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  1. #401
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybran View Post
    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?
    There's no such thing as positive racism. By assuming the Asian guy is better prepared, you negatively impact the Caucasian guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzalix View Post
    Racism goes hand in hand with ignorance, and I really can't stand ignorant people.
    I know that I'm necro'ing by quoting something from the first page, but I really enjoyed this comment because it's an ignorant statement in itself.

    ''I can't stand ignorant people.'' - Roughly translates into ''I'm either omnipotent or loathe myself''

    xD

    PS: Use 'ignoramus' next time buddy. That's the term for someone who's DELIBERATELY ignorant.

    PPS: I'm not attracted to Eskimos or women of middle-eastern or African descent. Does that make me racist? :P
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    I admit I am culturally racist. I believe Western Civilization is superior to others and should be the paradigm towards which others aspire. So sue me.
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    i really dont see a problem with someone being a racist as long as they dont take it to extreme levels or publicize their beliefs and thoughts to an extreme level. i mean in the US we're supposed to be a free nation. people, in my opinion, are well within their rights to dislike a certain race, do i agree with it? no not at all but who am i to tell someone what to believe and not to believe.

    in the end, i believe that at some level everyone has a little racism in them. i dont consider myself racist at all, being in the army i have friends with just about as many races as i can think, however i can honestly say that i have had moments when im in a store and i see someone (doesnt matter if their white,black, brown, yellow) and i think to myself "wow theres a reall winner" i think its just enevitable to be honest

    just my .02

  5. #405
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybran View Post
    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?
    Yup, it is bad because the white guy could be better. It is not that Asian people are born being good at math and science, it is that their society values education more than over here in the US. So because it is valued more they are encouraged to work harder at it making them better at it. It works out good for the Asian because he gets a leg up just for being Asian but it may not be good for the company that hired him because he maybe was not the best choice. And it is not good at all for the white guy because he missed out on a job because of the color of his skin.

  6. #406
    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    I admit I am culturally racist. I believe Western Civilization is superior to others and should be the paradigm towards which others aspire. So sue me.
    Kinda depends on what you're talking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ebildays View Post
    Yup, it is bad because the white guy could be better. It is not that Asian people are born being good at math and science, it is that their society values education more than over here in the US. So because it is valued more they are encouraged to work harder at it making them better at it. It works out good for the Asian because he gets a leg up just for being Asian but it may not be good for the company that hired him because he maybe was not the best choice. And it is not good at all for the white guy because he missed out on a job because of the color of his skin.
    It's further propagated by selection bias. People overseas generally need a certain level of wealth to emigrate to America, and more wealthy usually means more educated.

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    On a somewhat related note I gotta get something off my chest. Is it just me that hates how people refer to african-americans as black people? This for me is not a racist is but a colourist(?) issue. Most african-americans now look more like the color brown then black now so shouldn't we refer them as brown people?

    Sure there are some that still look like they are actually usually the people who family who lived in Africa and did not mix there race up being with other races. It ihas come to the point were people are forgetting what colors are:}.
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    Yes, because overall it hurts society. Look at what life was like to the blacks before the civil rights act (and I'm not saying things are perfect now either.)

    Whether or not you keep your racism to your self, it doesn't change the fact that its a damaging and pointless attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    On a somewhat related note I gotta get something off my chest. Is it just me that hates how people refer to african-americans as black people? This for me is not a racist is but a colourist(?) issue. Most african-americans now look more like the color brown then black now so shouldn't we refer them as brown people?

    Sure there are some that still look like they are actually usually the people who family who lived in Africa and did not mix there race up being with other races. It ihas come to the point were people are forgetting what colors are:}.
    It's mostly just you. Do you think Caucasians are white? I would say they are not, they're mostly a peachy-pinkish color.

  10. #410
    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    On a somewhat related note I gotta get something off my chest. Is it just me that hates how people refer to african-americans as black people? This for me is not a racist is but a colourist(?) issue. Most african-americans now look more like the color brown then black now so shouldn't we refer them as brown people?

