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JaidOC February 3rd, 2014 3:18pm

Is racism a major problem in the U.S.?

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think4yourself Not a safe space
02/03/14 10:31 am

Our racist president is our biggest problem.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:44 am

"Fighting racism and inequality is racist! Murica!!!"

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
02/03/14 8:33 am

If racism exists, in any capacity, it is a major problem.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/03/14 8:24 am

African American and Hispanic communities are subject to more drug raids and breaches of human rights than white communities, despite having the same amount of drug use. Also stop and frisk.

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kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 9:02 am

Well you don't have rich, white kids doing drive-bys in their neighborhoods. It's the violence that brings the police, not the drug use.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/03/14 9:04 am

No, you have rich white kids running people over and severely injuring their passengers only to get away with it with no repercussions.

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 9:11 am

I can only think of that instance a few weeks ago. They are very rare in comparison to the daily violence in the black and Hispanic communities. Where would you expect LEOs to direct their resources? There are many innocent ppl there that need safety

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:11 am

Drug use is more prevalent in the higher income communities. Especially among the kids. Racial profiling has it's...maybe, but this is going too far. Black people are NOT the only ones smoking weed.

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:34 am

I'd want real stats on that claim, beach. Even if that were true it goes back to my point that the police are more concerned about the violence surrounding drug use, not the drugs themselves. Yes, they arrest blacks in higher proportion because they

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:35 am

are wanting to get the higher risk violent offenders off the street and maybe the drug charge is the only one they can get to stick.

think4yourself Not a safe space
02/03/14 10:36 am

Deus. You realize most black criminal's victims are black don't you? Are you going to tell the black victims that the people who victimized them shouldn't be arrested because they are black?

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/03/14 10:36 am

Yes, because people who do the marijuana cigarette tend to be violent offenders.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
02/03/14 10:38 am

I never said anything about whether or not someone should be arrested, that's a straw man. But there is a disproportionate amount of drug raids that target African American and Hyspanic communities over prominently white communities.

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:41 am

You're generalizing. So most blacks/Hispanics are arrested for only marijuana possession and are just hanging out with their friends? Maybe the term "gangs" should be changed to "teams"? After all they're just trying to have a good time.

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:41 am

You're still not addressing the point. It's about the violence, not the drugs.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:42 am

White people show up to city council meetings and can complain about the oppressive police presence. Black people and Hispanics largely don't do that. Police would stop when people stand up.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:43 am

Yeah, because all black people are out there thugging. You want me to cite common sense, but you can say inflammatory things like that? Because all black people have killed at least one other black person in their life, right?

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:47 am

Those statements make no sense. Black and Hispanics can't show up to city council mtgs? They're unable to? Who said all blacks are out there "thuggin'"? I specifically said those that are VIOLENT.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:51 am

I'm not sure where you live, but I've attended a few meetings. There were more old, white men than there are at a Jaguar convention.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/03/14 10:51 am

I didn't say they can't. But it is a fact that minorities are some of the least politically involved demographics there are..... Don't act so surprised at truth.

kscott516 Show Time
02/03/14 10:54 am

First, there's no one to blame but the ppl themselves if they don't show up to a city council mtg.

This isn't even about politics though. It's about violence which you continue to dodge and instead try to make some racist charge out of it.

JaidOC Macon, GA
02/03/14 8:20 am

Racism of all kinds is obviously wrong, but there aren't enough racists for it to be considered a major problem.

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