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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
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    Many of those "racist obstacles" are self-created too.
    How is a racist obstacle self created. Exactly?

    It's created a victim mentality and a God complex for anyone that fits the definition of "protected class". .
    That's a tired cliche. Think beyond the soundbites Gip. These protections were put in place because they were/are necessary.

    If a woman, a black, a homosexual, etc. is fired, it's automatically bigotry
    No, it's not automatically bigotry or sexism but the possibility is very real. I am not saying that every time a woman or a person of color gets fired it is bigotry or sexism, but it is still present and we still need protections.


    Business is very meritocratic in nature, because it rewards one color - green.
    We both know that many peoples commitment to their political or social beliefs can and do shout down the dollar. And since the individual doing the firing is probably not the same individual who directly profits if they don't, he/she is even less inspired to make the right call.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I didn't vote. I blame everyone.

    I know you're not racist because you live in a highly black state like North Dakota. You know - Utah, minus Karl Malone.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Come on now... you know that Democrats have created programs intended to assist those in need and that this has created unintended consequences such as scams and dependency and that they have no real urgency to fix these problems because they then lose their voter base.
    The operative word here is unintended. Doesn't claiming someone is racist have something to do with intent? (hmmmmmm.....what incredibly wise poster here at the DP made that comment.....hmmmmm)

    Anyway, I am not saying that it does not occur on both sides. All humans are capable. I am just saying that Gippers statement about why liberals supporting it because they think it is the only way that people of color can advance was incorrect.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    The operative word here is unintended. Doesn't claiming someone is racist have something to do with intent? (hmmmmmm.....what incredibly wise poster here at the DP made that comment.....hmmmmm)

    Anyway, I am not saying that it does not occur on both sides. All humans are capable. I am just saying that Gippers statement about why liberals supporting it because they think it is the only way that people of color can advance was incorrect.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    How is a racist obstacle self created. Exactly?


    That's a tired cliche. Think beyond the soundbites Gip. These protections were put in place because they were/are necessary.


    No, it's not automatically bigotry or sexism but the possibility is very real. I am not saying that every time a woman or a person of color gets fired it is bigotry or sexism, but it is still present and we still need protections.
    The obstacle is that it's self-imagined. Can you deny that there are endless times when the race card is played when race played absolutely no part? I'm not even talking about Sharpton either. I'm talking everyday life and everyday people.

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate
    We both know that many peoples commitment to their political or social beliefs can and do shout down the dollar. And since the individual doing the firing is probably not the same individual who directly profits if they don't, he/she is even less inspired to make the right call.
    You're wildly misconstruing the corporate world. If anything, Human Resources will often not pull the trigger in legitimate cases where someone needs to be fired because they are a minority, and even misdirected, incorrect, and malicious cries of "racism" can be detrimental to a company's image and goodwill. Middle management only cares about saving its own ass. It's the level where all you do is put out fires, step on as few toes as possible, maintain the status quo, and make everyone happy. Middle management is happy when you don't think about middle management. Even the powers that be are highly sensitive to public criticism, and despise making limelight. If anything, the corporate world favors the minority - out of fear.

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    The operative word here is unintended. Doesn't claiming someone is racist have something to do with intent? (hmmmmmm.....what incredibly wise poster here at the DP made that comment.....hmmmmm)

    Anyway, I am not saying that it does not occur on both sides. All humans are capable. I am just saying that Gippers statement about why liberals supporting it because they think it is the only way that people of color can advance was incorrect.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    That's cause I cannot vote for both. Sad face.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The obstacle is that it's self-imagined. Can you deny that there are endless times when the race card is played when race played absolutely no part? I'm not even talking about Sharpton either. I'm talking everyday life and everyday people.
    That's really irrelevant. If it is in some instances imagined or if there are instances when something is called racist and it in fact is not, (which happens) that has nothing to do with whether or not there are legitimate claims. Unless you can prove that the MAJORITY of claims are false, IMO protections should stay in place.

    Here is the tricky part though, racist and sexist or let's say prejudicial views towards minorities are so woven into white culture that we don't recognize it as such anymore. So many will claim that an accusation of racially prejudicial or sexist thinking or behavior is unfounded because they don't see it, but them not seeing it does not mean it is not present. So, excuse me if I don't trust a man to decide if some douche is being a sexist ass towards me.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    That's really irrelevant. If it is in some instances imagined or if there are instances when something is called racist and it in fact is not, (which happens) that has nothing to do with whether or not there are legitimate claims. Unless you can prove that the MAJORITY of claims are false, IMO protections should stay in place.

    Here is the tricky part though, racist or let's say prejudicial views towards minorities are so woven into white culture that we don't recognize it as such anymore. So many will claim that an accusation of racially prejudicial or sexist thinking or behavior is unfounded because they don't see it, but them not seeing it does not mean it is not present. So, excuse me if I don't trust a man to decide if some douche is being a sexist ass towards me.
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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    So basically...

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    re: Who is the most racist the left or the right? [W:353]

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    You're hopeless. You know that, don't you.
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