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Thread: Is everyone a little bit racist?

  1. #71
    Irrelevant Pissant

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    03-13-14 @ 05:55 PM

    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    No its the absolutism im talking about.The kind of attempt often in goodwill to make massive amounts of people fall into one category.
    But massive amounts of people DO fall into one category. Massive amounts of black people are democrats. Obviously not every black person is a democrat, but the overwhelming majority are, so upon meeting a black person, one could assume they are a democrat until receiving evidence to the contrary.

    To rephrase, if forced to guess the political affiliations of 100 black people, the person who assumes that they are all Democrats will be accurate more often than the person who assumes the chances are fifty-fifty for each. In this way, the stereotype serves a function.

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    10-25-09 @ 05:15 PM

    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Everyone has biases.
    Nowadays in America people have them less as they apply to other people, but I still believe that it's inevitable that based on experiences and what not, at first glance you would view someone of one group slightly better than others. I can't produce it right now, but it was either in Newsweek or Reader's Digest that there was a study confirming this. Now, one could argue that as time goes on these will become less prevalent, but I think it's human nature to differentiate to an extent, even if it's a very small extent. The human brains works by organizing things into groups and sub groups, and not just as a random mass of data.
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  3. #73
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    Re: Is everyone a little bit racist?

    Everyone isn't racist.


    I believe everyone is prejudice to some degree.

    Sometimes its against a race (and as Riv said, could be positive or negative)

    Sometimes its against a sex

    Sometimes its against an economic class

    Sometimes its against a age group

    Sometimes its against a social identity (geeks, jocks, preps, etc)

    Sometimes its against a location (God damn philly fans)

    I can go on and on.

    Humans are creatures that to a certain extent exist due to a community or group think. Stereotypes, preconceived notions, are almost instinctual. We do it for schools, sports teams, politics, cities, groups, etc. Its inherent in us. You can get seething hate and violence happening by putting a few drunken Michigan and Ohio State fans in a small room together, are we so horribly surprised it may happen with two people of different races.

    I'm not saying its right, or its acceptable, but to a degree everyone is prejudice in some way or form, its just that as a society certain prejudices have became more "Acceptable". But its human nature to stereotype and judge based off groupings
    "I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
    "A court took away a presidency"
    "...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
    It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.

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