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    Are these comments racist?

    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?

    I see nothing racist in them.

    Oh yes, I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone reading this.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    No, i see nothing racist about it imo.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?

    I see nothing racist in them.

    Oh yes, I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone reading this.
    It is clear your teacher should not be teaching anything.

    Are you going to get into trouble with your school?

    rac·ism
    n.
    1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
    2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
    racist adj. & n.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?

    I see nothing racist in them.

    Oh yes, I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone reading this.
    No, they are not racist. Your teacher is obviously just another educated liberal dummy hiding in a school because he's too ill equipped to compete in the real world.

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?

    I see nothing racist in them.

    Oh yes, I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone reading this.



    On a personal note , I do not think that it is racist .. however .. the terms "Chronically " & " perpetual" that you have used do convey a predetermined mindset about that country in particular.. Perhaps that is why he might have mistaken your opinion to be racist in nature ..Let me give you an example that is pretty valid in India ....

    Some of the "higher class" or the Aryan race in India .. typically tend to think the "lower class" or the Dravidian race as 'chronically' poor & backward .. and also in a state of 'perpetual' chaos ....... While this used to be true in the ancient time, one might consider this as just an opinion expressed in the open ..however ..if such a policy would be pursued right now ..It would definitely be termed as racist ...

    Please do note that I am in no way defending that teacher ..I am merely putting out a scenario that might have appeared to your teacher .

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Not racist at all. What would have been racist is if you had tired to blame their precarious situation on the color of their skin. Which you clearly didn't do. I think your teacher was either being overly PC or he doesn't understand the meaning of "racist." Calling someone "poor", "destitute" or "exploited" is most certainly not racist.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    What is the race of your teacher?
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    -- I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST? --
    Did he explain why he thought the essay was racist?

    Could you ask your parents for a formal explanation? I have a strong feeling the school won't reply as they would be providing evidence for the teacher's dismissal or at best, his need for urgent re-training.

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    You should say that "many " are poor and destitute. Clearly not all black Africans fit that description.

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?

    I see nothing racist in them.

    Oh yes, I am truly sorry if I have offended anyone reading this.
    I've heard about (and personally experienced) example, after example, after example like this. The "pro-diversity" left, which already has a carefully crafted stranglehold on the flow of information in this country, shouldn't be citing anyone for racism, real or imagined-it's called the 1st Amendment...just ask these very same people when they're defending pedophiles, flag-burners, terrorists, and pornographers and you'll get an earful about how even ugly speech is a sacred right. Or, to use their own terminology from when they defend their "right" to abuse their position for partisan brainwashing, "academic freedom."

    This is why there is a movement in this country for a student's bill of rights (imagine their reaction if we took it one step further and applied their racist Affirmative Action logic to academic diversity).

    Ever heard about that case in Colorado where the girl was flunked out of a class for defying her professor's instructions to write a paper on why Bush is a war criminal, and instead writing one on why it was Saddam who was the war criminal? How about what happens to anyone in science departments who admits to having creationist views (even those who also accept evolution)? Or how about the "enlightened," "pro-tolerance" liberals who charged the stage, overturned the lecturn, and assaulted the Minute Man who came to speak about border security? Shouting down and assaulting conservatives like ignorant, emotional apes must be what liberals mean by "free exchange of ideas."

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    Seriously, you need to go to the link below and report this obscenely biased BS...it's the only way it will ever be stopped. Consider how many months and how many tens of thousands of enraged emails it took to get Ward Churchill's college to even consider reviewing his tenure...as he taught his captive audience that 9/11 victims were as bad as the Nazis. Confrontation is the only thing that even puts a dent in the left's production rate at these completely unaccountable liberalism factories.

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    As with most things involving liberals, their logic on this exactly backwards. They identify racism (Affirmative Action) as equality and equality (being able to point out poverty regardless of who is being talked about) as racism.
    Last edited by aquapub; 02-13-09 at 09:40 AM.
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