2012 STILL Racist!

3 years, 1 month ago

After the mentioned ‘Stand Up comedy’ thread, I got to thinking how many of todays comedians still thrive on race jokes… But I think racism is still much alive… I lived in Chicago my whole life up until 3yrs ago… And I’ll say one thing. It’s the most segregated city I’ve ever been in…. Everyone has their ‘neighborhood’. Up until I was in 8th grade, there was never a ‘black kid’ in my school. Just hispanics.. I never noticed it until High School and later, college.. It’s fucked up.
But going further than city segregation, now that I llive in another country, I notice the racism is a global issue… Here in Mexico, it’s so stupid how Mexicans kill other mexicans because of where they’re from… But it’s the same in other countries I bet. Maybe some of the European HEathens can comment on that… But yeah, for my n!ggaz in the States, check out how even ESPN’s – ALWAYS-politically correct- anchors back up my point.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/19/sport/espn-lin-slur/index.html?hpt=us_c2

February 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of Rob Goughnour Rob Goughnour (@thegouj) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Racism isn’t going anywhere as long as boundaries remain on earth. No one understands we live on earth not America, Mexico, or China. You even see racism in Democrat policies that are aimed to make the playing field fair. Even that is racism.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Rob, countries have nothing to do with the matter, that’s nationalism. Not racism.

Racism is about race. Thinking that the races are biologically different and that some races are superior to others, that’s racism.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Our science has yet to prove that we are equals, so I don’t see racism going anywhere until that happens. I’m not racist, but I can see how some are.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Morgan Morgan (@m17lee) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

I really don’t understand racism. The only thing that has changed the colors of our skin is the areas we have lived in. Someone’s skin is black or darker because their ancestors lived in a place that had extreme harsh sun conditions so the darkening of their skin was a protection, a defense mechanism. How does that make them unequal to whites? If you really think about it they are stronger and more advanced with their added protection against the sun. Skin color isn’t important and I don’t understand how some people really think it is. People are people no matter their looks.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

@Morgan, its just as easy to look at it like how there are different types of cats, and dogs. There is the main coon cat, the kaleko. They all have different attributes, but they are still cats. Is it racist for us to prefer one type of cat over the other?

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of BirdFlyingHigh BirdFlyingHigh (@birdflyinghigh) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Racism is just in-group mentality. That is ALWAYS going to be around.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Some people also see it as, we all evolved OUT of africa, so some people also assume that since we evolved out then we are more advanced, or evolved.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of BirdFlyingHigh BirdFlyingHigh (@birdflyinghigh) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Ah yes, Western knowledge is generally a bit obsessed with a narrative of progression. You see it through many fields.

[Hidden]
1

Crazy isn’t it.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Morgan Morgan (@m17lee) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

@Alex that was really thought provoking. I think I’m going to find myself thinking a lot of about cats within the next few days lol. I guess that applies to any other animal, dogs as well with so many different breeds. But when it comes down to it they are all the same kind of animal just as humans are.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Stony Island Stony Island (@emjay) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

Guys.. So what do we do about this?? Where’s David Olvera’s million dollar scheme to solve this problem???!!?!?

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

@Tony No no no, you have to be an indigo genius who can distort reality, and make a world-changing website in an hour. Only then will you find it.

Oh, and cut that siesta out too ;)

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Stony Island Stony Island (@emjay) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

ahhh Dammit… I thought he could upload a 20minute video that would alter everyone’s ‘dimension’… Along with a few Google pictures of a white hand shaking a black hand… World Changing shit manimal! Just wait until everyone catches on to this ‘new age thinking’… Just you wait.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Chris Chris (@vulpes) 3 years, 1 month ago ago

People naturally feel more comfortable around those who look similar to themselves. This is nothing personal, just the instinct that those who look like you may be a part of your family or tribe. This is the theory I personally subscribe to and I’ll admit to having laughed at a few racist jokes and even told some myself. I’m not proud of that and I typically assume the best of everyone (which is dangerous in and of itself), however the people in those jokes aren’t real to me, they’re hypothetical.

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This

8

Profile photo of Mad Hat Matt Can anyone else not smoke marijuana anymore?

Psychoactives definitely turn on (or off) a part of your brain every time they enter your system. No two ways about it. If you’re on the precipice of a thought or idea and you smoke, you’re either going to...

97
3

Profile photo of byebyebazman Where do you go?

When you die, where do you go? I mean sure you no longer interact with that which is (depending on your perspective)…but where do “you” go. Is it possible for you to escape the cosmos…and if yes...

16
3

Profile photo of JustinDanger The Rational Gaze and DNA

In 1998 Jeremy Narby published The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge. In it he proposed that shamans may be able to access information at the molecular level through the ingestion of entheogens,...

4
49

Profile photo of MonkeyZazu [HE 30 Day Challenge] March ’15 – Dream Journaling!

Is everyone super zen from last month’s meditation challenge? I hope so :) The challenge for March is dream journaling! Dream journaling is the practice of writing down your dreams immediately upon waking (before...

115
1

Profile photo of ELI var namnet Ethics on Polygamy

Do you guys think a polygamist lifestyle is ethical? Please explain!

11
1

Profile photo of ELI var namnet Knowing vs Living

What’s the difference, and/or relevance between knowing something philosophical-style, and actually living a new truth?

16
3

Profile photo of ELI var namnet Sexual/Emotional Chemistry – Why is this so hard to find?

So prior to meeting someone in person I had already developed an immediate connection with them online. It was 2 hours of back and forth jibber jabber (nothing serious, just friendly discussion as if we have been friends...

8
1

Profile photo of LVX I'm betting against VR being the next big thing

Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens are both incredible feats of engineering and design. They may both thrive in certain niches and applications. But, they’ll never be mainstream. This is because neither meets a...

30
1

Profile photo of ELI var namnet I'm not satisfied with me

I am not so satisfied with me, my parents, Well wishers , friends all are the best one i got but only things here in my life i am not able to digest is its me. i am not getting any idea of what to do next...

3
1

Profile photo of nicht The Big Bang Theory Is Wrong

Every single individual atom is alive with a unique consciousness Your mind is the ruler of these atoms, whatever you think attracts certain atoms with a similar vibration and motivates them to carry on life processes...

29
1

Profile photo of My Husband isn't so loyal to me.

Hi I am 21 years old, I got married to my husband 2 years ago. We’ve been in a relationship for 4 years. We are having a rough patch in our relationship it’s pretty bad. I can’t really trust him like I...

0
1

Profile photo of Frankie Happiness?

Is nirvana remotely possible for human beings? I’ve often been thinking about how happiness can become an everyday thing… and most of the time, it seems utterly impossible. How can someone be ultimately...

7
1

Profile photo of gilberth Cool Jobs

I am planning to take a year off after I graduate from U of O (go ducks by the way), and I would like to go abroad and live very simply for a year or two. I plan to work various jobs, and have heard of some cool...

5
1

Profile photo of gilberth Cool Offers Online. Any others?

I have been doing alot of random tasks and jobs to make money on the side, and have found some cool outlets I feel everyone should get a chance at. For one, I have been doing what is called “Mystery...

3
1

Profile photo of Ellie The weird self realization trip

I’m sure a lot of you have gone through this. It might have happened to you like it did to me, one day you were fixing your hair looking at yourself in the mirror and then this strange feeling drops into you. It...

4