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What The Hell Is "Racism?"

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I hear this word more often than any other word in the American lexicon. I've been called a racist a number of times, mainly by individuals who disagreed with my assessment of something or someone, and I've always been left wondering exactly what that word means and whether or not it accurately applies to me. I honestly don't know.

Another word that I hear a lot, and that I make occasional use of, but I am at a loss to suggest a universal definition for, is, n!gger. This word is considered so offensive I am forced to modify its spelling even for the purpose of academic discussion (such as this).

So in the interest of arriving at a more accurate understanding of the meaning of these two controversial words I will appreciate learning what others mean when they use them.
 

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I hear this word more often than any other word in the American lexicon. I've been called a racist a number of times, mainly by individuals who disagreed with my assessment of something or someone, and I've always been left wondering exactly what that word means and whether or not it accurately applies to me. I honestly don't know.

Another word that I hear a lot, and that I make occasional use of, but I am at a loss to suggest a universal definition for, is, n!gger. This word is considered so offensive I am forced to modify its spelling even for the purpose of academic discussion (such as this).

So in the interest of arriving at a more accurate understanding of the meaning of these two controversial words I will appreciate learning what others mean when they use them.

A better question would be, what is a "race"?

I've run a few but as near as I can tell that is the only kind there is. Genetically we are all a Hodge podge cluster
 

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Racism is being bigoted toward people on account of their color or ethnicity. You must know that.
 

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Racism is being bigoted toward people on account of their color or ethnicity. You must know that.
By definition, you must think your race is superior or its just bigotry.
You must know that.
 

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Racism is a term used by the Left to attack anyone who does not agree with them. It opened the door for them for the invention of the "hate-crime."
 

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Racism is a term used by the Left to attack anyone who does not agree with them. It opened the door for them for the invention of the "hate-crime."

So it's like you use the term "left", interesting.
 
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A better question would be, what is a "race"?

I've run a few but as near as I can tell that is the only kind there is. Genetically we are all a Hodge podge cluster
The word, race, when used in referring to ethnicity, is an awkward substitute for the proper term, which is, sub-species.
 

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Blacks are the most racist ethnic group there is.....
I have seen considerable evidence that supports your observation.
You must listen to hate radio and watch Fox News.


You are confused, Elroy, hate radio pretty much died out years ago--- ---very few people were interested in tuning into liberals ranting all day long. Fox News is where people tune into to get away from the hate-mongering media of the Left.
 

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I hear this word more often than any other word in the American lexicon. I've been called a racist a number of times, mainly by individuals who disagreed with my assessment of something or someone, and I've always been left wondering exactly what that word means and whether or not it accurately applies to me. I honestly don't know.

Another word that I hear a lot, and that I make occasional use of, but I am at a loss to suggest a universal definition for, is, n!gger. This word is considered so offensive I am forced to modify its spelling even for the purpose of academic discussion (such as this).

So in the interest of arriving at a more accurate understanding of the meaning of these two controversial words I will appreciate learning what others mean when they use them.

A better question would be, what is a "race"?

I've run a few but as near as I can tell that is the only kind there is. Genetically we are all a Hodge podge cluster
I certainly can see perhaps superficial differences of different "races". A white man with European ancestry is observably different in appearance than a black man of African ancestry. One group sunburns much easier than the other.
 

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While Europeans were building great cathedrals and creating timeless pieces of art, Africa was still a disease-ridden hellhole where animal-worship, slavery, and cannibalism were still practiced. Even today, Africa is the most uncivilized continent in the world.

So how am I expected to believe that all people of this world are equal? Prove it to me: When Africans stop murdering the white farmers who fed them, and stop putting tires on each other and lighting them on fire, and stop hacking each other to death with machetes, I'll stop believing that there are difference between races. When black people stop murdering each other in the streets of places like Chicago and Baltimore, then I'll start assuming that we are all equal.
 

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I've been called a racist a number of times, mainly by individuals who disagreed with my assessment of something or someone
You answered your own question. The over used term of RACIST is anyone with a different color hue of skin saying something to or about someone else with a darker or lighter hue of skin and they don't agree with whatever was said. Hence, you are a racist as the catch phrase.

