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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I can understand how some would see the events from the video as racial profiling as opposed to outright racism because a sense of racial superiority wasn't the driving force behind their decisions to either confront, contact police or render assistance. But the difference as I see it is the fact that in each case, particularly between both male participants, both males told everyone who confronted them that the bike wasn't theirs and yet people's attitudes were far more aggressive and immediate concerning the Black kid whereas people tended to give the White kid a pass - again even after he told those who inquired it wasn't his bike.

    This is why in this particular case I call it racism as opposed to racial profiling. Even when people instinctively knew both test subjects were wrong, they all fell back on race as a deciding factor to their actions.
    Good explanation. I like it.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And you can spin this any way you want, when you don't read the second half, you're not addressing it.
    Not sure why you continue on with this, it has nothing to do with the thread topic any longer. The post you made, that I responded to was:

    Doesn't it? You act against someone based on race, isn't that really racism?
    I quoted it in it's entirety. There was no more to read in terms of the post I responded to. Period.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Not sure why you continue on with this, it has nothing to do with the thread topic any longer. The post you made, that I responded to was:



    I quoted it in it's entirety. There was no more to read in terms of the post I responded to. Period.
    Not true. You responded to ths post:

    Well, I'm pretty sure I know what racism is, and if it leads to more of a minority being arrested and less whites, I think that would fit any definition. And what we saw could very well lead to that type of injustice.
    It explains and is more.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not true. You responded to ths post:
    You can keep clicking on that little double > and go back to the first response to you. You will find it was the post I quoted. Nothing since that time has shown me that you understand what racism is beyond your first post.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You can keep clicking on that little double > and go back to the first response to you. You will find it was the post I quoted. Nothing since that time has shown me that you understand what racism is beyond your first post.
    It didn't end there. Where you went wrong was when you answered the one we're actually discussing.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It didn't end there. Where you went wrong was when you answered the one we're actually discussing.
    At this point (and for quite some time) you are just bickering. If you have something to say about the thread topic you want to discuss, let me know, otherwise we are way past done.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    At this point (and for quite some time) you are just bickering. If you have something to say about the thread topic you want to discuss, let me know, otherwise we are way past done.
    I didn't start down this track, you did. I explained why it's racist, and you chose this track. I suggest you answer what was actually said.

    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.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I posted this video on another thread, but I think it deserves its own discussion.

    This is a direct, yes-or-no question: Does racism occur in this video?

    Yeah. I think so.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I posted this video on another thread, but I think it deserves its own discussion.

    This is a direct, yes-or-no question: Does racism occur in this video?

    Obvious racism, but not against the black actor. What happened to him was appropriate. The racism was applied in the form an affirmative bias for the white actors. This may be more of a halo effect, on second thought, than overt racism.

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