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Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

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  • Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

    The more I read recent news, the more I face a simple fact: almost every event, especially if its has something to do with social problems, is covered and discussed in the context of race. So many racial comments! So many explanations of different problems via racial reasons! Even government officials (you know who I am talking about) use race as a trigger, leverage or whatever to get certain result.
    Isnt it disgusting? We have spent so much time and effort to create a just society where everyone is equal and what? Why are we still as racist as we used to be a century ago, with only difference we pretend not to be?

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    Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

    Originally posted by Tameamea View Post
    The more I read recent news, the more I face a simple fact: almost every event, especially if it’s has something to do with social problems, is covered and discussed in the context of race. So many racial comments! So many explanations of different problems via racial reasons! Even government officials (you know who I am talking about) use race as a trigger, leverage or whatever to get certain result.
    Isn’t it disgusting? We have spent so much time and effort to create a just society where everyone is equal – and what? Why are we still as racist as we used to be a century ago, with only difference – we pretend not to be?
    Because Blacks in the US have their own 'culture' that most whites find repugnant. Fueled by rap 'music' it glorifies treating women as 'ho's' fathering as many bastards with them as you can, getting and staying stoned, and then dying young, shot down in the street.

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      Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

      Originally posted by Tameamea View Post
      The more I read recent news, the more I face a simple fact: almost every event, especially if its has something to do with social problems, is covered and discussed in the context of race. So many racial comments! So many explanations of different problems via racial reasons! Even government officials (you know who I am talking about) use race as a trigger, leverage or whatever to get certain result.
      Isnt it disgusting? We have spent so much time and effort to create a just society where everyone is equal and what? Why are we still as racist as we used to be a century ago, with only difference we pretend not to be?
      Racism and division is so engrained into our social existence we might as well be talking about why water freezes if it gets cold enough.

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        Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

        Originally posted by Tameamea View Post
        The more I read recent news, the more I face a simple fact: almost every event, especially if it’s has something to do with social problems, is covered and discussed in the context of race. So many racial comments! So many explanations of different problems via racial reasons! Even government officials (you know who I am talking about) use race as a trigger, leverage or whatever to get certain result.
        Isn’t it disgusting? We have spent so much time and effort to create a just society where everyone is equal – and what? Why are we still as racist as we used to be a century ago, with only difference – we pretend not to be?
        I don't think we are just as racist as we were in the prior times here in the South. I do think racism has lessened, but unless one can get inside the head of every American, we can never know just how much less we are racist today. I see far less racism in the young white kids today, than in my own youth. But perhaps there is more racism today in the black youth, and even older blacks than was the case in my own youth.

        Yet what exactly is racism? It is human beings who divide themselves from others, and in this case it is the color of the skin that is the division. Yet this society is divided in many other ways, the division of ideologies, the division of the rich, the middle, the poor. The religious divisions, the division of educational levels. One could go on and see other divisions.

        And of course each of us, or most of us, are inwardly divided, and are in constant inner conflict, in various ways. I am this, but I want to be that. And of course the division of the thinker and the thought, the experiencer and the experience, the judge and the judged, and all division creates conflict whether it is an inner division in consciousness, or an outer division in society. Yet it is because we are divided inwardly, that division manifests itself outwardly in society. This is a fact.

        Division seems just to be our lot, as humanity, and it is very ancient. That is the fact, but another fact is that some of us will use this division, as you mentioned, which perpetrates division, sustains it.

        The intent of a serious, genuine religion is to help people to step outside of the division, inwardly, which will then manifest itself outwardly in society. So, peace on the inside, and peace in the outside. Yet religion itself, had been a helluva divider, right? And so any religion that divides, is a fake, and just the continuance of division. Yet if intelligence can see deeply, not intellectually, but to the heart of the division, it's cause, then in that seeing, the division stops, and the division is healed, inwardly. If enough people experience this, this old brutal world will undergo a huge change. It will be something like is spoken of in Revelations, where Christ is back on earth and rules, where there will be no racism, or any other outward division, for the inner division got healed.

        And so until human beings are healed of the inner division, racism and all of those other divisions we see in society will forever be there. When people no longer believe they are better than the other person, only then will racism be extinquished.

        If there was not ego gratification in division, all divisions, we wouldn't be so damned divided. Why do we want to be better, looked upon by others as superior, better, than some other person? Find out the answer to that, and you might understand this whole question of division, and be able to go beyond it. Otherwise division will forever rule society.

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          Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

          Originally posted by tsquare View Post
          Because Blacks in the US have their own 'culture' that most whites find repugnant. Fueled by rap 'music' it glorifies treating women as 'ho's' fathering as many bastards with them as you can, getting and staying stoned, and then dying young, shot down in the street.
          Not only that, but they also makings sweeping generalities about entire racial groups!

