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    So infantile, so subhuman. Are we being racist against black animals? Well, I know xtian fundies thought black cats were evil. But seriously, are we prejudice against black animals because of their skin/fur colour today?? And if not , what is so different with humans??
    We are animals too.

    Racism is so freaking wrong and sick. I literally get nauseous when I encounter it.
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    Lilith218 Wrote: So infantile, so subhuman. Are we being racist against black animals? Well, I know xtian fundies thought black cats were evil. But seriously, are we prejudice against black animals because of their skin/fur colour today?? And if not , what is so different with humans??
    We are animals too.

    Racism is so freaking wrong and sick. I literally get nauseous when I encounter it.
    Racism occurs everyday in the natural world....you see, species hate other species...but usually are accepted for lunch.
    Humans practice racism out of fear. 10,000 years ago and beyond we all lived in very small groups. And when our group bumped into another group out there on the hunting trips.....they were a different.........color, hair, beads, head dress, culture , music (bigger drums) diet, and worship.....that made these hunter gatherers very afraid......their differences divided them...as do ours.
    But our great society of today, we turned it up a notch (god loves the white man soo much).that whitey said, "hey, I need some help with these crops" thus slavery was accepted in our new world. Slavery has been around as long as man has....so it's nothing to get freaked out about.....Wealthy africans enslaved poor africans.... Japanese enslaved Koreans.....Indians (India) enslaved each other through a caste system......Spanish enslaved Aztec decendants (Mestizos)......Racism is also directly tied to religion. Religion fathered racism. "Our god is better than his god" "Look at that black savage who prays to an animal". So racism isn't just limited to skin color.....it's a combination of factors

    Africans are in the company of so many other cultures that were enslaved......The supression of Womens rights is a form of prejudice, anti-gay is prejudice, Cristians v. Muslims is racism........yes, racism is everwhere.......even today's american worker is a slave.....In actuality, you encounter some form of bias in every aspect of your life. People also enslave themselves to drugs, food , money, love and my favorite..VANITY
    RACISM IS HERE TO STAY. All these factors are connected because it all originates from fear....Racism, sexism, religious intolerance, The attack on the working class etc..etc.. the word n-word shouldn't only be associated with black people...because to the elite...we're all n-words
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    L.A. absolutely correctly analysed. I like to add as well that the "factor" power over the people plays a big role; just like in the animal world the biggest "bull" has to fight the whole clan to stay in power and have all the female species bow to him. People are indeed still animals. The "power" over people however is the biggest driver in our culture now; luckily animals have not invented "money" yet, which is the biggest culprit in our society also related to racial balances.
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    Amazed at all the points you made (above). It is so intricate and intermingled, you can't separate it out after awhile. A lot was simply "fear" of the "other" -- and the color "black" has always been the easy target of discrimination. (Black spiders, black cats, etc) . It may have been because Night is Black (DARK) & we are all afraid of what we can't see, in the Dark. // On the other hand, Light is White, & white candles, white snow, & white angels, are all part of the landscape of Goodness. (A lot of this symbolism is simply a reflex of Fear). And so black people are considered to be scarey or dangerous. (Especially when we lived in a segregated society, where blacks were never seen very often by whites, & so they were the "unknown other."

    But NOW in the 21st century, Barack Obama is a black man, who is often a figure of fear &/or hatred, simply because of his skin color. Many white people in our America today, STILL have had very little personal contact or knowledge of a black person. Even 50 yrs after segregation was outlawed, many white people have never worked alongside, or lived next door to, a black person. So the stereotypes can still prevail. With all the mindless hatred & violence that can occur these days, you hear a lot of venom against President Obama. Especially within racist Red States, where de facto segregation has prevailed thru-out all this
    modern era. But even worse, their media is tainted with right-wing semi-literate idiocy, so you seldom hear any facts when listening to a red state broad-cast.