I'm racist. There. Said it for anyone feeling the urge to utter said word.
 

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Blacks are the most racist ethnic group there is.....

Listen, just because 99.99% of blacks voted for Obama does not make the racist.

There is that 0.01 % to consider.
 

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Racism is a term used by the Left to attack anyone who does not agree with them. It opened the door for them for the invention of the "hate-crime."
Let's hope the young lad who just mowed down a bunch of counter protesters gets slapped with it, too. "Inventing" hate crime laws was the most civilized thing this country has done in a long long time.
 

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Racism is a term used by the Left to attack anyone who does not agree with them. It opened the door for them for the invention of the "hate-crime."
Let's hope the young lad who just mowed down a bunch of counter protesters gets slapped with it, too. "Inventing" hate crime laws was the most civilized thing this country has done in a long long time.

All crimes are based on hate. Or envy.
 

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Let's hope the young lad who just mowed down a bunch of counter protesters gets slapped with it, too. "Inventing" hate crime laws was the most civilized thing this country has done in a long long time.

First, before you convict him, let us hear the evidence of why he did it.

Second, there is no such thing as a "hate-crime." That is total bullshit. It is a CRIME. If someone runs someone over, they are guilty of a crime called Vehicular Homicide. No one can ever claim to know WHY he did it or his INTENTIONS. Maybe he was playing with his radio. Maybe he had an itch. Maybe he was drunk. Maybe his foot slipped. Maybe the guy ran out in front of him. Maybe he had a grudge and wanted to get even for an old injustice. Maybe he was scared and just trying to get away.

Fining the person EXTRA for what you think he thought is criminalizing and thus controlling what people THINK;--- no more insidious and un-American a thing I cannot think of.

If I want to love you, THAT IS MY BUSINESS.

If I hate you, THAT IS MY BUSINESS.

I have no more control over who I love than who I hate.

When you can criminalize who a person likes or dislikes, then soon you will be able to criminalize who you are attracted to, what books you read, and what political affiliation you belong to.

WHAT GOES ON IN A GUY'S HEAD is HIS BUSINESS.

Worry about the ACTION (verb).

You ROB a bank.

You STEAL a car.

You MURDER a person.

A person may have deep envy all of his life, but if he never acts on it, NO HARM NO FOUL.

No Crime.

Stealing from or killing a person out of envy, NOW it becomes a crime.

A person may be attracted to children. But if he keeps it to himself and never acts on those feelings, NO HARM NO FOUL.

It is when a person ACTS on those feelings that he has committed a crime and is now a Pedophile.

Thoughts, feelings and desires in and by themselves can never be a crime in any free society, especially as 99.9% of the people out there have no control and do not decide what they think, feel or desire!
 
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You must listen to hate radio and watch Fox News.
I don't know what "hate radio" is. I watch FOX news about as much as I watch CNN, MSNBC, and RT. I switch around to maintain a balanced perspective.

Regarding my comment: Have a look at the following transcripts of some currently available "rap" recordings, every one of which maintains a brisk sales volume. Tell me what you think.

Lyrics from some currently popular Black rap "artists:"
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"Kill the white people. We gonna make them hurt. Kill the white people but buy my record first; ha, ha, ha."

(Kill d'White People. Apache, Apache Ain't Shit, Tommy Boy Music, Time Warner, USA.)

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"Niggas in the church say kill whitey all night long. The white man is the devil. The CRIPS and Bloods are soldiers I'm recruiting with no dispute. Drive-by shooting on this white genetic mutant. Let's go and kill some rednecks. Menace Clan ain't afraid. I got the .380. The homies think I'm crazy because I shot a white baby. I said. I said. I said kill whitey all night long. A nigga dumping on your white ass. Fuck this rap shit, nigga, I'm gonna blast. I beat a white boy to the motherfucking ground."

(Kill Whitey. Menace Clan. Da Hood. Rap-A-Lot Records.)

