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TDsngumbo
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Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
Everyone likes to call other people "racist" but do they actually believe that person is "racist" or are they simply prejudiced? People say that everyone is at least a little bit racist but I disagree whole heatedly with that statement. Do I search for muslims when I'm about to board a plane? Absolutely! Do I avoid the hood if at all possible? Yep. Am I shocked when the news reports another murder or shooting in north Baton Rouge? Nope. Is it no secret that white guys are usually the fricked up a-holes committing mass shootings? Yep!

That doesn't mean I'm racist. It means I'm probably a bit prejudiced and stereotype groups of people based on past behavior of individuals of the same group.

Racism is rounding up black men and hanging them because they're black. Racism is not hiring or firing someone based on their race. Racism is singling out people of a certain race and causing intentional harm based on their race. Racism is the 1960's. Racism is 1800's slavery in America. Racism is NOT really a person's thoughts as much as it is a person's ACTION. This is not to say true racism doesn't exist in America today, because it does. I just believe that 90% of what people today call "racist" is not truly racist and it just indicates a lack of understanding on their part and the part of those who fall for it.

Maybe my president can explain this further one day on the national stage and open peoples' eyes better than I can.

Just some thoughts on this Thursday morning.

This post was edited on 10/12 at 8:38 am


PrivatePublic
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
Racism is whatever black people say it is.

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50_Tiger
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
This is some poliboard shite if I ever saw


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Bluefin
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I was once called racist for saying certain Indian food smelled like shite.


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facher08
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
People go straight to "racist" because it has the most shock value. They don't care if it is accurately used. To answer your question....

In many cases where people are called racist, they are merely displaying forms of prejudice.
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LSUstudent2006
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
Stereotyping is human nature IMO. It’s instincts we’ve developed over time

Also just because a country has some racists doesn’t mean we’re a racist country


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
The problem is the way the conversation is framed.

One group believes racism and oppression is alive and well. Anyone who does not agree with them is either racist themselves, or complicit in the ongoing oppression.

When in reality, one group believes racism and oppression is alive and well, while the other group is just like, "Eh... I don't really see it."


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LetsgoGamecocks
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
Because I am a white Republican I am now labeled a racist and white supremacist. That is how the democrats hope to win upcoming elections.

This will backfire badly for the democratic party and those who believe and perpetuate this.


TDsngumbo
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
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Because I am a white Republican I am now labeled a racist and white supremacist. That is how the democrats hope to win upcoming elections.

This will backfire badly for the democratic party and those who believe and perpetuate this.

It already has. People talk about how bad off the GOP is right now but fact of the matter is the American people are still fed up with the "you're racist and sexist" bull shite being spewed on the left.


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Spaceman Spiff
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
The ones who cry racist are, in fact, racist themselves.


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Pepe Lepew
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I’m not


I just hate everyone


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LZ83
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I'm just "racist" against lazy, nonproductive members of society.


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Capital Cajun
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I'm not racist, I'm an equal opportunity hater.

The country that twice overwhelmingly elected a black man to be president is not racist.

Are there racist in the USA yes but we are not a racist country.

If someone/something is allegedly racist, call out the specific example and we'll handle it but blanket statements don't work and have no teeth i.e., systematic racism.


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WaltTeevens
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
White dudes smell like chicken noodle soup when I guard them in a pickup game. That's all I got.


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Glorious
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
We are one of the least racist, homophobic, and sexist countries in the world


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MaHittaMaHitta
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I 100% agree with you. I tried to explain this to my friend who called me racist, and he didn't understand and said I was wrong. I don't hate certain groups of people, I just pre judge them. Basically judging a book by its cover before getting to know them... that's what most of us do and that is prejudice.


lordguill
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
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I tried to explain this to my friend who called me racist, and he didn't understand and said I was wrong


Why did he call you racist?


WallsAllAroundMe
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
Completely agree. Name the first race that comes to mind when I say the following:

1) Republican
2) North Baton Rouge
3) Very good at math
4) Wide Receiver
5) Field Goal kicker
6) Worst Drivers
7) Watermelon
8) Armed Robbery
9) Meth Lab Explosion
10) Construction Worker
11) Hotel Maid
12) Basketball player
13) Suicide bomber
14) the OT

There are many others. It's just what we see. A teacher in high school once told us that stereotypes will always exist because there are people in each group that fits the stereotypes and that reinforces said stereotype. I wish we could go back to a day when it was ok to make fun of these stereotypes and laugh about them like when "White Men Can't Jump" came out. Heck, just the title alone is a stereotype, but today, it could be considered "racist."


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MaHittaMaHitta
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
I think I said something about not wanting to go to a place because it is frequented by many dark people. Just not my scene


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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Is this country "racist" or are we actually just "prejudiced"?
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People say that everyone is at least a little bit racist but I disagree whole heatedly with that statement.


This.


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