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Will Race tensions in the United States ever be fixed?
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/13/16
As long as groups like BLM exist and people use race (or groups in general) as an excuse for everything, no.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/13/16

Amyas_Leigh wrote:


>billions in aid from every first world country
>economic development


South Africa GDP in 2013: $350 B (World Bank)
Total foreign aid received in 2013: $1.3 B (Global Humanitarian Assistance)

Your math isn't adding up.
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The USA has always been a racist country, always will be.
Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/13/16

geauxtigers1989 wrote:


South Africa GDP in 2013: $350 B (World Bank)
Total foreign aid received in 2013: $1.3 B (Global Humanitarian Assistance)

Your math isn't adding up.

Damn why are we even giving them aid then? They don't need it.
All that money and there's still a need for "don't stop, hijacking area" signs

>22% unemployment rate in 2015

Where does all the money go?
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:


South Africa GDP in 2013: $350 B (World Bank)
Total foreign aid received in 2013: $1.3 B (Global Humanitarian Assistance)

Your math isn't adding up.

Damn why are we even giving them aid then? They don't need it.
All that money and there's still a need for "don't stop, hijacking area" signs

>22% unemployment rate in 2015

Where does all the money go?



There's really a thousand ways for it to be spent depending on the unique circumstances of the country that sends and receives it.
The reality is that European and North American countries have had centuries to adapt to the global economy and still face huge problems (around 5 billion dollars of foreign aid goes to European countries, not to mention the economic crashes we have every few decades). Where-as South Africa only gained economic autonomy in the 90s and was expected to instantly have the same economic strength as the rest of the worlds leading economies. Basically to become a free-trade titan like the USA, ignoring the fact that the US in its early days regulated trade heavily to protect its growing industries. That same regulation and protection is now looked down on and isnt afforded to developing countries that obviously need them.


Despite being the second largest economy by GDP in Africa, South Africa's GDP is still below par for a country as large as it is. The UK has a similar population size but its GDP is over 9 times larger than SA. Compared to the US, South Africans are 8 times poorer than Americans (GDP per capita) and lack the education, healthcare, transport and technology infrastructure to achieve the same growth and opportunities that are available in established economies. Colonial exploitation in the past prevented the natural development of their economies and corporate exploitation and corruption still does. Humanitarian aid is essentially an effort by western countries to level the playing field economically in poorly developed countries so that it's more profitable to trade with them in the future and easier to access their natural resources in the present.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
Racism is one of those things that will never go away as long as humanity still lives on earth.
Want to get rid of racism? Get rid of the human race.


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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
I have hope that racism, as we know it at least, will one day disappear. But I see a short term method and a long term method. The US might not be around long enough for either though.

Short term method:

Many people are entering a stage where race is becoming less relevant. We're growing more and more tolerant over time. Remember that the Civil Rights movement was in the 60's, less than 60 years ago. My grandmother lived through it. If you think about it, true honest to goodness racism wasn't that long ago. Now, less than a generation or two later, we're already looking at it as though it's behind us. While that mindset is shortsighted, it illustrates how rapidly the mindset is changing.

Personally, I believe it is socioeconomic separation, not true racism, that is breeding a lot of the current racial divide. I believe that as the US becomes more economically uniform and "socialist" (which along with globalism is a trend I think all Western nations will continue as we move forward), this socioeconomic divide might disappear. At that point, I think racism as we know it might disappear as well. But I know people will vehemently disagree with everything about this. This is just my opinion though, so that's fine. Although I do truly think socialism and globalism are inevitable in the West. Maybe that's wrong, but I won't be around long enough to see for sure.

The long term solution is complete interracial mixing, which I also think is an inevitability. But the US might not even exist by the time that happens.

Just my opinions , but I'm hopeful

But even if racism disappears, I'm sure something else will crop up to separate us.
Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16
They need to genetically engineer all future humans to be green.
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No, and it never will be "fixed". Sad to say as it is, but it is the cold hard truth.
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Posted 12/13/16 , edited 12/14/16

redokami wrote:


descloud wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Not as long as people continue to get off on it.


More like as long as people keep talking about it. It's like that one story that nobody will just let go. They just can't let it be.





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BrotherhoodTitan2 wrote:


descloud wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Not as long as people continue to get off on it.


More like as long as people keep talking about it. It's like that one story that nobody will just let go. They just can't let it be.




Soo if we stop talking about people race and skin color do you sincerely think that the problem/issue will go away? Now don't get me wrong I feel like it's used in today's world more to cause separation than unification as a prime example in news reporting they will say a black/white cop killed a white/black civilian that is an automatic ploy to cause hate, but if they didn't report it as how I just said do you honestly think people will overlook at the difference of people color of skin?



I see people of so many different backgrounds everyday at my college hanging out. Laughing together, and going through hardships together. Regardless of where they come from. So I do believe people will one day overcome this fossilized idea race has any relevance in a persons actions like the media portrays. But it starts with moving on and letting the past go.
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Posted 12/14/16 , edited 12/14/16
Yeah props to Morgan Freeman for that.

I honestly believe it was getting better but it's taken 20 steps back in this year alone.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Yeah props to Morgan Freeman for that.

I honestly believe it was getting better but it's taken 20 steps back in this year alone.


20? just 20? id say 80. we just don't have segregated water fountains YET but we do have POC only "safe spaces"

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Posted 12/14/16 , edited 12/14/16

GamingGodzilla wrote:

As long as groups like BLM exist and people use race (or groups in general) as an excuse for everything, no.


PLEASE BELIEVE ME i'm not all in for BLM I personally don't care, but do you know why they were organized? (please give me a response)
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