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  1. AzogtheDefiler
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    In its latest demonstration of political disingenuousness, Twitter temporarily suspended Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens’ account — after she took racist tweets from New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong, replaced the word “whites” with “blacks,” and tweeted them out again.

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    Black people are only fit to live underground like groveling goblins. They have stopped breeding and will all go extinct soon. I enjoy being cruel to old black women.

    The above statements are from @nytimes editor @sarahjeong. I simply swapped out the word “white” for “black”.


    Owens was then suspended. Hilariously, Twitter then backtracked and admitted its mistake. So, how exactly did Twitter make that error? Human complaints? Algorithms? We have no way of knowing. But suffice it to say that the double standard in social media just received another piece of bolstering evidence. As Owens stated, Jeong’s comments were “horrifically racist, but somehow we’ve gotten to a point in society where it’s OK to say the exact same thing about white people, and that’s problematic.”
     
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    Yeah, something about comforting the afflicted and defending the downtrodden.

    It is worth noting though and not a bad topic to discuss.
     
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    Sad that no one seems willing to do it though.
     
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    I’ll do it. It’s preposterous to say that racism is only limited to whatever group happens to be in power, and ok for a minority group to say/do blantantly racist things. Racism is just a symptom of the outdated survival mechanism that is tribalism. Tribalism served humanity sufficiently when stranger danger was a real threat when limited resources and disease played crucial roles in human survival. In these times another tribe represented something unpredictable and dangerous, since they could come in, wipe out the men, enslave the rest, and steal all the food and land...obviously not a good outcome. And we’ve seen what happens when one group comes into contact with another when Europeans made contact with native Americans. Some 90% of the Native American population was wiped out by diseases that Europeans largely had immunity too, (and the whole smallpox blankets thing is a myth, or at the very least limited to a very small number of bad actors), the spread of disease happened naturally in the Native American population. With the strength and stability that the US and NATO display deterring most of the powerful bad actors around the world from seeking conquest elminates much of the “stranger danger”. While antibiotics and modern medicine eliminates most threats from the spread of disease.

    We see this type of pathological tribalism occur in largely homogenous populations where race is not a factor. Look at Ireland, the Protestants (north) vs the catholic (south). The Serbian/Kosovo conflicts. Rawandian genocide, or Sudanese conflict. And most notably, the state of current US politics we see the rise of this tribalism. You don’t even have to look at US politics to see tribalism, look at any sports fan base and you’ll see a beautiful demonstration of tribalism, though in many cases less pathological. Race is a more common manifestation of tribalism, because it’s easier to differentiate “us” from “them” when you’re looking at outward appearances. Tribalism has been the driving force behind almost every decimating war there has been. There is absolutely no excuse to support or to turn a blind eye to this type of pathological tribalism. Those who do so are supporting just bad overall people that don’t desearve such treatment. I honestly can’t believe that this is a topic up for debate. Racism is bad, duh...that should be the end of it.
     
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    Conservatives need to stop whining about this non-issue.

    The notion that racism against whites is "acceptable" is another ridiculous rightwing lie.
     
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    I've seen many of your posts. They suck. Sorry to tell you this.
     
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    I noticed that when meeting a common enemy race is not a factor. This was proven during the Revolutionary War
     
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    These post are from a New York Times editor...she remains an editor, at the New York Times. Is there a more prominent American newspaper out there? Are these posts not racist? Why was an African American female blocked on Twitter for quoting verbatim this post with the exception of changing out the words white and black? Why wasn’t this editor blocked from twitter after posting these? Would this type of post be accepted by anyone at the New York Times had they changed the words from white to black? HELL NO!

    Saying that racism can only be done by whites in America IS in fact a major theory posited by many on the left. And the New York freaking Times is clearly demonstrating their belief in that theory. Do you subscribe to that theory Clayton?
     
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    There may be 101 nutballs in this country of 350 million out there saying racism is only a white thing. I just don't see it. I see 10101 posts about how blacks can be racist and 0 about how just whites can be racist. My person conversations are similar. Consider how many folks think the earth is 6,000 years old or just have no idea about the 4.5 billion year theory and 101 nutballs doesn't seem like such a problem.

    I'll say whites are in a position of power and our tendency to comfort the afflicted will prosecute them literally and online more often.

    Heck, I'm sure after the 101st Airborne had to be called out to get black kids into school plenty of black kids hated the average white man and I can't say I don't understand where they were coming from. Hopefully they knew who the President was that called out the airborne to intimidate the national guard and hopefully they noticed the white boys in the airborne who helped get them into school though.
     
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    Not quite, it’s pretty much anyone who subscribes to post-modern theory, which is heavily taught and primary theory in the humanities. It’s a theory that pretty much replaces power, with wealth, in communist theory (it’s a little more complicated than that, but that’s the gist of its conclusion, or at least how it’s taught currently). So if whites are predominantly more powerful in the nation, only they have to power to be racist. Let’s just say there’s a lot more than 101 humanities professors out there, and waaay more students and graduates who have bought into this theory.

    You can push anecdotes all you want, but the proof is staring you in the face with this NY times editor. Again, this is The NY Times we’re talking about, with an editor making very clear, and public racist comments towards whites. And The NY Times is backing her up.

    Also plenty of people are calling white people racists, all the time. Trump and his supporters are called and portrayed as racist all the time. If you’re for strong boarders or for the Wall, it’s because you’re racist. Cops are apparently all racist. I don’t know what you’ve been reading on here, but you’re either blind to it, or just drawn to stories of people claiming blacks (or whatever non-white) can be racists.

    The point you make is not even in the right direction. You should be starting with the question, can non-whites also be racist. I don’t know why there is such a push to sweep this under the rug by dismissing it as a few bad actors, or not a big deal. If they can be racist, then dismiss them as a-holes. I mean pretty much every prominent person on the American right is forced to condemn or distance themselves from Neo Nazis and the KKK, even though those groups fall on the far European right. They aren’t even close to small government, constitutional textualist conservatives on the American right, Neo Nazists are national socialist who want an ethno-centric socialist government. Yet, Antifa shows up in the thousands to protest an Orthodox Jew, who received the largest amount of hate mail ever from white supremacist, and antifa’s reason for protesting him is because they call that guy a Neo Nazi....yet antifa is boarderline embraced by left leaning MS media.
     
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