With the race card being played trump so often is racism still alive and well?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
November 3, 2008 1:56pm CST
I know that sometimes it seems that minorities are over sensitive or are sensing something that is pure imagination and the stigma of the past. Racism may not be a prevalent or as out in the open as it used to be 50 or 100 years ago, but it is still practiced and people are still raising their children to be segregationistic. I often find racism rearing it's ugly head when I am communicating with people online who have no idea what I look like, then I send them a picture or direct them to one of my web pages and bam! all of the sudden they start acting differently. And I am not talking about idle aquaintances either. I have had it happen with my financial aid councelor at the online college that I attend. I have had racism touch my life in realtime too. I once had to quit a job because two idiots had carved racial epithets into the arm of my chair when I was out sick one day. The boss wouldn't fire or repremand the two employees who did it, though everyone knew they did it. That was a decision that cost the boss $10,000 in addition to one of his best telemarketers. Those who are not racist and are truly open minded in terms of racial stereotypes sometimes get the idea that we minorities, all of us, are oversensitive and that we are feinting at shadows that are no longer there. I would say that those people are wrong. If you want proof look at the current American Presidential campaign and how the race card is being played as a trump on both sides of the contest. Do you believe that racism in America and worldwide is alive and well or that we minorities are all just being too sensitive.
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• United States
11 Nov 08
The race card is played because people allow it to be played. The "affirmitive action" plan put in place by two of the BIGGEST racists on this planet: Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton is one of the biggest screwups ever invented. AA only divides people rather than bringing them together. When I applied for my job, I was initially turned down due to my skin color (I'm white) and a lesser qualified black person was hired. Why? Affirmitve action calls for X amount of minority employees in a companty. If you don't have that certain number, or more, be prepared to have lawsuits filed and both Jackson and Sharpie on your door, holding marches and picketing your company. That woman wound up quitting after a few days and I was hired. If you want to end racism, start by ending Affirmitve Action. It's a joke. Skin color should NOT matter when you are being considered for a job. If a well qualified white man has all the skills necessary to do the job, f*ck it if a black man, who is less educated and less qualified applies. Hire the best man for the job, regardless of skin color.
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I don't know where you live, but in the state in which I reside, California, affirmative action was killed a few years back. Blacks didn't neccessarily want affirmative action at the time that it was created but we clearly needed some protection under the law at the time that affirmative action was put into place. And for a while it answered some of the unrest and for some measure of equality. Let me tell you something, just like with gay rights, we shouldn't have to make laws to make people treat other people like people!
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• United States
11 Nov 08
I live in San Jose. The concept of AA is still alive and well. It may have been "killed" in the public eye, but it's still alive and rampant.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
5 Nov 08
Hi dear really sorry to hear about the problem u faced due to racism i dont want to go into much detail, but sure i want to say that RACISM with respect to relegion, color. language , region Exist all over the world and minorties are feeling like that every where Take care
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I agree, my question is why do people deny that it is still rampant and hide behind masks of civility? Why patronize us and then tell us that we are nuts, that we don't know what we're talking about? Thank you for your sympathy but as they say that which does not kill us makes us stronger, and in that case $10,000 richer!