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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post

    They are otherwise identical.
    I doubt it, but let's assume that they are for all intents and purposes. What does that really mean in regards to the ad campaign? After all, the numbers for black crime are outrageous in every category. But would that warrant an ad campaign wherein a series of African Americans with white graffiti scribbled on their faces come on and make sweeping, broad-stroked indictments about the proclivity of antisocial behavior of African Americans? Would you not immediately condemn such an ad for its reckless, virulently racist, and socially irresponsible message? How do you think an upstanding African American citizen would feel about such an advertisement? My guess is that he would feel very similar to how the disadvantaged white person feels when he sees this idiotic "white privilege" ad.


    That's true, but on balance, overall, even with all that in place, being white gives somebody a 2.4 to 1 advantage over being black.
    Do have any understanding of what racism and prejudice really are? It is remarkable to me that these can be your pet topics of discussion, for years, and yet you have cultivated so little insight into the matter.

    What in the world are you talking about?

    "A 2.4 to 1 advantage over being black?" What sort of reckless, irresponsible, racist horsesh*t is this? Think about the stats which you have embraced as so meaningful (even if they are somehow true by one measure) and then ask yourself "What is it that I have in common with the job interviewers in the very study I have put forward as the basis of my argument in this thread?"
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Continually dividing the people along racial or religious lines ... the last gasp of our fascist govmnt to hold its grip on the public, and the fascist corp. media are their megaphone.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Continually dividing the people along racial or religious lines ... the last gasp of our fascist govmnt to hold its grip on the public, and the fascist corp. media are their megaphone.
    You forgot a BIG one, division based on wealth/income that is also a recurring theme of the Obama campaign.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Continually dividing the people along racial or religious lines ... the last gasp of our fascist govmnt to hold its grip on the public, and the fascist corp. media are their megaphone.
    Sad but likely true, except for the part about it being "the last gasp of our fascist government." Our government is not fascist yet, but it is getting there. Indeed, it is getting increasingly more difficult to tell the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans. I fear that, in the fullness of time, we might not be able to tell the difference between the USA and the PRC.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    I doubt it, but let's assume that they are for all intents and purposes.
    No, you don't understand. It's an experiment. It was done first by Northwestern, then by Princeton, Brown and the National Academy of Sciences. They made up the resumes for the experiment. They were the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    What does that really mean in regards to the ad campaign? After all, the numbers for black crime are outrageous in every category. But would that warrant an ad campaign wherein a series of African Americans with white graffiti scribbled on their faces come on and make sweeping, broad-stroked indictments about the proclivity of antisocial behavior of African Americans? Would you not immediately condemn such an ad for its reckless, virulently racist, and socially irresponsible message? How do you think an upstanding African American citizen would feel about such an advertisement? My guess is that he would feel very similar to how the disadvantaged white person feels when he sees this idiotic "white privilege" ad.
    The ads don't say anything remotely negative about white people at all, so I'm not sure where you're coming from on that.

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    "A 2.4 to 1 advantage over being black?" What sort of reckless, irresponsible, racist horsesh*t is this? Think about the stats which you have embraced as so meaningful (even if they are somehow true by one measure) and then ask yourself "What is it that I have in common with the job interviewers in the very study I have put forward as the basis of my argument in this thread?"
    Not sure what you mean. Those are the actual numbers. In factual reality, if a black person and a white person, who are in all other ways as identical as possible, apply for the same job, the white person gets 2.4 times more interviews. Whatever you or I think of that, whatever we wish were the case, that is the factual, measureable, reality. That's where things stand, in fact, today.
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    No, you don't understand. It's an experiment. It was done first by Northwestern, then by Princeton, Brown and the National Academy of Sciences. They made up the resumes for the experiment. They were the same.
    Yeah, well I allowed for that assumption. Apparently, you missed my entire point by a mile and a half.


    The ads don't say anything remotely negative about white people at all, so I'm not sure where you're coming from on that.
    Unless you are in a coma or otherwise blinded by your precepts, the ads certainly suggest something very negative about white people, namely, that they ALL enjoy some unfair advantage over everyone else.


    Not sure what you mean. Those are the actual numbers. In factual reality, if a black person and a white person, who are in all other ways as identical as possible, apply for the same job, the white person gets 2.4 times more interviews. Whatever you or I think of that, whatever we wish were the case, that is the factual, measureable, reality. That's where things stand, in fact, today.
    Measurable by what, a social studies experiment undoubtedly designed to arrive at a desired conclusion? What are you, kidding me? Do you have any idea how irresponsible, reckless, and racist it is to throw that sort of "data" around as if it were actually pure science?

    Regardless, even if your 2.4 were a product of pure science (which it is not), it would still be ABOMINABLY RACIST to suggest that such data applies to all white people in all circumstances, just as it would be abominably racist to suggest that the crime statistics regarding blacks apply to all blacks in all circumstances. How is it that you can miss this most glaring aspect of the topic at hand?
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

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    Im so sick of this kind of sanctimonious mental flatulence. Do they really think they are going to encourage solutions based dialogue by being racist toward people with white skin color? Are white people the only racist people?

    Im all for the elimination of racism but constantly playing the race card and being racist yourself wont reduce racism.

    Why is it racist to say white people enjoy privileges that black people don't?


    You through out the 'race card' attack, like it means something. I see no race card.


    Shinning a light on inequality is not 'the race card', and calling it that is stupidity. And possibly racists defending their true desires.

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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I got a chuckle. Honestly. I did. Whenever people talk to me about the plight of "white men" - I can't help but think about the fact that all 3 branches of government are composed primarily of white men, most fortune 500 companies are run by white men, most of the US media is owned by white men and out of the top 10 richest people in the world 9 are white (with the notable exception of Carlos Slim Helu, a Mexican of Lebanese ancestry - also the richest man in the world). I honestly do feel bad for the white man though. Not being able to say nigger is terrible.
    I get it. So if congress is run by mostly white men, and other white people are rich then clearly my struggles or anything pertaining to me or any other white people are moot because some white people are rich. Yea that makes sense.

    According to forbes, 5 of the top 10 are white. FYI. Only 2 branches of the government are primarily white. FYI. But you saying it must make it true huh?
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Can someone explain to me what part of this campaign is "racist"? I don't see anything that denigrates or insults white people
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    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I get it. So if congress is run by mostly white men, and other white people are rich then clearly my struggles or anything pertaining to me or any other white people are moot because some white people are rich. Yea that makes sense.

    According to forbes, 5 of the top 10 are white. FYI. Only 2 branches of the government are primarily white. FYI. But you saying it must make it true huh?
    All three branches of the fed govt are primarily white. Which country are you talking about?
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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