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Are Americans secretly racist?

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:32 PM
Actually Dr. Martin Luther King suggested in his speech titled, "America's Greatest Moral Dilemma";

"America is a racists society and the logical conclusion to racism is Genocide"

I'm not saying that, but that is what Dr. Martin Luther King said in his speech.

Good Luck


posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:43 PM
There is a huge difference between racist and color blind with several stops between the two extremes. In the ancient world, say of Egypt or of Classical Greece and into Roman times people were close to color blind. They knew that people were different but were much more accepting of the "facts of life". The people of the Mediterranean shore are a physical monument, through racial interbreeding, to this fact, although in these modern times, modern racialist ideas are as common as anywhere else.

I'm pretty sure that racism is a nearly completely manufactured political phenomenon.

Much of America used to be overtly racist, but that overt racism seems to be fading with time. America has a vibrant Afro-American culture and an Afro-American president as proof.

In future racism in America will probably be much like the racism of Canada. Polite, little spoken, tacit, "understood" racism, where it still persists.

It's a long road to color blindness in race. A long road back home.
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:33 PM
Oh, the irony of generalizing a whole group of (white) people as "racist" based on nothing but skin color.....

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:52 PM
Are Americans secretly Racist??

No... But we are secretly awesome!!!

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:41 PM
I would say, not so secret. All people's response is affected by their knowledge of the concept of race and racism. How they are affected is more a personal choice. Unless you believe in the utilization and effectiveness of propaganda and thought control. I don't mean to get conspiratorial. Does racism enter into the Obama presidency? Every which way it can. I am surprised by the surprise, and would have thought it entirely within expectations. Considering the history of the America. I'm sure it's better seen, admitted, discussed openly, and this put into personal choice. But who knows?

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 07:51 PM
I don't think it's any secret at all

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by Chance321

Where I come from even some black people are racist. (towards black people) particular educated black people towards those uneducated.

Because what is often called racism is really discrimination to a particular sub culture.

There is a certain subculture of black people that is simply impossible not to hate. It is the subculture that glorifies ignorance, selfishness and crime. Ignorance selfishness and crime are BAD. People who are proud of that are BAD. that many happen to be black at least around where I live is unfortunate, but true. But a subculture is a small, yet very visible group. This plays unfairly to the typical black person who's just paying their taxes and trying to make a living.

And white kids that act the same way are no different.

Behavior leads us to make judgement based on appearances. Clothing, language and body language are deeply tied to subcultural traits.

Over time some of those traits become disentangled from the culture they came from. If I traveled 70 years back in time I would be discriminated against for wearing a leather jacket, because that was how thugs looked back then and no self respecting law abiding man would have worn clothing like that back then.

Gradually and over time hoodies, sneakers, and other typical gang attire become assimilated into the treadmill of fashion thanks to rebellious suburban white teenagers and eventually loose their edge as those teenagers grow to be the hipsters and alternative subculture of young adults, some with college degrees.

But the treadmill never stops. And the treadmill starts with gang culture.

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