My point is there is no point in doing that and all it does is perpetuate the problem.
Originally Posted by The Black Wolf
Who did I accuse of being racist in this thread? Who? No one. I clarified to Christopher and anyone else that I believed they were Republican or shared ideas with the Republican party if they hated Obama or believed Obama failed as a president.
When I said "because of his minority blood", yes I was talking about the racist people in this nation or even the prejudice people in this nation.
No, I don't just jump to conclusions and say "you're a racist", I say this about these people because they make racist comments and have racist beliefs. That is not a baseless assumption, it's the truth and a lot of them even say they're racist including the recent case of a police officer in either Connecticut or Massachusetts who said Obama is a monkey president. He's a racist.
It's one thing to assume something, it's another thing to come to a conclusion when there is evidence or proof before you.
When someone is racist, there will be negativity in this day and age.
I agree with this 100%, yes. That is definitely the problem. Not being able to accept the differences of other people, cultures, beliefs, etc.
Yes, we are all humans on this planet, BUT we are all different. That's what makes us people and unique. The problem is accepting there are differences and understanding that differences determine our perceptions and our beliefs.
No, it isn't. You said prejudice is "basically a racial stereotype". That's not what defines prejudice, but that's a form of prejudice.
So my belief about what prejudice is is actually a FACT.
WTF? What are you talking about? That wouldn't be ignorance, that would be statistics. My point was that it would still be inappropriate to generalize blacks and Hispanics as being more prone to crime or that they are inherently more prone to being "bad" and having an unfounded fear of blacks or Hispanics based on this information. One group of people does not define another group of people, regardless if they are the same race, gender, etc.. That was my point. I don't know where you got this "science and statistics are ignorant" crap because I never made that claim. In fact, you just agreed with what I said previously.
But what if science and a study says, "The majority of gangs in the U.S. are composed of minorities, especially black and hispanic men"? But I guess science and statistics are "ignorant" right?
I'll tell you what my definition of "inappropriate behavior" is. Inappropriate behavior, regardless of your beliefs, background, education, upbringing, etc., is anything that causes physical or emotional harm to another human being. I don't care what your beliefs are as long as you aren't causing harm to another human being. Outside of that, whatever you do is your business. It's when the things you do start harming others that it becomes a problem.
True, and education and learning shows us what's right and what's wrong, what's truth and what's false. However, what is right and what is wrong? What is "appropriate behavior"?
Again ... what?
If everyone is unique, then why are you not separate from them? Yes, we have similarities but we also have differences. Those differences make us unique.
Regardless of what I say? What I said is we're all flesh and blood and regardless of any differences we may have, it doesn't change that simple fact. Nobody is superior to another just because they were born a different race. Nobody is better than another if they were born into a higher social class. Someone who is rich is not better than someone who is poor. I really am at a loss at what point you're trying to get at or what you think I meant, but I think you misunderstood.
Another thing is, regardless of what you say, different races have different behaviors. Different genders have different behaviors and different socioeconomic groups different behaviors. It is NOT simply appearances.
And what truth is that?
Love does conquer all, but if we do not have the "truth" then we cannot change to make a better world.