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Why Are White Americans So Racist?

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posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 03:14 PM


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posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 04:44 PM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Ain't that the truth, if you take out the references like I did, pretty much any statement made by any party can be applied to the other simply by changing to whom it refers. And yes, both parties tend to come off racist. So my suggestion is to stop listening to the party lines, use logic, and think for yourselves. Oh, yeah . . . and stop using race as a trump card.

posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 05:00 PM

originally posted by: BlubberyConspiracy
White Man VS Black Man Open Carry State

Not the most scientific experiment but still a good example of a young man risking his life to make a point.

The video does make a good point. But like you said also not very scientific. Before any conclusions are made . . . I would like to at least know what the location of each of these incidents were.

Differences in videos:

1) two videos filmed in different towns
2) officers with different attitudes in general
3) WM carrying large obvious camera with both hands in front (gives the impression of a pr stunt), BM carrying cellphone

These 3 differences can make a lot of difference. The first and third are obvious. One town may be hyper-reactive with any gun situation as departmental policy (don't know). But most importantly was the officers involved. The officer involved with the WM looked a little more secure and assured of himself than the officers involved in the other video.

Any which way you look at it, it is not a good comparison. It is however, a good video to show how a department should not handle a situation (unless that town/city has its own specific carry laws).

posted on Sep, 25 2016 @ 10:42 PM
The OP needs to get a grip.

Skin color DOES NOT MAKE SOMEONE A RACIST. That's genetics and no one can do a thing about the way they came out of the womb.

now, repeat that 1,000 times and learn from it.

I am white and don't have a racist bone in my body.

In fact, in my personal experience, I've experienced people being racist towards me because I am white.

And u know what? That's their damn problem. Not mine. I live and let live...try it sometime and maybe life will be better for you.

Again, get a grip. Ain't nobody got time for this kind of BS!

And, by the way I didn't read the entire OP. I didn't need to after the fourth sentence.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 12:23 AM
Whenever this topic comes up - and it's obviously always going to be a contentious and difficult one - I always think of something Dave Chappelle once said. "You may not be racist yourself... but you do benefit from racism."

That's a very boiled down, non-academic, non-sociologically nuanced way of describing privilege. Privilege, whether one wants it or not, exists. That doesn't make me responsible for it, but it does mean I want to acknowledge and understand how it affects others, whether I intend for it to or not.

And then there's false equivalency. "Well I don't feel very privileged because I have X Y and Z challenge in my life." I get that - I'm very burdened myself as well, I have a lot of problems, physically and otherwise. And yes there are all sorts of challenges and stigmas that come with those, too. But if you take me, and someone from a minority ethnicity, and give them the exact same problems I have... statistically, they're still more likely to be at a greater disadvantage than I am right now. That's why it's false equivalency.

If you talk about these things though, at least on the internet, you get called an SJW special snowflake expecting special treatment and "safe spaces," and all sorts of assumptions and instantaneous, automatic labels and categories get applied to you, complete with a full list of expectations and judgments about who you are, what you advocate, what you want to "take away" from the "other side," etc. Even if none of that is true of you as an individual. Even when all you're really doing is acknowledging what you perceive to be your own privilege and suggesting that the denial of it is an example of said false equivalency... not saying anything/demanding anything/asserting anything about anyone else but yourself.

This has an immediate chilling effect and makes all of this virtually impossible to discuss with any level of civility or honesty.

To me therefore, the most important thing on all sides is to say, "I hear you, and I do care what happens to you regardless of where you fall in the spectrum of intersectionality. What can we do together to change this?" rather than continually blaming one another, let alone doing one another harm... which is what it's begun to escalate to lately as change has not been forthcoming as substantively or quickly as many - justifiably - want it to.

That's my two cents and I'm too sick and delirious right now to debate it or be drawn into a prolonged discussion about it. Those are my feelings about it. Note I haven't insulted anyone, labeled anyone, or advocated doing anything in any way shape or form other than... talking.


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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 12:26 AM
I wish all these "Americans are racist" would check out countries such as Mauritania where 30% of black people are still held as slaves without rights and put in chains or Saudi Arabia where blacks are flown in as low-wage "servants", their passports taken from them, etc.

The world is full of vile racism and oppression of blacks and yet America is repeatedly attacked as the most "racist" of them all. This shows something amazing: The far-lefts agenda has nothing to do with liberating people from oppression and all to do with attacking America.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 04:47 AM
Not sure I like the tone of the OP, looking to put full blame on someone else and exclude 'Black' People from any part of the blame. This constant throw back to use history as a reason is old and vastly overused especially today when you have a black president and a whole range of black people in extremely powerful jobs which no matter what political rhetoric to see more black people in powerful jobs, they still needed to work damn hard like everyone else to attain the grades etc. And that's what hurts, there are many powerful role models across the board for black people AND others to look up to and try and follow suit but far too many simply REFUSE to take the options out there because it requires time and hard work when money can be had by crime much easier.

Yes there's a serious issue with the killing of black males by Police but its unfair to make it the whole issue as to why black people do not attain the life that is out there in a choice. The levels of black crime especially on other black people should be reason enough to shut up the SJW's let alone BLM. If there's no unity in not killing your fellow black person how can you seriously demand justice the level of justice that BLM want.

