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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    You either have a little bit of racism in ya, even if you do not express it
    or you are a liar

    I think many people who do not act racist, or talk racist, will have a racist thought that they frown upon without expressing, even if it is a joke or a stereotype

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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

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    The Army taught me to look past a person's race before I hate their guts. I learned that there are more, better reasons to hate someone.
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    I think the real issue is cultural bigotry.

    Nobody hates anybody because their skin is a different color. That's just stupid to hate because of skin color. Nobody hates anybody just because of their race.

    People are bigoted to those of a different culture than their culture. It doesn't matter what color or race they are. It's not necessarily bad opinions of other cultures, but stereotyping.

    I think it's wonderful that there are different races and different cultures. It makes life a whole lot more interesting. But I wouldn't feel that way if I saw everybody as exactly like me. There would be nothing to admire about other cultures if I didn't see any differences.

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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Color-blind isn't possible and if that's your standard for non-racist, it's an unattainable standard. I remember a commercial from years and years back where a grandfather and grandson are talking about the grandson's friends and the grandson mentions someone is his "Jewish friend", as though that's a horrible thing to say. No, it simply differentiates that friend from other friends who are not Jewish. One can recognize people are of different skin colors, I have friends that are black, white, asian, hispanic, you name it. It isn't in pretending that everyone is colorless, it's in treating all of them exactly the same without any regard for their skin color.

    To suggest that people have to pretend nobody is any different is ludicrous.
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    I think too many people are confusing the use of a stereotype with racism.

    Racism means you think your race is better than another, or that a race is inherently weaker or 'less than' another race in some way.

    Recognizing or even falling prey to stereotyping is not racism in and of itself.

    Black guys are supposed to have bigger dicks than white guys. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Asian people are supposed to be good at martial arts. They're also supposed to be really smart. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Obviously there are both negative and positive stereotypes. But neither are racist in and of themselves.

    So again, while many people - if not most - fall victim to using stereotypes, that in no way indicates racism or even bigotry. Racism is learned, it is not inherent and because of that it is not something that is present in every person. I completely and wholeheartedly disagree that "everyone is racist".

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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I think too many people are confusing the use of a stereotype with racism.

    Racism means you think your race is better than another, or that a race is inherently weaker or 'less than' another race in some way.

    Recognizing or even falling prey to stereotyping is not racism in and of itself.

    Black guys are supposed to have bigger dicks than white guys. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Asian people are supposed to be good at martial arts. They're also supposed to be really smart. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Obviously there are both negative and positive stereotypes. But neither are racist in and of themselves.

    So again, while many people - if not most - fall victim to using stereotypes, that in no way indicates racism or even bigotry. Racism is learned, it is not inherent and because of that it is not something that is present in every person. I completely and wholeheartedly disagree that "everyone is racist".
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I think too many people are confusing the use of a stereotype with racism.

    Racism means you think your race is better than another, or that a race is inherently weaker or 'less than' another race in some way.

    Recognizing or even falling prey to stereotyping is not racism in and of itself.

    Black guys are supposed to have bigger dicks than white guys. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Asian people are supposed to be good at martial arts. They're also supposed to be really smart. That's not racism. That's a stereotype.

    Obviously there are both negative and positive stereotypes. But neither are racist in and of themselves.

    So again, while many people - if not most - fall victim to using stereotypes, that in no way indicates racism or even bigotry. Racism is learned, it is not inherent and because of that it is not something that is present in every person. I completely and wholeheartedly disagree that "everyone is racist".
    Pretty much sums up my beliefs, although I'd certainly go the full mile and say that *all* people discriminate/stereotype. That's not to say it's ok just because it's not labeled "racist" -- stereotypes can often be more hurtful than full blown racism.

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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Color-blind isn't possible and if that's your standard for non-racist, it's an unattainable standard. I remember a commercial from years and years back where a grandfather and grandson are talking about the grandson's friends and the grandson mentions someone is his "Jewish friend", as though that's a horrible thing to say. No, it simply differentiates that friend from other friends who are not Jewish. One can recognize people are of different skin colors, I have friends that are black, white, asian, hispanic, you name it. It isn't in pretending that everyone is colorless, it's in treating all of them exactly the same without any regard for their skin color.

    To suggest that people have to pretend nobody is any different is ludicrous.
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Kill Niggers. Whitey enslaved my grandma 150 years ago. Jfuh is a chink. Tashah is a Kike....and well Jallman....we don't know what Jallman is so we'll just save the noose for later. Everyone is racist to some degree.
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Pretty much sums up my beliefs, although I'd certainly go the full mile and say that *all* people discriminate/stereotype. That's not to say it's ok just because it's not labeled "racist" -- stereotypes can often be more hurtful than full blown racism.
    Discriminating and stereotyping are completely different things. I agree that most people fall victim to stereotyping, but I completely disagree that "all" discriminate.

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    Kill Niggers. Whitey enslaved my grandma 150 years ago. Jfuh is a chink. Tashah is a Kike....and well Jallman....we don't know what Jallman is so we'll just save the noose for later. Everyone is racist to some degree.
    Bull****. There are no "degrees" of racism. You either think your race is superior, or you don't. You either think another race is inferior, or you don't. So no, everyone is NOT racist "to some degree". Racism is a learned belief, therefore it is impossible for it to be inherent in everyone.

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