Behold the suctioning power of racisim

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    When my oldest son started middle school he came home and talked about a new teacher whom he had and who made him do his work and to think on his own.  Mrs N  challenged him both intellectually and socially.  He learnt a lot from her and she became a favorite of his.  He would come home with stories of how Mrs. N made him do this or that she did that.  After about 2 months of school my wife and I went to the "meet the teacher night".  Mrs N was an older Black woman.  No big deal but my son had never mentioned it.  After some time and reflection I thought about how far we have come, since I was raised (I'm 52) that he never mentioned or thought of mentioning the fact that his teacher was a black woman. 

    After a time of thinking about this and how we have grown as a society what I have come up is racialism has ended, it's over and no longer exists in our society as a whole... what remains is stupidity.  There is a large contingent of people who are never going to change their attitude towards people who are not exactly the same as themselves (whom they are certain are the best).  Just as we will never stop everyone from smoking, getting behind a wheel drunk, of any other self destructive behaviour, we will never completely eradicate the thoughts of the ignorant few who feel the need to demean people who are different from them.... but what do I know I'm Italian and am probably in the mob anyway
     
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    Well the real problem is the government. In their benevolence they created Affirmative Action. Had they limited AA to African-Americans we would not be having many of these discussions, but in their insatiable quest to buy votes it was expanded to Hispanic and Female and Asian and Pacific Islander and Native American and even the Portugeuse. This so diffused the effort that it's effect on African-American society was so small as to be virtually non-existent. You then open the borders to illegal immigration and then entry level blue-collar jobs dissapear. 

     
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    I'm going to end all my posts with "The truth hurts...." just to give that extra little sting at the end of a well-placed irrational argument.
     
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    This is an interesting thread.  I never knew my parents held pretty restrictive views until I brought a BF home to meet them, back in my 20s.  I hadn't mentioned that he was black since I didn't consider it a big deal.  Man, was I wrong.  Mom gave me severe grief and I turned to Dad for support, and he backed up Mom.  And the weird thing was that my folks were blue color and my BF was the VP of Money Market investments at a well-known mutual fund house in Boston.  So it wasn't classism, it was plain old racism. 
     
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    I think we are getting bogged down with racism when what we are actually talking about is racialism.

     
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    In Response to Re: Behold the suctioning power of racisim:
    [QUOTE]I think we are getting bogged down with racism when what we are actually talking about is racialism.
    Posted by bzorn22[/QUOTE]

    What is the difference?  I haven't heard the term "racialism" before.
     
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    In Response to Re: Behold the suctioning power of racisim:
    [QUOTE]PP, Ya, no crap, any study can be manipulated to serve whatever end result it desires.  I'm guessing nobody has ever crunched those algorithms through a super computer, so it's ALL anecdotal in the relative sense. OTOH, several generational hybridization for various formally desirable phenoms now have no practical purpose in the modern context.  Additionally, then such selective propagation will invariably cause rare yet significant instances of detrimental phenoms, affecting both psychological and phsyological components.
    Posted by QuetiePie[/QUOTE]



    Nothing personal, but I dont think there is a translation site equipped enough to translate this for me. Either that or all the uses of large over-educated words just cancel each other out and we are left with "no crap".
     
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    I have to say that any person of color reading today's LL blog would feel awful. 
    I find it amazing that you can't say the words sh!t or gen1tals, but you can be completely racist, and get recommends. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Behold the suctioning power of racisim : Damn straight.  Close a loophole, and we'll find another one.  Like they say in football: "if ya ain't cheatin, ya ain't trying!" . BTW: There is absolutely nothing wrong with the economy.  The only ones who suffer are those who made poor financial choices and/or failed to evolve.
    Posted by QuetiePie[/QUOTE]

    Uhhhhh - I am guessing you dont live in the US? Because yes, there is a lot wrong with the economy. Or maybe you dont own a home here and had your value cut in half? Or see your retirement fund go down to 0? Or lose a job and cant find another? Granted, theses are natural cycles, but if you think the economy is just hunky dory.....please share your pills with me :)
     
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