    Sure there are some that still look like they are actually usually the people who family who lived in Africa and did not mix there race up being with other races. It ihas come to the point were people are forgetting what colors are:}.
    White people don't come in different tones? Do we need to take individuals down the paint aisle in Home Depot to classify them correctly? It's just a general title, and much better than calling someone an African who has never been to Africa. Geographic locations associated with nationalities shouldn't tie into a persons phenotype characteristics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    It's mostly just you. Do you think Caucasians are white? I would say they are not, they're mostly a peachy-pinkish color.
    All you crackas look the same to me.

    (I am white, relax)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    All you crackas look the same to me.

    (I am white, relax)
    I think you are actually racist and are using parenthesis to make it appear like you are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coombs View Post
    White people don't come in different tones? Do we need to take individuals down the paint aisle in Home Depot to classify them correctly? It's just a general title, and much better than calling someone an African who has never been to Africa. Geographic locations associated with nationalities shouldn't tie into a persons phenotype characteristics.
    I personally hate people who are Papaya Beige skinned. No reason why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    On a somewhat related note I gotta get something off my chest. Is it just me that hates how people refer to african-americans as black people? This for me is not a racist is but a colourist(?) issue. Most african-americans now look more like the color brown then black now so shouldn't we refer them as brown people?

    Sure there are some that still look like they are actually usually the people who family who lived in Africa and did not mix there race up being with other races. It ihas come to the point were people are forgetting what colors are:}.
    I don't know it does not bother me to be called Black. To be honest I don't really like being called African American, I am American, wish I could just go by that but being born brown I have no hopes of that happening. And due to fact that I have white people in my family, I kinda feel like I am denying them.

    *shakes family tree*
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    I have no idea where that European man fell from, honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    I think you are actually racist and are using parenthesis to make it appear like you are not.
    Alright, I admit it. I am racist against people with oompa-loompa skin.
    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.
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    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.
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  16. #416
    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Alright, I admit it. I am racist against people with oompa-loompa skin.
    Then there are a list of clubs in Glasgow and other UK cities you should avoid... and don't google ganguro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Alright, I admit it. I am racist against people with oompa-loompa skin.
    What do you have against John Boehner?

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    Yeah but it's not because they're that race. It's because of issues within society. Someone being black doesn't mean that they're genetically more likely to go to jail, but the highest percentage of people in jail in the United States are black. That's because of American society and it's social issues, not their skin color. Someone being Asian doesn't mean that they're genetically really good at academics, it's just because of their culture. I could go on but surely you get the point. Social issues and society dictate the stereotypes of different races and the statistics of them, not their genetics.
    I'm not saying it's genetically programmed into them (I surely hope no-one thinks that? lol) but to say blacks doesn't commit more murders than white people is ignoring facts. To say whites don't commit more pedophiliac (yea I made it up) acts is once again, ignoring the facts.

    I hope you don't think I was implying if you are black you will inherently commit a murder compared to a white person. I'm simply saying statistically speaking black people commit more murders than white people, etc.

    Slightly off-topic. I think its quite honestly hilarious how a black person can call another black "nigga" but if a white person did it, it's a whole different story.

    I also think it's hilarious how a black person will call another black person "brotha" or "cuz". I guess it's just cultures, but still.

    Man, when I read text of how I feel about these things I really am racist I guess... :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmelded View Post
    Then there are a list of clubs in Glasgow and other UK cities you should avoid... and don't google ganguro
    Telling people not to Google something usually makes them want to Google it, just don't Google 'chupacabra porn'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Alright, I admit it. I am racist against people with oompa-loompa skin.
    What do you get when you factor in race
    Believing that some should be put in their place
    Be prepared for some flak if you judge every black
    Who do you think will watch your back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    I admit I am culturally racist. I believe Western Civilization is superior to others and should be the paradigm towards which others aspire. So sue me.
    You and Samuel Huntington would get along famously!


    But on topic.... yes, it is a big deal. Unless you don't like the concept of a progressive and value-driven society based not on basal instincts and single-minded animalistic drives, but on intellectual values and logical thought processes.
    “…the whole trouble lies here. In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each man of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do.”
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