    This means our Republicans will never know what a wonderful intelligent humorous & moral man that Obama is. What a great President he has been, & could be so much more, if not for their idiotic GOP tantrums & illegal obstructionist tactics. I still say, if Repubs don't show up to Congress any days of their session, then we should DOCK their PAY $1,000 per day. And for "ungentlemanly conduct," such as insulting LIES told about Pres Obama, we should DOCK the PAY of the offending Congressman $5,000 per occurrence (retroactively), & force the guilty party to "retract his statement." It is ABOUT TIME we get the nutcases out of Congress, & start running the U.S. Govt with the "respect" it deserves. And with respect toward We, the People (& taxpayers) who PAY ALL THE BILLS.
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    eternal flame Wrote: Amazed at all the points you made (above). It is so intricate and intermingled, you can't separate it out after awhile. A lot was simply "fear" of the "other" -- and the color "black" has always been the easy target of discrimination. (Black spiders, black cats, etc) . It may have been because Night is Black (DARK) & we are all afraid of what we can't see, in the Dark. // On the other hand, Light is White, & white candles, white snow, & white angels, are all part of the landscape of Goodness. (A lot of this symbolism is simply a reflex of Fear). And so black people are considered to be scarey or dangerous. (Especially when we lived in a segregated society, where blacks were never seen very often by whites, & so they were the "unknown other."

    But NOW in the 21st century, Barack Obama is a black man, who is often a figure of fear &/or hatred, simply because of his skin color. Many white people in our America today, STILL have had very little personal contact or knowledge of a black person. Even 50 yrs after segregation was outlawed, many white people have never worked alongside, or lived next door to, a black person. So the stereotypes can still prevail. With all the mindless hatred & violence that can occur these days, you hear a lot of venom against President Obama. Especially within racist Red States, where de facto segregation has prevailed thru-out all this
    modern era. But even worse, their media is tainted with right-wing semi-literate idiocy, so you seldom hear any facts when listening to a red state broad-cast.

    This means our Republicans will never know what a wonderful intelligent humorous & moral man that Obama is. What a great President he has been, & could be so much more, if not for their idiotic GOP tantrums & illegal obstructionist tactics. I still say, if Repubs don't show up to Congress any days of their session, then we should DOCK their PAY $1,000 per day. And for "ungentlemanly conduct," such as insulting LIES told about Pres Obama, we should DOCK the PAY of the offending Congressman $5,000 per occurrence (retroactively), & force the guilty party to "retract his statement." It is ABOUT TIME we get the nutcases out of Congress, & start running the U.S. Govt with the "respect" it deserves. And with respect toward We, the People (& taxpayers) who PAY ALL THE BILLS.
    Sorry EF
    Have to disagree. People should be able to live with ....or as far away from them as they choose.. It's not up to the government or liberals. Forcing people to live next to each other, forcing people to go to shool with each other......adding fuel to the fire.
    EF....I am a racist. I won't live near blacks. I was forced to live near them in prison. I don't know what all of you think...blacks are hated by every race in prison.
    Please don't say "well that was prison"....no maam, I was with guys they made movies about....the feds are different than state prison. They got the big fish. Nobody (except NYC puerto Ricans) mingled with them....because they know.

    But hey, you're not a racist....and thats great.....I am. For reasons that you're not even qualified to comment on. We all come from different situations. Understand this very clearly...please. At that gate when you arrive you get an education they'll never teach in any university in this country.

    You're reasons for your belief system are valid...based on your experiences. But mine are just as valid based on my experiences. We are not and have never been a "SALAD BOWL" society. It sounds great.....but lets be real. Racism is going nowhere.... It would have been better for people to remain seperate in this country because differnces wouldn't have been an issue.....there would have been more respect (for each other) from afar. You see, theres a lot of respect in the penitentiary, Yeah, we hated blacks....but we also respected each. Riots usually broke out because lines were crossed....those were the only issues. People who are killed in prison usually have it coming. They violated some rules that are there for a reason.
    For the most part Black and Mexican got along through seperation, not integration.
    I only speak on what others won't say. Am I wrong for that ...YES, absolutely,,,,,but that doesn't change anything. It is what it is.
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    The main point from my statements (above) was about President Obama, who is very often discriminated against solely because of his skin color. He is treated by many in the GOP, as if he was a Negro or Muslim tribal chief, or Savage Voo-Doo character, from their cartoonish posters carried at Tea Party rallies. All the horrible stereotypes & slanderous insinuations (such as he is not an American citizen) are just plain weirdo GOP insanity, But underneath it all, the GOP know that many of their base are not operating with all their circuits intact. And the GOP just love manipulating those people into a giant puppet show of absurdity.

    With President Obama, being racist against HIM, is purely ridiculous. He was born of a white mother in Hawaii (the 50th state in America, & the 50th star on the United States flag). All children born there are United States citizens. And if your mother is a US citizen, & Obama's was born in Kansas, so she qualifies for that, then all of her children are automatically US citizens. NO QUESTION. The GOP depend on the stupidity & gullibility of their base to keep on with all these rumors and suspicions. Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii, where all the races mix together in total harmony.. (It is called "The Aloha Spirit" ) & I had a great time when I lived there briefly as a student, fascinated how well all the people got along together. -- almost like you would imagine in a true Paradise.