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"Devils fear this brand new shit. I bleed them next time I see them. I prey on these devils. Look what it has come to, Who you gonna run to when we get to mobbing, filling his body up with lead? Yah, cracker in my way. Slitting. Slit his throat. Watch his body shake. Watch his body shake. That's how we do it in the motherfucking San Francisco Bay. Sitting on the dock of the dirty with my AK."

(Heat--featuring Jet and Spice 1. Paris, Unleashed, 1998. Unleashed Records. Whirling Records.)

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"These devils make me sick. I love to fill them full of holes. Kill them all in the daytime, broad motherfucking daylight. 12 o'clock. Grab the Glock. Why wait for night."

(Sweatin Bullets. Brand Nubian. Everything Is Everything, 1994. Elektra Entertainment. Warner Communications.)


"A fight, a fight, a ****** and a white. If the ****** don't win then we all jump in. Smoking all America's white boys."

(A Fight. Apache Ain't Shit. 1993, Tommy Boy Music. Time Warner, USA.)

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"I kill a devil right now. I say kill whitey all nighty long. I stabbed a fuckng Jew with a steeple. I would kill a cracker for nothing, just for the fuck of it. Menace Clan kill a cracker, jack 'em even quicker. Catch that devil sleeping. Blow his fucking brains out."

(Fuck a Record Deal. Menace Clan. Da Hood. Rap-A-Lot Records. Noo Trybe Records, subsidiaries of Thorn EMI.)

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"To all my Universal Soldier's. Stay at attention while I strategize an invasion. The mission be assassination. Snipers hitting Caucasians with semi-automatic shots heard ‘round the world. My plot is to control the globe and hold the world hostage. See, I got a war plan more deadlier than Hitler. Lyrical specialist. Underworld terrorist. Keep the unity thick like mud. Pulling out gats. Launching deadly attacks."

(Blood for Blood; Killarmy, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, Wu-Tang Records.)

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"Won't be satisfied until the devils I see are all dead. My brother is sending me more guns from down South, pale face. It's all about brothers rising up. Wising up. Sizing up our situation. You be fucking with my turf when you be fucking with my race. Now face your maker and take your last breath. The time is half-past death. It's the Armageddon. Go into the garage. Find that old camouflage. Cracker-shooting nightly."

(What the Fuck. Brand Nubian. Everything Is Everything. Elektra Entertainment. Warner Communications. Time Warner, USA.)





"Like my niggas from South Central Los Angeles. They found that they couldn't handle us. Bloods> CRIPS. On the same squad with the Essays (Latino gangs). And nigga, it's time to rob and mob and break the white man.

(The Day the Niggaz Took Over. Dr Dre. The Chronic, 1993. Interscope Records, under Time Warner.)

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"Bust a Glock; devils get shot. When God give the word me herd like the buffalo through the neighborhood. Watch me blast. I'm killing more crackers than Bosnia-Herzegovina each and everyday. Don't bust until you see the whites of his eyes. The whites of his skin. Louis Farrakhan . Bloods and CRIPS and little old me. And we all getting ready for the enemy."

(Enemy. Ice Cube. Lethal Injection. Priority Records. Thorn EMI (now called The EMI Group), United Kingdom.)

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"Devil, to gangbanging there's a positive side and the positive side is this: Sooner than later the brothers will come to Islam and they will be the soldiers for the war. What war, you ask? Armageddon. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha."

Armageddon, RBX. The RBX Files. Premeditated Records. Warner Brother Records, Time Warner, USA. )

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"Subtract the devils that get smoked. We're people. Black people steal your mind back. Don't die in their wilderness. Let's point our heaters the other way.

(Dial 7. Diggable Planets. Blowout Comb, 1994. Pendulum Records. Thorn EMI (now called The EMI Group, United Kingdom.)








"Get them devil-made guns and leave them demons bleeding. Give them back whips and just feed them bullets."

(Wicked Ways. Sunz of Man. One Million Strong. The Album, 1995, Mergela Records,Solar/Hines Co., Prolific Records.)

