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King Taharqa

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i don't know if you're a racist but voting for vernon robinson makes you an asshole

<------------- voted for vernon robinson back in brainwashed religious fundamentalist xenophobic college republican days

I said I voted for him phil, not that I would vote for him again I voted for him due to similar circumstances.

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Jesus Christ. I think I have become dumber from deciding to read this thread...no offense to anyone of course, haha. But lets get real; arguing over race has got to be one of the more juvenile and trivial topics of conversation out there. Everyone is the same as everyone else at our base level of being and consciousness; period. Saying this person or that person is different/better/worse than anyone else due to "race," parallels an equivalent of judgement based on an individual's clothing or space suit being of different color. Thats how ridiculous it is when you get down to it. The controllers of our society want to pit us against eachother over these non-issues; further enforcing the illusion of division and seperateness. It appears they've done a good job considering a good portion of the entries i've read in here...which is unfortunate. I'm not saying anyone here is racist...but what i am saying is lets all come to the understanding that such conversations are superficial, and should not be egged on...or even happening for that matter. Of course for that to occur, the unaware tribal mindset would have to go, and we would all have to come to the understanding that the issue of race is an illusion...i say how about everyone give that a shot? The arguing over trivial topics that arent even real, wont get humanity anywhere.

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Yeah, I always feel dirty when I end up in a race discussion which is why I generally avoid the topic altogether. Unfortunately a comment made in another thread, around the same time that this thread was started, had really rubbed me the wrong way and ,subsequently, I allowed myself to be drug into the discussion.

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It happens, haha.

I hope I didnt come off as trying to call anyone out...that in itself would contradict the overall point I was trying to make. I'm just saying lets be better than this, because I know we can. We have a lot of growing up to do, and fast...lets see that it happens.

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Yeah, I always feel dirty when I end up in a race discussion which is why I generally avoid the topic altogether. Unfortunately a comment made in another thread, around the same time that this thread was started, had really rubbed me the wrong way and ,subsequently, I allowed myself to be drug into the discussion.

Wow this was a racist comment

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Wow this was a racist comment

Err how so?

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Wow this was a racist comment

Well done, sir.

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also a lot of you assholes need to realize how idiotic it looks when you're accusing someone of blatant racism. why in fresh hell do you think this is an effective tactic? few people actually think they're racist (the ones that do are unabashedly so and will usually take a break from posting on stormfront and let you know to your face.)

truth is everyone has hidden prejudices that often go unexposed for years (or for a lifetime.) this isn't black and white (no pun intended) as an issue. there are a lot of shades of gray. it is not possible to be a racist without being prejudiced, but it is possible to have unconscious prejudices without being a conscious racist.

instead of the cockslapping maybe we should be discussing this in terms of degrees rather than blocky absolutes.

this is a semantical argument that really only seems to come up when people have been called racist for holding racial prejudices. racial prejudices are abhorrent and only enable racist culture. people who hold racial prejudices, particularly those who benefit from the racist culture that they enable, should be shamed for them. idc if you choose to define such statements as "black people are lazy" or "that latino lady is probably an illegal immigrant" as racism, "conscious prejudice," or "unconscious prejudice."

since i don't really have the time to go into any more detail or clarify some of the things above i'll just post some quotes from an article that helps to represent my position that hand-wringing over whether someone is being a racist fugwad or a prejudiced dipshit really doesn't address the actual problem and really just comes across as a thinly-veiled attempt to absolve your grandma who thinks black people are just naturally inclined to criminal behavior or your dumb uncle who thinks the sikh sitting in coach is just itching to hijack his airplane

Racial prejudice, for instance, typically arises from race-based stereotypes. People of influence who prejudge others set the stage for institutional racism to occur. How does this happen? This overview of what racial prejudice is, why it’s dangerous, and how to combat prejudice explains in detail.

Likely because of his skin color, English professor and writer Moustafa Bayoumi says that strangers often ask him, “Where are you from?” When he answers that he was born in Switzerland, grew up in Canada and now lives in Brooklyn, he raises eyebrows. Why? Because the people doing the questioning have a preconceived idea about what Westerners generally and Americans particularly look like. They’re operating under the (erroneous) assumption that natives of the United States don’t have brown skin, black hair or names that aren’t English in origin. Bayoumi acknowledges that the people suspicious of him typically don’t “have any real malice in mind.” Still, they allow prejudice to guide them. While Bayoumi, a successful author, has taken the questions about his identity in stride, others deeply resent being told that their ancestral origins make them less American than others. Prejudice of this nature may not only lead to psychological trauma but also to racial discrimination. Arguably no group demonstrates this more than Japanese Americans.

Prejudice Begets Institutional Racism

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. public viewed Americans of Japanese descent suspiciously. Although many Japanese Americans had never stepped foot in Japan and knew only of the country from their parents and grandparents, the notion spread that the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) were more loyal to the Japanese empire than to their birthplace—the United States. Acting with this idea in mind, the federal government decided to round up more than 110,000 Japanese Americans and place them in internment camps for fear that they would team up with Japan to plot additional attacks against the United States. No evidence suggested that Japanese Americans would commit treason against the U.S. and join forces with Japan. Without trial or due process, the Nisei were stripped of their civil liberties and forced into detention camps. The case of Japanese-American internment is one of the most egregious cases of racial prejudice leading to institutional racism. In 1988, the U.S. government issued a formal apology to Japanese Americans for this shameful chapter in history.

The Link Between Racial Prejudice and Stereotypes

Prejudice and race-based stereotypes work hand in hand. Due to the pervasive stereotype that an all-American person is blonde and blue-eyed (or at the very least white), those who don’t fit the bill—such as Moustafa Bayoumi—are prejudged to be foreign or “other.” Never mind that this characterization of an all-American more aptly describes the Nordic population than individuals who are indigenous to the Americas or the diverse groups that make up the United States today.

^^^look no further than the poo that's been said about obama for another example of "otherism" (see: birthers, kenya, anti-colonial)

http://racerelations...l-Prejudice.htm

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