Racist people do have a fair reason for that

May 23, 2015, 6:32 pm

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The debate "Racist people do have a fair reason for that" was started by WordSpeller on May 23, 2015, 6:32 pm. 11 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 32 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Yeah, I must confess that I wanted to elaborate my question better, but I hadn't enough space for that :/

5 years, 1 month ago

Fair enough, the question was just a petite vague. Thanks for replying.

5 years, 1 month ago

What I mean with this story is that stereotypes not only sets a preconception about a certain sort of individual, but it also influences him to become something he's not, being every time closer to that standard.

The same happens when a student is studying sociology and he starts thinking that companies really don't pay what their employees deserve or that they've become so powerful that they even dictate state's actions. Then he decides to fight for equality, for a stronger state ruling above the companies in favor of common people, for a better income distribution and then he's suddenly labeled as anarchist, socialist or fascist. He might not agree with that label, but with the time he'll end up tending to approach that stereotype.

Going back to black people, many people try to ignore this fact and not consider every black youngster a thug, but deep inside all we know how things really are and all of us feel a bit insecure nearby them.

5 years, 1 month ago

I apologize my delay to answer you guys. This app somehow didn't notify your comments :/

Well, what I mean with my statement is that society is full of stereotypes and almost always these standards influence people's way of life.

For example, we all have that image of that black boy from the hood who's always dressed like a thug, listening to rap and acting hostilely. This is a bad image of a certain kind of person that can't be addressed to all black people, because it's not all of them who are like that, but this stereotype still influence their lives somehow.

Someone who grows up in a hostile environment where crime, sex and drugs are seen as symbols of status, power and fame identifies himself with that reality and tends to believe that that's his destiny. Some boundaries such as an already existent racism separate people in sectors of society and his specific sector is the criminal one, so he will somehow suffer some influence from it.

I know that it's not all black people who are criminals. I'm just saying that those who are raised in a violent place tend to be violent and suddenly the crime seems to be an excellent option to them.

I'm not trying to justify any sort of racism that may come from me myself. I'm not racist. I was just wondering why racist people remain in this condition even after understanding how damaging it can be to society.

When I was a child I had many friends. White friends, black friends, mesticos, crioulos, mulatos, jucaras, mamluks and all the other hibrid races that there are in my country (actually there's a cedilla under that C, but this app doesn't allow me to use it. It sounds like 'ss' by the way). We used to live in a violent neighborhood and we were used to be in a constant alert state for every psychopath, murderer and thug that could appear. And there were a lot of thugs.

All of us wanted to keep a certain distance from these sorts of people because we all agreed that studies are the most honorable way to succeed in life, but among all our multiple races, exactly only the black ones of us felt attracted to that condition. Only my black friends decided to join those thugs and you might imagine the reason why: the thugs were in great majority black.

With the time, they separated from us and went live their "life of adventures". We were equally poor that time. Playing soccer in the same muddy street, but now I'm in college while my black friends are in jail, are missing or are already dead.

5 years, 1 month ago

Do they have a reason why? Yes they do. Do they have a legitimate reason to hate half the world? No.

5 years, 1 month ago

Racist people do not, it's simple.


5 years, 1 month ago

Could you explain the reason or reasons you feel this way?

5 years, 1 month ago
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