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Are we more or less racist in our country?

 
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Post Are we more or less racist in our country? Cojak
I ask myself that time and time again as I read the news on the net.
My parents were from North Georgia and came to NC to work in the textile mills. They were never racists. When I say that I guess I am referring to Black and white because most of my time at home those were the only two groups around.
I do remember WWII when our news papers reported news about the 'Japs', Since I had a brother in the Pacific 43-45, I guess I was as a child prejudiced against the Japanese, however I had never seen anyone from the Orient. That resentment did not last long I had out grown that by 1950 I am sure.
I have heard the word HATE more in the past two years than I ever have.
I actually hear Christians that HATE, it bothers me. Crying or Very sad
(THe Hate is directed to color and politicians.)
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Post FLRon
I was raised in a very racist home. My family only used the “N” word when referring to black people. I heard it said many times the only good “N” was a dead one. Funny thing was, I didn’t even know what racism was as a kid. How I escaped that life is a testament of God’s grace and mercy.

I’ve worked and broken bread with Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, Africans, and good old boy rednecks. What I’ve learned is racism is very real in America, but it’s also very real in many parts of the world. For example, the Japanese are very prejudiced against the Chinese.

I believe it will take a few more generations before racism loses its grip on us. Even then, I’m afraid there will always be pockets of racism in America because hatred and bitterness go hand in hand with the unregenerate.
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Post UncleJD
there are racists in this country, we are NOT a racist country. We are the only country to have EVER elected by popular vote, a minority to be our leader. Because its such a powerful word, the word "racism" has been redefined to mean anyone who is against a left-wing, socialist, neo-Marxist agenda. Golf Cart Mafia Capo
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Post Racism doesn't mean what it used to mean, apparently Aaron Scott
If someone dislikes people SOLELY because of the color of their skin, that's racism. And it should be condemned, for a person cannot help the color of their skin.

If someone dislikes people because of their culture or religion or politics, that it unfortunate--and perhaps quite foolish--but it is not racism.

Today, racism has almost come to mean "If you don't agree with me...or if you think I need to change in any way...you're a racist." That's hogwash.

In my youth, I had kinfolks that used the n-word. In retrospect, that is, of course, abhorrent. And yet I knew these people to be virtual saints who would stop to help a black person broken down on the side of the road, etc. It was simply a cultural "norm" for that part of the world, for the socio-economic group, to use the n-word in conversations...BUT NEVER TO THE FACE OF A BLACK PERSON--OR TO THE PURPOSEFUL DENIGRATION OF A BLACK PERSON.

In retrospect, it was clearly wrong, but the fact that the family's best friend in the sticks of east Tennessee was Tom Goins, a black man that attended the Grasshopper Church of God with my family, makes it difficult to make a convincing case of racism.

To ME, racism is someone who virtually hates black folks (or anyone based on the color of their skin). We've come a ways from those times when you it seemed perfectly reasonable that a person could both love black folks...yet use the n-word on occasion. It was just the times and understandings.

Today, we know that even the use of that word--even in private--is egregious. I trust that all of us have purged it from our vocabulary for a good number of years now.

Racism is repugnant. But not preferring (or even actively disliking) someone's culture or behavior is not, in itself, racism.

I don't like the Kardashians' style. NOT because they have certain races in their genes, but because they seem to live for attention.

If you don't like Benny Hinn's style, that doesn't mean you don't like those who trace their lineage back to India.

However, if you don't like me...you're a racist.
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Post Cojak
Yes, we try to change history and the norms of the time.
I can't say it any better than the comments above. BUT YES the term racist has had a definition change.
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Post Re: Racism doesn't mean what it used to mean, apparently skinnybishop
Aaron Scott wrote:
If someone dislikes people SOLELY because of the color of their skin, that's racism. And it should be condemned, for a person cannot help the color of their skin.

If someone dislikes people because of their culture or religion or politics, that it unfortunate--and perhaps quite foolish--but it is not racism.

Today, racism has almost come to mean "If you don't agree with me...or if you think I need to change in any way...you're a racist." That's hogwash.

