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Thread: Race in the national conversation

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    Race in the national conversation

    Overall, in our society, is race discussed too little, too much, or at about the right frequency?

    (Note: This is a question not of what is being said in conversations about race, but how often those conversations are occurring.)
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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Overall, in our society, is race discussed too little, too much, or at about the right frequency?

    (Note: This is a question not of what is being said in conversations about race, but how often those conversations are occurring.)
    IMO, the more frequent we talk about race, the more aware of it we are. The more aware of it we are, the more we are likely to allow it to affect us in some way, positively or negatively. The more we allow it to affect us, the more likely we are to undermine the impetus for the discussion in the first place which is presumably to get to a better place in race relations or marginalize the importance of race in society.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Overall, in our society, is race discussed too little, too much, or at about the right frequency?

    (Note: This is a question not of what is being said in conversations about race, but how often those conversations are occurring.)
    too much and it means racism still exists

    unfortunately
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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Generally here's how it goes:

    Left wing hacks: conservatives are racists.

    Right wing hacks: liberals are racists.

    Me: you're all ****ing idiots.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    It's all good. The universe has a terrific memory.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Either way, my money is on Usein Bolt.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    I've long held the opinion that in order to live in a colorblind society, we can't dwell on color. We have to concentrate our shared issues, opportunities, problems and successes.

    When I was in the army I was sent to Korea. I am 6'5. I established a close friendship with a black guy who had been in Korea much longer than I. He learned some of the language and traveled quite a bit in the country. The first time we walked through Taejon together a large group of children walked behind us. I was used to it. In Korea someone 6'5" is quite large. He looked at me and said that it was strange and must have been because we were inter-racial. I'll never forget the first thing that flashed through my mind which was, "what the hell are you talking about?"

    I'd forgotten he was black. He was just my friend.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I've long held the opinion that in order to live in a colorblind society, we can't dwell on color. We have to concentrate our shared issues, opportunities, problems and successes.

    When I was in the army I was sent to Korea. I am 6'5. I established a close friendship with a black guy who had been in Korea much longer than I. He learned some of the language and traveled quite a bit in the country. The first time we walked through Taejon together a large group of children walked behind us. I was used to it. In Korea someone 6'5" is quite large. He looked at me and said that it was strange and must have been because we were inter-racial. I'll never forget the first thing that flashed through my mind which was, "what the hell are you talking about?"

    I'd forgotten he was black. He was just my friend.
    *single tear rolls down cheek*

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I've long held the opinion that in order to live in a colorblind society, we can't dwell on color. We have to concentrate our shared issues, opportunities, problems and successes.

    When I was in the army I was sent to Korea. I am 6'5. I established a close friendship with a black guy who had been in Korea much longer than I. He learned some of the language and traveled quite a bit in the country. The first time we walked through Taejon together a large group of children walked behind us. I was used to it. In Korea someone 6'5" is quite large. He looked at me and said that it was strange and must have been because we were inter-racial. I'll never forget the first thing that flashed through my mind which was, "what the hell are you talking about?"

    I'd forgotten he was black. He was just my friend.
    He hadn't.

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    Re: Race in the national conversation

    It is mostly a bad and pointless conversation when had at the national level. It is not a matter of quantity, rather quality that is the problem.

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