The debate "Republicans are not racist-just look at Abraham Lincoln" was started by
October 10, 2015, 2:04 pm.
6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Alex posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, bigB posted 5 arguments, historybuff posted 4 arguments, omactivate posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
stevenchen, bigB, AstroSpace, andrewkorman and 2 visitors agree.
PsychDave, historybuff, pajrc1234, Alex, omactivate, juliette_os, Fettywap100 and 2 visitors disagree.
Some Caucasian Americans are homicidal gang members, should all of them be locked up or deported to avoid taking that chance? Some cars crash, should we ban them to avoid taking that chance? He generalized something broadly to claim that it represented an entire group of people, or at least enough that he was justified in treating the entire group poorly. That is, by definition, racist.
the meaning of republican has changed
No he was saying some are and he does not want to take that chance.
he said Mexicans crossing the border were all rapists and criminals. that is racist. beyond question. the vast majority crossing the border are looking for work and a better life. to say they are all rapists is the worst kind of racism. he is trying to breed hatred for immigrants. he claimed all Syrian refugees were terrorists and promised to send them all, men, women and children, back into a war zone. not wanting immigration is not necessarily racism. but the reasons he gives for it are racist.
Yeah he has said some messed up things, but to claim him a racist is a far claim
Has he referred to Mexican's in a derogatory term? He was saying illegal's are criminals (which has been proven). Not all illegal immigrants are criminal, but many of them are
I don't understand. trump says racist things. he is racist. when he does this he gets more popular. therefore his supporters are racist. at least a bunch of them are. I don't see how any of that is disputable.
People are not liking Trump because you think he is racist. To imply that is utterly ridiculous
What? we just agreed that the front runners WERE saying racist things.
Alright, then no I wouldn't say Republican's are racist
anyone can be racist. but this debate is that Republicans aren't racist. and the current Republican candidate front runners prove that to be false.
Ok, fair point. But can't Democrat's be racist as well?
To hold up as an example someone who has been dead for centuries does not do much to support your case. It would if you were saying Republicans used to not be racist, but it does nothing to support a current claim.
Look at Trump's support after calling all Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Republicans loved him. Some immigrants were even attacked and Trump defended the attackers by saying that they were just passionate about protecting America. He has made racist, sexist and otherwise offensive remarks and remained supported by the many Republicans. Does he not represent the party, or is there another reason that so many support such blatant racism?