View Poll Results: Does institutional racism currently exist in America?

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  • Yes, in quite a few places, but not everywhere.

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Thread: Institutional Racism [W:344]

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    And it doesn't stop Barry and company from exploiting race whenever it suits their purpose.

    From a black man such as yourself, that is pathetic.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    From a black man such as yourself, that is pathetic.
    Says the nice white liberal lady.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    From a black man such as yourself, that is pathetic.
    Am I supposed to know what you are talking about?

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Does institutional racism currently exist in America?
    Absolutely and most of it is directed at white people.
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Sure it does. Being pop country isn't producing stuff like this:

    Lil Boosie - We Out Chea (Official Video) - YouTube

    or shooting each other and glorifying gangculture
    Doesn't matter in terms of what we were talking about. You said commercial rap was anti-intellectual. I said most genres of commercial music are anti-intellectual. This is true and the fact that some rap music is violent doesn't change that. You're original point about commercial rap being anti-intellectual is still meaningless since the label can be applied to every commercial genre of music.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    From a non-American perspective:

    As far as I know, the African American average regarding education and income is still significantly lower than that of white Americans. Since I don't buy the racist "genetically inferior" explanation, my best guess is that it does at least partly have to do with institutional racism (as defined in the link in the OP). Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me on first glance. But I'm open for better explanations.
    They are not denied education or the same opportunity to get a higher income, they *CHOOSE* that path for themselves and then complain that they have less. That's not racism, that's personal irresponsibility.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What's inferior is their education, by and large. 70% of blacks live in the inner-city or "inner-ring cities." Those schools are failing.

    RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Background Readings | PBS
    Those schools are failing because the people who go there don't care about getting an education. It's not the school that's at fault, it's the students and their parents.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Yes, there if affirmative action and many educational institutions that give priority/positively factor in minority races in regards to accepting applicants. It's not everywhere, but it does exist.

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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Doesn't matter in terms of what we were talking about. You said commercial rap was anti-intellectual. I said most genres of commercial music are anti-intellectual. This is true and the fact that some rap music is violent doesn't change that. You're original point about commercial rap being anti-intellectual is still meaningless since the label can be applied to every commercial genre of music.
    No, there's a difference between music that is non-intellectual and music that is explicitly anti-intellectual. When you have a class of music which specifically says not to get an education, not to get a job, just go get a gun and pop a cap in someone's ass, that is absolutely anti-intellectual. It's not neutral on the subject at all.
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    re: Institutional Racism [W:344]

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Doesn't matter in terms of what we were talking about. You said commercial rap was anti-intellectual. I said most genres of commercial music are anti-intellectual. This is true and the fact that some rap music is violent doesn't change that. You're original point about commercial rap being anti-intellectual is still meaningless since the label can be applied to every commercial genre of music.
    So do you find jazz and classical music "anti-intellectual"?

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