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    Racism amoung the republican party?

    Someone very close to me thinks that the republican party is racist. I was watching CNN (I believe) and came across Newt Gingrich saying Obama is the most radical president ever. Then, someone said that the most radical thing about Obama was his race.

    So, is the republican party racist?

    I'm not taking any sides, just provoking debate. I will be voting, however :P
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    well, i guess in some ways you could say it is, only for the fact that it represents conservative america, and most rascists are conservatives, but as a party, i wouldn't say its rascist.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    There are racists in the republican party, sure. There are racists in the democratic party. I do not think they make up a large portion of either though.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    Someone very close to me thinks that the republican party is racist. I was watching CNN (I believe) and came across Newt Gingrich saying Obama is the most radical president ever. Then, someone said that the most radical thing about Obama was his race.

    So, is the republican party racist?

    I'm not taking any sides, just provoking debate. I will be voting, however :P
    Some are just as some dems are. However, the GOP does not have institutionalized racism as part of its program as does the dems. The Dems are the party of affirmative action which is doublly racist. It is racist because it punishes white and Asian students who have no blame whatsoever for the alleged problems blacks suffer today due to what blacks clearly suffered 200 years ago. .

    It is racist again because it punishes blacks with a subtle cancer of lowered expectations that keeps blacks mired in mediocrity in many cases. It also punishes blacks who really did make the grade or earn the job on their own

    two explanations

    when I was a college kid, bashing south africa was popular among many college students. Having been to Africa and studied african politics I knew that racism existed all over sub-saharan africa such as the discrimination against the Ibo in Nigeria, the Masai in Kenya etc. When I asked the ignorant bashers of the RSA why the RSA and its apartheid was worse than say the racial based genocide of Macias or the mass executions launched by Amin, I was told the National Party made apartheid an official policy while the Black dictators were just "de facto" racists.

    second point. 12 students in my class (to the best of my knowledge) were nominated by the University for the Rhodes Scholarship Those endorsed were instructed to attend a briefing session with four recent Rhodes Scholars. Three were white, one was a black medical student from Princeton. One of my friends made some comment about "we know why the Black guy got a Rhodes and into Princeton and the Medical school"

    well I had the good fortune to talk to the fellow after the meeting. I found out he was valedictorian of his HS class, got 1500 (back under the old standards) on the SATs,was an All-American and Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton and worked in a hospital as well. He was the most qualified guy in the whole room and no matter what he did, people would assume he got to where he was because he was Black.

    He is a victim of the racism of affirmative action as surely as the many whites I knew who were turned down for places at say Yale Law or Stanford Medical Student in favor of Blacks with much much lower scores and averages.



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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    A good portion of the conservatives I know where I live are racist. But I cannot say if it is a regional thing or not.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    I don't think the Republican party has any more racists than any other political affiliation (or or lack thereof).

    Since racism is a sociological phenomenon, I fail to see what significance ones party affiliation would have in whether or not one is racist.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Some are just as some dems are. However, the GOP does not have institutionalized racism as part of its program as does the dems. The Dems are the party of affirmative action which is doublly racist. It is racist because it punishes white and Asian students who have no blame whatsoever for the alleged problems blacks suffer today due to what blacks clearly suffered 200 years ago. .

    It is racist again because it punishes blacks with a subtle cancer of lowered expectations that keeps blacks mired in mediocrity in many cases. It also punishes blacks who really did make the grade or earn the job on their own

    two explanations

    when I was a college kid, bashing south africa was popular among many college students. Having been to Africa and studied african politics I knew that racism existed all over sub-saharan africa such as the discrimination against the Ibo in Nigeria, the Masai in Kenya etc. When I asked the ignorant bashers of the RSA why the RSA and its apartheid was worse than say the racial based genocide of Macias or the mass executions launched by Amin, I was told the National Party made apartheid an official policy while the Black dictators were just "de facto" racists.

    second point. 12 students in my class (to the best of my knowledge) were nominated by the University for the Rhodes Scholarship Those endorsed were instructed to attend a briefing session with four recent Rhodes Scholars. Three were white, one was a black medical student from Princeton. One of my friends made some comment about "we know why the Black guy got a Rhodes and into Princeton and the Medical school"

    well I had the good fortune to talk to the fellow after the meeting. I found out he was valedictorian of his HS class, got 1500 (back under the old standards) on the SATs,was an All-American and Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton and worked in a hospital as well. He was the most qualified guy in the whole room and no matter what he did, people would assume he got to where he was because he was Black.

    He is a victim of the racism of affirmative action as surely as the many whites I knew who were turned down for places at say Yale Law or Stanford Medical Student in favor of Blacks with much much lower scores and averages.

    What he said....

    There are conservative "citizens" that identify with the republican party that are racists.

    However, democrat "representatives" have shown racism in their policies.
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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    I don't think there are racists in the Republican party. A racist can't survive politically, being racist is like political suicide (or career suicide for any job for that matter). The notion that Republicans are racist usually comes from a very low level of minority support or because the media says so.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Strom Thurmond was a segregationist who served in Senate for three billion years.

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    Re: Racism amoung the republican party?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't think there are racists in the Republican party. A racist can't survive politically, being racist is like political suicide (or career suicide for any job for that matter). The notion that Republicans are racist usually comes from a very low level of minority support or because the media says so.
    A public racist cannot survive politically. What is mentioned in the comfort of one's own home or among friends is another matter.

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