So, how surprised do you think I was to find out using slurs and cuss words was something that has to do with not only my manliness, but my actual courage as well? I learn something new every friggin day. Oh never mind, at least they admit who they are . . . even if it is subconscious
If we are using the definition of racism, as it is applied to white people (Dislike of others of another race based upon their race..... OR (extreme PC mode) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of difference between races), then yes... I would say there are many people who legitimately have been subjected to racism from the black population.Originally Posted by You
Almost any race whether they be black, white, hispanic, asian, naitive american,middle eastern, polynesian, any ****ing thing else I missed........ Has experienced "racism" (as applied the term is defined when applied to whites) from others.
Why is that so significant to you? Do you care to elaborate the purpose of making this statement?
No; my point is that they do experience the consequences of "this stuff," and those consequences are both very real and very potent.Originally Posted by Caine
Demonstrably untrue.Originally Posted by Caine
What do you mean? I'm not African American, but it seems to directly affect me every day.Originally Posted by Caine
I do not understand your point.Originally Posted by Caine
See above.Originally Posted by Caine
This seems almost absurdly false. Did you directly experience the American Revolution? Does the American Revolution have some effect on you? The answer is almost surely no to the first, and yes to the second.Originally Posted by Caine
The same principle is at work here. No, African Americans alive today did not experience slavery directly; they do experience the continuing results.
Now, wait a minute: I didn't see anything about Jamie Foxx saying that he hated anyone.Originally Posted by Caine
No, but I am one of those people who thinks that others ought to be reasonable, and also ought to try to understand a position before they criticize it.Originally Posted by Caine
No, I am saying that the massive widespread crimes of the past, which were never sufficiently redressed, have ongoing effects today, even if they are not directly experienced. Furthermore, those effects are potent, and the ongoing inequality and racial attitudes in our society amply bear out this point.Originally Posted by Caine
Uhh...I am not drunk, and I said something about. I said something about it because that's the reality of the history under discussion. Before you can make any proclamations about the situation that people today face, you must deal responsibly with their history.Originally Posted by Rocketman