Do you think racism remains a significant problem in the United States today?
You’re blind and willingly ignorant if you can’t see it. Most don’t even bother looking.
The issue has obviously improved drastically since the 80s. Are some people still racist? Of course. Some people are assholes, that's never going to change. Is there still an institutional problem? I don't think so.
People just need to understand that EVERYONE experiences implicit racial bias (as stated by Hillary in one of the debates). White people have a preference for their own race, and black people have a preference for their race. The trick is accepting that you experience this bias and becoming aware of it so that you can control it.
If you try to tell yourself that you're not a racist, but you actually do experience racial bias (like everyone does) this creates cognitive dissonance and leads to many negative emotions like depression, anger, and self loathing
Got much worse under Obama due to his own racism
The Cambridge professor comes to mind when a white cop arrested him and he said the police acted stupidly and didn’t have all the facts. 20 years of rev Wright. The targeting of white cops with black suspects. The acceptance of the black panthers. Relationship with Farrakhan. Do you need more
I would have to go with yes. People think because of someone's skin they are successful and it has nothing to do with working towards goals.
Problem? No. Issue, yes.
Relatively, racism is at an all time low
In high-tech, certainly. I've had two friends fired recently for being white. They didn't "fit in" with the new management team, which were all Indian.
One took his HR performance record (he was in top-10% of company!) to the tv news and a lawyer to press the case.
Sounds like equality to me
Racism can be right
I’m not sure we are all defining racism in the same way and that’s a big problem.
I think a lot of people claim racism just because people don't agree with each other. While I do think racism exists in all cultures it's not anywhere close to the amount of times ppl use the term.
Significant, no. A problem, yes.
Yes, and made much worse by a popular Black President!
As long as you have Democrats and CNN fanning the flames of every white cop on black killing and not covering black on black killing .CNN loves raciest stories .. to them it’s pay day
One has nothing to do with the other. Stop it.
Not if you are white. YES it is a big fu....g problem for everyone else. Black Americans have to live with & survive racism on a daily basis.
Problem? Yes. Significant? No.
Racism-Judging one based on skin color instead if their individual qualities.
Stereotyping-Concluding that one is similar to another because of their characteristics.
Unless we can see into another's mind or they verbalize (directly without any other possible meaning), it's almost impossible to distinguish between the two in most cases.
One may "feel" like a situation is racist, even if it's not. It may also be that one has preconceived notions about an individual because of stereotypes.
I have seen, heard, and experienced racism. Out of the many encounters over the years, I would say most people are not racist.
Honestly, judging one strictly based on skin color is rather dumb.
Stereotyping would be more accurate, but still extremely flawed.
Policies from government or institutions that promotes judging on skin color is a serious problem...
When a policy (well-meaning or not) lifts one color/race up over another, it is wrong.
Yes, within the black sub-culture and those who exploit the insecurities they create within the black subculture. Shame on those people. Let people live already!
It was not a big problem until the Democrats saw that they were losing in every facet and together with the Obama administration, the MSM, The NFL & the Universities, they’ve pulled out all stops.
Yes. If it wasn’t ABC and Disney would not have canceled Roseanne. Her tweet would have been a nothing burger.
The only racism that I think is an issue is minorities being ostracized for being conservative
Racism is illegal
So is crime
So are drugs.
Yep, illegal things still happen regularly.
Racism isn't illegal. Discrimination is.
Yes. If you vote for a Presidential candidate simply because his skin color is the same as yours....you might be a RACIST.
I am able to work and interact with people of many different races without any issues. Everyday interactions are starkly different from what we see portrayed on the news. Most people get along alright. The majority of people you meet simply don’t care enough about you *at all* to care specifically about your race. Racism, sexism, and any other “ism” you can think of will always exist as long as humans exist. Racism is a problem that exists, but a “significant” one? No.
I wouldn’t say remains. The MLK and Republicans Civil Rights Bill of the ‘60’s moved the country in the right direction. BHO took all that away.
Obama??? That’s distorted.
Republican’s civil rights bill?? Read some history. It was the democrats under Johnson who passed the major civil rights legislation and that precipitated the southern states to become republican. He said that would happed & went ahead. A hero.
Obvious: It was Johnson who abused the civil rights. He said “I'll have those nig... voting Democratic for 200 years."
Lincoln was a republican
I was having a conversation with a guy this weekend who referred to a young girl as extremely racist. A girl of 14 doesn't have enough life experience to decide whether she should be a racist or not. It was taught to her. THAT is the issue. 2 racist parents can create 4 or 5 racist children and no matter if half of them figure out that racism is silly...you still never really reduce the number of racist people in the country.