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"It's time to send the devil to the essence. This is a must because there ain't no reform or trust. You get a Glock, you see a devil, bust. They'll be calling us the trigger men. The nappy-knotty red-beard devil-assassin. Lord make a law. At midnight I'll be bashing. Field niggas are locked in until 2005."

(Field Niggaz in a Huddle. Professor Griff. Blood of the Prophet. Lethal Records.)

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"He preys on old white ladies who drive the Mercedes with the windows cracked. You should've heard the bitch scream. Sticking guns in crackers' mouths. The cops can't stop it. Remember 4-29-92. Come on. Florence and Normandy coming to a corner near you. Cracker, we've been through your area. Mass hysteria. Led by your motherfucking Menace Clan."

(Mad Nigga. Menace Clan. Da Hood. Rap-A-Lot Records.)

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"The black man is god. Buy a Tec and let loose in the Vatican. I love the black faces. So put your Bible in the attic."

(Ain't No Mystery; Brand Nubian, In God We Trust, Elektra Entertainment, Warner Communications, Time Warner, USA.)







"Dropping verses. Casting curses. Throwing these hexes on the devils. Respect to Farrakhan. But I'm the jungle-don. The new guerrilla. Top-ranked honky killer. What do blacks do. They just keep on blowing devils away. Devil fucking cracker. I'm tightening up the laces to my steel-toed boots. So I can walk. Stomp. We stomp this devil down in the park."

(Planet of da Apes. Da Lench Mob. Planet of da Apes. Priority Records. Thorn EMI (now called The EMI Group, United Kingdom.)

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"We're having thoughts of overthrowing the government. The brothers and sisters threw their fists in the air. It's open season on crackers, you know. The morgue will be full of Caucasian John Doe's. I make the riot shit look like a fairy tale. Oh my god, Allah, have mercy, I'm killing them devils because they're not worthy to walk the earth with the original black man. They must be forgetting; it's time for Armageddon. And I won't rest until they're all dead."

(Goin Bananas. Da Lench Mob. Planet of da Apes. Priority Records. Thorn EMI (now called The EMI Group, United Kingdom.)

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"The crackers ain't shit. Chase them out of the jungle. Now raise up off the planet. We get the 12 gauge; shot to the chest. We hitting devils up. Da Lench Mob. Environmental terrorist. I gripped the Glock and had to knock his head from his shoulders. I got the 30.06 on the rooftop. Pop, pop. So many devils die. Make sure I kill them. Lynch a thousand a week if it's necessary."

(Environmental Terrorist. Da Lench Mob. Planet of da Apes. Priority Records.)

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"Fuck them laws because the Mob is coming raw. Nigga, is you down because it's the Final Call. Grab your gat. Know the three will start busting. I'm trying to take them down. The war of wars with no fucking scores. April 29 was a chance to realize . The g.'s are out to kill. We got crackers to kill. Wending them back in on a ship to Europe. They deserve it. A nation-wide riot across America. This is the Final Call on black man and black woman. Rich and poor, rise up."

(Final Call Da Lench Mob. Planet of da Apes. Priority Records.)

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"Deal with the devil with my motherfucking steel . White man is something I tried to study. But I got my hands bloody. Yeah. I met Farrakhan and had dinner."

(When Will They Shoot. Ice Cube. The Predator. Priority Records.)

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"I pledge allegiance to only the black. Black, you had best prepare for the coming of war. Look at you devil. Now you're sweating. I'm telling you. You can't run from the hand of Armageddon. He eats his pig-steak rare so he can taste the blood."

(No Time. RBX. The RBX Files. Premeditated Records. Warner Brother Records. Time Warner, USA.)

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"Buck the devil; boom. Shoot you with my .22. I got plenty of crew. I take out white boys. We got big toys with the one-mile scope. taking whitey's throat."

(Buck tha Devil. Da Lench Mob. Guerrillas in tha Mist. Eastwest Records America. Elektra. Atlantic. Time Warner, USA.)


"Camouflaged for the mission. Become Bonnie and Clyde. Carry .45's in these last days. An original black man with a plan to run these devils off our motherfucking land. The Sunz of Man war track. Kept gun in hand, stalking the land."

