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Do you think that we've become more aware of Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice ? Comment.

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DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F Best Comment
I definitely think we've become more educated and aware on it than in generations past. I hope we continue to work toward eradicating it altogether.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@DearAmbellina2113 Beautifully said, mama.

Racism itself hasn’t gone anywhere, although especially in the South people seem less proud of it and now want to hide the most egregious aspects of this country’s racist past—while maintaining overall white supremacy, in more subtle ways, of course.

Personally , I’m convinced that they’re just waiting out the generations who saw the worst of it firsthand. Once we all die off, they figure they can pretend that Margaret Mitchell’s vision and Disney’s "Song of The South" were the way things actually were. 😞
4meAndyou · F
I feel that some people think of almost nothing else. This constant high beam spotlight focused on the few remaining pockets of racism isn't even healthy, at this point. It's like constantly picking at a scab. It will never heal.

In fact, people who are NOT terribly prejudiced are probably going to focus on all of the noise being made about it, and the scab will eventually make things worse.
Freeranger · M
No one wishes to confront the elephant in the room. "Bests of intentions" are similar to the one's paving the the road to hell with good ones.

Travel back to the dawn of mankind, and that dot on the map where, mankind began. As life grew, so did conflict. Greed, territory, skin color.....have's vs. have-not's, pick your reason.....pick your time period. Man has been making war against itself to the beginning of time;....Assyrians vanquishing the Phoenicians and parts of the mighty Egyptian Empire, African tribes like West African Dahomey and other african tribes selling neighboring villages to slave traders for the Atlantic Slave trade. The Comanche nearly totally eradicating the Apache, the viscious Visigoths pouring in to Italy to sack Rome in year 410.

On, and on. Being "aware" merely an activist's trade. In this day and age it's made up of thinly veiled anarchists posing as outraged socialists and that drivel.
The question, [pardon the pun] has been warred over for eons and depending on your pedigree and how many books and college campus lecture halls or think tanks one imbeds themselves in, it really comes back (gasp) to biblical prophesy. There will always be wars and rumours of wars.
Awareness well.....yippeyiokyeeaaaa. Mankind was born with a fierce spirit, some of them bent on world domination. I'd just tell you that being [i]aware[/i] is well.....not enough to buy a cup of coffee. It's not that people don't care, it's that, starting at the top down, world leaders butter themselves in wealth, and throw out just enough fertilizer to raise next years crop.

On a personal level, it's not that I had ever resigned myself to any end, it's that....the world in it's totality will never, EVER become enlightened.
I think we are more aware and I think MLK's Dream speech has come true. I think Black and White kids can walk together hand to hand and everyone is judged more by their character than by the color of their skin, but racism still exists and will probably always exist in some forms.
specman · 46-50, M
I think people are calling things racist that are not.
specman · 46-50, M
@vorian you’re racist
vorian · 46-50, M
@specman haha ok yeah...sure i am. Hilarious.
specman · 46-50, M
@vorian I knew it!
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
Absolutely. I knew little to nothing about racism as a child in a white area in Europe.
When I was a kid it was hardly ever discussed.
Now it's a frequently debated issue in legislation, research, public reviews, education and media.
The debates tend to have the progressives, liberals and leftists on the side of every effort to minimise racism and create equal opportunity,
and conservatives and right-wingers on the side of either "it doesn't exist, don't make such a big deal of it," or with the Alt-Right openly promoting white supremacist racial hatred and harms.

Let's not forget that all other countries have their versions of racism.

Let's notice how, within the last 200 years, feminism has achieved so many advances for women (though not all) in many western countries - and has done it with remarkable little (almost no) violence on the part of the activists.

