Racism is a 18th century flawed theology and has no point in the modern day!!!

United States
July 10, 2009 12:00pm CST
Well, brought on by hfahctor. Thanks friend! I just want to say that racism is a stupid arguement used to accuse people who have real doubts about some people and their policies as a way to make said people to shut up. I think its stupid. I won't stand for it anymore either. I am NOT a racist and I refuse to think that others are. Here is my way of thinking. I hate Hitler! he did terrible things, I'm white and so does he. That isn't racism. I like Martin Luther King Jr. - he was a great speaker and he helped other Americans battle the stigma against them and gain their freedom according to the Declaration of Independance. I'm white, he's black, does that make me a racist? NO! When the seperation of colours was outlawed, well so was racism. So shut up! I don't care no more. Just because I disagree with obama on some of his policies, that doesn't make me a racist. That makes me a concerened American Citizen who only wants what is best for me and other. I'd disagree with the man if he was purple, with polka dots, a red nose,huge antlers and dressed like a clown!!!!!! I am not racist and those people who use that card are cowardly. They do not have any point to their conversations and can only waved that stupid flag because they aren't smart enough to actually research their topics they are flaggrant about and actually give a good arguement as to why I should change my views. So bugger off. Honestly, rasicm is old and shouldn't be in the modern era at all.
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@Rollo1 (16657)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Jul 09
Seriously? You'd dislike Obama even if he were a clown? Wait a minute... he is. Nevermind. The racism accusation is sometimes inserted in subtle ways but it's bound to come up eventually if you disagree with Obama on policy and the economy or even if you don't like Michelle Obama's new dress. Interestingly, racism is most often brought up by liberals. They are better trained to see it everywhere, even where it doesn't exist. But don't worry, Obama doesn't think you're a racist if you disagree with his policies. You are a right wing extremist and potential terrorist. Well, at least according to the Department of Homeland Security, you are.
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• United States
10 Jul 09
*lol* I'd much rather be a Right-Wing Terrorist than a racist anyday!
• United States
11 Jul 09
first of all, I don't know who you directed that comment at but it was obviously someone in here and I found it to be rather passive aggressive, I wish you would give specific examples because a statement like this can easily be misconstrued. People are entitled to their opinions about others and question accordingly but the only issue I see is racism is when you exclude people for their color like what we saw happened at the pool club in PA (whoopy, my neighbors). Still, even with your opinions I think everyone should be treated as equals but of course because people have the free will to live the way they want to (even if it means consequences thereof) doesn't mean its right to exclude others and act like they do not exist and deserve a rightful place in society. My parent's were white, Im Alaskan Indian, my adopted brother is black, my adopted sister Hispanic and they also had their two biological children. Sometimes it makes me cringe to think what it might of been like (given the enormous foster care system) if my parents decided they did not want me because of my color and only based my worth on that but it happens even today. No, my life was not even ideal, it was dysfunctional but I think that says something about the character of my parents for making the decision to raise us in 15 years of their life.
• United States
11 Jul 09
I heard about that pool incident as well and if I lived there I would boycot that pool. If people think the pool is crowded than they should go someplace else, not insist on school kids being kicked out! stupid idiots. That just makes me mad. Another thing is that it seems as if we fight over this a lot. The Civil war was fought to free the slaves, then we had the movement with Martin Luther King Jr. (who I respect a lot and I agree with both of these movements, for freedom and equality) woman had to fight for the right to own property and to vote. Freedom for women didn't become wide spread till the World Wars when the men were away. The country had to run somehow, so the women put on pants and boots and went to work! So, all in all - Equality is just a hard concept for people to graps. Especially when they use the racism card, that just makes them cowardly and ignorant.
• United States
11 Jul 09
I feel like that sometimes like bringing up race can be a distraction and when CNN does the "Black America" specials I feel like 'Do we have to go there AGAIN' but its something even myself am not fully come to terms with, how I comprehend the problem.
• United States
11 Jul 09
Yeah, I watched it once and it was okay, not my favorite program. I really just get annoyed when its used in a way of "you made us slaves so you owe us" - even though slavery was faught and made illegal. I must admit that I had relatives in the Colonial/Early American period that owned a slave, but that's the only instance that I have been able to find. I don't think that we owe the Blacks anything because it was their own villages that did it to them in the first place. One village would wage war iwth another and if they won they made that beaten village slaves and then they sold them to the white traders. So really, if we're going to treat water, we might as well be right with our facts. Their own people put them into slavery, the white people just capitalized on it. Like any other business. Now, I am not saying that slavery is right. I am only saying that you can't blame me when I live in the modern day and a bloody civil war was all ready fought about it, and then a Civil Rights thing as well. I also do not need to support them either, get a freaking job and quit living off of my tax money! Sorry, that's a rant. I am not mad at anyone. I just had some things that I needed to point out *lol*
@gotohk (28)
• China
11 Jul 09
there is no racial discrimination in China of and we all like China to settle down
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
i find it hard to believe that there is no racism in china. maybe you just not aware that it exists. i don't know. can you explain to me why you think it doesn't exist there?
• United States
10 Jul 09
Some, including me, think racism is silly simply because the concept of race is an artificial construct; all humans belong to the same race. Within the human race there are people with different cultures and appearances. From a genetic standpoint, however, we are all extremely similar. I don't see how one's "race" is relevant to anything. I think it's somewhat "racist" that people keep bringing up the subject; it implies that we are not equal and have to be separated into different groups of people.
• United States
10 Jul 09
'Pride goeth before a fall' - that's basically what Racism is about pride. People thinking that they are better than others. I watch a Tyra Banks show once where she had several black people on her stage and they were all....judgemental of the other person's colour, even though they were all 'black' to one point or another. I just thought that was funny because I usually get Black people calling me a racist - but black people doing it to each other - ha!
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Before the election I remember seeing Oprah Winfrey on the news crying and saying, "We have to get this man in the White House, no matter what it takes..". Everyone was excited because Obama is black. It is craziness. I am white, and I don't mind a black man in the White House, just not this particular one! I heard recently that black people may receive reparations now because of the slaves' treatment back in Lincoln's day... it will never end...
• United States
10 Jul 09
If Blacks get their Reperations than so should the American Indians. Afterall, the American Indians were here before Leaf Ericson and Columbus and the Pilgrims. ugh. But that's splitting hairs. *lol* Racism, like most of our other social worms is a hard thing to fight.
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
11 Jul 09
racism is not only flawed but a cruel concept. even in the modern times, it is still prevalent. it's easy to dispel that in a world that we have today were technology has brought the world closer that racism is already an obsolete concept. however, the truth of the matter is that there are still those people who stereotype others just because of the color of their skin. you can never dispute its reality. it still exists. why? because there are still people out there who wouldn't open their minds and rather chose to believe that just because they have a different color than their neighbor, that makes them more superior. it all boils down to PRIDE and ARROGANCE. it is also comes from their lack of knowledge and limited moral understanding. if only they embrace love and open their hearts, then they'd see that a person with a different skin tone is still someone who needs affection and acceptance.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Jul 09
Racism is another aspect of life that perpetuates a false divide in society. It is pretty much the same as the conservative/liberal divide used by our politicians for all sorts of ends. There are people who are blatently racists, people of all races in fact, there is no one group that is more racist than another, peole are people, it has been this way since the birth of a self aware species on the planet.