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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    I can hear it now... If Obama loses it's because white people are racist. Of course that would mean that 4 years ago they weren't, and they all of the sudden became racist since then.

    I expect nothing less such pathetic excuses from Democrats.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    We can't actually say something about race without it becoming a race to the bottom, can we?


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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Ann Coulter was on the Bill Maher show recently and said “real racism,” for the most part, no longer exists in the United States.



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    So far comments I've read are saying this is nothing more than blatant propaganda on the part of the Obama campaign, an attempt to 'shame' ignorant white folks into voting for that black guy -- I so luvs me the True Believers


    So, straightforward questions were not generating enough racism to satisfy the agenda of portraying anti-Obama whites as racist, so they cooked up a poll where it was almost impossible to come across anti-Obama without being classified as "racist but doesn't know it".

    Ye gods how far some will go to play the race card...

    I got news for ya: the negativity towards Obama has nothing to do with his race, except for a few fringers. It is because of failed policy.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Lol, yes, if we define racism as "Don't support affirmative action" and "don't believe in propagating institutionalized racism" then yes, majority of us are racist.

    What a silly paper.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Yes. Because we, as humans, exhibit subconscious preferences whether we are aware of it or not. I'm not saying "other people" get to decide the inner workings of your mind. I'm saying YOU - your conscious self - do not get to control the subconscious workings of your mind. Your mind does that all on its own and you have no direct control over it.

    But maybe you don't harbor any implicit racism at all Maggie. Feel free to take the implicit association test yourself and find out.

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implici...lectatest.html
    The test says I prefer black people to white people.

    Since I don't support affirmative action nor do I want to propagate industrialized racism, I suppose at least one of the test's methodology is flawed.

    (If I had to guess, I'd say both)
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post

    The test says I prefer black people to white people.

    Since I don't support affirmative action nor do I want to propagate industrialized racism, I suppose at least one of the test's methodology is flawed.

    (If I had to guess, I'd say both)
    Why do you suspect the test I linked is flawed? Because you don't like the results?

    To be honest, I really don't understand why the suggestion that people have subconscious racial preferences is so controversial or why it seems to offend some people. I mean, it's subconscious - you have no control over it so you shouldn't feel bad about it. It's not much different than, say, people who tend to be more sexually attracted to a particular race than another.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't know why it's so hard to just accept that racists - no matter what they are or who they don't like - do not constitute the majority of our population.
    I wish that were true, but I think that a pretty solid majority of our population is racist, to some degree. I don't think that necessarily means that they consciously dislike a certain race and/or consciously believe themselves to be superior. With many people, it's much more subtle than that and they don't even realize they're doing it. For example, if someone acts/speaks differently around a black colleague than around a white colleague because they've subconsciously made some assumptions about the person based on their race, that's still racism...even if they don't mean to do it.

    I don't think this kind of racism is necessarily even a character flaw. It's just a human foible, that people should be aware of so that they can correct it when they catch themselves doing it.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    IN other news, there is so little real and substantive racism left in the United States that race-baiters have decided to make up an entirely new category of racism to whine about: "unconscious racism".

    All you need to be unconsciously racist is to be white. Now isn't that special?

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Why do you suspect the test I linked is flawed? Because you don't like the results?
    No, because I think showing images and then displaying words and trying to infer somehow that the speed in which people press the button is representative of anything at all is ridiculous.


    To be honest, I really don't understand why the suggestion that people have subconscious racial preferences is so controversial or why it seems to offend some people. I mean, it's subconscious - you have no control over it so you shouldn't feel bad about it. It's not much different than, say, people who tend to be more sexually attracted to a particular race than another.
    I wasn't offended by anything, except for maybe the goofy methodology.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I got news for ya: the negativity towards Obama has nothing to do with his race, except for a few fringers. It is because of failed policy.
    I agree. Well - because of failed policy AND political partisanship, but, yeah, I don't think race has much to do with it.

    People like to dismiss the fact that we elected a black president as a false flag that racism is over. Racism may not be gone, but electing a black president is absolutely proof of just how much racial attitudes have changed since the civil rights era. People also like to suggest that it's only because Obama's a democrat and that the republicans are still racist. But i don't think that's true - perhaps a higher incidence but I believe the vast majority of Americans democrats and republicans are egalitarian. I mean look at Herman Cain - his race didn't prevent him from doing very well among republicans until his scandal broke.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    All you need to be unconsciously racist is to be white. Now isn't that special?
    actually, as I recall blacks also showed a preference towards whites as well. It wasn't skewed as strongly towards whites, though, as it is among whites.

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