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View Poll Results: Is homophobia just as bad as racism?
Yes 93 55.69%
No 68 40.72%
Not sure 6 3.59%
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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Why not, of all the blacks what percentage of them work for the government?
What percentage of the whole are on social programs?

Do the same for other races as well.

Now the simple question; where would the Democrat party be power wise without having paid off people with social programs or government employment?

SS we all understand and people contributed (though government stole the money), but a lot of the rest are hand outs by grabbing money from the treasury.
You brought up the social program aspect...why don't you find the stats?
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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You'd be surprised.
Heh.

You may be right!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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This statement is completely false. Do you understand what a phobia is? It is not prejudice.
Do you think agoraphobis are prejudice against open spaces? lol!

Phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of something not a prejudice.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Both are wrong because you are being irrational in both cases. I know some homosexuals who are racist as eff as well, doesn't sit well with me.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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racism means you hate a group of people because of their color. Homophobia means you're scared of homosexuals. Thinking homosexuality is wrong doesn't mean you're scared of homosexuals. They're two different things.
bingo!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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You brought up the social program aspect...why don't you find the stats?
I already know them.
Guess who has 600% more people as a percentage of the population on the dole?

You should look up what is available as well.

My main point when someone posted of the horrible things Democrats used to do with segregation and hosing students, was that the fact did not keep blacks away because Democrats paid them off with the treasury.
Money is a great motivator, why else vote with the party who used to hose your children from school?
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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This statement is completely false. Do you understand what a phobia is? It is not prejudice.
Do you think agoraphobis are prejudice against open spaces? lol!

Phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of something not a prejudice.
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My statement is correct. If you are "homophobic" you are prejudice against Homosexuals.

Terms for prejudice or discrimination
A number of terms with the suffix -phobia are used non-clinically but have gained public acceptance, though they are often considered buzzwords. Such terms are primarily understood as negative attitudes towards certain categories of people or other things, used in an analogy with the medical usage of the term. Usually these kinds of "phobias" are described as fear, dislike, disapproval, prejudice, hatred, discrimination, or hostility towards the object of the "phobia". Often this attitude is based on prejudices and is a particular case of most xenophobia. These non-clinical phobias are typically used as labels cast on someone by another person or some other group.



Below are some examples:
  • Chemophobia – prejudice against artificial substances in favour of "natural" substances.
  • Ephebiphobia – fear or dislike of youth or adolescents.
  • Homophobia – fear or dislike of homosexuals or homosexuality.
  • Xenophobia – fear or dislike of strangers or the unknown, sometimes used to describe nationalistic political beliefs and movements. It is also used in fictional work to describe the fear or dislike of space aliens.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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Again you don't understand or are misconstruing the word homophobia.

Homophobia would mean a fear of homosexuals and has nothing to do with oppression or discrimination.
Intellecutal honesty is important when debating a topic. We atleast have to be on the same page as far as definitions.
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homophobia

an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people.

definition of homophobia from Oxford Dictionaries Online

a fear or dislike of homosexuals
homophobic adjective /ˌhɒm.əˈfəʊ.bɪk//ˌhoʊ.məˈfoʊ-/

Definition of homophobia noun from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus
The term encompasses both.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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My statement is correct. If you are "homophobic" you are prejudice against Homesexuals.

Terms for prejudice or discrimination
A number of terms with the suffix -phobia are used non-clinically but have gained public acceptance, though they are often considered buzzwords. Such terms are primarily understood as negative attitudes towards certain categories of people or other things, used in an analogy with the medical usage of the term. Usually these kinds of "phobias" are described as fear, dislike, disapproval, prejudice, hatred, discrimination, or hostility towards the object of the "phobia". Often this attitude is based on prejudices and is a particular case of most xenophobia. These non-clinical phobias are typically used as labels cast on someone by another person or some other group.


Below are some examples:
  • Chemophobia prejudice against artificial substances in favour of "natural" substances.
  • Ephebiphobia fear or dislike of youth or adolescents.
  • Homophobia fear or dislike of homosexuals or homosexuality.
  • Xenophobia fear or dislike of strangers or the unknown, sometimes used to describe nationalistic political beliefs and movements. It is also used in fictional work to describe the fear or dislike of space aliens.
Oh really? "have gained public acceptance" by whom??? A special interest group?

Yeah. Let's just rewrite word definitions like we rewrite history.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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I agree. Racism is far worst and causes all sorts of societal ills and violence. Homophobia is mostly overblown in my mind. I've known a few gay people in my life and they had encountered very little to none discrimination.

I agree.

I lived in the Bay Area for many years where that lifestyle was celebrated, while people born of color were treated like crap.
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