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Come on, you never heard of the civil war or the Lincoln Douglas debates? Of course people wouldn't have said race relations where peachy back then. Most people would have felt that their attitudes towards blacks, and irish, and poles, and italians, and chinese and everyone else was fully justified. They would have complained how these other groups are not being kept in their place. Then they would have moved on to their neighbors who are racially the same, and even of the same religions, but how they do this and that wrong, and can hardly be trusted over all these other people.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
Originally posted by someneph
You bring up some good points. There is nothing that can be done to prove this to me
So what you're saying is that you will always believe that racism exists no matter what is actually happening in the world.
Good for you.
You're the EXACT REASON racism exists. Period.
[edit on 14-9-2009 by lpowell0627]
Actually, we weren't discussing his viewpoints on race. We are discussing whether or not black people, working in an assemnbly-line setting (reminder: you were using Detroit), have the same ability to work hard, save money, and buy a house anywhere in the country that they want to. And the answer is, yes. Which is why assembly-line jobs are the perfect example. My grandfather made base pay. So did the other black people that worked with him.
Were? or are? I thought we were discussing racism TODAY.
I want you to NAME the community you can't get into BECAUSE you're black -- not because it's out of your price range or there are no houses for sale. Please name the community, so we can start a petition and get that community recognized for being prejudiced.
News flash: The Federal Reserve robs from the whites AND blacks. Believe you me, they see no color that they won't take from!!
PS - the fact that you called it a "white party" is very telling
I don't know what it means to be black, and you don't know what it means to be white.
The PTB dislike working class white males more than they dislike black people. They see us as more of a threat than blacks, because we have the history of overthrowing the PTB.
We should not be enemies, we should be brothers in arms.
Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Wimbly
It's funny how I never think of Obama's race when thinking about him, but am constantly reminded of race nearly every time I hear from a supporter.