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originally posted by: Bleeeeep
a reply to: Antipathy17
I don't think it's that blacks detest whites - I think it's that blacks, whites, asians, hispanics, and everybody else distrusts everybody else, but then, I don't think that's wrong given the circumstances (how messed up we all are). I mean, if you can't identify with someone else, you're naturally going to be suspicious, so that's perfectly fine.
e,g. If two oddly dressed people come walking up to you, you're going to be suspicious, everyone is. But now extend their oddity, your inability to identify with them, to a group of people, find fault in that group, and there you go: racial bias, cultural bias, class bias, etc.
So that's fine, right? We're all racist, and hold every other prejudice because differences and faults do exist. And there's nothing wrong with that unless the fault you would act against is not actually there - that's when it's wrong. But being suspicious, or distrusting? That's fine as long as when you act on it you don't act unjustly by not giving others a chance.
So yeah, I don't see anything wrong with not being trusted if you're given a chance to be trusted. I mean, you said it yourself, that you were friends with black people, so obviously they don't detest all white people, not if they gave you a chance, right?
Racism seems to me to be more of a poor or under educated person's niche. millions of people live in those conditions and dare I say the majority of black American's do. Wouldn't that make black American's more susceptible to being racist?
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Antipathy17According to media,I've lived in So Calif all my life growing up in the 50's ,you really had to go black areas to see a black person,as I got in to teens in 60's 70's I started playing baseball where we would travel,and I think at that time neither knew much about each other because we were brought up only hearing story's,when in fact each of us was the same,just looked different,and the only ones who who say racial things.after of course,were the sub par players,I really think in my opinion that it's ones ignorance to be racist,and an inferiority complex,my friends are all different colors and origins,I call them all my "friends"
Do black American's detest white American's and how do we scale it?