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.

    24 60.00%
  • 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.

    4 10.00%
  • White people in the USA are not more racist than minorties.

    30 75.00%
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Thread: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

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    Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    There's been multiple definitions of racism, so I'll present a specific one for this poll. Racism is basically disliking other people because of their race, choosing specifically to associate or not to associate with people because of their race, or assuming negative things about someone because of their race. Do not confuse racism and social status.

    It seems whenever I see some story involving racial slurs or white attacking blacks or blacks attacking whites, there's always a simple pattern. If it's a white person insulting blacks or beating up blacks, its always "hate speech" or "hate crime" or "racial attack." When it's blacks or minorities attacking whites its, "accused of racial remarks" or "possible hate crime" or "possible racial attack".

    Question one: Does the media cut minorities more slack on racial issues?
    Question two: Are whites more racist than minorities?
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    There's been multiple definitions of racism, so I'll present a specific one for this poll. Racism is basically disliking other people because of their race, choosing specifically to associate or not to associate with people because of their race, or assuming negative things about someone because of their race. Do not confuse racism and social status.

    It seems whenever I see some story involving racial slurs or white attacking blacks or blacks attacking whites, there's always a simple pattern. If it's a white person insulting blacks or beating up blacks, its always "hate speech" or "hate crime" or "racial attack." When it's blacks or minorities attacking whites its, "accused of racial remarks" or "possible hate crime" or "possible racial attack".

    Question one: Does the media cut minorities more slack on racial issues?
    Question two: Are whites more racist than minorities?
    Racism is a byproduct of ignorance and ignorance has no race. Considering the history of America it's easily conceivable that there is a natural tendency to forgive the transgressions of blacks and other minorities towards European-Americans. However, racism is racism and it's not limited to any one ethnicity.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Exploiting race for political gain is far more insideous, divisive and damaging than Bubba and Tyrone throwing down in a racially epithet laced brawl.
    Last edited by webrockk; 06-21-10 at 08:00 PM.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    I would say that yes, "the media in the USA cuts minorities more slack on whether things are racist and hate crimes."
    At least I get that impression, based on my personal observations.

    Secondly, "White people in the USA are not more racist than minorities."

    A group of people differentiated from others by their skin color cannot possibly be racist at all, let alone more than another such group.

    Individuals within that group may be racist, and perhaps even more individuals per capita than a differently colored group, but that in no way makes the GROUP racist.

    Hell, there is probably at least one Neo-Nazi in the world who is not racist in the least, and doesn't hate Jews, either…
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    I think that in general the (White) American is less racist than are those within the (African) American group.

    Whereas in places (Country's) outside of the US, Racism seems to be far less pronounced.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    I think Blacks should try their hand at the opportunities White men died to give them. If Blacks don't like it we can always go back to selling them like livestock. Their choice.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    Good grief, another damn pushpoll.

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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    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
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    Re: Are Whites more racist than Blacks?

    don't know-the blacks I know well aren't racists-that's probably why I know them well.

    but one thing is for sure-black racism is far more tolerated by the MSM and libs than White Racisim. In fact more than a few lefties will claim blacks cannot be guilty of racism



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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
    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.
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