I wonder if Republicans don't see racism as a problem because they don't see racism as wrong...?
Or if Democrats understand the use of social programs to divide, and keep divided, the poverty-stricken people from the successful ones? Granted not all social programs are used for this but a lot of them give to much aid and create a crutch for people that is very hard to recover from...
If I created a group called White Lives Matter or a tv network called WET (white entertainment network), I would be racist. See the problem?
its almost as if shouting white power or creating a national association for the advancement of white people can viewed differently...... oh wait.
More people get along across EVERY perceived barrier, than don’t. We can make anything as significant as we want, and more significant than it is. This is NOT to say that racism doesn’t have significance, but those who make this their clarion call, stoke the fire.
Look at the span based on religious affiliation. Fascinating.
Racism is significant, and always will be. No, it's not a problem...it's natural for people to prefer others who are like them and push aside those who are not. Every country discriminates in some way against whoever are the minorities...even Liberal ones like Germany and France.
Our laws have been set up to eliminate institutional racism. That's really all anyone can do...personal racism will exist as long as there isn't some all-powerful Thought Police to tell us all what we can and can't think.
Phaly ... except some of our laws were established to promote institutional racism, like affirmative action.
That's true...I put AA up there with Jim Crow laws.
Phaly ... I agree ... both horrible acts brought to us by ... the corrupt Democrat party.
These days anybody can be a racist for any reason, as long as it suits the narrative.
Wait... the people crying about “white racism” on here isn’t some kind of joke???
Yes black people can be racist believe it or not. There is systematic racism against whites (affirmative action)
Really committed to the joke, wtg 👏🏻👏🏻
Derby ... instead of belittling a valid opinion, why don’t you defend your initial claim? Why can’t people be racist against whites? Please explain.
That isn't an argument derby
This thread makes me ashamed to be an American 😥
Yes, and it is not just racism but also misunderstanding, and hatred for those who are different.
We don’t have enough of it. I’m tired of morons pretending all races are the same and destroying everything they touch because of this idiotic and incorrect belief.
It isn't racist to acknowledge blacks on average have a lower IQ
Rambo. It’s racist no matter how you slice it. By the way, the myth of intellectual Inferiority was settled years ago. It is not true and never has been.
I don't want to get in that long thread, so I'll just say this here. @Think @zimmy
Anarchism is a leftwing ideology. It is about opposition to all forms of illegitimate social hierarchies, which anarchists identify as the state and capitalism, and most also include racism, patriarchy, and the like.
Leftism isn't about more or less government. It's about opposing capitalism. The construction of an alternative to capitalism can take a variety of forms, including centralized (Marxist Leninist, and others) or decentralized (anarchist, Luxemburgist, and others).
Zimmy, there's nothing wrong with punching Nazis. We shouldn't tolerate fascism.
Was ... I knew I could count on you to straighten out a brother leftist. Thank you!
I agree on that we should oppose Nazis like we oppose radicals like the Black Panthers and Black Lies Matter. All of these hate groups hurt our republic.
Think-ANTIFA still has nothing to do with the Democrats, Doctor says it here!
Zim ... you keep twisting, why? AntiFa doesn’t disavow Democrats and Democrats embrace AntiFa. In fact Democrats are funding AntiFa’s fascist protests.
Think, the Democrats hate Antifa. It's fucking annoying. Democrats are good for nothing. They'll let fascism come to power over actually having to do a damn thing.
Think- Democrats do hate ANTIFA, perhaps you need to watch some of the Left wing echo chamber for a change, you would see that.
The leftwing voters especially the youth love antifa. The politicians don’t mind them either, Tim Kaines son was arrested at an antifa protest.
Doctor is right about left vs right being about hierarchy and not government but that’s what I’ve been trying to tell you think, when I say fascism is far right. Far right can be decentralized or highly centralized. It’s all about hierarchy
Doc is wrong about punching Nazis, tho violence goes both ways ppl tend to forget that. Doc also thinks many people are fascist or Nazi so that means a lot of people would get axed just like in Soviet Russia!
Anarchism isn't leftist. It is very free market.
It's ok to initiate violence against someone with different beliefs than you? That actually makes YOU a fascist.
Free market is anarcho-capitalism, which is itself a deviation from traditional anarchism.
And fascism isn't punching people you disagree with. Lol
Florida- Wrong on ANTIFA, not pro left at all, they don’t even vote. Bunch of anarchist stupid kids, that’s all
Zimmy, just because someone doesn't vote doesn't mean they aren't left.
Was ... have you heard of Keith Ellison? Here’s a refresher ...