(Can I See You. Sunz of Man. Threat Records.)

"I'm black with a bat, swinging at the head of a honky. The Terrorists about to murder your ass."

(Blow Dem Hoes Up. The Terrorists. Rap-A-Lot Records.)

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"Waiting for the crackers. Smuggle his mug is in the gutters. So we need your participation in the Caucasian assassination. Time is wasting. So who is in association with the ****** retaliation. It needs your total cooperation. A confrontation will be fought by the younger generation Because we got determination. All we need is organization."

(Purse Snatchers. Rush Associated Labels Recordings.)

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"The real black army is in jail. Come on my fellow prisoners. time to go to war. What we need to do is point the guns in the right direction. Me and my piece came to claim the brown man's cut. Infiltrate until it burns down. what we need to be talking about is what we gonna do to them. I'll get revenge if it's the last thing I do. they got us brainwashed to be the minority. but when we kill them off we gonna be the majority. If the whites speak up then I'll lead my people. Because two wrongs don't make it right but it damn sure make us equal. I'm inciting riots so let's start the looting. In this revolution I loathe my enemy."

(2 Wrongs. Rush Associated Labels Recordings.)
 

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Let's hope the young lad who just mowed down a bunch of counter protesters gets slapped with it, too. "Inventing" hate crime laws was the most civilized thing this country has done in a long long time.

First, before you convict him, let us hear the evidence of why he did it.

Second, there is no such thing as a "hate-crime." That is total bullshit. It is a CRIME. If someone runs someone over, they are guilty of a crime called Vehicular Homicide. No one can ever claim to know WHY he did it or his INTENTIONS. Maybe he was playing with his radio. Maybe he had an itch. Maybe he was drunk. Maybe his foot slipped. Maybe the guy ran out in front of him. Maybe he had a grudge and wanted to get even for an old injustice. Maybe he was scared and just trying to get away.

Fining the person EXTRA for what you think he thought is criminalizing and thus controlling what people THINK;--- no more insidious and un-American a thing I cannot think of.

If I want to love you, THAT IS MY BUSINESS.

If I hate you, THAT IS MY BUSINESS.

I have no more control over who I love than who I hate.

When you can criminalize who a person likes or dislikes, then soon you will be able to criminalize who you are attracted to, what books you read, and what political affiliation you belong to.

WHAT GOES ON IN A GUY'S HEAD is HIS BUSINESS.

Worry about the ACTION (verb).

You ROB a bank.

You STEAL a car.

You MURDER a person.

A person may have deep envy all of his life, but if he never acts on it, NO HARM NO FOUL.

No Crime.

Stealing from or killing a person out of envy, NOW it becomes a crime.

A person may be attracted to children. But if he keeps it to himself and never acts on those feelings, NO HARM NO FOUL.

It is when a person ACTS on those feelings that he has committed a crime and is now a Pedophile.

Thoughts, feelings and desires in and by themselves can never be a crime in any free society, especially as 99.9% of the people out there have no control and do not decide what they think, feel or desire!
Everything you said is 100% true. However, you missed the point entirely. No one is being arrested for their thoughts, feelings or desires. When a person acts on their hatred for a GROUP or CLASS of people based solely on their being "different" in some way--whether it is color, religion, sexual orientation--it should be dealt with even more severely than a regular crime of "passion." That is because that kind of hatred should not be tolerated in our society. Freedom of speech--indeed, any individual "right," ends where the other guy's nose begins. Hate groups like the people who congregated this weekend in Charlottesville have a right to say what they will, but imo it is intimidating, hostile and downright disrespectful to the people they hate and therefore I feel it COULD be stopped from being publicly discussed.
Hate crimes and hate groups are the enemy of civilized society. Call me what you will for not agreeing to tolerate these people, but you will not be able to convince me that what comes out of their mouths or is harbored in their hearts is in any way American or civilized. Give them an extra five years if they act on that hatred for no reason except the other person is gay or black or Jewish.
 

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