    Then, imagine yourself growing up in that Paradise, with no hatred, racism, or mean-spirited people, and feeling OK with yourself --- & achieving great things in education & in your career, until you received the Ultimate Prize --- winning an election as President of the United States. It should be Glorious, Fantastic, it should be the greatest moment of your life. Everybody's Dream Come True. --- Instead what happens? A bunch of loonies out of a GOP asylum are let loose to spread total lies and horse baloney, and try to destroy Obama's reputation, his successes, to desecrate his family, & try to sue him & impeach him, with NO TRUE REASON for doing either. Years ago, the Birch Society began to close down most insane asylums, so their base would be free & allowed to vote. I know it sounds silly, but I have the Blue Book (of the JBS) & that is really true. Robt Welch began to close down nut houses way back near 1960. --- Ain't History Weird?
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    eternal flame Wrote: The main point from my statements (above) was about President Obama, who is very often discriminated against solely because of his skin color. He is treated by many in the GOP, as if he was a Negro or Muslim tribal chief, or Savage Voo-Doo character, from their cartoonish posters carried at Tea Party rallies. All the horrible stereotypes & slanderous insinuations (such as he is not an American citizen) are just plain weirdo GOP insanity, But underneath it all, the GOP know that many of their base are not operating with all their circuits intact. And the GOP just love manipulating those people into a giant puppet show of absurdity.

    With President Obama, being racist against HIM, is purely ridiculous. He was born of a white mother in Hawaii (the 50th state in America, & the 50th star on the United States flag). All children born there are United States citizens. And if your mother is a US citizen, & Obama's was born in Kansas, so she qualifies for that, then all of her children are automatically US citizens. NO QUESTION. The GOP depend on the stupidity & gullibility of their base to keep on with all these rumors and suspicions. Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii, where all the races mix together in total harmony.. (It is called "The Aloha Spirit" ) & I had a great time when I lived there briefly as a student, fascinated how well all the people got along together. -- almost like you would imagine in a true Paradise.

    Then, imagine yourself growing up in that Paradise, with no hatred, racism, or mean-spirited people, and feeling OK with yourself --- & achieving great things in education & in your career, until you received the Ultimate Prize --- winning an election as President of the United States. It should be Glorious, Fantastic, it should be the greatest moment of your life. Everybody's Dream Come True. --- Instead what happens? A bunch of loonies out of a GOP asylum are let loose to spread total lies and horse baloney, and try to destroy Obama's reputation, his successes, to desecrate his family, & try to sue him & impeach him, with NO TRUE REASON for doing either. Years ago, the Birch Society began to close down most insane asylums, so their base would be free & allowed to vote. I know it sounds silly, but I have the Blue Book (of the JBS) & that is really true. Robt Welch began to close down nut houses way back near 1960. --- Ain't History Weird?
    Eternal, it does not really matter who gets in the White House; it has nothing to do with "color". Whatever person gets "elected" is a "puppet" for the one's who shoved this person into that position. This country is run by the "money, churches, the Pentagon, NRA, etc. It is more or less a "King" or Queen representation postion; meet heads of states, handing out medals, meet the press, everything gets "prepared/fed" to such person; speeches get written for him.etc. Seldom has real power; if he tries, then gets shot down or railroaded immediately.
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    [url=https://www.democratichub.com/user/76635.aspx">Dutch[/url] Wrote:
    eternal flame Wrote: The main point from my statements (above) was about President Obama, who is very often discriminated against solely because of his skin color. He is treated by many in the GOP, as if he was a Negro or Muslim tribal chief, or Savage Voo-Doo character, from their cartoonish posters carried at Tea Party rallies. All the horrible stereotypes & slanderous insinuations (such as he is not an American citizen) are just plain weirdo GOP insanity, But underneath it all, the GOP know that many of their base are not operating with all their circuits intact. And the GOP just love manipulating those people into a giant puppet show of absurdity.

    With President Obama, being racist against HIM, is purely ridiculous. He was born of a white mother in Hawaii (the 50th state in America, & the 50th star on the United States flag). All children born there are United States citizens. And if your mother is a US citizen, & Obama's was born in Kansas, so she qualifies for that, then all of her children are automatically US citizens. NO QUESTION. The GOP depend on the stupidity & gullibility of their base to keep on with all these rumors and suspicions. Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii, where all the races mix together in total harmony.. (It is called "The Aloha Spirit" ) & I had a great time when I lived there briefly as a student, fascinated how well all the people got along together. -- almost like you would imagine in a true Paradise.

