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Old 12-23-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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Geez, that's what formed the melting pot which formed our identifying American culture. You deny that we even have an identifying American culture and that's simply not true and the description was in my post. We have minority cultures living among us. Their individual cultures are not the identifying American culture by themselves. Are you going to beat this thing to death? If so, welcome to my ignore list. Now move on, will you?
Oversimplification still and not recognizing what culturally diverse means in the creation process. Yes, you finally named some basic specifics that apply to some in America (by initially plagiarizing the first result in Google for American culture, instead of being able to name them off in your own words, but I digress) but don’t truly acknowledge how they came to be or the mere fact of how they did means that a)there are lots of influences shaping it all, meaning b)it’s likely to change.

Ignore me if you like. Doesn’t really affect me much. Have a good night and Merry Christmas.

 
Old 12-23-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Up North
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He was trying to elevate minorities above whites. I know there are many successful minorities but I wouldn't say they are anymore intelligent or successful than whites in general. It would be racist to make such a statement.
Oh, I know what that person was trying to do.


People like that HATE whites, for any and everything - our successes and our failures.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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He was trying to elevate minorities above whites. I know there are many successful minorities but I wouldn't say they are anymore intelligent or successful than whites in general. It would be racist to make such a statement.
To say that I was trying to elevate anyone's intelligence or human value above another is a complete misinterpretation of anything I've ever stated in my entire life.

Furthermore, it is a statement of utter ignorance about both myself and what I represent.

Racism is America's primary nemesis!

You both would serve your country better to oppose it and not diligently serve as its advocates.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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I don't believe that I would.


Have any of them written "model" papers in 300 level political science courses? I have. Have any of them had the highest percentage on a written exam in a college course of 30 students? I have. Have any of them won group awards in a college course? I have.


You are making laughable assumptions about me. What's funny about you is that you don't realize I attend a church every Sunday that is actually quite diverse, with people of all sorts of ethnic/racial backgrounds, and I have love and respect for every one of my friends there.
You can claim anything you want on the NET.

Nonetheless, based upon your poor performance here on CD, any rational and literate person can plainly observe that you are making sweeping negative generalizations about large groups of people.

If you're a Poly Sci person, then you should have learned that's a major misnomer on level 100 in the first place. You also should have learned about American immigration policies and the basic requirements for citizenship.

Prior to any college matriculation, you should have learned about the historical plight of the indigenous Americans and how they were systematically annihilated. I'm certain that you must know that any finite number of Casinos, is no commensurate compensation for Native American loss of life, language, and culture. You can't place monetary value on something of that magnitude.


Besides, millions of dollars can't possibly replace one life!
 
Old 12-23-2017, 07:32 PM
 
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To say that I was trying to elevate anyone's intelligence or human value above another is a complete misinterpretation of anything I've ever stated in my entire life.

Furthermore, it is a statement of utter ignorance about both myself and what I represent.

Racism is America's primary nemesis!

You both would serve your country better to oppose it and not diligently serve as its advocates.

You might want to re-read what you said yourself. By the way, I'm not a racist and I have no idea where you'd get that idea.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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You can claim anything you want on the NET.

Nonetheless, based upon your poor performance here on CD, any rational and literate person can plainly observe that you are making sweeping negative generalizations about large groups of people.

If you're a Poly Sci person, then you should have learned that's a major misnomer on level 100 in the first place. You also should have learned about American immigration policies and the basic requirements for citizenship.

Prior to any college matriculation, you should have learned about the historical plight of the indigenous Americans and how they were systematically annihilated. I'm certain that you must know that any finite number of Casinos, is no commensurate compensation for Native American loss of life, language, and culture. You can't place monetary value on something of that magnitude.


Besides, millions of dollars can't possibly replace one life!

There was no such thing as an indigenous American. All of our ancestors migrated here from somewhere else. Migrating doesn't make one a native only their offspring born here would be but so were the offspring of the European settlers. No one that I know of advocates for genocide against any group but that was long ago and has nothing to do with those of us alive today. Besides, the Amerindians committed their share of atrocities also even against other tribes. If you're going to cite history then at least tell the whole thing.


By the way, Amerindian culture is still alive and well in many parts of the U.S. today.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Pixley
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In my area, there has ALWAYS been lots "Diversity". But they didn't care about that, back in the old days. It was a meaningless term to them. Even just fifty-sixty years ago.
All that DID matter was working hard and making money, whatever your ethnic background (and church, for most of them). When that's all you're focused on, then people get along great. And everybody prospers, oddly enogh.

Today, this phony push for "Diversity" has pushed all of that aside.
Who was this guy, George Washington Carver?

https://www.google.com/search?q=geor...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Others for your reading displeasure:

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Old 12-23-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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genocide against any group but that was long ago and has nothing to do with those of us alive today.
Well, that's just about the stupidest mother ****ing thing a person could say
 
Old 12-23-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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You're either lying with this quote, or lying with your listed location by your username.

Caribou, Maine is apparently 98.2% white.

Yes, that is extremely diverse
Have you noticed that many of the people who live in the LEAST diverse areas of America are the most racist, the most opposed to immigrants of color, and believe in white supremacy? Guess what whites? You're not superior to anyone else.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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60 years ago it was all about whites making money and prospering while preventing blacks from doing the same. Blacks were fighting hard for civil rights...being physically assaulted, raped and even being killed.

Yea getting along great alright. You donít like the diversity that came about because everyone was finally provided the opportunities that whites were even though others had to fight so much longer and harder for them. Very telling...
If there ever was a drop-the-mic moment on CD, this would be it.
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