View Poll Results: Does the media cut minorties more slack on race? Are whites more racist than others?

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  • Yes, the media in the USA cuts minorties more slack on whether things are racist and hate crimes.

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  • No, the media in the USA is pretty fair on that issue

    1 2.50%
  • White people in the USA are more racist than minorties like Hispanics or blacks.

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  • White people in the USA are not more racist than minorties.

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Thread: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    At this time, I would say black racism towards whites is slightly worse.

    My reasoning is, white racism towards blacks is much more well known as a factor, and thus most people dismiss anyone who exhibits it.

    Black racism towards whites, however, is less recognized, for various reasons, and thus is more likely in my mind to cause issues.

    But my reasoning could be flawed.

    I would say so


    I would measure it by impact on society.

    If 30% of the Adult black population was racist and 20% of the adult white population was racist, the number of racist whites would outnumber the number of black racists. Overall the number of times blacks would be the subject of a racist incident would be higher then the number of white who would be subject to racist incidents.

    For example

    Assuming each racist would not hire the target of their racism, the number of blacks that would be prevented from obtaining a job would be quite a bit higher then the number of whites prevented from getting a job.
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Rather impossible question to answer.

    A better question would be

    Which is worse for American society as a whole

    White racism towards blacks or Black racism towards whites

    It all sucks, and all of it damages our society, our culture, and our sense of national unity.

    Frankly I think it damages these things when so many insist on making a big deal of their hyphenated-ness, insisting on African-American or Chinese-American or Hispanic-American. We need to just be Americans and otherwise try our darndest to be color-blind.

    I try very hard to do what Dr King said, and judge each person by their character and not their skin color... but I do run into a depressingly significant number of black folks who seem to instantly have something against me for being white, and I have to admit that does some psychological damage to my efforts to be blind to race. We've come along way, I sincerely hope we don't end up regressing because of the race-baiters.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I would say so


    I would measure it by impact on society.

    If 30% of the Adult black population was racist and 20% of the adult white population was racist, the number of racist whites would outnumber the number of black racists. Overall the number of times blacks would be the subject of a racist incident would be higher then the number of white who would be subject to racist incidents.

    For example

    Assuming each racist would not hire the target of their racism, the number of blacks that would be prevented from obtaining a job would be quite a bit higher then the number of whites prevented from getting a job.
    I was viewing it from a more “popular knowledge/public eye” angle.

    Using your example, do you not think it more likely that a black person would complain about potential racism, as opposed to a white person?

    Most people, I think, can see that the general trend is to acknowledge racism directed towards black persons more often than racism directed towards white persons.

    In my experience, far more media attention is paid to white on black racism as opposed to black on white racism.

    So a white person, being turned down for a job, thinks it is because they are white.

    I would be willing to bet that a higher percentage of whites who are the targets of racism just shrug it off, as opposed to blacks and other minorities.

    Thus, my position.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Hell, yeah. It's bred into us, and takes a lot of fight to get that demon out of us.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simba View Post
    Hell, yeah. It's bred into us, and takes a lot of fight to get that demon out of us.
    I agree

    Racism is a natural thing.

    It is part of being a pack animal, to see others of your pack as being more important then those outside of it.

    What changes over time is who you view as being part of your pack.
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I agree

    Racism is a natural thing.

    It is part of being a pack animal, to see others of your pack as being more important then those outside of it.

    What changes over time is who you view as being part of your pack.
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simba View Post
    Damn! You read my mind sometime. You elk hunt, there, Tammerlain?
    I havent, but quite a few people I work with do. A couple are very avid hunters and go hunting as much as possible, lamenting the fact they have to wait about 10 years to be able to bag a moose.

    One of them bagged one with an impressive number of points on its antlers. He had it mounted in his office for a couple of years.
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    i don't think so, i get looked down upon by blacks every tuesday, that may be because they're Sudanese and about 6' 24", but they still look down on me
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i don't think so, i get looked down upon by blacks every tuesday, that may be because they're Sudanese and about 6' 24", but they still look down on me
    Only on Tuesday?
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Only on Tuesday?
    yep, only tuesdays, i help tutor the kids of sudanese refugees, and when the parents come to pick up the kids, they make me feel very short
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