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Thread: Racism

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    Racism

    Racism is primarily defined by:

    1. What we think
    2. What we do
    3. The results of our actions.

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    Re: Racism

    through out time, various people have been treated differently, due to their color, height, weight, hair color, or a whole host of other things. It is only in the last couple of decades, that people have made a big deal over what is just natural for people to do. To comment on others differences from themselves. No big deal. Get over it, and get out there and mow that lawn. People have to much time on their hands now day. so they worry about every little thing.
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    Re: Racism

    Prejudice is thought.

    Racism is action.

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    Re: Racism

    Gah, I screwed up the poll, the top option should be "think" not say

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    Re: Racism

    Racism is an action, thus "What we do."

    But to act, one must think...Thus, "What we think" is a key part of racist action, while not being "racism".

    The results of our actions are simply that - results.
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    Re: Racism

    Not really any of the above to me, but more of a belief.
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    Re: Racism

    I firmly believe that it's about what you think. Racism isn't just about action, because actions may not have racist intent behind them.

    For instance, if you accidentally say the word "boy" to a black person, it is not a racist comment because the intention was not racist. Now, if you knew that black men don't like being called "boy" and you say it, there's racism behind it - meaning you thought he'd be offended by it. In the first scenario, the action is calling a black man "boy", but that action without intent to insult cannot be considered racism.

    That's why there are a lot of soapbox retards out there when damn near anything happens. Like when the LAPD threw an ass whipping on Rodney King, all you could see is a handful of white cops beating a black man. It's considered racism, even though King was high as a kite, evading, and resisting arrest. People judged the action, but not the thought.

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    Re: Racism

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Racism is primarily defined by:

    1. What we think
    2. What we do
    3. The results of our actions.

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    It's a mix of all 3 in different amounts for different people.
    My Grandfather was a racist prick - he was in thought for countless years, apparently, before he vocalized his thoughts . . . and then he acted on it eventually when he sliced the tires on his neighbor's car because he was black.

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Prejudice is thought.

    Racism is action.
    What? It's prejudice until it comes out in action and then it's racism??

    Prejudice AND racism can either be in just thought or in both - or just action, you don't have to think that your acts are prejudice or racist in order for it to BE prejudice or racist.
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    Re: Racism

    Racism?...what the pandering left defines it as.

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    Re: Racism

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's why there are a lot of soapbox retards out there when damn near anything happens. Like when the LAPD threw an ass whipping on Rodney King, all you could see is a handful of white cops beating a black man. It's considered racism, even though King was high as a kite, evading, and resisting arrest. People judged the action, but not the thought.

    Please tell me you do not condone the police tossing an ass whipping to anybody? And the way you said this? Makes me really feel you do not think it was about race when you should know that it damn sure was
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