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  • America is becoming more and more racist

    5 10.00%
  • America isn't becoming any more racist but racists in America are becoming more and more vocal

    27 54.00%
  • America is no more or less racist today that it has ever been

    20 40.00%
  • America is not a racist country and never has been

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Thread: Racism in America

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Crack cocaine and powder cocaine should be prosecuted identically and the sentences should be equivalent. And they aren't. Primarily because of who uses/sells them.

    But thanks for playing. Nice try.
    You're just inferring it's because of who uses/sells them. It could very well be because of the addictive properties and ease of distribution of crack versus powder cocaine.

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    You're just inferring it's because of who uses/sells them. It could very well be because of the addictive properties and ease of distribution of crack versus powder cocaine.
    Really. Do you care to prove that there is a substantive difference?

    Or, it could be just that we are less sympathetic to inner city crackheads than we are to corporate weasels with the summer sniffles. I'm going to go with Ockham's razor on this one.

    The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    You're just inferring it's because of who uses/sells them. It could very well be because of the addictive properties and ease of distribution of crack versus powder cocaine.
    And we all know that is bull****.
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    Re: Racism in America

    America is becoming less racist but it is still a problem.

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    Re: Racism in America

    None of the above

    5) America is not a racist nation and it has come along way.
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    Re: Racism in America

    I'll stop using the race card when people stop using the anti-american card
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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Really. Do you care to prove that there is a substantive difference?

    Or, it could be just that we are less sympathetic to inner city crackheads than we are to corporate weasels with the summer sniffles. I'm going to go with Ockham's razor on this one.

    The simplest explanation is usually the correct one.
    Crack is easier to move and distribute and can be sold for higher prices than powder cocaine; it's also more addictive because of the relative ease of use; I'm not saying it SHOULD matter, because I favor decriminalization, but that could very well be a reason, even if it's not a good one. I doubt the drug enforcement authorities have sympathy for ANY drug users, let alone white coke users.

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    I'll stop using the race card when people stop using the anti-american card
    Wow. That was a ridiculously stupid statement. Don't you have some love not war to make somewhere?

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    I doubt the drug enforcement authorities have sympathy for ANY drug users, let alone white coke users.
    Drug enforcement authorities don't pass laws. Old white men do.

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    Re: Racism in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And we all know that is bull****.
    Crack is easier to move and use; the high is quicker and thus more addictive; it's more destructive in terms of social cost; that could be the reason it has harsher penalties associated with it; I'm not saying it's a good reason, but it very well could be; to automatically assume racism without evidence is, well, bull****.

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