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To them its probably not actually seen as racist or sexist although to me, living in a tolerant society and holding liberal beliefs it is probably one of the most repressive societies on earth from my view point. I think we can agree that the legal system in the UK and our society in general would also describe it as such.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
The context you're using here, particularly in defense of the OP.
They include the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the 14 presidents of the Continental Congress from 1774-1789, five dozen or so generals and officers of the navy that physically secured freedom for the new states, the early governors of the states, the 55 members of the Constitutional Convention who created the United States Constitution and the figures who were leading voices in the state Constitutional Convention debates to ratify the new Constitution.
This group also includes the 91 members of the First Congress who passed the Bill of Rights, the members of George Washington's and John Adams' cabinets, who were tasked with turning the ideas of the Constitution and Bill of Rights into a real living and tangible reality, the earliest members of the Supreme Court, a few others who do not fit conveniently into any of these categories, such as Paul Revere, Ethan Allen and Noah Webster and various women who are considered to be "Founding Mothers" because of heroic acts performed during the war or for other contributions.
Without the contributions of any of these groups of people, the United States likely would not have become what it is and may not have survived at all.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
is it just me or does anyone else think that stuff like race just should be a non-issue.
Almost as if we should be almost colour blind to skin pigmentation (not culture, but race).
Just seems stupid to me that we still have debates about stuff like this, black, white, a funny shade of green, it should not matter. Just like it should not matter if you are man, women, something in-between, gay, strait, bi or whatever.