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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Umm... no. Racism is about oppression and the subjugation of supposedly inferior people. It's about social power. Measures to correct injustice and systemic privilege are not racism, even if you personally cannot understand how the measure is corrective and otherwise beneficial.
    Any action based on race, is racism.

    If you deni collage entrance because the applicant is black, that's racist. If you accept collage entrance because the applicant is black, that's racist.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Any action based on race, is racism.
    That renders the word meaningless in attempt to apologize for it.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I believe you're confusing 'nigger' with 'nigga'. You do understand one is a racial slur and the other is not, right?
    I've been called both and I'm as white as paper.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    A claim about violence based on racism, not violence per-se.

    Racism being an excuse.
    You're claiming racism is nothing more than an excuse?

    It's just another excuse for violance.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That renders the word meaningless in attempt to apologize for it.
    That defines the word, not renders it meaningless. Far from.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're claiming racism is nothing more than an excuse?
    Racism is just another excuse for bad behavior, yes.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Racism is just another excuse for bad behavior, yes.
    So racism doesn't really exist, it's just a myth used to rile people up?

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    So racism doesn't really exist, it's just a myth used to rile people up?
    Racism is a meme: "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." The memes that spread furthest, fastest, and live the longest are memes that help us vent our passions; that's why Rush Limbaugh is so successful even after his death.

    Racism only exists as an idea in our heads. It's not a real thing in it's own right. Racism exists in so far as ideas exist. Racism is not a myth. Racism is used to rile people up but that is not the only thing it's used for.
    Last edited by Jerry; 12-20-14 at 02:50 AM.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Only against conservative white males

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Racism only exists as an idea in our heads.
    No, it exists as an influence on society independent of any individual's thoughts.

    It's not a real thing in it's own right. Racism exists in so far as ideas exist.
    Abstract objects are real and not equivalent to individual ideas. Do you also claim math isn't "a real thing in its own right"?

    You mean it's not a physical object? Yes, obviously racism is not a physical object. I think everyone understands that. Were you under the impression some people believe racism is a physical object; I've never met any such person, have you?
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-20-14 at 02:58 AM.

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