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Old 02-13-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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So, do you think everybody is racist to a certain degree?
If you are talking about the traditional and defined term of racist, the answer is no.

However in liberal leftist PC speak, probably everyone who is not a minority is a racist.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Your first paragraph hits the nail perfectly on the head.

I don't know why they just won't own it. If you're a racist, be proud of your distinction and ride with it. Don't try to normalize it so as to avoid any fallout from the position you've taken. If it's such a principled stance, carry that flag and let everyone know that's where you stand.
Exactly. It's outlandish what lengths the racists on this board/site go to in order to run from what they are. Man up! You're a racist! Just admit it, and don't try to trivialize the moral repugnance of what racism is by reasoning that "duh, everybody's a racist". No, they aren't.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Give me the conservative position on why black poverty is 3 times the rate of white poverty and why unemployment is twice as high. If you or any conservative can answer that without it inferring that blacks are inherently somehow less intelligent, less responsible, less loving and less hardworking....I will join you in the condemnation of the claim as well.
I prefer to focus on solutions rather than blame. The best solution to poverty is education.

And BTW, black people are NOT inherently less of anything and the conservative position on poverty does not assume so.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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Minorities can have racist views, but can't be "racist" in the societal context. They lack significant political power.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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I think suggesting that EVERYONE is racist might be a strategy used by the demographic that usually gets accused to "normalize" the behavior so that their group may avoid the moral injury of the association.

I often find in debates the first strategy is to deny that racism is a problem or issue. When that strategy fails then the strategy is to argue that blacks are just as racist, if not more or argue that everyone is racist, thus removing any perceptions of moral inferiority as it relates to the issue of race.
This tactic is known as goal-post moving / special pleading.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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I don't think everyone is 'racist", I think "bigoted" would be a better term.
Yes, secretly, all people have irrational dislikes of certain other people for any number of reasons ~ I think it is human nature. We are harwired for it. I like to think I am open minded and as a nu-age hippy, love all people, but occasionally I catch myself thinking things that go against that.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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I don't think everyone is 'racist", I think "bigoted" would be a better term.
Yes, secretly, all people have irrational dislikes of certain other people for any number of reasons ~ I think it is human nature. We are harwired for it. I like to think I am open minded and as a nu-age hippy, love all people, but occasionally I catch myself thinking things that go against that.
I don't harbor irrational dislike of people based on melanin content, sorry.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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How can anybody dislike Dr. Ben Carson simply because he is black. I bet most people love him.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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How can anybody dislike Dr. Ben Carson simply because he is black. I bet most people love him.
I don't like him because he is an idiot. I'm black.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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I don't harbor irrational dislike of people based on melanin content, sorry.
So, you do for other reasons, then?

That is why I said "a number of reasons" in my post.

No need to apologize. You're just being honest
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