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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I think it's racism but some define racism in such a way that the definition itself precludes anyone who isn't. I gotta say, it sure would be handy to be part of a group that by it's very definition completely excludes and excuses my actions and attitudes.
    and those people would be mistaken since they have no factual support to define it that way. all the facts and definitions prove them wrong.

    It is in fact racism.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    The scenario:

    Where: USA
    When: today 5/12/2014

    I'm a black guy that owns a contracting Company. Its smaller, about 20 employees.

    Lets call it Agent J's Home Improvements and Landscaping.

    I dont hire any white people, I think they arent trust worthy simply because they are white so I deny everyone that applies. For me White = dishonest.


    Am I a racist, is this racism?

    For reference here the definition of racism:

    Racism:
    rac·istnoun or adjective
    1: a belief that
    race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    2: racial prejudice or discrimination


    heres links to 9 more
    racism noun - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    racism - definition of racism by Macmillan Dictionary
    Racism | Define Racism at Dictionary.com
    racism: definition of racism in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
    American Heritage Dictionary Entry: racism
    racism - definition of racism by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online
    Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English
    https://www.google.com/search?num=30...w=1600&bih=815


    Yes and they should have the right to be racist as should others.

    Laws against such private discrmination violate peoples rights

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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    1.)You sounds more like you're prejudices than a racist.
    2.)Who does the landscaping for your company, illegal aliens from Mexico ?
    3.)Or are you a high end contractor and only use Japanese landscapers ?
    4.)Japanese have a well earned reputation as being the best landscapers in the trade.
    5.)Because Ed Asner (Lib) only uses Japanese landscapers at his home in Santa Barbara, is he a racist, prejudice or does he just wants the best looking garden on the block ?
    1.) based on what definition?
    2.) doesnt matter
    3.) also doesnt matter
    4.) also meaningless
    5.) it would simply depend on his sole reason for the selection. You said he chose his landscapers based on a factual reputation or merit and success. "IF" thats true thats not racist lol.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Yes
    agreed, thank you

    the rest of your opinion isnt the topic of this thread
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    and those people would be mistaken since they have no factual support to define it that way. all the facts and definitions prove them wrong.

    It is in fact racism.
    By the very definition you provided (and I've seen other similar definitions) it is racial dscrimination and prejudice so it is racism. Besides, if using the term "black cloud" and Hallmark cards that mention black holes are deemed racist, your example clearly is.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Racism is racism, regardless of who is giving and who is receiving.

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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    1.)By the very definition you provided (and I've seen other similar definitions) it is racial dscrimination and prejudice so it is racism.
    2.)Besides, if using the term "black cloud" and Hallmark cards that mention black holes are deemed racist, your example clearly is.
    1.) correct I agree and I would hope you seen similar since i gave 9 others
    2.) well i dont know what you are talking about here but your examples dont fit any definition of racism that I know. But im guessing you are NOT saying they do only that some idiots out there have said those stupid things.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Racism is racism, regardless of who is giving and who is receiving.
    correct by definition the fact you just posted will not change.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    1.) correct I agree and I would hope you seen similar since i gave 9 others
    2.) well i dont know what you are talking about here but your examples dont fit any definition of racism that I know. But im guessing you are NOT saying they do only that some idiots out there have said those stupid things.
    Well "black cloud" was a phrase used by Rick Perry, I believe, and it was said that was a racist remark. The Hallmark card thing is incredibly funny. It was one of those annoying talking cards and it was for graduation. The characters were speaking of how this graduate was going to kick the whole universe's ass (because he/she is just that gifted). They mention a number of term related to astronomy including "black holes". Well the NAACP was outraged because they believed the card was actually saying black "ho's" and Hallmark couldn't pull the card fast enough. One of those cards is probably a collectors item now.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    1.)Well "black cloud" was a phrase used by Rick Perry, I believe, and it was said that was a racist remark.
    2.) The Hallmark card thing is incredibly funny. It was one of those annoying talking cards and it was for graduation. The characters were speaking of how this graduate was going to kick the whole universe's ass (because he/she is just that gifted). They mention a number of term related to astronomy including "black holes". Well the NAACP was outraged because they believed the card was actually saying black "ho's" and Hallmark couldn't pull the card fast enough. One of those cards is probably a collectors item now.
    1.) well let me be clear, I dont remember that nor am familiar with that but black cloud "could" be prejudice or a racist remark but without more i could see how it makes a person a racist in general. But in general black cloud is not racist nor do i have any idea that Mitt said it that way.
    2.) dont remember that but it sounds VERY stupid and not racism at all lol

    the issue i have with the NAACP is thier communication/publicity policies.

    me and you could join and then if somethign happens by use that makes the news and we get interviewed it will say X Factor "NAACP member" under our name on the news and many members over the years have done things for show instead of reason.
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