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Old 01-20-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Obama being elected isn't going to be the end of racism.
There isn't going to be no climactic end to racism.

It's going to be phased out slowly over the generations. The younger generations are growing up in a more than ever integrated society.

People complain about "political correctness", but in the long run it's benefitting our society.
Racism and stereotypes aren't nearly as accepted as they used to be. People are careful not to appear as racist. And that has a positive impact on the children who grow up in a more tolerant atmosphere(albeit somewhat forced by societal pressures).

I'm optimistic that racism will fade even more after a few more generations pass. Still a lot of the good ol boys around. Still a lot of self segregation. But I think it'll change, eventually.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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With the Inauguration over does that mean the NAACP is going to disband and stop singing "We shall overcome"?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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I watched the inauguration on youtube. There were many comments about how "whitey has had his day and will fade into history." Sounds like racism has a long way to go before it's extinct.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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With the Inauguration over does that mean the NAACP is going to disband and stop singing "We shall overcome"?
Probably not until the KKK disbands. Maybe they can both close their doors at the same time.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Don't get too cozy in your denial and believing the worst in people, as convenient as it may be; if he just won 'in spite of...', all those non-Blacks wouldn't have shown up--many from across the country--for the inauguration.
I don't understand your comment at all. Did I suggest that Obama didn't have a lot of white supporters? He fired up people of all walks of life and every race. My point was only that McCain had a lot more voters than the quality of his campaign and the failure of the GOP warranted.

And how am I in denial? - you're the one suggesting that racism isn't all that bad.

Please clarify.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:20 AM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, we're done with this notion that there need to be affirmative action programs and such. From this day on, in my opinion, affirmative action is just a shakedown and should not be regarded with any degree of legitimacy.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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As far as I'm concerned, we're done with this notion that there need to be affirmative action programs and such. From this day on, in my opinion, affirmative action is just a shakedown and should not be regarded with any degree of legitimacy.
I agree with you 100%.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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No not common sense just the people who have their hands out wanting that free money, free healthcare, free food, free housing, and anything else they can get for free!
I would not call anything free when I pay 25% of my paycheck in taxes every week. I would call this giving the people some of what they are paying for. Until the government stops spending our tax money on garbage and worthless programs, no one should be complaining about us getting what we pay for. Has anyone taken a look at the government's convoluted budget lately, or do we just speak out of feeling? I understand that we should not be wasting money, but there are far more wasteful items on the budget. Why does every politician need a limo? Why do we spend money on space research, war, and special interests and then complain about giving back to the people who fund all this ridiculous garbage?
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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As far as I'm concerned, we're done with this notion that there need to be affirmative action programs and such. From this day on, in my opinion, affirmative action is just a shakedown and should not be regarded with any degree of legitimacy.
As far as I'm concerned, there are still tremendous barriers for people of color in this country. And I know that I have personally benefitted from the history of racism in this country.

From this day on, in my opinion, people who regard affirmative action as illegitimate are interested in maintaining racial advantages for whites.

(Before flaming: I'm being a bit facetious here. But the point remains that racism is still alive and well, whites still have a huge head start in education, jobs, housing, health care, etc., and we still need to work to fix those inequalities.)
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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The issue with affirmative action is that you can't prove when a company or other institution is making choices based on race. It's a ***** to provide evidence, as it is with most racism nowadays....it ain't colored water fountains and what not anymore.
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