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The saddest thing of all is that so many people voted for Obama because they thought it would end this sort of thing and it's only made it worse, much worse.
reply to post by olaru12
America is as racist today as in the 60s.
That is absolute BULL!
I was in New England in the 50s through the nineties. I saw a heck of a lot of racism then. I have been in the south from the nineties to present.
Last night I was at a church festival with Whites, Blacks, Orientals and Hispanics. There was NO racism. Heck we are "Danm Yankees" and have been treated well by most groups
My last ~20 years up north was spent in Boston and racism was very much alive and well. I have NEVER met a nastier group of people!
reply to post by elouina
First Amendment rights, I will defend anyone's right to say anything not directly threatening to the death. Doesn't mean I agree with what they say, just that they have the right to say it.
I also have the right to say what I find appropriate in such situations, which is usually to inquire as to their need to judge me on issues that they have not properly researched and their apparent need to call me an inflammatory and derogatory word when I have not addressed them as such.
What 'Political Correctness' has done is divide the peoples of the United States of America even farther than they had been divided. I grew up in the 60's and 70's, before all of these 'proper' terms were even thought of, and people worked together, played together, and socialized across the entire gamut of skin colors.
I have never accepted the idea of racial differences, the differences are caused by the genetic histories of our forebears resulting from differing environments. We are all of one race, if we were not we could not breed successfully.
I refuse to speak 'Politically Correct', it is nothing but 'newspeak' (google it if you don't know the term). The only African American I have ever known was a white South African immigrant who had received his US citizenship. He was an African American, the black people that I know and have known who were born and raised here in the US are Americans, pure and simple.
Yes but calling someone racists when they don't have a shred of racism, is a hate crime. I am sorry, but I am white and care for some African Americans more than whites. So when someone stoops to this level it is pure unadulterated hate, determined by color.