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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Funny... I would agree. I think one of the first things a racist/prejudice person does and says when confronted is declare, "I am NOT a racist!" especially when it's a black person questioning, "what do you mean by...."
    And to give Americans credit, at least we have the discussion and the debate...but this is normally not the case overseas. i remember seeing a sign on a bar in Pattaya, Thailand, that said, "No blacks or Arabs allowed."
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I tend to worry more on how people act than what they say.

    if some drunk says "I am going to kill you" and he is obviously unarmed and drunk, I don't worry much

    if he says nothing and starts to pull a weapon, I will shoot him if I can

    plenty of people claim they are not racist but treat other races poorly. and I know people who bad mouth blacks, jews, Asians etc but treat everyone well.
    That's a point but I can't hardly tolerate spoken bigotry. I've left the room when it got uncomfortable and I didn't feel like a confrontation was appropriate. I quit a job once (not that big a deal, I sometimes worked for half a dozen contractors in a year) because my partner would bad-mouth to me the native guys hooking on and then be friendly to their faces. It almost seems like someone who talks and walks bigotry is at least honest.
    Me, like I said elsewhere, I think everyone is bigoted but no-one has the right to express bigotry, walking or talking. Eventually that impediment to our evolution will slough off like a snakeskin.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Interesting post. I don't know many people my own age who I would consider racist.
    It was actually your comment about how it was totally no big deal to call someone racist that inspired my question.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It was actually your comment about how it was totally no big deal to call someone racist that inspired my question.
    I figured it was... but as always, you missed my point. I didn't argue it is NOT a big deal to call somebody racist, as if I go around calling everybody racist at every chase. You heard everything I said differently from what I actually said. I don't look for racism where it does not exist, and I have seen my fair share of that happening on this board. Somebody says something, and another person hears/sees the comment entirely differently than everybody else and screams racism.

    I simply stated in the other thread that I took issue with a commentator on TV saying it's the worst thing you could say about somebody. Sometimes people are racist, and if it's true... it's true... and that's not my fault. I don't feel guilty for expressing my opinion, especially when it's a matter that is hurtful to me and people I care about. Being racist doesn't automatically make somebody a bad person. It makes my relationship that person complicated, as explained in that thread, specifically my Thanksgiving Day.



    Your polling suggests most people agree with me. There is a difference being ignorant racism and hate. Being an ignorant racist doesn't make you bad person, it makes you an ignorant person who may otherwise be willing to die for you or the anybody else in the community, or help others out.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I simply stated in the other thread that I took issue with a commentator on TV saying it's the worst thing you could say about somebody.
    But it is, its the modern day use of the word heretic. All for leftist divisive politics. Theres simply no excuse for this.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    But it is, its the modern day use of the word heretic. All for leftist divisive politics. Theres simply no excuse for this.
    When actual racism occurs, then calling it what it is is the truth, and nothing can change that. If you try to turn it into a debacle to even say racism, then that is just as bad as overusing the accusation of racism for political gain.

    Overall, I think society and youth are getting less and less racist in comparison to the older generations, so that is a very positive sign.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    When actual racism occurs, then calling it what it is is the truth, and nothing can change that. If you try to turn it into a debacle to even say racism, then that is just as bad as overusing the accusation of racism for political gain.

    Overall, I think society and youth are getting less and less racist in comparison to the older generations, so that is a very positive sign.
    I could show you many examples of conservatives calling out racism where it's clear it exists. Disagreeing with you that something is racism, especially given some of the silly things you all say is "dog whistle" racism does not actually mean someone is minimizing it or racist themselves. It means they disagree with you.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I figured it was... but as always, you missed my point. I didn't argue it is NOT a big deal to call somebody racist, as if I go around calling everybody racist at every chase. You heard everything I said differently from what I actually said. I don't look for racism where it does not exist, and I have seen my fair share of that happening on this board. Somebody says something, and another person hears/sees the comment entirely differently than everybody else and screams racism.

    I simply stated in the other thread that I took issue with a commentator on TV saying it's the worst thing you could say about somebody. Sometimes people are racist, and if it's true... it's true... and that's not my fault. I don't feel guilty for expressing my opinion, especially when it's a matter that is hurtful to me and people I care about. Being racist doesn't automatically make somebody a bad person. It makes my relationship that person complicated, as explained in that thread, specifically my Thanksgiving Day.



    Your polling suggests most people agree with me. There is a difference being ignorant racism and hate. Being an ignorant racist doesn't make you bad person, it makes you an ignorant person who may otherwise be willing to die for you or the anybody else in the community, or help others out.
    So what kind of racist am I?
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    When actual racism occurs, then calling it what it is is the truth, and nothing can change that. If you try to turn it into a debacle to even say racism, then that is just as bad as overusing the accusation of racism for political gain.

    Overall, I think society and youth are getting less and less racist in comparison to the older generations, so that is a very positive sign.
    But actual racism is called out by all sides. Its the "boy who cried wolf" lefties shrieking racism anywhere and everywhere to silence their political opposition thats the issue. That includes the race hustling poverty pimps sharpton and jackson. Its a means to exert control on others-thats my issue with it.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I could show you many examples of conservatives calling out racism where it's clear it exists. Disagreeing with you that something is racism, especially given some of the silly things you all say is "dog whistle" racism does not actually mean someone is minimizing it or racist themselves. It means they disagree with you.
    Her and her fellow leftists are the arbiters of race, they will TELL you whats racist or not.

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