What Constitutes Racism To You?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by MarcATL, Nov 20, 2018.

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Do you consider racism a problem today?

  1. Yes, it's a big problem.

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  2. Yes, it's there, but not a big problem today.

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  3. There's just the right of racism that exists today.

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  4. No, racism is mostly a thing of the past, barely a problem today.

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  5. No, racism actually never existed. Much less today.

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  1. MarcATL
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    This question is directed, mostly, to the self-professed conservatives, Republicans and other assorted rightwingers.
     
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    Racists who go out of their way in pathetic attempts to prove others are racist.

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    Sometimes racism is a self fulfilling prophecy.
     
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    America is so darn racist, we may never have a real America black as President; we may have to settle for the cheap "Born in Kenya" knockoff
     
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    Aww shit... You pushed the "stupid" button.
     
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    “There’s just the right amount of racism that exists today”? LOL

    IMO anyone who answers anything but the top-most choice needs a reality check.
     
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    The true meaning of racism is: policies or actions that would negatively impact an entire RACE of people.

    It is impossible for any one person to be racist.
    It is nearly impossible for any government to be racist.

    What exists today is prejudice and discrimination.
    Liberals have bastardized the meaning of racism because saying someone was prejudiced wasn't working.
    People have an inherent right to be prejudiced.
    Discrimination is primarily a natural self-defense mechanism.
    Also an inherent individual right.
     
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    It’s a fair question, but the answer is very difficult to determine. In my personal life I don’t see racism. The only exposure I have to it is thru the news and social media, and with the preponderance of both of those, it is easy to assume there is more racism. The liberal mainstream media loves to report on racism, and real racist now have many social media conduits to voice there racism.

    My conclusion- I have no personal evidence to suggest there is increasing racism, but I suspect most people think there is more due to the reasons (liberal media, social media) previously stated.

    I would ask the OP, as a black man, do you experience more racism in your personal interactions outside of social media (like this forum) and news media?
     
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    First you have to stop being racist and meet for a beer.


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    Clearly, if one is to read the posts and threads on this message board, racism is a big problem in America today.

    Most of us naively believed our nation had turned the corner and the vast majority supported equal rights for all of our citizens, and then Obama was elected and the insecure haters came out of the closet.

    Racism, hate and fear are passed on generation to generation and that is not limited only to the our country. It's been more than half a century, since Truman integrated our armed forces, Brown v. BofEd and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It seems the Right / Republican Party soon after 1969 began to walk back equal rights for all of our citizens.

    There is one "personality" who I'll not name who claims the Democrats (moderate, liberal, progressive) are regressive, a made up word to counter the FACT that the Republican Party has become Reactionary, i.e. far right.

    There are other "personalities" who claim the victims of Jim Crow laws and discrimination are the very minorities who have been and are the victims racism, once again an example of the #1 excuse of the far right, that is to claim Democrats are the real racists who hold back those in the protective classes.

    And that brings us up to date and how Trumpism has inflamed an already divided nation with his overt and covert intentional effort to create more and more hate and fear.
     
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