Were all pink on the inside.
I had a girlfriend who used to say that
It still exists because most humans don't realize that there are only 2 types of people of their specie...Only 2:<br />
Those with brains, and those with brains that use them.<br />
But now more know!:)
Some people just want to tie people up with manifestations of their own fears, reticiences, or mental aberrations!
Racism does still exist. People aren't perfect and they have biases. Some are just haters. It actually matters what race you are. People need to appreciate and celebrate that, and not claim that they don't see it. Your race is part of your identity.
It still exists because we live in a diverse world and certain people believe that the color of their skin makes them more superior. As long as this world is diverse, racism will never end, but we are dawning on a new age. The day has already arrived when the color of my skin isn't all that defines me. Where I am the only black girl at an event and I don't feel self-conscious, where even whites watch Madea, where the closest thing this country has to a queen is a black woman, Oprah, where people don't tell me I talk white because they understand that by making that statement they're advertising their ignorance. They now understand that with the rising rate of black literacy, the chances that blacks no longer speak in Ebonics, are huge. They understand that accent has more to do with environment than race. An age where the world cup is held in Africa, and the most powerful nation on the planet is ruled by a black. An age where there are interracial couples all over television and no one bats an eyelid, where Miss Universe is a black, African, where the sexiest woman in the world, Beyonce, is black-read people magazine's sexiest people issue. The age of interracial bromances, and justice for racial inequality. Yes, there is still racism and racial discrimination, but we have come a long way. Just think, less than 70 years ago Mr and Mrs Loving couldn't get married without permission. To those that are against racial integration, I say: " Brace yourselves because this is just the beginning." The more civilized civilization becomes, the more acceptable racial integration will be.
some of us that are "smart" enough to make decisions like these have trouble looking at the bigger picture, for an example of a small piece of this bigger picture, some human beings are unable to look at other people as individuals, instead of who they might be in relationship to them, or something they have heard and believed, or like when someone will make an assumption about someone they haven't even met yet.
no im not talking about the existence of racism. i know that racism exists. your talking to a girl thats half hispanic and living in wisconsin
I find the use of the term colored in describing people as racist. Mind you describing anyone by their colour I find to be racist.
I hate having to check Caucasian on my job applications.
You mulling it over?
I don't grasp what you're getting at.
I always wrote in "human" under the race question.
Yea, "human" would be the correct answer.
More prevalent than that is the issue of sexism. Women of all races still haven't been given equal rights. Watch The Whistleblower if you have no clue what I'm talking about.
True, but, at least you don't get pulled over for simply being a woman.
two wongs dont make a white
Hate is a tool racists use to pit everyone against each other and to make people hate themselves. It is a tool of intimidation so that they can control people and have their way in everything.
Racists hate progression. They hate change. They only care about their agenda and what they want. They are also inadequate in themselves: something in them is lacking or not good enough so they try to spread unhappiness to others. They are selfish.
We are God's handiwork whatever colour we are. Therefore no-one should dare judge someone for their skin colour -He- GOD made us that colour!!!!
In the US there is one group that enjoys no racial protection under the law and is the most discriminated against - that group is white males<br />
Go ahead, yell at me but you know it is true.
Not yelling, but saying very calmly: that's ludicrous. White males own the majority of wealth, run most of the businesses, banks and utilities, head most of the institutions in the Western world, and ALWAYS have. Even the office of the president only holds so much power, it's not a monarchy. Our first black president has been blocked at every turn by white males in his own government who would rather ruin life for everyone, even their fellow white males, than be led by someone NOT white and male. Those who are thinking white males have lost out, are really just saying they should still have 100% of the pie, no less.That is the ugly truth of it.
Your talking about the people at the very top of the business ladder but that is only a small percentage the vast majority are well below that and when it comes to the every day working man white males are turned away from jobs if there is a black applicant I know it and you know it, It's called affirmative action and it punishes white males in the bottom rungs for the sins of others it is racism there is no other possible way to describe it The truth is if a white male and a less qualified black or hispanic male male all apply for a job the law requires that the black male is first hired even though he is less qualified, In what dream world is that not racist, In the Company I worked in they were required by the federal government to hire unqualified blacks and hispanics or loose their government contracts They had a quota of 10% of the work force, in what way is that not racist.
I would like to add that the only way to truly rid the workplace of racism is to eliminate that question ( race?_____ ) from the work application and provide a system that allows the employer to select a applicant without ever knowing their race.
Hahahahaha. Yeah. Poor oppressed white males because of affirmative action. Good one. Next you'll tell me that it's reasonable for people to form racial stereotypes based on their own, limited, personal experience or something.
The only fair and reasonable way for it to be handled is for the question of race to be eliminated from the hiring process all together and for people to be hired soly on their merits and qualifications without regard to race or or gender or any of that sort of thing. that goes for other situations like college admissions and political office. And as long as you brought it up all the hate and racism I have seen here on EP has come from a few 4 or 5 black males.
Lol yes, because they're the ones doing the discriminating against.
BarvoDelancy - that is what you just did! Youve proved my point.
Don't forget Fat People are some of the most discriminated people on the planet no matter what their Color is.
humans have a hard time with whats 'different' than themselves. <br />
or they are fetishists...accepting the 'different' only because it arouses them sexually.
It's as rampant as ever in many parts of the world, but most of these are also related to cultural differences. It doesn't matter, and deep down we all know that.
Racist-ist! Just kidding :p
It shouldn't. But people want it to, and they'll use any excuse to perpetuate it ("well, those people are racist too, they say these things TOO...") I figure if you're a bigot, OWN it, don't hide behind a bunch of bs. If you truly are not, it won't matter what anyone ELSE may be doing. That's why in spite of MY experiences, I NEVER start off assuming someone's a racist---they have to prove it to me.
Not sure what you're saying here, but thanks for allowing me my opinion, much appreciated.
We all appreciate your opinions they are just as important and valid as anyone's.
People need a scapegoat ?
I think it is fear of the unknown and fear misplaced pride I think that people are afraid of becoming one of them and I think it has a lot to do with goverment propganda the us verses them mentality and with a them it is easier to take the focus of the real problem with the us by talking about them instead o fthe real issues of the day
to be honest sometimes I do but I am trying to break free of the ties that bind me I want to be a better person but I am flawed at times