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A concise history of black-white relations in the USA


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#101 Hawk

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

my point was to treat people as individuals...not as a group. it doesn't take a group of people to be oppressed was my point

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

The rich still have slaves, they're just working under the guise of minimum wage now.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

A lot of problems in the world are caused by people's lack of ability to empathize (put themselves in the shoes of someone else). Many issues in the world (racism, sexism, bigotry) would be solved if people were able to better understand where minority populations are coming from. For example, since I am not a woman I have come to accept that there are certain things that I take for granted as a male; if someone had not explained to me in detail the advantages that I take for granted living in a patriarchal society I might have continued to minimize the struggles of women in America and other places.

Read the book "Black Like Me"....it's a story of a white man who changed his skin pigmentation in order to better understand what it really meant to be a black man in America. A lot of people who continue to minimize the struggles faced by blacks in America would do well to read that book.....if you really think that racism is not as bad as people say it is, then conduct the same experiment. It's much easier to just make blanket statements from the comfort of the privileged experience that was given to you purely because of an accident of birth. Life is complicated; anybody who espouses an overly simplistic view of life is fooling themselves.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Black like me was written in 1961.. Just saying.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Black like me was written in 1961.. Just saying.


You are right, but the overall lesson applies today. What I got from that book is that you should try and "walk a mile in someone else's shoes". Most people refuse to do that (just like most people will refuse to read the book because it was written in 1961 and so is automatically invalid). A similar experiment was performed on Oprah with similar results in present day society: http://www.oprah.com...for-a-Day-Video

I know it's Oprah but whatever. The overall lesson is still valid in the present day.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

I think it's kind of ironic that AMERICAN liberals bitch about white privilege, and how fortunate you are to have been born white. Well how fortunate were you to have been born in America? (but they don't see it that way, they're perpetually unhappy)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

I think it's kind of ironic that AMERICAN liberals bitch about white privilege, and how fortunate you are to have been born white. Well how fortunate were you to have been born in America? (but they don't see it that way, they're perpetually unhappy)


Your point makes 0 sense. Don't play that card with me; I am damn happy to be American and love my country. I proved that in the cauldron of war so try again please. You sound like a chicken-hawk. Not all "liberals" fit your view of being whiny, sissy bitches and not all liberals hate America. What point were you trying to make again?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

Your point makes 0 sense. Don't play that card with me; I am damn happy to be American and love my country. I proved that in the cauldron of war so try again please. You sound like a chicken-hawk. Not all "liberals" fit your view of being whiny, sissy bitches and not all liberals hate America. What point were you trying to make again?


It wasn't intended for you, so have a nice hot cup of shutthefugup.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

It wasn't intended for you, so have a nice hot cup of shutthefugup.


Haha, only after you take a long sip first. Chicken hawk. When did you serve? What have you done for this country that you say you love so much? What have you done to show your appreciation for being born in America?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I served, and I agree with him. White guilt is destroying this country slowly but surely. And just because you served or didn't should not be a litmus for whether you love your country or not.


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