The debate "Is Racism A Problem In America" was started by
August 16, 2017, 9:16 pm.
39 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
Drakgo posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
jjjtttt16, historybuff, football, DiabolikIzzy, Drakgo, locke, officiallsse, Frank, chefdom4real and 30 visitors agree.
Daddy_Dave, satvik_patel and 4 visitors disagree.
drakgo. there are definitely sociatal race issues but as far as minorities go at least you have a legal leg too even stand on. when a white and black man apply to college, school, etc. they are far more likely to get accepted or hired regardless of there qualifications simply because of there race. minorities have sometime action, anti dissimilation laws, and massive entities of lawyers and activists who will fight for the person ( which is by and large of limits to those who are while) socially yes there is disconnection against minorities though I'd argue that is shifting, maybe even to much. institutionally I'd say that whites have significantly less as far as protection and recorse. everyone has privileges. taking away one groups for the others is a form of racist. and yes you can be racist against white people. the pendulum is swinging to far in the other direction. we should be fighting to center it.
Ototoxic, I am only pointing out that you can't say a problem isn't that bad when it's worse elsewhere. That only makes the problem here worse, because it becomes overlooked. Nothing changes the fact that the problem still exists regardless of the level of offense.
Don't you agree?
Where are you getting "justification" from? You said the same thing to me on another post. Just because I think one issue is more problematic and urgent than another issue, does not mean I'm just "okay" with the lesser issue. This is the real world, we can't focus on everything at once, and focussing on the bigger issues first, does not mean we don't care about the lesser issues.
ototoxic, are you saying because other countries are more oppressed that it justifies racism in the U.S.?
Of course it does, but what I'm saying is, is it isn't as bad in the US as it is in other places in the world. There are over 14 million slaves in India, don't you think that's a little more urgent than the racist minority in the US? There are atrocious human rights violations happening in North Korea, isn't that a bit more important than what's happening here?
Do you not believe racial superiority plays a major role in the social structure of the world? If a person have an inferiority complex, that will influence the choices that person is making.
Yes, but there are much bigger problems elsewhere.
Why would you think it is not a problem?