View Poll Results: The frequency in which race is discussed in our society is:

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    4 17.39%
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    15 65.22%
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    4 17.39%
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Thread: Race in the national conversation

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    It's a difficult question to answer because entirely too much of the wrong conversation presently takes place while the conversation that should be taking place is banned by political correctness.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    I think its a factor as to what's going on in the culture. No one here is suggesting this but restricting speech in matters that the culture in general considers relevant or imposing social pressure to restrict such speech is in my humble opinion a form of political correctness and no political side is immune from it.

    But to answer your question yes and no. I wish racism were less of an issue and the product of which is it would be spoken of less. I don't have a problem with race being talked about, only in some cases the reasons its being talked about. At the same time I'm completely okay with discussing race in the context of history, education and cultural contributions. For example: Talking about Chinese food, China Town, remembering how the Jews were persecuted during WWII, Columbus's discovery of the New World and Native American inhabitants, St. Patrick's Day and America's Irish influence, etc. are just as enriching of discussions to have as the Underground Railroad, the City of Chicago being founded by a black pioneer and the Civil Rights movement to end segregation and second-class American citizenship.
    Last edited by Smeagol; 09-16-13 at 04:12 PM.
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