    Then, imagine yourself growing up in that Paradise, with no hatred, racism, or mean-spirited people, and feeling OK with yourself --- & achieving great things in education & in your career, until you received the Ultimate Prize --- winning an election as President of the United States. It should be Glorious, Fantastic, it should be the greatest moment of your life. Everybody's Dream Come True. --- Instead what happens? A bunch of loonies out of a GOP asylum are let loose to spread total lies and horse baloney, and try to destroy Obama's reputation, his successes, to desecrate his family, & try to sue him & impeach him, with NO TRUE REASON for doing either. Years ago, the Birch Society began to close down most insane asylums, so their base would be free & allowed to vote. I know it sounds silly, but I have the Blue Book (of the JBS) & that is really true. Robt Welch began to close down nut houses way back near 1960. --- Ain't History Weird?
    Eternal, it does not really matter who gets in the White House; it has nothing to do with "color". Whatever person gets "elected" is a "puppet" for the one's who shoved this person into that position. This country is run by the "money, churches, the Pentagon, NRA, etc. It is more or less a "King" or Queen representation postion; meet heads of states, handing out medals, meet the press, everything gets "prepared/fed" to such person; speeches get written for him.etc. Seldom has real power; if he tries, then gets shot down or railroaded immediately.

    Even if I agree with you, 're POTUS, I still think racism is despicable. It occurs all the time. I am white, but did nor grow up here. I encounter xenophobia. I can only imagine what AA have to deal with on daily basis.
    I hate racism more than I could ever express it in words.
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    Lilith 218

    You seem to hate racism....but what's your take on wichcraft? I love your pentagram. And you not being raised here explains it all. You see Lilith, the white man is the Superman of the world. Us mexicans would be the "green Lantern" because we love gardening and make a pretty good salsa verde.

    Wake up and grow up....your life is going to have so many other obstacles so get it together Broomhilda
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    An interesting article by Terrell Jermaine Starr appears in the Washington Post this morning.

    Terrell Jermaine Starr, Washington Post, January 2, 2015: A cop in Ukraine said he was detaining me because I was black. I appreciated it.

    Star is an African American from Detroit who recently spent 18 months (2009 - 2010) in Ukraine on a Fulbright grant to research the lives of biracial Ukrainians. His experiences with racism were indeed harsh, like calling him the N word and denying him housing because he is black. But he appreciated their honesty..

    Read Starr's article at the above link as he contrasts overt racism in Ukraine versus the more covert or implicit racism in the USA.
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    Ah if im a wit a buddy ill make a racist joke and laugh about it but we wouldnt directly say a racist comment to a black guy.
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    Racism. surely, is dependent upon the archaic concept 'race', which resembles the notion of a flat earth or a week-long creation? Isn't it time everyone grew out of this drivel?
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    MrD, That's because you're a (rhymes with wussy)........

    I agree racism is an ugly trait that highlights our lowest levels. Youtube: 60 minutes, Baby lab (1 and 20.....there was a test done with babies that showed signs that certain choices may be in a higher pct % of persons that many may be comfortable with.

    I believe racism = ignorance and fear. Hopefully we'll all continue to evolve.

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    I don't think this has anything to do with evolution, and everything to do with the encouragement of colonialism, slavery and the like. Stop believing in this 'race' bilge, all, and grow up!
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    Do any of you see children in a group and lets say all the children are under the age of 10? Hardly none of them identify race as different from themselves. Social studies have concluded many documented examples of children playing together where no racist actions are displayed to any other child. In fact, most children don't distinguish between white, black, brown races. All these children want to do is "PLAY".

    When does the age of reason begin to conflict with child behavior and make racist attitude a lifestyle? I see where parents and relatives alter the child's attitude with children of other races. I see where media events as a child watches and learns to be racist. I see where children read news, books and magazines to become racist for life. Even some children books that should be banned because of racist slant are indoctrinating the child to become racist. All these examples above are adult motives that build a child's behavior to become just like any other racist.

    As we grow into adults, it appears we become ignorant to one another and build racist, bigoted and hateful characterizations of other people unlike ourselves.

    What was it that Jesus is noted for saying, "You must be more like a child in order to enter the gates of Heaven..." or something close to that. I firmly believe our adult society is dangerous to the mental health of our children.