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reply to post by bigman88
no im not saying that at all.
i am saying that there are other aspects to this term that go unnoticed. like love/pride and a million others.
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
now replace the word race with football team. you can nix the second portion of that definition as its relative.
in a broad sense having any preference or type of individualism is the same thing. you may not hate anybody but love your own regional culture, this is another aspect of racism that is not inherently bad or destructive. it is human nature. to pretend that you have absolutely no preference to anything is absurd.
ill use the star trek analogy. you got the humans, the klingons, and the romulans, each with their own types of individualism (culture) living separately amongst themselves. then you have the borg hive who have no individualism and only seek to assimilate everyone else. in the franchise we see both the good and bad aspects of racism/individualism. The humans seem to live separately, yet still in harmony with say...the vulcons (good aspect) yet you have the klingons constantly waring with say...romulans(bad).
the only group living without individualism is the borg, who would simply assimilate everyone, they are the racist-ist's. the only scenario where the borgs method of living ends up harmonious is if they assimilate 100% of existence.
its difficult to watch a football game and root for both teams, because in the end only one of them wins.
The funniest thing that happened to me that is somehow related to this, is something that happened about a week or two ago. I saw some job vacancies that I liked and I decided to apply. But the system on the website wouldn't let me apply for the vacancies because I didn't belong to any ethnic group according to the computer system that registered me as a job applier.
Anyways, I decided to give this government institution that was responsible for the vacancies a call, to ask them how i couldn't be part of an ethnic group. The person I got hold of on the phone told me it said only people of ethnic groups could apply for the jobs, but they actually mend minorities but found it discriminating to call them minorities.
When I told the person n the phone that I come from a very old bloodline of Germanic tribes and Scandinavian kings and that I am part of an ethnic group called the Germans, this person thought I was joking and disconnected the phone line.
After that I tried to call the department against discrimination to file a complain. I told them the story and again referred to myself as being part of the Germanic ethnic group. Again my story wasn't taken seriously and they told me I could not file a complain because of it.
Here is what the problem is...Too many people tend to think that racism is something only black people deal with. The truth is that there are just as many black people who are prejudiced against white people, and maybe even more. And if you look at the majority of cases of supposed racial discrimination, the largest percentage of cases involves black people complaining about white people's actions.
Ok sure what this woman did was wrong and justice should be dealt equally to all seeing as all we asked for was equality. Some of us don't get this equality still. I cant even walk anywhere in a neighbourhood without getting dirty looks, blatantly ignored by some people, getting called a black #@#$ even when waiting at bus stops (lets just say it hurt them more than it hurt me). I can understand why a few of the black teens play up because no matter how good they are they just aren't accepted by the people around them and that leads us to the only option they have left at our disposal which is violence. Most are misguided, others see it as a way to get what they want and that disgusts me. My father was white and he showed me how every person regardless of colour can still be bad. People will always fight and argue about this stuff, you can decide how you handle it, it's not my place to say.
The point here is no we do not have some plan for white people or any people to be put in death camps or anything ridiculous we have far more important things to worry about instead of plotting evil schemes like this. Most of us just try to live our lives as normal as possible. If someone is incredibly racist to us make no mistake on the street we would either hurt you or just walk away, but if you keep on thinking that were all evil or all instant criminals we might just become what you fear the most. Okay sure sometimes we do come off as scary or mean but believe me just get to know us and most of us are really nice people.
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