We don't seem to be in disagreement on the issue of the KKK being a racist group. What we're in disagreement about is whether the NAACP is also a racist group. To declare the NAACP as a racist group doesn't mean that they have to be the equal of the KKK in their tactics. All we require is that they advance policies which are racist - policies which benefit black people at the expense of other people(s). Are you disagreeing with this? Isn't that how we got here? If the NAACP is not racist for advancing policies which promote the interests of black people then shouldn't the KKK also be deemed not racist for their policies which promote the interests of white people?
The NAACP lobbies politicians, they sue in court to advance their policy goals, they lend their voice in court to work against Affirmative Action reform laws, so they are actively working to influence laws and government in support of their brand of racism. You're saying that this doesn't count as racism so long as they don't have the authority to implement on their own.Since when does the NAACP grant government contracts? You may be indicating that colleges, universities, government etc. are racially prejudice in application of their policies, but that doesn't mean the NAACP is.
You're wrong on this, but let's pretend that you're correct. A court can make a declaration but that declaration doesn't take precedence over reality. A court can say it's not discrimination to displace a qualified white applicant for admission to university in favor of a lesser qualified black candidate, but the reality is that a qualified white applicant is denied admission and a lesser qualified black candidate is admitted in his place. That's plain old, simple to see, simple to understand, discrimination. The Court saying otherwise is just a legalistic hair splitting, and what it is not is a definition of reality.The NAACP pushes for better access for black people to these mostly or partially government funded services. In many cases, your Supreme Court has ruled that such policies are not racially discriminatory because they, in effect, counterbalance racial discrimination that came before them.
Thats true, you don't represent or speak for all conservatives.It's odd though, I'm a conservative, like you, but I don't feel that way and have never heard any other conservatives express that viewpoint, but then again, conservatism is a broad tent and I shouldn't be surprised that there are people like you who do feel as you do. Thanks for sharing your personal feelings.
Keeping minorities or any ethnic group in a state of poverty and chaos in order to control them is as old the hills. Getting them to annilate each other to keep their population down, even better. Right?
What I'm in the dark about is how conservatives are employing this principle to keep "minorities or any ethnic group in a state of poverty and chaos in order to control them." I agree with you that this would be an effective way of achieving that goal, but how, exactly, are they doing this?
You forgot one very important variable, the voters were also black. Ergo, your reasoning is flawed. Otherwise by your logic, then anyone who is white and voted for a white candidate is a racist, too. Now here's the kicker, blacks overwhelmingly voted democrat long before Obama ran for office and almost all the candidates were white. Meh, so where's your racism now, eh?If someone is voting for Obama because he's black, then that voter has crossed the racist Rubicon. Reasons don't matter so much anymore.
I work with a lot of white liberals and you should have seen them crowing about how they were so damn proud of themselves for voting for a black man. Those are the racists we're talking about here, not black voters who voted for Obama because they always vote Democratic straight down the ticket.
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Assimilation is a very worthy goal, but the tactics needed to force people to comply are often not pretty.
So I'm kind of at a loss as to what specific policies you have in mind.