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« on: July 29, 2013, 12:23:28 PM »

More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics
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Americans consider blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 12:28:09 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 02:23:42 PM »

Well, the majority of adults in the US ARE white, so I don't think it is necessarily suprising that they are adverse to self-condemnation.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »

Well, the majority of adults in the US ARE white, so I don't think it is necessarily suprising that they are adverse to self-condemnation.

True, but the article also states, "Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way."   So, according to this, more blacks consider blacks to be racist than they do whites.  Interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 03:14:42 PM »

I'm suprised at the number of people thinking race relations are getting worse.  It seems like things are going in a very positive direction as far as that is concerned.  Look where the country was 50 years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 03:19:06 PM »

I'm suprised at the number of people thinking race relations are getting worse.  It seems like things are going in a very positive direction as far as that is concerned.  Look where the country was 50 years ago.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 04:35:36 PM »

I'm suprised at the number of people thinking race relations are getting worse.  It seems like things are going in a very positive direction as far as that is concerned.  Look where the country was 50 years ago.

Our cities are more segregated than ever, even if our buildings and public spaces aren't.
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 04:46:41 PM »

I feel lucky that I am exposed to so little of this purported racism. The worst I see is the reposting of racist memes by my moron ex-step-brother on facebook.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 05:38:58 PM »

Now that's a load of bull

It's no secret that we Hispanics are the most racist of all. Only difference is that for some reason the media ignores us and views Blacks as the only minority in America Smiley My grandparents are extremely racist against Black people, more so than any White redneck I've ever met, and they're full blooded Mexicans. They also hate White people just as much and say that Native Americans are lazy.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 06:04:16 PM »

Denmark is less welcoming? I'm crushed  Sad
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 06:08:37 PM »

Denmark is less welcoming? I'm crushed  Sad

The survey was probably conducted by a Swede
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 06:11:53 PM »

Denmark is less welcoming? I'm crushed  Sad

The survey was probably conducted by a Swede

That's the most racist thing I've heard in this thread.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 06:25:31 PM »

Denmark is less welcoming? I'm crushed  Sad

The survey was probably conducted by a Swede

That's the most racist thing I've heard in this thread.  Embarrassed

I think it was a joke.  Smiley

But, granted, we aren't exactly known for being hospitable. That, combined with ridiculously high prices, isn't exactly good for the tourist industry, a point which our beloved newspapers haven't allowed us to forget the past few weeks.
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 07:35:53 PM »

Well, the majority of adults in the US ARE white, so I don't think it is necessarily suprising that they are adverse to self-condemnation.
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 07:37:19 PM »

I'm suprised at the number of people thinking race relations are getting worse.  It seems like things are going in a very positive direction as far as that is concerned.  Look where the country was 50 years ago.
There are those with vested interests in seeing no change over the last 50 years.
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2013, 07:47:45 PM »

I've found that Muslim Arabs in America are probably the most racist or at least hateful of them all, tbh. I know several of their kids at school who are miserable or constantly abused by their parents simply for associating with American kids. I know several Muslim girls who've gotten black eyes or bruises simply for saying hello to an American boy. My ice-cream man once related to me a story where he went to the ice cream shop to stock up on supplies and it was ran by a group of Arabs who had a big picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall with candles around it.
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2013, 08:06:43 PM »

More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics
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Americans consider blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans.

For the rest of the story, please follow the link:
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/july_2013/more_americans_view_blacks_as_racist_than_whites_hispanics

The reverse is actually true when a white person goes into an African-American neighborhood.
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »

I've found that Muslim Arabs in America are probably the most racist or at least hateful of them all, tbh. I know several of their kids at school who are miserable or constantly abused by their parents simply for associating with American kids. I know several Muslim girls who've gotten black eyes or bruises simply for saying hello to an American boy. My ice-cream man once related to me a story where he went to the ice cream shop to stock up on supplies and it was ran by a group of Arabs who had a big picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall with candles around it.

While it may very well be that the people you speak of from your real-life experience are racist, that is not the only possible explanation.  People come to this country from all over the world in search of a better life, better opportunities, but are not necessarily looking for a "better culture".  And, if they wanted one, "America" might not be the one they'd prefer.  There are wonderful things about the American "culture" and people, but its values and morals really do not always mesh well with more "traditional" cultures.  Those parents may very well be doing the best they know how to make sure their kids get the best of what America has to offer and not also the worst.   
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 12:15:06 AM »

In New Mexico, those who are the receiving end of racism are usually Native Americans. It's sad because they have already suffered a great deal.
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 08:34:28 AM »

Well, the majority of adults in the US ARE white, so I don't think it is necessarily suprising that they are adverse to self-condemnation.
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 10:35:58 AM »

I wonder if part of Blacks looking like they are racist is the fact that they have to come to terms with what happened until the Civil War and the fight for civil rights in the 20th century.  Sometimes when a group bands together on the defensive, they may appear to be "racist" or "snobbish" while they are really in a defensive mode.
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 11:38:13 AM »

I wonder if part of Blacks looking like they are racist is the fact that they have to come to terms with what happened until the Civil War and the fight for civil rights in the 20th century.  Sometimes when a group bands together on the defensive, they may appear to be "racist" or "snobbish" while they are really in a defensive mode.

Remembering the movie "Patton" where a Armed Forces journalist asked Gen. Geo. Patton if he and Field Marshall Montgomery considered themselves 'Prima Donnas'.  Upon which he answered, and I'm paraphrasing: "I know I'm a Prima Donna, but what I don't understand is why Monty doesn't".   So, its so easy to blame whites as racist but to ignore racism by other ethnicities is not being truthful.
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 07:24:16 PM »


Why doesn't this map show a big red spot for Israel........the most racist nation on the planet.

Oh right, it's put  out there by the Jerusalem, er, I mean Washington Post.


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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 07:58:33 PM »

Why doesn't this map show a big red spot for Israel........the most racist nation on the planet.

Oh right, it's put  out there by the Jerusalem, er, I mean Washington Post.

Nothing to see here, moving on.

It says "Attitude of population toward foreign visitors." The Israelis are quite friendly towards foreigners, it's the locals they aren't particularly nice to.
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