Hate to say it, but racial stereoptyping is still alive today and i have proof

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    There's this TV show I enjoy watching. It's called "What Would You Do?"

    There was this one segment, where a black kid was stealing a bike and a white kid and a blonde girl was stealing the same bike, it recorded people's reactions. Surprisingly, they all had different reactions. You can see these people reactions here,

    www-dot-youtube-dot-com/watch?v=8ABRlWybBqM

    it's educational, but also kinda disturbing. I'm not posting this to create a stir, just to educate.
     
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    Darn. Maybe we should kill all those evil white people.
     
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    Story I remember from the Wall St. Journal about a company that had lots of relocation costs, and they were bugged by the fact that their black employees were paying so much and getting so little when they moved house.

    So they did a little experiment with appraisers. They had a house and they hung up pictures of white folks and brought in an appraiser, and then put up pictures of black folks and had an appraisal. They did this with lots of appraisers in lots of communities. Houses with pictures of black folks on the wall got an appraisal round 20% lower than houses with pictures of white folks. And in the range of prices, the black apprisers were about 5% worse consistently than the whites in lowering prices for black homeowners.

    Worst differentials were in the urban North East. Spread was lowest in the west, where they added in asians to the mix and got about a 5% benefit for the asians vs blacks in the west, but the total spread fit within the 5% Prices white vs black pretty much fit in the statistical noise.

    This was 20 years ago, and since then the rule is no pictures.

    People have attitudes. What can you say?
     
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    All people know that blacks commit more crime, so these reactions are correct.
     
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    Too bad a black person hasn't committed one crime.
     
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    It's a lot more than that sir.

    What you fail to realize is how these "attitudes" as you so simply put it affects us all in our daily lives.

    Extrapolate that to the justice system.

    Extrapolate that to white/black race relations.

    100 people passed the white kid, didn't do a thing. Not one thing.

    However, the INSTANT the black kid came out there was outrage, OUTRAGE.

    Then you have posters and posters on here that swear that they aren't racist and/or that America's not racist and that there's no such thing as DWB (Driving While Black) and police brutality on blacks etc.

    When this simply exercise shows quite the opposite.

    Powerful video.
     
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    I don't condone or defend. I merely show.

    For every instance you tell me about, I can tell you of more.
     
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    What does that even mean?
     
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    It basically means that folks too much time with their prejudices and not enough time thinking. that is the nature of the animal and is unchangeable.

    While we might want a new millennium of common sense, that is not in the cards.

    So any time we discuss racial issues this is the fact we will have to deal with. People like Tank and Tinmore exist and they are but the tip of a malicious iceberg.
     
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    Very easy to say when you aren't affected by it.

    This is how black people are able to say things like "It's a black thing, you don't understand."

    Because, in reality...you don't.

    It's mostly just abstract to you.

    Thanks for providing a real life/real-time example.
     

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