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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    When will liberals realize that racism no longer exists?

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    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.
    what it shows is a mental association. your brain, and mine, are apparently wired such that we tend to associate "african-american" faces with "bad" stuff and "european-american" faces with "good" stuff.

    How much those associations, if at all, affect our decisions is unknown.


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    I wasn't offended by anything, except for maybe the goofy methodology.
    was referring to other reactions in this thread

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    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".
    You can pretend that it doesn't exist if you like; you may not recognize it because it generally does not affect white people as much as it affects other races. To give an example, an Asian woman I know was recently at a career fair at her business school. She was talking to a potential recruiter, and he complimented her on her English skills. Considering that she was born in Chicago and has lived her entire life in the US, she wasn't quite sure how to respond.

    Now I'm sure that the recruiter didn't intend any offense, and it didn't have any negative consequence on my friend's life. But to pretend that this isn't an example of racism is to be willfully blind. It's a perfect example of subconscious racism...the recruiter obviously made some (untrue) assumptions about her background based on her race. And these kind of things happen all the time, with the perpetrator rarely even being aware that he/she is doing it.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You can pretend that it doesn't exist if you like; you may not recognize it because it generally does not affect white people as much as it affects other races. To give an example, an Asian woman I know was recently at a career fair at her business school. She was talking to a potential recruiter, and he complimented her on her English skills. Considering that she was born in Chicago and has lived her entire life in the US, she wasn't quite sure how to respond.

    Now I'm sure that the recruiter didn't intend any offense, and it didn't have any negative consequence on my friend's life. But to pretend that this isn't an example of racism is to be willfully blind. It's a perfect example of subconscious racism...the recruiter obviously made some (untrue) assumptions about her background based on her race.
    I'm not sure I classify that as racism. Racism is a belief that a particular race is superior/inferior to another. That's different than simply making an incorrect assumption about a person on the basis of race. Sure, you can define "racism" that way. But in my opinion there should be separate terms to differentiate the two ideas.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You can pretend that it doesn't exist if you like; you may not recognize it because it generally does not affect white people as much as it affects other races. To give an example, an Asian woman I know was recently at a career fair at her business school. She was talking to a potential recruiter, and he complimented her on her English skills. Considering that she was born in Chicago and has lived her entire life in the US, she wasn't quite sure how to respond.

    Now I'm sure that the recruiter didn't intend any offense, and it didn't have any negative consequence on my friend's life. But to pretend that this isn't an example of racism is to be willfully blind. It's a perfect example of subconscious racism...the recruiter obviously made some (untrue) assumptions about her background based on her race. And these kind of things happen all the time, with the perpetrator rarely even being aware that he/she is doing it.

    Bud, no offense, but I think MLK would laugh at what present-day people think is "racism". Not being allowed to enter businesses, not being allowed to drink from the water fountain, not being welcome at motels or restaurants, not being allowed an equal opportunity to get a job or a promotion even if qualified.... fire hoses and police dogs biting your ass... now THAT was racism.

    It's gotten to the point that to keep the "movement" moving and the money coming in, the race baiters have to INVENT something to be outraged about... "subconscious racism"...

    It makes me think of a teenager who thinks he suffered a great hardship because his XBOX wouldn't work all weekend. We have it so easy we have to make **** up to feel like we're still in some kind of "struggle"...

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    I'm not sure I classify that as racism. Racism is a belief that a particular race is superior/inferior to another. That's different than simply making an incorrect assumption about a person on the basis of race. Sure, you can define "racism" that way. But in my opinion there should be separate terms to differentiate the two ideas.
    Fair enough. I tend to use the more colloquial definition of racism, which would include other types of racial prejudice as well. But "prejudice" might be the more all-encompassing term.
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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

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    ...said the white male.

    Careful, your own racism is showing.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Bud, no offense, but I think MLK would laugh at what present-day people think is "racism". Not being allowed to enter businesses, not being allowed to drink from the water fountain, not being welcome at motels or restaurants, not being allowed an equal opportunity to get a job or a promotion even if qualified.... fire hoses and police dogs biting your ass... now THAT was racism.

    It's gotten to the point that to keep the "movement" moving and the money coming in, the race baiters have to INVENT something to be outraged about... "subconscious racism"...

    It makes me think of a teenager who thinks he suffered a great hardship because his XBOX wouldn't work all weekend. We have it so easy we have to make **** up to feel like we're still in some kind of "struggle"...
    gramps, have you been hitting the sauce again?

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    gramps, have you been hitting the sauce again?

    Nope, just being real. I have great respect for those who fought for civil rights in an era when there was real and serious wrongs to fight against... and when doing this could endanger your very life. It is the modern self-aggrandizing and overhyped race baiters I despise... they are not fit to wipe the dirt off MLK's shoes.

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    Re: AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Careful, your own racism is showing.
    No, I'm a white male too. I just think that it's a lot easier to compare subconscious racism to a broken Xbox when you're not the one who confronts it on a daily basis. I don't think there are very many minorities who would agree that just because things were a lot worse in the past, that they should just be grateful for the level of acceptance they have and stop worrying about it.

    It's difficult for us, as white people, to understand the constant barrage of subtle racism that many minorities are exposed to. I'm not trying to offend anyone here, but for some more humorous examples of these kind of subtle racial prejudices, I recommend the following videos. Not everything stated within these videos is necessarily racist, but enough of it is to get the point across. Parental discretion is advised.

    **** White Guys Say... to Asian Girls (Parody of **** Girls Say) - YouTube

    **** White Girls Say...to Black Girls - YouTube
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