What kind of racism have you encountered?
Are racially sensitive comments ever okay? How about in comedy?
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As low as possible. Silicon Valley city with about an even split of every ethnicity. I base it on the fact there is basically no tension or hate crimes, and everyone seems to get along, all friendly in public, in grocery stores, etc., and I have never witnessed any here at all in many long years, unlike some areas I have traveled to, where I saw it first hand (against my own race, I might add, including cusswords, such as: "kill all X people!")
But I have to ask: in a situation other than mine here in Silicon Valley how on earth can someone measure that? By gut feeling? (biased or off-track). By what? Supposed stereotypes of which specific groups are at this point in time nationally not getting along or supposed to no be getting along? That's like saying guilty until proven innocent. See what I mean? So let's say this is St. Louis and one Black and one White have a fight. Can you prove it's based on race - as courts have argued you need to prove, and can't just say that because two races are involved? Take a bank robbery. Is it racism because the robbers are one race and the victims are of another? Court says no. What if you could PROVE (you have secret powers) that some people among those perps as well as among those victims are actually racist. Is that a crime? no, because first off bank robbers didn't rob due to racist views, second of all having racist views is not a crime and never will be.
People in a free society should have the right to be DEAD wrong, even to the point of disagreeing with integration (dumbasses, to be sure), but should have that right to have a philosophy not pounded into them.
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