Is racism a problem in America?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Amanda, May 1, 2009.

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Is racism a problem in America?

Poll closed May 8, 2009.
  1. Yes, it's worse than ever.

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Yes, but we've come a long way.

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Yes, but it's nearly gone.

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. No, but we only just got things set right.

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. No, the civil rights movement took care of it.

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. No, it's never been a problem.

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Amanda
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    Just wanting to get a general feel for the way the board leans on this issue. :)

    I know my poll answers won't reflect every view, just pick whatever is closest and expand in the thread.
     
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    There is always racism because it is a subset of notme-ism.

    No matter where you go in the world, every individual will have some bias favoring whatever group(s) they belong: male, female, white, black, gay, straight, muslim, jew, etc, etc.

    However, I think that the majority of thoughtful and courteous people in this country have toned down their racism to the point that it has improved.
     
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    Of course racism is a problem in the United States and if you don't believe me try living near northern Idaho.
     
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    Yes, racism is a big problem, if the left would stop being such racists we'd be a lot better off........:cool:
     
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    way to spin the issue around on the left. We all know how un racist the right is.:doubt:
     
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    Who voted "worse than ever"? Racism today is worse than it was in the 19th century...?
     
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    Racism is natural and occurs everywhere, even those who deny it. It's equality that should be concerned, but in the US we are all treated equally by the law regardless of racial traits so ... meh.
     
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    There is a high concentration of blacks, hispanics and rednecks where I live and there is more than enough racism to go around. I just try to stay out of the way.
     
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    No we are not. And I do not just mean by the color of ones skin. Try Family Courts where most judges automatically side with the female. Try the fact that white males are now heavily discriminated against in Government jobs and else where.

    I will not vote because there is no close answer of those provided.
     
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    Been to Little Rock, spent a year there ... but I hung with the bikers so didn't spend much time with anyone else. Booze Fighters rule! They know how to party, and how to be safe at the same time. :eek:
     

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