There's no such thing as "terrorism" in active warzones, that's just a term that's used to make enemies look bad. If a US soldier in Afghanistan is killed, that's not terrorism, it's war.
Being racist is a big deal. It means you view other races below you or above you because of the color of their skin or where they're from. This is idiotic and ignorant. And when you say "Some races are more prone to violence, drugs, or general mayhem", you're completely wrong. That's because of issues of the society they live in; Are they employed? Are they living in a ghetto? What's their home life like? What's their income? Are they poor, middle class, or wealthy? Are they in school and if so are there options for doing things outside of school like sports? Etc. It has nothing to do with race.
If I cut you open and looked at your insides you'd be nearly exactly same as someone who was born somewhere else and has a different skin color than you.
I understand the impulse to say the US was just as bad as Germany in World War II, but it ain't so.
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I can guarantee you if you do a little research you will CLEARLY see a disproportionate level of different crimes done by different races.
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It is just odd how people want to place being violent on one group of people but wish to remind ignorant of the violent things their own group of people have done. Racism is not about protecting yourself from harmful elements because some of those same elements or worst are in your group. A group of black kids is no worst than a group of white kids both groups could do nothing or could go wild. I avoid all groups of teens or young males (some females depending) in general because I am scary like that, not because of race.
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But the US is no different than any other country because all countries have their dark pasts.
Oh, and white people like the murdering too but I will take being called a murder over a pedophile any day.
Finding a particular ethnic group ugly, not getting along well with foreigners, not appreciating certain cultural traits, these are just natural. If you believe a nation to be "smarter and more honourable" than others, reason for a criminal/fanatic mind may lie in the invidual's ancestry, or your nation holds the right to endanger and feed on other civilizations to ensure its superior political stasus, that's what we should be worrying about.
I'm a guy with Turkish, Kurdish, Greek and Crimean ancestry. I look like a typical Turkmen with a middle-eastern influence on my face, due to the Kurdish side. I'm sure some Americans would find my appearance repulsing, as I don't appreciate some of their cultural elements. I have always preferred Slavic women, still dating one. Here to say that, being aware of physical and cultural differences between certain ethnic groups and having preferences are just natural, insulting those differences and deceiving yourself with dreams of superiority, that is one of the lowest points we as a species ever reached.
What about positive racism? Is that bad? When an Asian guy applies for an IT/Finance possition is it bad to assume he is better prepared for the job then a white guy?
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Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.- Thucydides
There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.- Eugen Weber
People despise certain cultures and sub cultures. It just happens that most of the individuals in these categories turn out to be a racial majority. People throw out the racist card all the time because they enjoy the superiority they feel from not being racist. Depending on where you grew up you've seen people gravitate to certain races outside of their own, because it's somehow cool to have Black/Asian/Mexican/White friends, and you get to throw out the "I'm not a racist so I am better than you" card. It's not bad to have prejudgments about people, because they are so often correct. It is only bad if you are unwilling to change your mind about an individual after a conversation with them. Most of the times, however, they justify your prejudices and it doesn't change a thing. Every now and then you find a rarity and that is always welcome.