In my youth, I had kinfolks that used the n-word. In retrospect, that is, of course, abhorrent. And yet I knew these people to be virtual saints who would stop to help a black person broken down on the side of the road, etc. It was simply a cultural "norm" for that part of the world, for the socio-economic group, to use the n-word in conversations...BUT NEVER TO THE FACE OF A BLACK PERSON--OR TO THE PURPOSEFUL DENIGRATION OF A BLACK PERSON.

In retrospect, it was clearly wrong, but the fact that the family's best friend in the sticks of east Tennessee was Tom Goins, a black man that attended the Grasshopper Church of God with my family, makes it difficult to make a convincing case of racism.

To ME, racism is someone who virtually hates black folks (or anyone based on the color of their skin). We've come a ways from those times when you it seemed perfectly reasonable that a person could both love black folks...yet use the n-word on occasion. It was just the times and understandings.

Today, we know that even the use of that word--even in private--is egregious. I trust that all of us have purged it from our vocabulary for a good number of years now.

Racism is repugnant. But not preferring (or even actively disliking) someone's culture or behavior is not, in itself, racism.

I don't like the Kardashians' style. NOT because they have certain races in their genes, but because they seem to live for attention.

If you don't like Benny Hinn's style, that doesn't mean you don't like those who trace their lineage back to India.

However, if you don't like me...you're a racist.


This is very true.

The same concept applies to other words in the same category.


Say "no" and you are guilty of racism, hatred, discrimination, or prejudice. The circumstances don't matter and will be ignored.


Suppose a male politician criticizes a female politician, for her stance on illegal immigration and you'll see the headlines, "Senator Bubba launches sexist attack against opponent".

The female politician will release a statement saying: "Senator Bubba has allowed his true colors to show, by directing his misogynistic comments at our campaign. While disappointed at his comments, we are not surprised, as this is the normal attitude of his party".
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Post Re: Racism doesn't mean what it used to mean, apparently georgiapath
Aaron Scott wrote:
If someone dislikes people SOLELY because of the color of their skin, that's racism. And it should be condemned, for a person cannot help the color of their skin.

If someone dislikes people because of their culture or religion or politics, that it unfortunate--and perhaps quite foolish--but it is not racism.

Today, racism has almost come to mean "If you don't agree with me...or if you think I need to change in any way...you're a racist." That's hogwash.

In my youth, I had kinfolks that used the n-word. In retrospect, that is, of course, abhorrent. And yet I knew these people to be virtual saints who would stop to help a black person broken down on the side of the road, etc. It was simply a cultural "norm" for that part of the world, for the socio-economic group, to use the n-word in conversations...BUT NEVER TO THE FACE OF A BLACK PERSON--OR TO THE PURPOSEFUL DENIGRATION OF A BLACK PERSON.

In retrospect, it was clearly wrong, but the fact that the family's best friend in the sticks of east Tennessee was Tom Goins, a black man that attended the Grasshopper Church of God with my family, makes it difficult to make a convincing case of racism.

To ME, racism is someone who virtually hates black folks (or anyone based on the color of their skin). We've come a ways from those times when you it seemed perfectly reasonable that a person could both love black folks...yet use the n-word on occasion. It was just the times and understandings.

Today, we know that even the use of that word--even in private--is egregious. I trust that all of us have purged it from our vocabulary for a good number of years now.

Racism is repugnant. But not preferring (or even actively disliking) someone's culture or behavior is not, in itself, racism.

I don't like the Kardashians' style. NOT because they have certain races in their genes, but because they seem to live for attention.

If you don't like Benny Hinn's style, that doesn't mean you don't like those who trace their lineage back to India.

However, if you don't like me...you're a racist.



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There is a natural preference for faces that look similar to one’s parents, which has been demonstrated by studies of infants and toddlers. That, in addition to experiences one has with others and prejudices that develop from such experiences lead an unreflective person to be prejudiced against others who are unlike them. For instance, a black man is mistreated by an Asian man, and therefore concludes that all Asians mistreat Blacks. Birds of a feather flock together, as the saying goes.

In Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, Black nor White. We are all one in Christ Jesus. The gospel is the only real remedy for racism and prejudice.
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