Fed up of hearing the same rather idiotic historical reasons black people are being 'kept down', if there's one thing that does this most its themselves and refusing to take the chances and options out there, if there's no jobs in your area then go and find them elsewhere, employers actually like this sort of action because it shows hard-working and reliability, my in laws left Guyana to seek work and betterment here in the UK, my now passed father in law attended better teaching and ended up in Uni, he would never have got that back home, they purchased an old run down house and redeveloped it by renting rooms out while they both worked, not once did either use ANY form of state benefit throughout their life bar the state pension my mother in law paid in to. These were very poor people in Guyana who moved thousands of miles to better their life and yet we have Americans refusing to even look for work and live off the state.

Thankfully here in the UK the relationship between races is vastly better with only religious hatred being a devisor / threat, people for the most part try their best but even now we start to see some black people attempting to copy the American black ideal of state paying for them and their numerous children with the kids following the parents in to crime. That isn't say its black people alone, its not but you do hear the same daft arguments about history from the black folk, its a pretty lazy excuse. Perhaps one day we shall be like the states but whatever happens I'll never be allowed to be blamed for what has happened to black people, my wife is black and she's worked in banking at very high levels, she's twice as educated as me, she did that herself....

I refuse to be blamed for those that simply can't be bothered and no SJW will ever hang that on me, and of course there's the HUGE irony here of White people telling black people that they know better for them, ring any bells oh SJW's.

SJW', you are a joke...

Reminds me of the recent London City airport sit in by BLM, well I say BLM, it actually was a set of White SJW's, not one black person thought it worthwhile turning up or even cared. Me, I get on with anyone who wants to get on with me but we all have a responsibility to get on with OUR lives and not just expect someone else to look after you whatever colour you are, there are options and positive choices out there.
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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:04 AM
a reply to: ReprobateRaccoon

I read every word......your obviously someone who has dealt with racism and is seeking some type of vindication for the past wrongs of others....but just because people don't share your personal views or insight on how people should think or act,or even treat one another in society,does not give prudence to insinuate that they're all racist. Futhermore, there is an age old say....if the shoe fits....and what I mean specifically by that is....if any person
goes around resisting law enforcement and committing violent or serious crimes,they are a criminal........I'm sick and tired of all these "PC" warriors who are taking common sense in this nation down the drain. In not denying racism doesn't exist...but for you to single out whites shows yet again...your trying to demonize all whites as being racist, which is not only a totally false statement but it in its own self is a form of racism.........discrimination exist in many different faces in this world..but no one has a bleeding heart for those being discriminated against,for having diseases,or disabilities, for being overweight or too thin...sure it's not serious to you...because you haven't faced that kind of discrimination....point I'm ultimately trying to convey here, people need to quit trying to play a victim card every time the meet obstacles in life...not every one... nor even a majority is racist as this op truth and simplicity it's struggle against opression....Jews,american Indians,the gentiles....all oppressed and persecuted people throughout time and history...but how long will some hide behind the victim racist card.., how long...Will individuals hide behind PC social stereotypes do avoid accountability and responsibility for there actions?

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:15 AM
a reply to: SuspiciousTom

I have met a lot of people from all backgrounds, one thing I find interesting is not that whites are racist but those that bark the most about inequalities are the ones to be the most racist and many are not even white

White or none but those that consider income earners and pay taxes are just fed up with the bull crap of the entitlement class.

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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:21 AM
a reply to: SuspiciousTom

It stemmed from individuals trying to hide behind a victim mentality from crimes they were actually guilty from...or people who are in the closet about their own personal racist's equally racist to accuse a common majority of any nationality as most or all being racist....your title was very racist and derogatory as well.....,"All white Americans racist"...........that's are large number of people to cast that kind of judgement upon.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:24 AM
a reply to: AndroidJimmy

I tend to agree, it seems that lately been a white American in this country is to become a sin, a disadvantage and disability.

I smell agenda.

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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:24 AM

originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: schuyler
Another white SJW admonishing others of his own race. Believe me, I've heard this crap for years. If you want to see blatant racism, just dare to walk in a Black neighborhood and see what happens. Meanwhile you've got your head in the sand.

What an ignorant and racist comment.

I am aitting right next to two of my good friends who are black in "their neighborhood," and we're grilling out and ordering pizza (good combination eh? lol).

The OP writes that all white Americans are racists, and you think what that guy said was an ignorant and racist comment? Some serious brain juggling going on here.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:32 AM
People are sick of racial discussion, which is why there is more and more blowback.

If you overeat, you puke.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 07:54 AM
a reply to: SuspiciousTom

You make a great argument to be sure. That being said did you know there was slavery in Africa as well ? Different tribes fought and enslaved each other. Slavery exists in every color and culture not one of them owns it more than another.
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posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 09:36 AM
a reply to: SuspiciousTom

But what's the real reason a black man is how he is? Where did he learn all this? You remove a black man from Africa, split him from his family, force him to work, abuse him, kill them because you felt like it, raped their wives, caged them. You made them animals for your own amusement, then you set them free

Just to clarify, not only have I not done any of this to any black person, but no black person living in the US today, has had to go through any of this.

: D

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 09:39 AM
a reply to: SuspiciousTom

but where did this stem from? Have you ever abused something for 300+ years

Black people don't live for 300+ years.

posted on Sep, 26 2016 @ 09:41 AM
a reply to: AceWombat04

"You may not be racist yourself... but you do benefit from racism."

No I don't. There is zero benefit to be had from racism.

Even IF the Cops were disproportionately targeting black people, please explain to me how I would benefit??
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