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Old 09-15-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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why do people throw the term racist around all the time? do people not recognize the difference between a racially stereotypical statement and a racist statement? example. if someone were to say, why do mexicans pile so many people into 1 car, and why is that car usually a toyota corolla? I would bet that 90% of the liberal posters on here would label that as a racist statement. I believe that a racist is someone who believes that they belong to a superior race, and all other races are below them. a racial stereotype is just that, a racial stereotype. how about we try to differentiate in the future, and we stop calling everyone a racist. it's getting old.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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oops. meant to put this in the politics and other forum, but it might work in here as well. lots of race related crap going on in this election.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lol...I think it's generally b/c people are tired of hearing about any reference to someone based solely on their race.

Never mind that it's often relevant.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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A "racial statement" is innocuous and does not play into negative stereotypes


A racist statement generally references negative stereotypes and/or assets the superiority of one group over another.

~ButterBrownBiscuit~
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What do you do if it's true, though? Then you're just not allowed to talk about it?
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: wrong planet
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moved to the P&OC forum...
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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There is no real difference -- in context to this election -- when some view everything to do with voting for a particular candidate through the eyes of color.

What is really sad is that the ones who are most guilty of racism are the ones who can't see it about themselves. It's so much a part of their belief system that racism colors their view of everything in life.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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what constitutes a negative statement? if someone was to say, black people like watermelon, it would be considered by many to be racist. what's negative about watermelon? I ate an entire one this weekend. I think what it has more to do with is people reading too much into things and being too sensitive.

oh, and for the record, I am sicilian, and yes, my blood type is ragu.

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A "racial statement" is innocuous and does not play into negative stereotypes


A racist statement generally references negative stereotypes and/or assets the superiority of one group over another.

~ButterBrownBiscuit~
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes, I know the difference, but nobody else does, so it doesn't matter.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Hey, I had watermelon this weekend, too!

I still think it goes back to the whole "look at me and see me as an individual and not as a member of a 'race.'" Which I think is fair. I'm of Indian heritage, and I am good at school/math, but I am also a good athlete and I drive well.
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