First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
Post Reply so lets talk about "racism"
Posted 8/14/16

XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


redokami wrote:

Do you believe racism is a "system" or a "belief"

Neither.


Do you believe that minorities cant be racist?

No.


what exactly makes one racist?

Differential treatment using standards of race.


or do you think races don't even exist and we are all just humans

They do exist, but people need to learn past their inferior methodology of thinking and start recognizing people by actions rather than skin tone.


what are your thoughts on the "racism in America" "BLM"

Everytime I see "#BLM" it's from someone a hell of a lot more racist than the average American.


does being a certain color immediantly make you racist?

Lel. Not sure if this was included to be bait or not.


what do you think is truly the root of the problem we have today?

Sheer ignorance.


^
10831 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
13 / F / California
Offline
Posted 8/14/16


This is a neat piece of history.
28683 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / United States
Offline
Posted 8/14/16

redokami wrote:




what do you think is truly the root of the problem we have today?


As Morgan Freeman has said in an interview: "Stop talking about it."
Posted 8/14/16
Do we haaaave toooooooooooooo
29840 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 8/14/16

Elynne06 wrote:

Personally, I think anyone can be racist regardless of whether they are a minority or not.


^
4052 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M
Offline
Posted 8/14/16

XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


redokami wrote:


what exactly makes one racist?

Differential treatment using standards of race.


Technically treating people differently because of race isn't racist.

People from different races can have various differences including habits and culture. It's fine to take that into consideration when dealing with people of a different race.


Now what IS racist is when you start treating them as if they are inferior to you because of their race or acting like you are somehow better.


That being said like many of us have already said Black people can very much be racist. Some of them act like they are entitled to so much and act like white people are just the symbol of evil. Now saying they are all like that but they are definitely there.

I mean seriously shut up and be grateful about the progress we've made. They think they have it bad now? How about when blacks had to give up their seats on the bus? Or when they were slaves? We've made great progress in moving past that and while there is still room for improvement it's not like we haven't been trying.


I think the best thing we can do is stop being so obsessed with the past and what happened back then and just move on. Acting like anyone owes anyone else anything for what happened before pretty much all of us were born won't change anything.

But remember that in the end jerks will always exist no matter what. So racism will NEVER completely go away because some people will always look for excuses to put other people down.
39137 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / San Francisco Bay...
Offline
Posted 8/14/16 , edited 8/14/16
What racism means is too context-specific. Are you learning about what lead to the creation of Jim Crow Laws in early post-reconstruction US? Are you are trying to contextualize why people such as BLM are frustrated? What racism means in each context, while having some overlap, are nevertheless different.

In modern US politics, racism often refers to institutionalized racism, which more or less means a set of policies or practices that adversely affect a particular racial demographic regardless of intent. The italics cannot really be emphasized enough: when discussing racism contemporaneously, intention really isn't part of the discussion. Whether or not Baltimore's police intentionally targeted people of color doesn't change the fact their police habits were such that people of color were targeted. When Jim Crow Laws were essentially dismantled in 1950s and 1960s, changes didn't happen overnight. What was once a black neighborhood was still a black neighborhood, and people living in those neighborhoods (who would now be seniors) may have lacked a proper education for economic mobility because their school was underfunded. So then, the question becomes what policies did we adopt to make sure students and adults in those neighborhoods received economic mobility, and in students cases' a proper education. While some policy action was taken (e.g. busing), few have been abandoned. The only policy I can think of is Affirmative Action, and that comes under a lot of fire. And we never went back to examine if the policies work, we just assumed we did enough to offset any disparity wrought by the Jim Crow era.

Racial disparities are everywhere in America: look at income, incarceration, police brutality, neighborhood demographics, voter turnount etc.: almost nothing is in proportion to America's national demographic. And many of us, rather than actually taking policy to address these disparities, are content believing they don't exist or at the very least weren't the result of inadequate policy intervention in a post Jim Crow era.
10181 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / F / The state of Wash...
Offline
Posted 8/14/16
JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!
17181 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
(´◔౪◔)✂❤
Offline
Posted 8/14/16
Many people think we live in a post racial society, they will look for the nearest successful person of color to deflect any issue that is facing the rest of the larger group.

Here is a system for you: prisons. But hey, if we stop talking about it maybe it'll fix itself?
Posted 8/14/16

VZ68 wrote:



This is a neat piece of history.


nice history right there. is that your personal piece in the background?
16404 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / east coast. Let t...
Online
Posted 8/14/16
Let's not!
zuzma 
52168 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 8/14/16 , edited 8/14/16
I thought this topic was about race sims my mistake
Humms 
10537 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / CAN, ON
Offline
Posted 8/14/16 , edited 8/14/16
What is there to talk about?

Seriously, it's actually tedious to even discuss.

Why people actually take the time to go in depth with research amazes me. People will literally dedicate years of their life to try and figure out where the problem all began.

It is the stupidity of humans for believing that we can be superior over humans.

Teach a dog to sit and it will learn obedience. Teach a man to read and he will learn standards.

Teach any human anything for the sake of logic and knowledge and they will prove their worth over and over again.

Tell a man to harvest his crops, enslavement is taught, and to learn their place bellow that individual. Is it because that man is worthless in his eyes? So that he may be a slave to his words? Why does that man not harvest his own crops? Why must he be cruel to others? Why must he not have a single ounce of respect for lives that are just as important as the rules he will bark out to them.

We create a disconnect from humanity. We believe that lives are merely pawns, and that the greater pieces of the game offer more value. If we can move those pawns without a single thought, even the actions of those who are disposable in the eyes of greatNess offer more value than the ones who make their move based on control and rule over the game itself. Without these pawns there can be no strategy, without these pawns there can be no sacrifice worth fighting for.

Even a simple and worthless life can show more dignity and dedication than someone who is thought to be higher above.

Racism, because the way we think isn't absolute for others, to deny what picture of life we frame for others to see so that it may be burned alongside the rest of humanity. We are never satisfied with our actions, we are never satisfied with what we have, we are never satisfied for what we will have.

Life in itself is a war.... we all look across a boarder; a line that separates humans, to cross over into a new world filled with standards and thoughts that do not match our own, to see how everyone is different from eachother, but what we don't see is that when we stare into the eyes of another..... we can see what people believe in, we can connect with others.

Death, disease, genocide, war, destruction. We are all the same, no matter what life we see, no matter what hate we hold onto, we have all experienced loss. Others have experienced loss that cannot be forgiven, and others have experienced loss that is unspeakable. What others deem greater to others is simply selfishness.

What we have done to eachother is the result of selfishness, greed, and coruption. No more words can fix what has been done, because others would simply keep this hate alive forever; for eternity. Why? Because we made it so, the moment we set foot on this earth we were destined to hate eachother, like a beautiful lie that we can't escape from.

Racism? We have only ourselves to blame, not our ideals, but we as people have failed to understand the simplist resolution.

Teach a man to love and he will learn respect. We are so caught up with what is right and wrong when we completely miss the most important part about being human. Acceptance, to love people for who they are. Maybe in another lifetime we can see this, but maybe not my lifetime
Posted 8/14/16
Believe it or not, everyone is racist
Banned
2458 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
37 / M / Akihibra
Offline
Posted 8/14/16
it's good to hate black people
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.