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Posted 8/14/16

stars201 wrote:

Believe it or not, everyone is racist


i agree hate black people since 2008
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Lets see. Couple of things that are important to point out :

1. Many inner city Black people have an extremely more difficult life guys. Let's keep this in mind, Originally slaves for a total of 246 years as Americans. Guys, American slavery sucked (look at '12 years a slave' for an image) Then once slavery was abolished they were given NOTHING. Absolutely no homes, no food, no education, nothing. Then came about share cropping which was a new form of slavery that forced blacks into working for very little food, money, and a place to live. (Still no education) this lasted about 80 years, then Jim Crow/Segregation occurred which was around 60 years, giving blacks horrible quality of everything and dilapidated school systems (not to mention they were still not able to have financial prosperity) Then finally you have the civil rights movement which everyone thinks solved these problems. Nope, segregation is still real people just google modern day segregation and you'll see blacks still have horrible education systems and horrible living conditions.

Okay. This is physical restraints that I mentioned on blacks. What do you think this did to them psychologically ?

If you say nothing, then, you're free to leave this conversation. But what things like Black lives Matter should be doing is highlighting the 500 years of injustice that blacks have experienced. Then coupling the fact that things aren't changing. For GOD sakes, look at black music. Its focused on killing one another and selling drugs in their communities. Then treating women like sexual objects meant to be used as such. Then they get pregnant and boom. Irresponsible dude who just wanted to have sex forced into fatherhood.. Ever think Why this music is popular? Apparently Music corporations in the 80's thought it was cool to highlight the struggles in ghettos in a catchy and entertaining way. Also, google CIA crack scandal, why did the CIA flood ghettos in the US with crack cocaine in the 80's ? Now impressionable teenagers are getting serious time and charges for these drugs... then they can't get jobs when they're released from prison, so what is there for them?
These things are cyclic people. That means its a cycle of kids growing up in these poorly educated neighborhoods and school systems, pumped with cool sounds of killing each other, selling drugs, and calling women female dogs, then not having opportunities or even knowledge for self-betterment.

2. Does any of this matters in the way you personally view blacks ? I would say it definitely does.

but Fundamentally, these historical things doesn't mean anyone should be racist. It means we need to try to understand people better and understand why they do the things they do, and think the way they think. But honestly, I don't think ridding the world of racism would fix these integrated problems within society.
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1.There is no systematic racism as far as I know.
2."Minorities can't be racist" Anyone who thinks this is incredibly naive.
3.BLM is full of hypocrites and their movement has no direction. Blocking highways tells me nothing about the "problems" they are trying to solve.
4.I think the media and their biased selection of what to air is part of the problem.
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If anyone truly believes minorities can't be racist, I'm pretty sure they're either extremely retarded or extremely naive.
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the second you put racism into quotations, i knew this was going to be rather... stupid.
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Posted 8/14/16

TrickedMJ wrote:

If anyone truly believes minorities can't be racist, I'm pretty sure they're either extremely retarded or extremely naive.


I'm guessing a little bit from collum A and a little bit from collum B.


Eh, who am I kidding? It's both
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Posted 8/14/16 , edited 8/14/16
Racism exists because white liberals want to coddle blacks. Simple as that. If more black people stepped out of that victim mentality(which is slowly happening), alot of the issues were having now would end
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I dont hate black people because they are black. I hate them because of their personality.
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dragontackle wrote:

Racism exists because white liberals want to coddle blacks. Simple as that. If more black people stepped out of that victim mentality(which is slowly happening), alot of the issues were having now would end
what makes this post instantly hilarious is the comment that follows right below it
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The problem with racism and this chat is stereotyping, you meet a couple of blacks or polish or asians or whites or whatever and you think that's how we ALL are which is clearly not the case... Simple as
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Do you believe racism is a "system" or a "belief"

Racism is a belief.

Do you believe that minorities cant be racist?

I believe minorites can be racist.

what exactly makes one racist?

Treating others differently based on race is racism.

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


I don't personally believe "races" should exist.


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

Indifferent/ignorant of what goes on in America

does being a certain color immediantly make you racist?

No.

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

Human nature.

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I always am stunned speechless by racist people of color and sexist females who somehow believe they cannot be racist or sexist if they are not white males. they really need to get a dictionary. some of the most racist people I know identify as non white, and some of the most sexist people I know are women. one should not throw stones when they live in a glass house.
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Zoraprime wrote:

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.


This is perfect, which is why it will probably be mostly ignored
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Posted 8/31/16

stars201 wrote:

Believe it or not, everyone is racist


No, not really.
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Posted 8/31/16
Racism will never end as long as humanity still roams this earth.
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