How Do You Measure Racism?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Madeline, Apr 24, 2010.

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    Are you a racist? Are any of your family or friends?

    How do you decide?

    If you are surrounded by people filled to the brim with racial hatred for some other group(s) of people and yet you manage to remain mainly neutral, are you racist? Or not?

    If you are surrounded by people who seem full of love for all mankind and yet you entertain bad thoughts about some other group(s) of people, are you racist? What if you (believe) your bad thoughts never become actions?

    What if you hate on a group of people whom you have never seen and likely never will? Are you racist? If no one else knows you have these feelings, are you still racist?

    If you hate on people who have all died a long time ago, are you racist?

    If you hate on people who have injured you and yours and folks who seem to you likely to be just as guilty, are you racist?

    If you hate on the descendants of folks whose ancestors injured your ancestors, are you racist? What if the injury was only one generation ago? Are you racist?

    5 generations?

    50?

    What if you aren't sure what happened, but you reasonably suspect that your ancestors were injured by the ancestors of some group of folks? If you hate on them, are you racist? If you have bad thoughts about their ancestors but not the living (so much) are you racist?

    Is anyone hating on you? Someone you see face to face? How do you know? Is that hate racist? How do you know?
     
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    HI, M.

    I just suffered through the long dialogue between you and JB and now you start this. You seem consumed by race relations, which is not a bad thing in itself, but I was just wondering why.

    We all can only see the world from the postion we occupy and i was wondering what brought you to your position.
     
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    Can you please stop the overly large blue font?

    It is fucking annoying.
     
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    Rev Wright is a racist and so is Obama "White Folks greed runs a world in need"
     
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    im a racist, albeit not a real bad one. people who know me would disagree, perhaps, but i think that race consciousness in the US is a given, and i fit that basic criterion. i figure that its best that i acknowledge my reflexes and consciously override them as needed, than to take for granted that the american brand of race-neutrality is really race-neutral.
     
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    I'm not a racist, but I hate Negroes, Mexicans and White People because of their skin color.
     
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    With a tape measure?
     
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    Because of that control freak, Gunny, and his damned rep 'rules', I must spread mine.

    Although, I have always preferred to think of them as 'guidelines'.
     
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    Heres a way to test yourself and see if you are racist.

    If you feel that America will be harmed by the current trend of the browning of America, you are a racist.

    If you think every time a brown, black or yellow person talks of racial discrimination they are "playing the race card", you are a racist.


    If you think racial profiling for crime is fine, you are a racist.
     
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    Tea Baggers are losing their race.
     

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