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    Americans problem with racism

    The media exploits it on every possible occasion. Will it ever be eradicated without being ridiculous?

    #2
    Perhaps if the media is eradicated.

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      #3
      What I was looking forward to most with the Tokyo Olympics was watching Simone Biles in action again, she is ridiculously talented

      If she got where she is, America doesnt have a problem with racism, everybody else is just making excuses

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        #4
        Originally posted by Vanilla Gorilla View Post
        What I was looking forward to most with the Tokyo Olympics was watching Simone Biles in action again, she is ridiculously talented

        If she got where she is, America doesnt have a problem with racism, everybody else is just making excuses
        Yeah, because the US has never exploited black people for their physical prowess. :insert non existent eye roll emoji:

        Also, not to call out the OP specifically, but to say that racism is something the media is exploiting means the person saying it is either white or is a person of color where white people are the minority. I dont know what utopia the rest of you are living in,, but i don't need the media to remind me racism exists

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          #5
          Originally posted by everything bagel View Post

          :insert non existent eye roll emoji:
          Here ya go.

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            #6
            Originally posted by everything bagel View Post

            Yeah, because the US has never exploited black people for their physical prowess. :insert non existent eye roll emoji:

            Also, not to call out the OP specifically, but to say that racism is something the media is exploiting means the person saying it is either white or is a person of color where white people are the minority. I dont know what utopia the rest of you are living in,, but i don't need the media to remind me racism exists

            well, you know, after I escaped high school 30 years ago life has been grand, swimming in white privelege, very financially comfortable

            But, me being me, from as early as I can remember, about 4 years through to about 16/17 i was copping it from all sides, every second male young or old instantly angry at my very existance if I get within 10ft. Every 2nd female bitchy as ( but never when guys or adults are watching )

            So, when ever I hear in real life or online someone whining about that one time in the last 5 years some one made a snotty racist comment whilst they were getting coffee

            ...my mind becomes that Willy Wonka meme, oh really so tell me how discrimination so affects your daily life

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              #7
              Dude, it isn't a contest to see who is oppressed most.

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              • Din Djarin
                Din Djarin commented
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                i would just ignore him on these topics.

              #8
              Just because 'the media' is exploiting this issue doesn't mean it's only an issue because of how the media portrays it.
              Btw: the media can and will only exploit it as long as a significant amount of the public is gobbling it up.
              It's curious to see a person like VG focussing solely on people taking offense of racist comments. I take it he's trolling as he can't really help himself on these issues.
              Although i think regularly the same about people taking racist offense about a certain comment, this is evidently not the real racist problem America suffers from (which is institutional and remains to cause a general disadvantage for afro americans).

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                #9
                I figure part of the reason the US still hasn't decriminalized recreational drug use is because of race. You know, if we did that then we'd have to let all those (black) drug users out of the pen. I don't know if this is or ever was true, but I once heard the claim that being caught in possession of crack cocaine was worse than getting caught with an equivalent amount of powder. So what is likely the difference between those two? Hmmm...

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                • Undies
                  Undies commented
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                  i have no idea on the racial statistics of who uses crack. but i bet i know the biggest deciding factor: crack is generally accepted as being cheaper and is therefore more targeted toward poor people. so, yet again, the government makes tougher penalties for poor drug addicts than for drug addicts with money.

                  but, as we all know, you're not allowed to admit that the US discriminates against poor people, so we have to blame racism instead.
                  Last edited by Undies; 07-13-2020, 02:58 AM.

                • tumbling.dice
                  tumbling.dice commented
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                  eggsprog It's cheaper than cocaine isn't it? So it's a "poor person's" drug?

                • eggsprog
                  eggsprog commented
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                  tumbling.dice - yeah, much cheaper

                  Undies - yeah, there is definitely a class aspect to it too, but north american drug laws were pretty much all created for racist reasons - opium for the chinese (at least here in canada), marijuana for Mexicans, crack for black people.

                #10
                Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                I figure part of the reason the US still hasn't decriminalized recreational drug use is because of race. You know, if we did that then we'd have to let all those (black) drug users out of the pen. I don't know if this is or ever was true, but I once heard the claim that being caught in possession of crack cocaine was worse than getting caught with an equivalent amount of powder. So what is likely the difference between those two? Hmmm...
                Crack is a more concentrated form of the drug from my understanding. There are a bunch of weird arbitrary drug laws, like desoxyn can be given with a prescription but Crystal Meth possession can carry penalties and they are the same drug, however I'm not suggesting that the discrepancy in penalties or length of sentences is not due to race. I think all drugs should be decriminalized and perhaps if violent crimes occur while under the influence or Driving Under the influence and other criminal incidents, then stiffer penalties should be applied.

                Although that assumes there is a police force intact.

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                  #11
                  When we legalized, a lot of people wanted automatic pardons at least for people convicted of possession, but instead you have to apply for it and go through a process.

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                    #12

                    Undies
                    but, as we all know, you're not allowed to admit that the US discriminates against poor people, so we have to blame racism instead.
                    Isn't it evident its both. Even if its mainly a class/wealth issue, this doesn't render the race aspect bogus.

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                      #13
                      Originally posted by Din Djarin View Post
                      Undies


                      Isn't it evident its both. Even if its mainly a class/wealth issue, this doesn't render the race aspect bogus.
                      that's true, but it seems to me like it's 90% class and 10% race and nobody cares about that 90% of the problem.

                      if we keep insisting that it's purely race based, we'll just end up with more things like affirmative action that help a few people, but will do nothing to help a majority of the poor people who are still being held back just as much as ever.

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                      • Din Djarin
                        Din Djarin commented
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                        I agree, hence also why I often see more use for the term discrimination rather than racism (as its unclear if its racism in a lot of instances but clear its a form of discrimination).
                        What i find laughable (in a sad way :P) is how people usually pose it's ONLY a class issue in somebody elses racism thread. Just as unconstructive. Not thinking of you here, Undies.
                        Although WritersPanic put it as such at times, when questioned he acknowledged race IS part of it.

                      #14
                      Just a few years ago, the bumper sticker/shirt labeled "Coexist" was very popular.

                      That changed very quickly. I think the way things are now, is apparently how it's supposed to be.

                      And it's sad. I wish this issue wasn't so volatile. But it ain't going away that's for sure.

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