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America's unhealthy obsession with race
This article from the Jerusalem Post is from 2017 but it still applies today, perhaps even more so. It's interesting to read articles about American culture from other nations, as most can't understand why every single issue in this country is viewed through a racial lens.

No other place in the world has tortured themselves as much as we have, despite the fact that every nation has murdered and conquered others to draw its modern borders.

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Everything that happens in America is about race. A woman makes a video about sexual harassment, it’s about race.

Someone wins an election, it’s about race.

Crime? Race. Police brutality? Race. Test scores? Race. Mortgages, hairstyles, voter IDs, immigration, health care – every single issue gets twisted, wrangled, molded, manipulated and jammed into a funnel of intellectual ignorance and banality until it comes out at the other end as a racial issue.

Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s when challenging racial stereotypes and institutionalized discrimination became the vanguard in the US, interest in race has not dissipated but increased.

It has had its moments of ebb and flow.

For instance there was a rise in racial consciousness in the 1960s and a decline in the 1980s. Then there were racial tensions in the early 1990s and the riots in Los Angeles, and the OJ Simpson trial. There seemed to be a sort of hiatus as America began to focus more on Hispanics, homosexual rights and then Islamist terrorism. But then race came back into the spotlight during president Barack Obama’s tenure and specifically after the Ferguson, Missouri riots.

However, issues of race are always there.

And they hover in the background, not in a healthy way but in a disturbing, obsessive way. The more America has become diverse, the more multicultural, the more common interracial and inter-ethnic marriage, the more people discuss race. This is interesting because there are more nonwhite people in America than at any time since independence.

“Children of color” are now the majority of children born in America according to NPR. Not only are there more non-white people but interracial marriage is at an all-time high. According to another article, 10% of all married Americans were with someone of a different race in 2015 and 18% of all new marriages were across the divide. In Honolulu the number is 42% and in Las Vegas 31%.

So America is more of a melting pot than ever before. Yet there are more headlines about “white” and “black” than ever before. If America is becoming more different shades of brown than ever before, why is it always trying to talk about “white people” more than ever before and more about “white privilege” than at any time in the past decades? Because American popular culture doesn’t like nuance. Steve Jobs and Ralph Nader are both of Middle Eastern background, but they are “white.” The 9/11 hijackers came from the wealthiest countries in the Middle East. But they are considered non-white because they are “Muslim.” Wasn’t the Boston Marathon bomber white? He came from the Caucasus, right? Like Armenians.

Are Armenian-Americans white or black or Hispanic? Those are the only allowable racial categories that exist in America.

If people from Syria are “people of color” are people from Turkey, just across the border? And if they are “people of color” then aren’t people from Greece, some of whom have Turkish ancestors and vice-versa, “people of color”? And what about Macedonians? How do we know where to draw the line of “white”? Bosnians from Europe but who moved to Palestine in the 1880s – are they “people of color” or “white”? They probably never asked themselves this, unless they then moved to America and had to decide.

Why can’t Americans emancipate themselves from the slavery of racial categories? Who benefits from the racial divisions in America and media’s constant focus on race?

It seems that no matter how many people blur their racial origins through intermarriage, society in the US will still need them to be white in order to maintain its disastrous divisions and obsession with race. For instance a black and white couple who have kids will have kids that are either “black” or “white” because America demands this. It requires everyone to be divided. It cannot countenance the increase in people who have mixed background because a central pillar of society is race and racism.

Martin Luther King said he dreamed of a country where people would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. King was murdered and his dream became a nightmare. People are increasingly only judged for the color of their skin in America.

As someone who hasn’t lived in America for more than a decade, I look back across the ocean at this race-obsessed landscape and think how the discussion of race poisons the mind. The world is not white or black, it’s many different, diverse groups.

American civilization refuses to accept that diversity and in so doing has caused lasting damage to hundreds of millions of Americans and has impacted the world for the worse. Only a new generation of Americans can seek to reduce the disastrous focus on race as an explanation for everything. Judging by social media and the unwillingness of people to challenge racial definitions and constructs, it doesn’t appear this generation will question race. Maybe the next one will.



beauxgy
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Thanks brain-dead, virtue signalling, pathologically altruistic libtards.


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Y.A. Tittle
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It's interesting to read articles about American culture from other nations, as most can't understand why every single issue in this country is viewed through a racial lens.


Does ANYONE IN AMERICA understand why every single issue in this country is viewed through a racial lens? I certainly don't.


td01241
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re: America's unhealthy obsession with race
Race is big business


auggie
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race has a bearing on everything. Pun intended.


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martiansgohome
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re: America's unhealthy obsession with race
DeSantis talked about backbone. Non-libtards need to bow up and intelligently push back against the use of race and gender as a means of the left to further a Marxist agenda.


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RogerTheShrubber
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Does ANYONE IN AMERICA understand why every single issue in this country is viewed through a racial lens? I certainly don't.


Marx, and the Frankfurt School. They found a way to work socialism into philosophy and sociology.


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ChineseBandit58
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And note that every damned one of the 'kernels' of this 'great awakening' over race relations has been spawned by a DAMNED LIE - Michael Brown right on up thru George Floyd and the dozens of bullsit that followed.

ALL DAMNED LIEs - created, acted out by the useful idiots in the DEM cabal, narrated and broadcast by the complicity news media, logistically and financially supported by the hi-tech oligarchs, provided shock troops by the educational pipelines, condoned by the deep state. ALL but the most truly braindead useful idiots in the ranks have known it was a deep scam the entire time, smiling and winking at each other on their equivalent of Lolitia Express trips.


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Since the civil rights movement of the 1960s when challenging racial stereotypes and institutionalized discrimination became the vanguard in the US, interest in race has not dissipated but increased.


I have to agree with this. It is the time frame of my life.


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Chief One Word
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I have noticed over the yrs my white liberal friends will go out of their way to get in selfies or photos of themselves with a person of color and post it almost as a prize or something.

The more people of color they can get in a photo with them all the better. Then they can't wait to show it off to the world and to me they are actually engaging in narcissistic virtuous victim signaling.


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ALL DAMNED LIEs


It’s all they have. Got to stir up hate, if they can. I don’t see hate between different races in my daily life.


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America's unhealthy obsession with race



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Jerusalem Post




Gee, I wonder what group of people it is that is keeping this unhealthy obsession alive?


themunch
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You tell us.

Here is an idea. Stop the institutionalized race traps set up by government and business. Every thing you do is based on what you put on applications. All of them.

You feed these people information and they turn around and use it as a reasoning to socially manipulate all of us. Social engineering at its best.
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DMAN1968
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every single issue gets twisted, wrangled, molded, manipulated and jammed into a funnel of intellectual ignorance and banality until it comes out at the other end as a racial issue.

Correct.

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Who benefits from the racial divisions in America and media’s constant focus on race?

Who indeed? Certainly NOT the average American...regardless of color.


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theCrusher
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re: America's unhealthy obsession with race
"Liberal America's unhealthy obsession with race"


TheWalrus
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The Frickin Bachelor, mindless trash reality TV, has turned into nothing but discussions about race.


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mightyMick
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Race is big business


So is white guilt.


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Strannix
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Funny thats from Jerusalem post lol


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HonoraryCoonass
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Martin Luther King said he dreamed of a country where people would be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.


Today, that kind of talk gets one labeled a “coon” or an “Uncle Tom.”


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