Zim ... while I rarely agree with Was, he’s right on AntiFa, and wrong about Democrats’ support for the far left hate group. See my link above.
Think- one person? What about David Duke supporting the neo Nazis? Should I blame the entire GOP?
Zim ... which GOP Congressional leader supported David Duke? Forget that, which known GOP endorses Mr Duke?
You really have nothing if you’re digging for Mr Duke. You do realize that the KKK grand wizard of LA endorsed Mrs Clinton in 2926 and unlike MrT, she never renounced the endorsement, right?
But we’re talking about Mr Ellison, who is one of the radical leaders of your party. Mr Duke is irrelevant in every way.
... 2016 ...
Zim ... where is Elizabeth Warren on AntiFa? How many more do you need before you admit that the Democrat party has a problem?
Your proof is that Ellison promoted a book about the history of the anti-fascist movement? From your link:
In August, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned what she called the "violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa" and distanced them from the Democratic Party.
"You’re not talking about the far left of the Democratic Party — they’re not even Democrats," Pelosi told the Denver Post editorial board. "A lot of them are socialists or anarchists or whatever."
Zim ... how about MrO, where does he stand on AntiFa?
Here’s a hint ...
Was ... Mr Ellison is radical. Ms Warren is radical. But both are solidly in the shrinking Democrat tent. MrO likewise gave his tacit approval to these violent groups.
Indisputably. It’s not a matter of opinion.
Lol ok retard
This thread is incredibly sad
Anti-white racism is the biggest problem when it comes to race.
DiQ ... anti-white hate is the only government sanctioned racism today.
Yes. Racism didn’t magically end in 1964 because the government said so. It’s still a problem.
I mean the rascism there is are those crazy people in the KKK/alt-right or the Black Panther group, but those both fall under freedom of speech, even though they are ridiculous. All races have equal rights in 2018.
Significant? No. Yeah there is racism sure, but minorities are their own worst problem if racism is what they are blaming for holding them back. Everyone just likes to feel like a victim. It is comfortable because then you don’t have to take responsibility for your own actions in life. Just blame “racism.” 🙄
It’s nice to see something good can come of California.
If you say no, you’re blind or lucky that you’re ignorant. It’s getting worse and it’s getting aggressive.
What are you talking about?
Care to back that up with some concrete statistics?
My entire life? Baha. I don’t need to do research for you. You’re a capable human being.
Fine. Name one right a race has over another. I dare you.
What? I never said anything about any races having any more rights than another
This is about racism being a significant problem still in America, which it is.
If you make a statement, the burden of proof is on you, not me. That’s how debate works.
If you don’t want to remain ignorant your job is to look it up yourself. Don’t be lazy.
Again, that’s not how political debate works. The person making a statement has to defend their position. Always. That’s always how it works. You haven’t done that, so I’ll assume you have no argument and that you’re full of it.
So are you saying that racism isn’t still a problem?
I already made my statement on this poll. Scroll up to read it. You know, “don’t be lazy.”
And don’t change the subject. Give me a concrete example of how racism is “getting worse” and “more aggressive.” An example that isn’t totally subjective, please.
Nah you keep saying debate as if I’m trying to have a debate. But I’m not. I’m here to post my opinion and probably never return to the post again here soon. We’re still on the same subject but idk maybe you can’t read. Also if this were a debate you would’ve stated your side by now and done your own research.
I have done my own research and i know how to read. You are ignorant. Period. It’s not my job to defend YOUR positions. That’s your job. If you’re not here to debate you’re just here to barf out opinions with nothing to back them up. Just listening to yourself talk, essentially.
But it is YOUR job to defend your own position which you haven’t done to me at all. You just spout bs. I exist to irritate you at this point
Throughout this thread all you've done is basically say "Well you're not researching so that makes it ok for me not to!" Comparing yourself to other people isn't how you win an argument.
Oh my god. That is literally my point. Congratulations
There will always be racists. And it can be on all sides. The difference is White people have to worry about it being harder for them to get into a good college while Black people have to worry about being killed by a police officer for having a phone
It exists just like any social. disease. It exists due to ignorance just like every other socially destructive thought process.
But a serous problem?
If so does that mean years and years of the Congressional Black Caucus, LA Raza, the NAACP, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, BLM, the Rainbow Coalition, National Action Network and other race based groups are unsuccessful ineffective, a wast of time, money, resources, attention and and effort?
Or do the presence of blacks only colleges, mosques, churches, synagogues, temples, a Black Entertainment Network, two major Spanish speaking national broadcasters and thousands of Hispanic and black millionaires, business moguls, politicians, sports stars, entertainers, movie stars, politicians and rich reverends seem a little much to be crying institutional racism?
