The difference between Mexico and US/Canada is that the vast majority of Mexicans are mestizo - meaning a mix of Spanish and native blood. Whereas in the United States, the vast majority of the population are the descendants of European immigrants who displaced the natives and eventually sequestered them in reservations. So the European heritage/identity in Mexico isn't as strong as it is in Canada and the US.
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- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
As for the poll, before I answer, I think we should agree on the meaning of the word racism:
The definition of racism is controversial both because there is little scholarly agreement about what the word "race" means, and because there is also little agreement about what does and doesn't constitute discrimination.
Some sociologists have defined racism as a system of group privilege.
Racism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How we define the word changes whether it was or not. This example seems more like prejudice to me.
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AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Absolutely, I have experienced it more than once. Of course, I am man enough to keep my chin up and keep going, unlike many whiners on this forum ...
Just in general though while not all most black women I have ever been in contact with for over an hour have in general been very unpleasant. As for the remark about Japanese I know a like of Japanese at work that actually are more sexist than racist, as they don't believe any of the women there should do what we do that they should only do office work or jobs associated with women traditionally like nurses. They do run around going "Baku American" from time to time, but I've heard a lot of them don't really care for the Chinese or Taiwanese which I can understand with some bad history...
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields