how could a black man not be racist?

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    everyone asks..can a black man be a racist? how could he not be one? given the racial history of this country? we seem to have more racial tension now than in the last couple of decades? why? is it the white's man reaction to the election of a black president? is it the fear of the blacks taking over? just what is it?
     
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    Personally I think we all harbor a bit of latent racism inside. Maybe that's too strong a word. We all have our stereotypes, would be a better way of saying it.
    It's just when we let them get the best of us and we act irrationally that it becomes a problem.
     
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    of course we do...we have social peers that we are comfie with...we know how the reactions will go..or as the kids say..how everyone rolls...and then there are the non comfort zones...where we are the minority...or just out of our zones...
     
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    Everyone is racist, to some degree.

    But as a matter of practical reality blacks can't be racist, women can't be sexist, homos can't be intolerant, and jews can't be anti-gentile.
     
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    What is practical reality?
     
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    Just some stupid shit I made up. Don't worry yourself about it. :tongue:
     
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    I never do.


    no offense..
     
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    and then some. :cool:
     
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    I know plenty of blacks that aren't racist....Professor Gates just doesn't happen to be one of them.
     
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    I think we may all have our prejudices, but that doesn't mean we are all racist or have racist tendencies. My mother used to call certain people "poor white trash" and emphasized that you didn't have to be poor, or white to be "poor white trash".

    To her, "poor white trash" is the neighbor I had that sent her little girl over to my house to play with my son whilte we were loading the moving van. What she should have done was ask my son to her house so the kids would be out of the way.

    Poor white trash is the person that goes to the 10 items or less line with 15 items.

    Poor white trash is the person that leaves the cart in the middle of the parking lot rather than returning it to the cart return or the store.

    Poor white trash is the 3rd person running the red light, or the guy blocking traffic with his car.

    You get the idea....it's the behavior, not the race or economic level.
     

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