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Originally posted by tyranny22
The reason it's not "OK" to be racist ... at least in this country ... is because this country was founded on the principals of tolerance. It's why we left Europe. It's why this country was called "The Melting Pot". We wanted a country that would tolerate freedom of religion and speech. Tolerance of other people's religion, ideas and culture are what makes this the greatest country in the world.
Originally posted by whoreallyknows
Anyways, I agree with the original poster and I hope the ATS owners and mods act swiftly in doing away with those posters who are BLANTLY here to starte trouble!
Now, without meaning to insult the entire US portion of the membership, I'll just say that the perception of many people outside the US (including myself) is that the United States is an extremely racist and violent (gun loving) place in some areas.
Originally posted by Sonya610
If one wants to AVOID ugly discussions of race then realize it is often best not to bring up crime, violence, guns, or prison statistics when mentioning racial bias as that will surely drag out a lot of inconvenient truths.
Originally posted by seagull
Some Americans, myself amongst them, don't like Barrack Obama. Is it because he's of a darker complection then I myself am? Not in the slightest.
I also don't like the fact that he votes "present" rather than "yes" or "no" when politically sensitive votes come up in the Senate.
Originally posted by beforetime
i got threw out of a black panther party a few years back...
said i was to white..go figure..
i just wanted to know what they was yelling about.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
It's inconvenient that they don't have the same educational opportunities due to white flight from inner cities that decimates the tax based funding.
Originally posted by ATWIL
reply to post by eric52081
You act as though African American are more violent element in the USA. No we are just the most FEARED! Not because every Black person is a "Thug" because we are not. \
Yes another inconvenient statistic, more than half the people in prison for murder are black. That might have something to do with the fact that while they only make up 13% of the population, they commit more than HALF of all murders in the U.S.!