poll on racism

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by hammerkill, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Yes, very much so

  2. somewhat (a closet racist)

  3. ambivalent don't care one way or another

  4. I am not racist in any way shape or form.

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  1. sonoma

    sonoma

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    I would be considered racist by todays standards even though my 2 best friends are an Indian from India and a Japanese guy.I lived in an area that was pretty close to 50% black and 50 percent white for many years.I noticed at the first of the month there would be a line of usually black people waiting for there welfare checks and later playing basketball.There were also whites waiting for there checks but it was about 80% black and 20% white.There were lots of manual labor jobs that paid cash but you seldom saw blacks doing the work unless it was an easy job like driving a truck.
     
  2. GVIFlyer

    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    I like Webster's better. The takeaway is that most people, specially the media and politicians, use the term improperly.
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  3. JHCJR

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    Apparently I’m a supernova level racist so I just embrace it now. I’m fluorescent white and don’t feel bad about it. Therefore....racist.
     
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  4. Jan R Whitaker

    Jan R Whitaker

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    I am a 68 year old white male and proud to white, does that make me a racist ?
     
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  5. Just_plinking

    Just_plinking

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    You're old (relatively, age is just a number, no offense haha) and white, and you are a man. Sorry to have to tell you this but, If you don't already donate to npr, you are definitely a racist.
     
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  6. JK-linux

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    I guess so... I use race, ethnicity, and a bunch of other traits to make preliminary judgements of people and situations. Those judgements aren't negative assumptions in all instances, but some are, and most are based on prior generalized experiences or knowledge in one form or another. When I'm wrong I accept that and move on as they aren't the entirety of what goes into judging someone or something, either. Maybe I've missed some good things in life, but I really don't feel bad about that.
     
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  7. JHCJR

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    I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I just think “I understand how you feel, I just don’t care.”
     
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  8. Hicksville Kid

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    Here’s a song that captures tone of this thread. It’s titled “The Merry Minuet” by The Kingston Trio.


    They're rioting in Africa
    They're starving in Spain
    There's hurricanes in Florida
    And Texas needs rain
    The whole world is festering with unhappy souls
    The french hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
    Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
    And I don't like anybody very much!!
    But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud
    For man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
    And we know for certain that some lovely day
    Someone will set the spark off
    And we will all be blown away!!
    They're rioting in Africa
    There's strife in Iran
    What nature doesn't so to us
    Will be done by our fellow man
     
  9. Bearfan

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    Racist and bigot here. I am tattooed and white and bald. I fly an American flag on my house 24/7 356. I don’t like any muslim period. Don’t like any liberal demonrat period. Just being honest. Oh yeah I like guns and trump. And I open carry. Don’t like it I don’t care.
     
  10. HonkeyFries

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    I am a Misanthrope.

    I do not care what race you are but I understand your culture can be dumb as **** and have no problem telling you.
     
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    I prefer to dislike people on an individual basis.
     
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  12. IamtheNRA

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    I prefer to treat people as individuals and judge them by their actions. If you are decent and polite, I don't care what your skin color is. If you are loud, rude, and reek of weed smoke, again, I don't care what your skin color is.
     
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  13. IamtheNRA

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    Why would you be proud of something you had no control over? That's like being proud to have been born on a Saturday. It's just silly. Take pride in your actual accomplishments in life, not something that was a mere accident of birth.
     
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  14. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    We are all of ONE blood.

    We are all of the HUMAN race alone.
     
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    Yup.

    BTW, folks, the first humans were dark-skinned. Skin color is just an evolutionary adaptation to the amount of sunshine in an area. The closer you get to the equator, the darker the skin, and vice versa. It has to do with the production of Vitamin D from sunlight by the skin.

    https://www.nasw.org/article/vitamin-d-levels-determined-how-human-skin-color-evolved

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/c...color-explained-vitamind-folate/#.XS8LHXt7mUk
     
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  16. AdamRodgers

    AdamRodgers Kilt in Da Streetz since 1999

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    Cool, my people must have came from the damn North Pole then........


    ..........cuz I am one white, whitey. :animlol:
     
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    My guess is that whatever preconceptions some people may assign to a group that might be generally identified by the melanin content of their skin...

    those preconceptions actually have very, very little to do with a belief that the melanin content is directly responsible for those things...

    and rather are judgement in reaction to what has transpired or is transpiring socially, politically & economically in areas where the general populace is might be generally identified by that melanin content...

    and a desire to participate in or to not participate in and be impacted by those social, political or economic influences.

    I'm basically saying that pointing out we all have melanin in varying concentrations doesn't really nullify what utility some may find in using it as an identifying trait in some instances, for whatever that's worth.
     
  18. KY Moose

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    Nice try FBI and INTERPOL.

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  19. RovinOn

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    I’m not a Racist! But I’m Equal Opportunity, I hate everything that just isn’t right and un-American!
    I’ve worked with a lot of great people over my time, People of different race and countries of origin and religions. They were all very good people to be with and work with. I’ve learned a lot from them over the years.
    The very important thing was that they were all very American, believed in everything this country stands for. None of them ever came here looking for a free hand out or to destroy this country.
    Unfortunately we have those here that were born here that are just the opposite and those are the ones I can’t stand along with the all new illegals that come here every day.