View Poll Results: Have White Americans benefitted from Civil Rights era gains?

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  • Yes, we've benefitted greatly same as Blacks

    52 85.25%
  • No, I've noticed no significant benefit to me

    1 1.64%
  • No, I still get along nicely with my African-American peers

    7 11.48%
  • No, things have gotten worse for me as a White American since the Civil Rights era

    1 1.64%
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    You aren't a very good businessman if you want to discriminate against entire portions of the population. Good businesses will try to capitalize on those markets
    That doesn't much matter.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The USA is better off because of the Civil Rights revolution and we as a people - the American people - owe a great debt to those who struggled and fought for these rights.
    Rights my ass.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That doesn't much matter.
    So are you saying those portions of the population doesn't matter to your business? Then why are you complaining that de-segregation. Which is what I assume you are talking about infringes on your rights. Specifically? Or do you just not like looking at minorities?
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Rights my ass.
    racism is a monster which does not die easy it would seem.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    So are you saying those portions of the population doesn't matter to your business? Then why are you complaining that de-segregation. Which is what I assume you are talking about infringes on your rights. Specifically? Or do you just not like looking at minorities?
    It's bad business to discrimate, but that doesn't make it not my right to do.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    racism is a monster which does not die easy it would seem.
    What ever gave you the idea that racism could die in the first place?

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    My life, as a white person, has changed in two significant ways because of the civil rights era. First and foremost, had it not been for the civil rights era, I would not be married to the original poster and have the beautiful family that I have. But that aside, had it not been for the civil rights era, the life of my family would be vastly different. Our country is built by and founded on immigrants. We are an immigrant nation founded on a belief of freedom and diversity. Had it not been for the civil rights era, my children would be growing up in a place where everyone was basically just like them. They would live next to and go to school with people who were just like them. They would not have the opportunity to learn about other cultures and about other people. They would not have the opportunity to be a part of this great big country we call a melting pot.

    The civil rights era and all it includes has helped me grow as a person. It has helped teach me compassion, empathy, and love for my fellow man. It has taught me that we are all in this world together. It has taught me what happens when we do not work together to get through life and it has shown me what can happen when we DO work together as a people to overcome all of our challenges and tribulations. I guess what it boils down to is this.... the Civil Rights era and all that it includes, has taught me love.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What ever gave you the idea that racism could die in the first place?
    Badly underestimating evil. Believing that all people wanted to move beyond willful ignorance and advance and progress into the light from the darkness. Assuming that people wanted a nation which truly was the greatest on the earth and whose people would have the opportunity and freedom to be all they can be so the nation can be all it can be.

    I badly made all those wrong judgments about some racists.
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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Desegregation was already happening before the civil rights era ever began. To say that the civil rights era is responsible for it is ridiculous.

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    Re: Have White Americans benefited from Civil Rights era gains?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's not true. My parents became adults in the late 50's and were friends with people of other races.
    That might have been true for your parents growing up, but it might not have been the case for ModerateGOP since in most cases racism is geographical almost as much as it is conscionable.

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