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I feel that there is too much 'reverse-racism' where people feel that minorities need to give people special treatment because they are more likely to be treated badly because of race.

I'm a white male college student, a part of the population that is the least likely to receive scholarship money because rather than treating everyone equally, people feel that other demographics need help more than I do, based on nothing but gender and race.
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A world without racism would be a very sad world... where else would comedians get a majority of their best material?
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relt95 wrote:

I feel that there is too much 'reverse-racism'


Yessss... reverse-racism... because racism should only go in one direction.
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Well, guys... It's being said A LOT, that racist people are just "jealous" from other people
I've never heard this before. In my experience, racism is just a learned moral inherited from the family members or friends that the person at one point looked up to. It's ignorant simply because its not a moral they acquired on their own but something that they learned from someone else.

Althought i see your edit where you said youre not from america so i can see that pov of it from other countries. Tbh though, actual (full blown) racists are few and far between, and I live in the south (which is supposedly worse for it). I've seen a lot of psuedo racism govern someone's actions where I live (they might make a genuine racist comment but not act on it), but its no longer to the point where people make it a big deal.

It just sucks that its been 40 years since MLKJ and people are still not able to handle a race themed joke without a disclaimer that you're not trying to piss someone of the said race off.
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I feel like there is still a racism issue in the country, but no where near as big as it used to be. The biggest issue that causes the racism that appears today is that no one has a backbone anymore, everyone whether they're the instigator or victim brings race to the table before anything else. An example would be the group of black women that were kicked off a wine tasting train, they were removed from the train because they were breaking the rules and being loud and obnoxious, but they obviously said that the only reason was that they were black. It's like the joke "Is it cause I'm black?" but people seriously use it as a reason for getting in trouble about anything, no matter the circumstances.

If people stopped fighting to make everything "politically correct" or realized that there is a small minority of hateful people on all sides the country would be drastically better. Or better yet, people just stopped getting so easily offended by every single little thing the issue would practically be cut in half. They believe they're fighting the issue, but they're really fueling the fire for it.
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Racism exists everywhere. The only reason it's a bigger problem in America is because cultural diversity is more prevalent here than most nations.
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thekevin4 wrote:


relt95 wrote:

I feel that there is too much 'reverse-racism'


Yessss... reverse-racism... because racism should only go in one direction.


I more of meant that everyone should be treated equal as a whole, with no one getting special privileges, minority or not. I just wanted to mention another form of racism that is rarely talked about.

People should be judged by what they do, not what they look like. Isn't that the whole point of the quote "Everyone is created equal"?
Everyone starts out with a blank slate and shouldn't be judged until they've actually done something.
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BEN Carson... Ben Carson, Ben Carson... Ben... Carson...
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I get the impression that in the USA people spend too much time stereotyping everyone into little boxes. I've heard too much about someone not being a true representative of their race because of their name, hobbies, accent, socio-economical status etc. We do have some stereotyping as well but not as much as what I've heard from the USA. Unfortunately it does seem that here in the UK is slowly getting that way too. My passport and birth certificate doesn't have a section on race. I could be descendant from an extra terrestrial for all the authorities care. There are optional ethnicity forms to fill out for jobs, clubs, colleges, uni, community projects and sometimes for using the health service.

There's no such thing as reverse racism. What you really think of as that is prejudice.

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BEN Carson... Ben Carson, Ben Carson... Ben... Carson...

what exactly are you implying?

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From what I can tell, racism in the US is at it's worst on College Campuses.
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VZ68 wrote:

From what I can tell, racism in the US is at it's worst on College Campuses.


Really? The Midwest colleges must be very accepting than. I've seen pranksters writing nigger on random things and throwing the whole news media I to a frenzy but no one actually being agresively racist to another.
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Rujikin wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

From what I can tell, racism in the US is at it's worst on College Campuses.


Really? The Midwest colleges must be very accepting than. I've seen pranksters writing nigger on random things and throwing the whole news media I to a frenzy but no one actually being agresively racist to another.


I hear its at it's worse in places like Berkeley and UC Davis and places like that. Where every low grade is racist.
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Unfortunately I think this is one issue that may never disappear in the United States. Our biggest problem is we just HAVE to label everything.

People with darker skin color just HAVE to be referred to as African American.

People with Spanish background just HAVE to be referred to as Hispanic.

People with lighter skin color just HAVE to be referred to as Caucasian.

Crap like this keeps it going.

I seriously hope just one day, one damn day people will look at each other and say "that's my fellow countryman/woman" and think nothing more of it. Until then, it remains a very big problem.
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Racism is everywhere, if you want to fight it, raise good kids and inspire people to treat all races equally.
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