Only if the white liberals say so.
and white fishermen!!!
Of course it's a serious problem. The political correctness is doing it in a wrong way, and it made the problem worse, thanks to the former president.
It is a problem, but not serious. MrO did make relations FAR worse!
Everyone is equal in today’s society. I have the same rights as anyone.
Yeah? But that’s not what it asked. We’re talking about racism. Like when people literally hate you based off the color of your skin. And yes it is still a huge problem.
Yes, and getting worse! Especially when a President seems to ignore the problem, or contribute to it!
Aka the last few presidents
Zim ... we finally got rid of the racist MrO, and MrT is absolutely improving race relations!
Think- what planet have you just spun to? Race relations haven’t been worse in quite a bit.
Zim ... try as leftists have to stop the progress on race relations, things are definitely improving!
Hell no! Getting much worse! I cannot believe you even think that? What bubble are you living in?
Zim ... I live in reality, not the leftist cocoon. The last time a race baiter visited the White House was clear back in 2016. Charlottesville isn’t the debacle that MrO fueled Ferguson was.
Other than your false narrative on Charlottesville — an incident that had NOTHING to do with race — what incidents have occurred that have made race relations worse than they were under the phony MrO?
Think- again the defection, on topic, Charlottesville had everything to do with race. Watch the tapes again
Good luck Zimmy. You are dealing with a weak mind filled with someone else’s thoughts.
Buddy, I’ve been ignoring these two’s argument on what color stripes antifa wears, but saying only one of those two is closed minded is incorrect, neither of them are listening to the other, they’re just restating their claims with minor modifications.
Zim ... a mentally ill white kid killed a white woman. Try again.
Zim ... why won’t you answer the question?
You’re definitely right, herring. Both “sides” are being played. I just know for certain about “think” being weak minded. And the propaganda threat coming from the White House is so much greater than any other agency of control right now. None are okay but I’m willing to focus on trump’s corruption now until it is neutralized. Then maybe we can continue improving our racial problems and addressing ALL forms of corruption and propaganda, regardless of political affiliation.
Ben ... thanks for finally admitting that you’ve got absolutely nothing but hollow words. If you had even an ounce on this president you’d have shared it, but instead you simply run around with your hair on fire screaming “racism” without a shred of evidence.
You are the quintessential leftist lemming.
Zim ... I getting that you may have gotten lost in the noise from the leftist gnat, but please note that I await your response.
Think- too much going on here, I can’t keep up 🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣
Everything I’ve said or shown you over the years has been all for nought. I’m tired of being the reasonable one with the facts. I’m gonna try your trolling techniques to see if it makes me feel better about myself like it does for you. I’m so sad for people like you having your ideologies and political party taken advantage of. So sad.
Ben ... I didn’t invite you and I doubt that Zim did either. Your being tired is your personal problem. Now move along little gnat.
Didn’t realize this thread was invitation only. You could just block me like you do all the other reasonable thoughts that try to get into your weak mind.
Could you guys actually argue instead of throwing insults and insulting each other’s intelligence?
Nah I’m good. I’ve tried for years in vain. You can check my comment history over the years to see how much I’ve tried to appeal to reason with this person. All I’ve gotten back was a double down on ignorance. There is no reasoning with this kind of person. I realize it now.
Ben ... here’s a tissue, now move along nobody is interested in your irrelevant rant.
Again with the tissue comment? Ooh so clever. If you don’t want to see my notifications, stop responding. It’s that simple. But then again, your propaganda tortured minds can’t even seem to grasp the simple these days. So sad.
Ben ... as you may not have noticed, we were having a fine back and forth without your obtuse drama. You came to throw your temper tantrum, you’ve thrown it and you may notice that everyone left as a result.
You’ve added nothing to this discuss except your irrational hatred. If anyone were silly enough to dig into your comment history they’d see that you’re simply a superficial leftist desperate for attention.
You’ve obviously not looked into my comments then. But IDC. I’m glad I blew up your discourse with mindless “crying”. I just figured you would love it since that’s what your folk hero trump does with every sensible issue. You people really do cry just as much as the democrats. You just have much more bravado.
Ben ... you only showed your childishness. As for your delusion that you’ve somehow done anything “for years”, anyone who checks the states will see that you’re simply a stale user with few comments, most of which add nothing to any of the threads.
Lol. You are still replying? You have a problem. Lol how childish is it to be incapable of not getting in the last word? 😆 😂😆😝🤮😳😆🍆