Maybe that's a clue as to how other kinds of activists might achieve faster results.
I feel it's worth thinking and discussion on the pros and cons of methods of activism.
racism is on life support. kept alive by those with an agenda

vorian · 46-50, M
@TheOneyouwerewarnedabout so racism is not a problem then?
Honestly, yes. The modern discussion has helped in many ways BUT repeatedly bashing white people "check your privelege" etc etc will not help in the ongoing endeavour to improve race relations.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
vorian · 46-50, M
@BritishNRASupporter aaaw poor you...does the "bashing" hurt?
@vorian Yes it does diddums.. I cry myself to sleep while watching a romcom and eating a massive tub of popcorn... lol
iamelijah · 26-30, M
Racism, colorism, you name it. I'm glad my skin is tan and might not pale white but I can blend any race I want no one knows my ethnicity is.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@iamelijah it's sad when we have to feel that.
Prejudice yes. Other aspects of it no. But I am surprised at how some of that is still passed down generation after generation.
GeistInTheMachine · 31-35, M
Half assed Integration was a mistake. MLK's heart was in the right place, and God rest his soul. But Malcolm X was closer to the truth IMO. People of color or whatever we want to call ourselves need to get fucking real in this country right fucking quick. Or we will just end up casualties in a second civil war that just like the first should have never happened and should have never involved us in the first place.
Ontheroad · M
It, at least for me, "feels" as if we have become more aware of racism, but at the same time I feel like it's only showing us more and more each day the underbelly of the soul that resides in far too many... always has and without the focus on awareness, it will only fester and continue to be the heinous crime upon humanity it is.
Yes, I think we're more aware, and I think racism has diminished somewhat during my lifetime. But there's still a long way to go.

I agree with MLK: "The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice"
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
{@nevaeh0081] yes i think we are as i it is highlighted more discrimination and racism now to make you aware of it .sadly it really is not necessary as it is rather sadly apparent
ElRengo · 61-69, M
There is a lot, so much to do!
There seem to be some improvements when and where people do about.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@ElRengo Definitely. It has improved since MLK days. I mean, I hope that MLK would be proud of how its progressed. 🙏🙏🙏
ElRengo · 61-69, M
He would.
I was not thinking only on USA situation anyhow.
Each region / country / culture haves it´s own variety of issues and changes about.
Ones rooted in their History.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@ElRengo Good point. Yes.
I think we have, just because it's been brought to our attention. Authority promotes those things through the media. It's part of the divide-and-conquer campaign.
specman · 46-50, M
I think people have been hypersensitive.
specman · 46-50, M
@Diotrephes blaming car pollution is a racist thing towards people of color and it’s white people driving around targeting people of color with the pollution of cars. People of color are also saying the way people eat chicken concludes that they are racist.
Diotrephes · 70-79, M
@specman I see people of color driving everyday, who are they targeting with the pollution from their cars? Isn't there just one atmosphere?

When people think about eating chicken, are they thinking about the Coon Chicken Inn restaurants?
specman · 46-50, M
@Diotrephes like I said hypersensitive. They are whitephobic
No. I think we as a society resent all the stirring up and division deliberately being spewed.
FukFaceWillie · 41-45, M
No, there’s way too much focus on racism, which often doesn’t exist where it is purported to be.
popmol · 22-25, M
i think now in certain place it has been taken to far.
Nevaeh0081 · 36-40, F
@popmol True. So sad.
popmol · 22-25, M
@Nevaeh0081 but its mainly america, theres loads of places thats are still extremely racist or xenophobic.
but the way most people handle it is dumb! we changed a friend who isn't racist anymore because he was raised a rich prick but we helped him! not by yelling at him or something! just questioning him
No, it's just exaggerated and obsessed over more now
Diotrephes · 70-79, M
@specman [quote]see that’s just what I’m talking about. Because you read about you now spin a racist theory on everything. If I say I don’t like the direction that blm is going or I don’t like blm or anything. Especially if I say I don’t like someone and they happen to be black then I’m called a racist[/quote]

I didn't see a comment on this thread where anyone called you a racist.

But, since we are discussing racism in America, it is extremely easy to find unlimited examples of racism in all areas of American society, past and present. As I mentioned in a previous comment, things have gotten less racist but it is still a very large problem.
No, the poles have just shifted.

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