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Posted 12/14/16 , edited 12/20/16
No and that's primarily because mankind is inherently prejudiced. That's something which simply can't be rooted out very easily. Sure, it may get better with each passing generation, but it's in our nature to judge and stereotype others.
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Posted 12/14/16
I highly doubt it. 10 to 15 years ago I thought it was possible but today, we seem to be stuck in a vicious cycle perpetuated by the media for ratings. I desperately prey cooler heads prevail and people realise this is not a race thing, it's a working class verses the political and social elete thing.
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Posted 12/14/16

bernardwheelerjr wrote:

I highly doubt it. 10 to 15 years ago I thought it was possible but today, we seem to be stuck in a vicious cycle perpetuated by the media for ratings. I desperately prey cooler heads prevail and people realise this is not a race thing, it's a working class verses the political and social elete thing.


I agree as well but 1 thing I feel that both sides are missing is that they aren't willing to listen to the other side to come to some mutual agreement. Some (keyword: Some) blacks always feel like we need to be entitled to things because of slavery which I know will never happen because the world or at least America doesn't work like that. SOME whites don't think that there is a heavy prejudice against people of color or even a systemic racism culture in the U.S. coming from all economic classes of both cultures. but this is only the tip of the iceberg.
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Well yes to an extent the black community has to take responsibility for indulging in parts that do not progress us forward. on the other hand black people have never been in control of laws, government, police, etc. on a large scale to where we ultimately decide things. Slavery and Jim crow are just the most notable atrocities to happened to us. But people don't realize what disenfranchisement of a whole race does to set them behind. It wasn't just those two events. What about housing discrimination? redlining? poor education? Even during times like the great depression when the New Deal came out farmers and domestic workers( <the prominent black vocations in the south) were kept out of getting benefits under legislation. And things like poverty assistance were controlled locally. That means black people weren't going to get assistance....I haven't even touched racial science. The notion that black slaves felt less pain was a driving force in the abuse and treatment they received. White people wrote these things down as a science to justify that treatment. That ideal follows us till today. Just like the lazy and barbaric views on us since slavery. It all follows us till today. Whether people recognize it or not. Can we ever talk about the fact that the descendants of slaves had to create their our culture. thats one thing immigrants get to bring over is their heritage and sense of identity. Everything black people did create as far as a culture if its not outed as this degeneracy of thugs then its copied or manufactured to sell for other people to enjoy without having to go through the struggles of what we faced. All of our achievements are dismissed. We have a history month that never explains any of this. All the black inventors and we hear about peanut butter. George Washington Carver was castrated by the way. Happened to many black men for the fear of them raping white women. Like people don't understand the compounding events to which black people feel tired and misused. Besides Native Americans what other group in America can say they feel this same animosity towards a nation. We aren't afforded the same opportunities. Man all this and I haven't covered mass incarceration and private prison industries or Black Wall Street, the war on drugs. The wage gap now between a black man and white man is at an all time high since the 60s!! Black people control that? My point saying all this is to not put total blame on one group but you said look a the system and this is how it was built. I didn't even cover everything.......
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Posted 12/14/16

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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)


They were organized for a good cause, they were against police brutality, however they fail to notice black on black crime, police brutality against other races, actual good police officers, and plenty of other important things.
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I guess I've met a lot of passers-through in the last couple months, but weeks especially, that seem to recognize it as the same thing I do - an issue being pushed by the media and financially backed by billionaires like George Soros who have been destroying countries and economies intentionally for decades.

I think it's incredibly interesting that a year ago, I wouldn't have run into even one person here (where I live) that knew anything about what I was talking about if I were to bring up those topics - and now I'm meeting them in droves.

To me, it looks like an awakening here, because I'm not seeing racism in MOST places that aren't already really bad and rife with it. I've had people from every corner of the USA and most of the world pass through and are all seeing it for the sham it is. There are racial tensions - but racism isn't our true enemy - it's the ones who are trying to sell it to us. Racism is a tool in the toolbox for these people - and it's happened time and time again in other countries - things like racism used to spur internal conflict so it can be taken advantage of - now it's all culminating here in the good ol' USA.
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So long as "You're a Racist!" is an effective political weapon, people will perpetuate the conflicts.

While there still are some issues to solve in the US, our race relations are still among the best in the world. Look at the religious and political violence in Syria, and Aleppo, and then come back and tell me the US has major problems. The South Sudan might have an ongoing actual Genocide going on.

I always tell this story, as a mailman who drives a truck we have hundreds of deliveries per day. During the winter we cut off customers who don't make their boxes accessible. One of my newer customers didn't take care of his box so i held his mail until he cleaned it out. All part of homeownership. So one day I met him at his box and he demanded I give him his mail. "You're just doing this because I'm black!" I was quite taken by surprise. Part of the problem is some people see every issue as a race issue.
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Racism against black in U.S. is culturally sanctioned as a means to compete for resource, an outlet for whites to release their anger, and a way for whites to deal with low self-esteem. This segmentation of U.S. society by race is a caste system invented to make the property-less white laborers compete with the blacks for resource instead of the property owners. The opposition against the 'Globalist' by Trump supporters indicate that this racial caste system is losing its hold on U.S. society since it can now barely create resource competition along the racial line.
The mainstream Republicans are attempting to reestablish resource competition along the racial line with their many fake Marxist accounts on Facebook but it do not seem to have much effect. Some black activists accounts are hacked by the white supremacists to create racial conflicts and throw the 'racist' label at anything that the hackers do not like.
Posted 12/14/16
Racism goes both ways and people like to complain. So, most likely, no.
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Posted 12/14/16

Mae-Bee wrote:

Racism goes both ways and people like to complain. So, most likely, no.


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

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Mae-Bee wrote:

Racism goes both ways and people like to complain. So, most likely, no.


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No.
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Posted 12/14/16

Mae-Bee wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Mae-Bee wrote:

Racism goes both ways and people like to complain. So, most likely, no.


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No.


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Posted 12/14/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Mae-Bee wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Mae-Bee wrote:

Racism goes both ways and people like to complain. So, most likely, no.


You're so beautiful...Marry me!


No.


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Posted 12/14/16

BrotherhoodTitan2 wrote:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/president-obama-opens-up-about-racism-he-faced-in-office/vi-AAlk8qU?ocid=UE07DHP

I truly do believe now in the everyone has an opportunity to be successful. More scenarios than others, but if there is one thing I know is that the "Equality" we have is something I don't see. Do you get the difference in what I am saying? Prime example from this video of President Barack Obama and many more. I want to hear other people's views on Systemic Racism and Race tensions.


By "Equality" do you mean equality under the law?
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Posted 12/15/16

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Oh, you're still crazy...
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Posted 12/16/16
In short...no.
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