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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by cmakaioz View Post
    Racism is NOT territorialism, nor is racism just a general instinctive suspicion of outsiders. Racism is a specific, historically contingent ideology of political manufacture. It makes as little sense to claim that racism is some inescapable human fate (because of our well-documented tendency to form in- and out-groups) as it is to claim that speaking North American English is an inescapable human fate (because of our capacity to speak and develop languages).

    Is the general instinct to form socially defined groups and bear some suspicion of outsiders rooted in human biology? Yes. Is racism, specifically, rooted in our biology? Absolutely not.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Disagree completely. Although I am a cynic in terms of how I feel about human actuality, I am very optimistic about human potential. To me, racism is just another problem and problems have solutions. Moreover, it's solution often just mere experience and education which increases everyday. I think it will go away. It's just a matter of time.
    I am also optimistic that "racism" will eventually correct itself through the process of exposure and communication which allows fear, suspicion and mistrust to slowly work itself out over time.

    This natural process is taking longer than it normally would because communication, which allows people to openly express their fears and concerns, has been restricted by Political Correctness.

    White people who voice their fears of blacks because of crime statistics or publicly question a need for the government sanctioned/socially accepted racism of Affirmative Action are attacked as being racists.

    For this reason it is quite obvious that the liberal policy of Political Correctness is a major factor in extending the racial healing process of the American melting pot and is keeping us divided as a nation.

    Regardless of the problem, stifling communication is detrimental to problem solving__This is so amazingly obvious that it makes one wonder if the stifling was intentional???
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    I'm an optimist.

    We just have to sterilize racists and homophobes--that will speed things up.... maybe two generations.

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Entirely, no. Human's are a socially grouping species which inherently seeks to find ways to justify their group typically at the expense of others. Liberals and Conservatives, Redskin fans and Cowboy Fans, Coke vs Pepsi, Ford vs Chevy, College Football vs NFL, Geeks vs Jocks, Stoners vs Cops, Northerners and Southerners, American and Foreigners, Europeans and Yankees, Christians vs Muslims, Managers vs Employees, Your business vs your Competitor, Mac vs Windows, iPhone vs Android, and on and on and on....

    It's a base thing in human nature that will never entirely be wiped out.

    Well said

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    The question posed is way too general. Racism will always be with us to some degree because of culture and politics. Our society redefines racism contiually so that it will not loose its power. You also cannot cure ignorance. Isolated, uneducated, fearful and clanish people will always exist. We have every racial group imagineable in the U.S and new people coming every day who bring their prejudice with them. If we eliminate as much of the politics of the issue as we can, we can reduce it to the greatest extent possible. It is fantasy to imagine it ever being zero. That expectation is also politics.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post

    White people who voice their fears of blacks because of crime statistics or publicly question a need for the government sanctioned/socially accepted racism of Affirmative Action are attacked as being racists.
    oops there it is.

    She started off sensible, like she had had an epiphany of some sort, then the tone of bigotry and ignorance rears its ugly head.

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    oops there it is.

    She started off sensible, like she had had an epiphany of some sort, then the tone of bigotry and ignorance rears its ugly head.
    I rest my case_
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Racism is a learned behavior either taught (by example) by the important adults in our life as kids, or it develops as a core belief as a result of circumstances that involve whatever race a person ends up hating. Neither of which is okay in my opinion.

    I believe there are racists in all political parties, however, some parties are 'concentrated'. For example, the Tea Party.
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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    I rest my case_
    Sorry, I already rested it.

    You started off sounding intelligent...

    White people who voice their fears of blacks because of crime statistics
    That statement is pure ignorance and people who believe it should be exposed and shamed.

    I am also optimistic that "racism" will eventually correct itself through the process of exposure and communication which allows fear, suspicion and mistrust to slowly work itself out over time.
    But then drove right off the cliff with...

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    Re: Racism in the USA will probably never go away. Agree/Disagree

    This is my 2 cents worth. One nation, one people exists only in a homogenous society.

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