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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    What kind of question is that Medusa?
    Racism exists everywhere and always will.
    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Of course, racism exists - bigots and morons exist everywhere. Laws alone cannot ever stop crime - they can only define it for later enforcement of those laws.
    Being defeatist and saying a problem cannot be solved is almost as bad as denying it exists. The result is still giving up and allowing the problem to continue.
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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    So what? There are thousands of prejudices. The only question is whether the rule of law is equal.

    Is there still prejudice against fat ugly people? OMG, what are we going to do about it?!

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Close, very close. The root of any prejudice is ignorace, which points to education being a natural answer. Matters are made worse by those that claim racism and bigotry are the same thing, but the net effect of either one is undesirable for everyone involved. It is not racism to make the confusion, just more lack of understanding.
    To make the confusion is to serve racists and racism, as the false equivalence is the cornerstone of modern racist propaganda.

    Our side arguement takes us further away from what we really should be talking about.
    Good luck not defining racism and the thread meaning anything.


    I suppose we'll leave the thread to the hetero white males that will claim AA is institutionalized racism and they are victims.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    To make the confusion is to serve racists and racism, as the false equivalence is the cornerstone of modern racist propaganda.
    Sounds like you have way too much interest in persecution to do much about why we find prejudices in one another.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Good luck not defining racism and the thread meaning anything.

    I suppose we'll leave the thread to the hetero white males that will claim AA is institutionalized racism and they are victims.
    Good luck solving an issue coming into the argument with the idea that someone is racist purely upon your notions to the point that no one else has a valid opinion.

    And AA is a problem, but not because of the going opinion on why.
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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Being defeatist and saying a problem cannot be solved is almost as bad as denying it exists. The result is still giving up and allowing the problem to continue.
    Nonsense. Safety, defined as the absence of risk, cannot be attained yet we can (and do) pass laws to attempt to recognize and thus to reduce those risks. Making murder illegal will never end murder, just as making racism illegal will never end racism, yet having a law is a prerequisite to enforcing that law. The better that a law is enforced then he better that law will be complied with; which is true regardless of whether that law forbids practicing murder or racism.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Being defeatist and saying a problem cannot be solved is almost as bad as denying it exists. The result is still giving up and allowing the problem to continue.
    How is it almost as bad. You're un****ing believable. My question is how you can be a socialist after what the Russians did to the Jews. Looks like you're denying it.
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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Does racism still exist in USA ?
    Nope. White people elected a black man as President. Racism is over.

    There are still some residual customs, however. For example, white people can't say "nigger", and black people can't say "hi dad".
    Last edited by Jerry; 12-19-14 at 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Sounds like you have way too much interest in persecution to do much about why we find prejudices in one another.
    Prejudice is the result of ignorance. There's really not much to figure out regarding it beyond remediation such as AA.

    Good luck solving an issue coming into the argument with the idea that someone is racist purely upon your notions to the point that no one else has a valid opinion.
    What? You expect me to solve racism?

    And AA is a problem, but not because of the going opinion on why.
    Enter the oppressed white hetero males...

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    How is it almost as bad. You're un****ing believable. My question is how you can be a socialist after what the Russians did to the Jews. Looks like you're denying it.
    Socialist =/= Russian (which one wouldn't have much choice in) or Soviets.

    I must be missing something.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Nope. White people elected a black man as President. Racism is over.
    Bets on that being serious?

    There are still some residual customs, however. There are things one can and cannot say depending on their race. For example, white people can't say "nigger", and black people can't say "hi dad".
    Cute.

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