"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
You still haven't said why you think it's okay for a 15 year old black kid to say he's against the white race, but you don't think it's okay for a 15 year old white kid to say he's against the black race. Because of that, I'll chalk it up to giving blacks a pass on racism. That's all I needed to know.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
I'll go further and speak for myself when I say that if the situation was reversed, if a white kid was raised in an environment where whites were targeted by black gangs who wielded all the power in his environment and sowed all the terror against him and his race, it would be environmentally understandable for him to develop strong anger against black people. Now if he continued that anger and hatred as he matured and experienced other environments and other individuals, then his viewpoints would be based more on ignorance and lack of ability to self-assess.
Racists of any color are not born; they are made, based on their environment and their experience. To me, at least, that makes perfect sense.
Good grief, I'm glad I am not held to what I did when I was 15.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
Our nation has not always lived up to its ideals, yet those ideals have never ceased to guide us. They expose our flaws, and lead us to mend them. We are the beneficiaries of the work of the generations before us and it is each generation's responsibility to continue that work. - Laura Bush
There were more than a few references to Jordan only being 15 at the time, so it was (apparently) understandable to some people. That's why I want to know if that is the case with all races, if any 15 year old kid of any race held a belief that (insert other race here) is bad.
I personally find it concerning that any 15 year old would harbor resentment unless there is something concrete behind that resentment, such as (in Jordan's case) the KKK burning crosses on his front lawn, or a group of skinheads beating up his mother, or the white HS coaches not letting him play sports because he was black. According to what I know about his youth, none of that is the case. Which means someone told him to be wary of white people, or if it was from watching Roots, as he mentioned, that isn't a great excuse either given that very few white people in the USA are descended from slave owners, and it was over 100 years ago too.
I come from Irish Catholic people who were victims of the English regime. I was never told I should harbor resentment to the English people for the way my ancestors were treated.
Racists are not born, you are right. They are made.