Either you are ignorant to the history itself, or you know about history and you're blatantly diminishing it. Because it can't be argued against, and it keeps the accurate and negative image of "Whites in Africa" alive. It's painfully obvious that you think colonization is something along the lines of something extreme like "wide scale murder", as what you tried to compare it to were a few things that make up a greater definition of "what colonization was." But in a downplaying fashion. While lying that almost all European settlement was along the coast. Because even the most pedestrian of scholars and students know that they colonized every single country (because whites drew up the incompatible borders that didn't exist before they got there) but Liberia and Ethiopia.
I meant to say this earlier, too. Some history books muddy the waters when it comes to how the people were taken, but most books these days don't even remotely attempt to do such a thing. Because most books, that are read by all grade levels, outright say that they were traded by a few nations. The whole "Baaaw! They're lying on us!" is just a pervasive meme that whites on the low end of the spectrum like to blow out of proportion and parrot. In order to put the discussion in their favor by disproving an exaggeration that they tout as "the norm".
Also, to drive home the fact that you know squat about the continent, and rely on comfortable, bigoted white, misconceptions/ignorance....
"What indigenous tigers were roaming around Africa back then?"
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If a hispanic guy was wearing the same exact thing, I'd find it a lot more intimidating. Mostly because through my experiences in life I've had more problems with hispanics than white guys and there are far fewer of them. I've even walked past the welfare block of town (which is the busiest street IN town), only to get threatened by the hispanic guy next door simply for looking over at him briefly.
As I said before, I try to keep an open mind. I would never treat ANYBODY differently based on my initial impression of their race. I do not consider myself a racist because I do not "hate" any particular race.
I'd say being a racist is a big deal. Racists are irrational people and are therefore unpredictable. It means you judge people on the way they look. I'd rather judge people by their actions.
Let's say that 95% of gypsies i see in my normal day are just slacking off, stealing, skipping school and generally misbehave. The rest 5% here in slovakia are normal people. So is that racism that i hate gypsies or just pure use of logic and math? Yeah most of them take social security checks that are higher than my salary in IT as admin and they never went to school, never worked in their whole life and get to retire with inanely high retirement funds. Would you hate them too?
As for other races, i love asians, hispanics, indians etc, i love diversity, but when i learn that over 90% of some community is up to no good, i start to make prejudice about them better to rely on math than to think everyone is sweet little angel.
Anyway, I doubt 95% of gypsies are x way, more to the point you've seen so many or heard about so many you're going to now pass judgement on them all. 90% what a ridiculous number...
Yes you are irrational and you're not relying on math but made up on the spot statistics, which isn't mad, it's fluffy made up math which holds no ground.
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I tend to come to the defense of anyone who's being wrongly judged based on their skin colour, but in their case I just can't. It's a very specific regional issue and I don't think it translates well into the notion of racism as a whole. It's just... different.
You are free to think however you want about each race, just don't go around causing harm to them.
I don't see any issue with being a little racist so long as you arn't running around preaching about killing other races or otherwise being obnoxious about it.
Just like I don't see anything wrong with being of a certain political viewpoint, being gay, having diabetes, being canadian, etc etc.
I think it's okay as long as your nor expressing it. If theres a little flicker of racism deep inside you then yeah its ok. But if you dream about pulling someone of a different race behind a truck than yeah it's bad. It's not a bad thing to judge a person based on the eay they act/look inside you head.
They burned down our historic building. They build their shacks without permit wherever they want, they steal electricity, use rivers as carwash.
And last but not least, i have to listen from stupid americans or others how racists and illogical we are, i dare you to fucking live here for 10 years, pussy much?
From all the working people i meet during my work shift, i've seen 1 gypsy working, and other one is my neighbor mailman, and that's about it, and i've seen hundreds of white people in work, so yeah i do the math.
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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
It's difficult talking about the gypsy problem in this specific region, with people who are from other parts of the world, simply because they wouldn't understand.
It's not a racism issue. Racism is a bias, racism is a false assumption. However when literally every single person who belongs to a certain ethnic group behaves as the absolute vermin of mankind, you can't call it racism any more. It becomes a valid observation.
I don't believe these people are inferior in any way by nature, but it's their own little separate society that makes them into what they are.