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Thread: Is this racist?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    there shouldnt be any race in homo sapiens in fact

    because we are not part of the horse family
    I would suggest Google before clicking Post...
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I would suggest Google before clicking Post...
    haha

    l dont believe in race
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    haha

    l dont believe in race
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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?

    Given no tricky editing and no hired actors standing in for the witnesses for dramatic effect, yeah I'd say this video shows we still have a couple skeletons in our closet.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No. It's profiling.
    ...with a racist result.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    ...with a racist result.
    Absolutely not. That thinking is the problem.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If this was a black neighborhood where whites seldom visit and the opposite scenario was presented, do you think the black people who stolled by would act any differently? I don't think it would be much of a stretch, drawing on some racial stereotypes, to suggest that if a white kid was trying to steal a bike in a black neighborhood, they wouldn't be calling the police, they'd be calling friends to participate in or watch the white guy get whooped.

    My point was that the scenario presented in the video wasn't typical of places where whites and blacks intermingle - pretty much all of the people who went by were white with the exception of the three black women and then the camera guys were probably waiting all day for somebody black to go by so they could set up their story agenda.

    If this was a place where lots of whites and lots of blacks walk by regularly, you'd get a far better appreciation for what part race is playing in the dynamic as opposed to what "difference" is playing in the dynamic.
    They might or might not act differently. But it doesn't change what happened here. They made decisions based on race, and not much else.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Absolutely not. That thinking is the problem.
    Okay Maggie, you tell me: what was the profiling based on?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    I think "Regg" is in a lot of trouble with his wife!

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Okay Maggie, you tell me: what was the profiling based on?
    Race.

    Profiling based on race doesn't = racism. The stats are indisputable.
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