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Old 03-11-2018, 06:52 AM
 
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The population of "Southern Towers" complex in western Alexandria is now 40% Ethiopian.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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I am shocked this thread hasnt been closed yet.
Every big city on earth is segregated — I hate to hurt peoples feelings but really you name the city and I can tell you where minorities live.
Toronto is extremely diverse, but tends to not be racially segregated at all. More economically segregated.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Just because, in your opinion, someone doesn't "transcend" race, does NOT make them racist.
If you act differently based on a persons race or have different feelings based on a persons race it is kind of racist. I personally get a little skin crawly when someone asks a person if they are racist and the person immediately, without self reflection, says no. Maybe people should think about it more and actually do some self reflection. Moving into a diverse, multicultural neighborhood, does not mean one is not racist.

As a matter of fact if you are basing your decision on where you live based on the race(s) of the people that live there it is kind of racist. You are focusing on race at least to some extent.

I do see the other side, we will never transcend race unless everyone lives together, has the same opportunities and gets along, but that is more for the children and not the people that are making race based decisions.
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I think you're reading something that isn't there and the poster was just being positive.
Understood but saying something like "Asians are good at math" is positive but is also racist. I know a fair number of Asians that say they are not good at math and really hate that stereotype.

I am not saying everyone is hateful racists, I am saying there is always time for some self reflection and to see how I can improve.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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If you act differently based on a persons race or have different feelings based on a persons race it is kind of racist. I personally get a little skin crawly when someone asks a person if they are racist and the person immediately, without self reflection, says no. Maybe people should think about it more and actually do some self reflection. Moving into a diverse, multicultural neighborhood, does not mean one is not racist.

As a matter of fact if you are basing your decision on where you live based on the race(s) of the people that live there it is kind of racist. You are focusing on race at least to some extent.

I do see the other side, we will never transcend race unless everyone lives together, has the same opportunities and gets along, but that is more for the children and not the people that are making race based decisions.

Understood but saying something like "Asians are good at math" is positive but is also racist. I know a fair number of Asians that say they are not good at math and really hate that stereotype.

I am not saying everyone is hateful racists, I am saying there is always time for some self reflection and to see how I can improve.
Read the definition of racism again. It involves seeing your own race as superior. Noticing and commenting on differences in other races, in and in itself, is NOT racist.
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Old 03-11-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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Why feel joy based on race? Why does it matter that a person of any color speaks and language? A person that transcends race will not make judgements based on their race and hopefully some day not even notice when meeting people.

You’re calling me a racist because I was joyful about diversity?
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Read the definition of racism again. It involves seeing your own race as superior. Noticing and commenting on differences in other races, in and in itself, is NOT racist.
Besides skin are races different spencgr? Can you drop some examples on us please?
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You’re calling me a racist because I was joyful about diversity?
You said: "My initial reaction when I first went to a Walmart and Target was pure joy due to the diversity. I have never seen such a melting pot. It is truly international. The black people I see are actually speaking some African language that I'm unfamiliar with?!"

Why does it matter to you what race people are? Were you happy that there were not many Caucasians around? Do you have racial quotas for happiness? Why does it matter what language "the black people" you see are speaking and why does it make you happy that you cannot understand them?
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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Why does it matter to you what race people are? Were you happy that there were not many Caucasians around? Do you have racial quotas for happiness? Why does it matter what language "the black people" you see are speaking and why does it make you happy that you cannot understand them?
Because... diversity?
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Because... diversity?
Why does that matter to you? Why do you care what race other people are?
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Nothing hurt my feelings, nor did I say it did. This was the statement:

Why feel joy based on race? Why does it matter that a person of any color speaks and language? A person that transcends race will not make judgements based on their race and hopefully some day not even notice when meeting people.
I can just say that on the morning of November 9th, 2016, when I was feeling despondent, I saw my neighbors of different races (this is in Alexandria) and I felt better and safer. Can't really explain it, its just me.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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I can just say that on the morning of November 9th, 2016, when I was feeling despondent, I saw my neighbors of different races (this is in Alexandria) and I felt better and safer. Can't really explain it, its just me.
I am not saying there is anything wrong with that. My concern is that I have grown up in the US and so I feel I should personally question myself as I feel the system I grew up in was on at least some level racist. When I watch older TV shows some of them can be real cringy.
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