White people experience racism

February 21, 2016, 9:47 am

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The debate "White people experience racism" was started by sickboyblonde on February 21, 2016, 9:47 am. 35 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 7 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.

RyanWakefield posted 1 argument, ReadyToBegin posted 1 argument, Alex posted 5 arguments, PoliticsAsUsual posted 4 arguments, PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
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sickboyblonde, truth_vs_true, ReadyToBegin, Freyja, Alex, MinuteMan101, DiamondPerfect, PoliticsAsUsual, sloanstar1000, Voidiq, ProudAmerican888, ADrunkenRobot, danielle, xaveragexjoesx, RyanWakefield, fadi, NaggingNut and 18 visitors agree.
Nox, gentle&nice, CMe2dey_64 and 4 visitors disagree.

We are people. How can you claim both that "people" don't think it is racist and that we know it is? What people think that?

3 years, 8 months ago

my point is the general people don't think saying "black people are better at basketball" is racist, but we know it is.

3 years, 8 months ago

Alex, I have never actually heard someone say that only white people can be racist. I have heard lots of people complain about other people saying/thinking that, but I've never actually heard anyone say it. I am sure there are people on the Internet who have, but you can find people who endorse Last Thursdayism on the Internet so I'm not sure how well they represent the general public.

The easiest way to tell if something is racist is to look at whether you are judging an entire group. "Black people are better at basketball" is racist. "Asian people are smarter" is also racist. Not all racism is negative, but it is still racism.

3 years, 8 months ago

I'm just wondering who says this thing you claim everyone says. if it's so common finding a decent quote from a respectable liberal should be easy.

and these are the type of things I do hear regularly, mostly from right wing talk show hosts, aka rush Limbaugh... and nowhere else.

looking back I don't see where I bashed any conservatives, only citing where I hear those quotes. ignorant entertainers.

when I bash conservatives, I name conservative leaders and prominent figures. you on the other hand just bash liberals in general repeatedly. not sure how you can defend that accusation in light of that.

3 years, 8 months ago

I don't know why you made this a "hate on conservatives topic" and I'm unclear what your point is.

3 years, 8 months ago

of course no specific quote lol. no one says that except for maybe a teenager screaming into a Web cam before he decides to actually read some news.

oh and conservative talk show hosts who claim to hear that everywhere but also never provide a source.

3 years, 8 months ago

the general stupid people of america.

3 years, 8 months ago

who thinks/says that?

3 years, 8 months ago

I know, but people seem to think only white people can be racist.

3 years, 8 months ago

not all racism is equal. white people are being forced to confront guilt, rightfully or not. black people have been discriminated economically and routinely killed by authorities unjustly. nowhere near the same effect.

3 years, 8 months ago

lmao, "Asian people are smarter than white people" is totally racist!!!!

here's the giveaway, you are judging entire groups based on their race, good or bad, it's racist, no matter the race in question.

3 years, 8 months ago

why is this the case?

3 years, 8 months ago

if someone says "white people are dumber then Asians" that isn't wrong or racist. but if someone says "whites are smarter then Mexicans" that is racist. if someone says "blacks are better at football" that is true and not racist. if someone says "whites are better at baseball" that is wrong and racist.

it seems to me whites are held to way higher standards when it comes to racism.

3 years, 8 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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I agree. Though it feels like it has been growing

3 years, 8 months ago

but nowhere near as much

3 years, 8 months ago
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