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Clearly because of history. Beliefs keep being passed down generation to generation. White people of the past still have influence on this day and age. What they started still into dead but the idea of race and racism isn't that old in comparison to all of history.
It is also because the country is not represented equally and kids are not taught things in a way to prevent such beliefs as well. For example, we don't really talk about native americans in the same way people talk about jews. But the same thing happen to them. They faced genocide but he don't talk about it the same as jews. In fact we celebrate Columbus even though he didn't really discover the Americas. We are indoctrinated in very subtle ways. I could easily fix a white racist intellectually as it relates to black people. I can't fix them emotionally though which is the more important side. The beliefs they have run deep. I mean the issue is in so many places tbh and a lot of it is subtle at this point. Things most people don't even know about. Time will fix it though.0
It is taught through media and parents.
Some are just mentally disturbed people who can't grasp that because some people of a race does something they don't like doesn't mean all do it18
Because America is built on racism. Without dehumanizing, exploiting, and mass genocide of poc this country wouldn't be where it is today627
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We have many players whose livelihood depends on the continuity of racism.10
no, but I do think a big problem is blacks are led to believe that society is racist against them, and white liberals perpetuate it, along with democrats the real racist party. This is further helped with welfare, affirmative action and lack of school choice (Charter Schools). When a person is led to believe at a young age, these things stunt their progress. I would suggest that people spend several hours on youtube watching Thomas Sowell a black man who has studied all these things his whole life, a truly amazing person who gives me hope that American will someday get past this notion that America is a racist country. If you haven't studied Thomas Sowell you are completely ignorant the subject.20
I think it's because racism in the past has caused the inequality that affects where people start their lives today. People now days have a hard time accepting the fact that, regardless of where they started in life, they play a pretty big role in where things end up. It's easier and more convenient to say "my dad was poor since he couldn't get a job because he's black, so it shouldn't surprise anyone if I end up poor because I need a helping hand," than it is to say "my dad was denied opportunity and education because of his skin color, but I will not let that stop me because I can get education." Well if my life doesn't work out, it makes me feel better if I can simply say that it was out of my hands. I never stood a chance at being successful because I had to overcome the resentment and frustration that was instilled in me by the injustice my father suffered.0
Because we're probably the only nation on this entire planet with massive numbers of multiple races. Most other countries at like 90%+ one ethnicity and then little bits of other ethnicities.
Even with that being said, it's worse in other places. I've read about racism in China and it's way worse than here, but since we live here we only think and talk about here.10
I think it has to do with the idea that all that's forbidden is desired.
All your life they tell you it's bad to be racist which makes you want to be racist, same as smoking or eating junk food. You get warned they are bad but that doesn't stop you from wanting as much as you can have
The only solution to accept racism as a personal opinion, once being racist doesn't make you a badass for breaking the rules people will naturally stop being racsit as it no longer gives them the kicks they would normally get1
Because liberal politicians keep bringing up phony inequality issues. If they stopped interfering with things like welfare and public housing and crap like that. And then heavily penalize racial and gender discrimination in hiring. Then everyone would have a real chance at the American dream. Every application I filled out for a job when I was younger ask for race and gender. This things should never be considered in hiring.
The truth is that the reason race is still such an issue in the USA is liberal politicians using minorities to get elected and maintain power. They don't have a chance otherwise because they have no clue how to manage money or anything required to be a responsible representative of the people and there best interests.0
1. How else can democrats get elected?
2. because we have laws that give certain groups extra rights so naturally the other group resents it,
3, Because different races might not be automatically compatible, certain dog breeds would be unlikely to get along if placed together with other selected dog breeds10
No, there hasn't been been notable since maybe the 60s.. It's been on life support for a while..10
Name something that you think is systemically racist in the USA?15
Special treatment. Like apparently it's OK to be racist towards a person if they are white.10
Intersectionality and critical race theory are literally state funded systemic racism.30
Because blacks especially have a you owe me attitude and expect handouts and think their shit don’t stink51
I dont think America is as racist as the Federal government portrays us to be. IF we stay divided on race, class and religion we will be to preoccupied squabbling amongst ourselves while our overlords expand their reach/.0
Because liberals and other race obsessed people keep racism and hatred alive.31
I find it hard to respect someone who talks slang, has his trousers hanging, so his underpants can be seen and picks on you if you dared to look in to his eyes.
Respect should be earned.13
I think it's just because people are dumb. That's why crimes are high, more people becoming homeless, and just overall bad decisions being made.0
I feel like Americans enjoy the drama of racism, discrimination, etc. Where I'm from we don't give a fuck and there's nothing on the news, because we don't care.0
No, the media and Dems need to permit it the "fix" it12
Tocqueville said Africans would perpetually hate White Americans because of the shame of slavery, and it would last basically forever.0
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I think America is one of the least racist countries in the world today. Racism exist, just like in any country... but it's minimal. Politicians and the media directly gain from pushing and selling the narrative that America is racist. I've looked at this issue long and hard with a lot of research, and my conclusion is that this is propaganda push for political power. They're reintroducing a lighter form of segregation known as identity politics, and it's dividing our country and destroying it. The democrats are now saying that it's racist to not look at black people different as being color-blind is not the solution. I personally don't judge anyone based on race as I think it's a terrible way to gauge who someone is. A black kid growing up in the Hamptons will surely be different than a black kid growing up in Compton CA. I judge people based on their individual values and how they treat others. Democrats tell me this is racist. At this point, their entire narrative is a joke lol. It's comical to see these people in action at this point.