You can almost taste the victim complexes.
I like how people are pointing towards black people voting for Obama as some kind of 'win' for their argument, newsflash; black people already voted mostly democrat anyway, I think there was like a 2% jump in black voters voting for Obama. It's not so much 'Oh hey he's the same colour as us' (which is a ridiculously moronic way to dismiss an entire demographic and pretty insulting) but more 'Oh hey, the Republican party is still rife with racism whereas the democrat party isn't and they seem to be looking out for us'
people vote for people they like. blacks who weren't into politics suddenly had "their guy" to like and vote for. this year whites who weren't into politics voted against him so "that nigger don't rurn the country"
polarization has been used in media forever. polarizing topics garner ESPN a SHITLOAD of money over the stuff most people like or most people dislike
there has to be some type of argument to draw attention. elections are polarizing now.
Racism's protection lies within free speech and freedom of religion.
However, neither of these acts are allowed to have power, which is why people who try to exercise this (openly) are shut down.
You're allowed to have an opinion of someone (exercise rights), but you're not allowed to do anything about it (exercise power). So technically, if someone says something racist about someone, and that person gets penalized, it's technically unconstitutional. However, there are terms, agreements, and contracts in place in environments that are basically fencing for when you can't rely on the walls laws create. If you choose to engage in something (say, a forum) you enter an agreement and they have every right to penalize you if you break their rules. Just pretend it's a game (because it basically is) and if you want to play you have to play by the rules or risk not being able to play.
We just like to play favorites, and be hypocrites. Cynicism ftw I suppose.
(Not that I think Racism is Good, but to claim it's Bad you need to look at your own moral agenda before you criticize.)
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That would be comprable if Romney was actively calling for African Americans to be removed from social service positions and forbidden from owning businesses and the like until he could get around to killing them all.
Saying Mitt Romney has nothing to offer any African Americans is to imply that all African Americans are the same with regards to where they live, economic status, education, etc etc.
Implying that Mitt Romney is an enemy to African Americans because he is an enemy to the poor is also to imply that A)All African Americans are poor and B)All poor are African Americans.
It's a lot easier to assume someone of your race has gone through your experience and it has nothing to do with socio economic status. I do not fit most stereo types of my minority, but regardless I would find kinship with those who were the same. But, that does not mean everything I do is a result of it. I never eat gifilta fish and will never vote for Liberman.
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I'll use an example that we can all relate to.
Street gangs revolve around drugs, racketeering, and prostitution. Membership in these groups starts young and is usually based on where you live and go to school. Because of this 'Black' gangs will have both Hispanic and Caucasian members, the same is true with Chicano gangs which often have White and African-American members. Meanwhile the White Street Gangs usually recruit by common interests and seldom are based on location and schools. It is highly uncommon for white street gangs to have any 'colored' members, occasionally a Hispanic might join but for the most part they are all Caucasian as a rule.