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Old 09-17-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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And, occasionally, there are these hopeful stories:


A Friendship for a More Tolerant America
A white Navy veteran fessed up to his prejudices and the black president of a progressive think tank suggested ways to transcend them.

By Daniel Smith

“What can I do to change?” he asked plaintively. “You know, to be a better American?”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...lerant-america
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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I think the article is likely mistaken. Being prejudiced for no reason is different than being prejudiced for a good reason.

If you understand that some criminal behavior and race are very well correlated, that doesn't make you a bad person. It makes you an informed person that is less likely to be a victim than a person that assumes that all people are equally likely to be criminals.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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And, occasionally, there are these hopeful stories:


A Friendship for a More Tolerant America
A white Navy veteran fessed up to his prejudices and the black president of a progressive think tank suggested ways to transcend them.

By Daniel Smith

“What can I do to change?” he asked plaintively. “You know, to be a better American?”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...lerant-america
Rather than going with this stuff where if a person used some racial slur when he/she was five years old or has some kind of a hangup with different races, he or she is some big, bad racist, why don't you show a REAL success story where a REAL racist who was filled with REAL hate and who REALLY did have something to repent for, actually DID repent?

I'll tell you why: because you folks HATE that sort of success story. It denies you a bogeyman. You want a bogeyman that you can throw in everyone's face and say, "See there! He's white. He hates. You're white. You hate." You want political weapons. And what people like the guy in the below video does is deny you that. You want that hate to stay so you have something to rub in everyone's faces.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njXZUH5hv0w

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Old 09-17-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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I think the article is likely mistaken. Being prejudiced for no reason is different than being prejudiced for a good reason.

If you understand that some criminal behavior and race are very well correlated, that doesn't make you a bad person. It makes you an informed person that is less likely to be a victim than a person that assumes that all people are equally likely to be criminals.
NOPE, that makes you racist. Assuming a correlation between race and criminal behavior by definition makes you racist.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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NOPE, that makes you racist. Assuming a correlation between race and criminal behavior by definition makes you racist.
Guess there are a lot of racist statisticians then.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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Rather than going with this stuff where if a person used some racial slur when he/she was five years old or has some kind of a hangup with different races, he or she is some big, bad racist, why don't you show a REAL success story where a REAL racist who was filled with REAL hate and who REALLY did have something to repent for, actually DID repent?

I'll tell you why: because you folks HATE that sort of success story. It denies you a bogeyman. You want a bogeyman that you can throw in everyone's face and say, "See there! He's white. He hates. You're white. You hate." You want political weapons. And what people like the guy in the below video does is deny you that. You want that hate to stay so you have something to rub in everyone's faces.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njXZUH5hv0w
Well we can see buy this example that all Black people love White people. Is that it !!!

I was a little mad at that guy b/c his GF look like someone I dated but I got over it b/c it didn't work out anyway.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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And, occasionally, there are these hopeful stories:


A Friendship for a More Tolerant America
A white Navy veteran fessed up to his prejudices and the black president of a progressive think tank suggested ways to transcend them.

By Daniel Smith

“What can I do to change?” he asked plaintively. “You know, to be a better American?”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...lerant-america

i can tell this guy how to end his racism. he needs to stop taking people as a group based on skin color, and start taking people as they come one on one, and ignore skin color.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:55 PM
 
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But how will we prevent robots from being racist and prejudice ?

Robots can become 'racist and sexist' all on their own, study finds | Fox News
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A look at a new study that reveals how AI robots can independently develop prejudices like racism and sexism
Robots can develop prejudices like “racism and sexism” all on their own, a shocking new study has found.

"Our simulations show that prejudice is a powerful force of nature and through evolution, it can easily become incentivized in virtual populations, to the detriment of wider connectivity with others."
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:18 PM
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Rather than going with this stuff where if a person used some racial slur when he/she was five years old or has some kind of a hangup with different races, he or she is some big, bad racist, why don't you show a REAL success story where a REAL racist who was filled with REAL hate and who REALLY did have something to repent for, actually DID repent?

I'll tell you why: because you folks HATE that sort of success story. It denies you a bogeyman. You want a bogeyman that you can throw in everyone's face and say, "See there! He's white. He hates. You're white. You hate." You want political weapons. And what people like the guy in the below video does is deny you that. You want that hate to stay so you have something to rub in everyone's faces.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njXZUH5hv0w
Come on, man.

The video you shared was beautiful, it literally brought tears to my eyes, but that is no reason to discount the story referenced in the original post. Why tear it down?
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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NOPE, that makes you racist. Assuming a correlation between race and criminal behavior by definition makes you racist.
Do you actually not understand the difference between "assuming" and observing or being aware of something? Or did you just think throwing "assuming" in there was a clever tactic?
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