lb package loaded with freedom to your location.


Marxists and leftists are the ones who use identity politics the most. Look up Cultural Marxism.
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Well, guys... It's being said A LOT, that racist people are just "jealous" from other people so that's why they drag the race topic to the table. But it isn't 100% sure, some people just grow thinking on it as a joke or something that is completely fine.

Most of the times you hear some "young", let's say 1-30 years old dude make some racist statements, it isn't because they "hate". It's just that they have probably grown under a racist family which used to belive in that kind of stuff.

But I'm 100% sure that times change, so does racism. Nowadays, I feel like the race-related racist statements are slowly disappearing, which is a step towards for humanity. Wait, it isn't all flowers as you might be thinking from what I've stated, people will always find a way to "prove" themselves superior towards other people.

Regarding this topic, I'd like to bring the feminism topic, which I hate. I will quote a friend:
"Feminism is a cultural-Marxist ideology which is fixated on the absurd belief that women are an oppressed class in our society.
In their view, just as the proletariat (working class) is oppressed by the capitalist (according to Marxism), women are oppressed by "the patriarchy." The reason many people don't recognize themselves as feminists even though they support gender equality is because they don't believe that women are "systematically oppressed in every aspect of their lives," as feminists do."

Now given my opinion, I completely agree with my friend.

TL;DR; I'm not from the US, but I wanted to take part of this discussion.
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Racist beliefs are not necessarily used by the elites. They can be, but need not be. They spring from society, from people themselves. A group of people sees a different person doing something differently. Ideas spread, rumors make their rounds, like a virus. No matter how we adapt, the virus will be alongside us, coming up with ways to get through the defenses until we adapt again. The idea-virus mutates again, the old strain dies, we are perpetually ill. When we forget about the old strains, when enough time passes, they come back. History repeats itself. This will keep repeating and it will never go away.

An "elite" who is able to work this to his advantage is not the source of racism or other ideas. He is merely the guy enjoying the ride that everyone else is not enjoying. And when things go wrong, he's the convenient scapegoat because the masses surely won't blame themselves. A person who has no followers is no leader. Every person in power requires people underneath him to do his bidding willingly. Otherwise, he's not an elite.

The elite are like the capstone of a pyramid. They wouldn't be up there without support from below. They are merely the most visible, not necessarily the most blameworthy.

Prejudices are generally a product of our ability to quickly categorize and assess good/bad based on our experiences. We get a lot right with this power that our brains lend us. We make hundreds or thousands of choices daily based on our experiences without really taking everything into consideration. We get a lot right, but we need to be aware this system is not infallible and is able to mess up a few times.
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Drakantas

Nowadays, I feel like the race-related racist statements are slowly disappearing, which is a step towards for humanity.


From what I've gathered during my time living and my experiences it only appears that the US is just as racist as ever. If you go out and about I don't see it going on nearly as much as the media likes to portray. I think some of it is being sensationalized to the point it's just laughable. Of course, the media needs their views and $$$ and this is one of the best ways to stir the pot and generate that.

Of course, the area I currently reside in is pretty nice as far as the people go. It's about an even population count between whites/blacks/mexicans and yet I have yet to see anyone get ugly with another person over race. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen of course or that people are simply just not showing it in public, but it does show me things aren't as widespread or back asswards as the media tries to portray.

Posted 10/27/15
Racism is a big problem in america. I agree. But i honesty dont see that changing in the next 100 years.
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bobsagget wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Politcal correctness, affirmative action, and hate crime laws are supporting racism and preventing it from dying.


bobsagget wrote:

Identity politics (race issues, sex, religion, etc.) are used by elites to keep people divided and fighting one another instead of uniting together.


Communist spotted. Sending a 100lb package loaded with freedom to your location.


Marxists and leftists are the ones who use identity politics the most. Look up Cultural Marxism.


Communists are always worried about the elites and think that its the elites vs everyone else. Nust redistribute from rich to everyone else... Its not its leftists vs conservatives vs everyone in between. I know I ain't rising up to fight the evil elites with you.
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