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          • #6
            Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

            Originally posted by Dilettante View Post
            Not only that, but they also makings sweeping generalities about entire racial groups!
            We can see what black culture is though. But all black people do not buy into that destructive, irresponsible culture. I know several here where I live that detest it, and a couple of those people are my neighbors, who are both about ready to retire from teaching in public school. These people are black, but they are not a part of black culture. And neither is their son, who is a brilliant young person currently studying some field in science at a local university. This family is looked down upon by the black culture here in my area, as buying into white culture. As deserting their "blackness". It's FUBAR, this attitude. For it doesn't yield a culture that is responsible, either personally or socially.

            You cannot paint all black people with the same brush, but you can pull out that brush and use it logically when it comes to this thing we know as black culture. In the same way you cannot paint all muslims with a brush that colors them all hate filled fundamentalist radicals, but you surely can paint that radical culture with the same brush and be factually sound in doing it.



            Now, to see the a culture as the black culture as irresponsible, is not racism. No more than seeing that the jihadist culture is an evil brutal thing is a hatred of religion.

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              Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

              We are not as racist as we were century ago. There used to be places with signs telling black folk they were not welcome and law that supported that.
              A mixed race family moved into the town I lived in 40 years ago and their house was torched the first time they were out, now no one would even notice them in that same town.

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                Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                Its a bit absurd to claim that racism is as bad today as it was during the era of Jim Crow segregation. That said, are we honestly trying to eradicate racism today? It seems were doing just as much to promote and prolong racism as we are to reduce it with federal initiatives such as;

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                • #9
                  Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                  Originally posted by CYDdharta View Post
                  It’s a bit absurd to claim that racism is as bad today as it was during the era of Jim Crow segregation. That said, are we honestly trying to eradicate racism today? It seems we’re doing just as much to promote and prolong racism as we are to reduce it with federal initiatives such as;

                  Yet more empty and meaningless sloganeering from the present administration (remember 'Hope and Change').
                  Seems to be their specialty, and the only thing that they are any good at.

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                    Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                    Originally posted by CYDdharta View Post
                    It’s a bit absurd to claim that racism is as bad today as it was during the era of Jim Crow segregation. That said, are we honestly trying to eradicate racism today? It seems we’re doing just as much to promote and prolong racism as we are to reduce it with federal initiatives such as;

                    I think you are on the correct path here. There is big money in racism. Al and Jesse have lived a good life off of it. Politicians have lived a good life off of it and get reelected continually on it. If it goes away, their livelihoods go away.

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                      Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                      Originally posted by eohrnberger View Post
                      Yet more empty and meaningless sloganeering from the present administration (remember 'Hope and Change').
                      Seems to be their specialty, and the only thing that they are any good at.

                      I dont believe its empty and meaningless, I think its insidious and self-segregating. It is exactly what we dont want if were ever going to make significant strides over racism. We need to celebrate UNITY, not diversity. We need to emphasize the things we have in common, not the things that separate us. In this current atmosphere, race relations can do nothing but worsen.

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                        Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                        Might be a case of people fighting the wrong battles. Rather than spending much time on making sure public figures in the entertainment sector don't say racist things, they should work on making sure that students have the same amount of money spent on their public education, regardless of skin color or economic class.

                        The former battle is arguably more "sexy", however. So the kids get put on the back burner of public debate. The other stuff -tribalism as mentioned by Blue Doggy and Sluggo- won't go away anytime soon. Best to be aware of it and learn how to deal with it depending on the situation. One situation might require serious conflict resolution, another might require mockery and/or comedy to highlight stupid behavior.

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                          Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                          Originally posted by Tameamea View Post
                          The more I read recent news, the more I face a simple fact: almost every event, especially if its has something to do with social problems, is covered and discussed in the context of race. So many racial comments! So many explanations of different problems via racial reasons! Even government officials (you know who I am talking about) use race as a trigger, leverage or whatever to get certain result.
                          Isnt it disgusting? We have spent so much time and effort to create a just society where everyone is equal and what? Why are we still as racist as we used to be a century ago, with only difference we pretend not to be?
                          Personally, I think it's discouraging we've spent so much time & effort to create a just society & still don't have one.

                          On a brighter note, each successive generation seems to be making progress.

                          When President Obama was elected the first time, there was talk about how we were now living in a post-racial society. That was/is a pipe dream, racism & its consequences haven't been eliminated.

                          On a brighter note, children are still our Country's future & seem to get along as they always have.

                          Events that make the news indicate we're not living in a post-racial society, racial disparities persist, pretending problems do not exist does not provide solutions. It's worth noting these types of events are not irregular, peculiar or rare, & that is problematic (understating).

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                            Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                            Originally posted by Dilettante View Post
                            Not only that, but they also makings sweeping generalities about entire racial groups!
                            Hah!

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                              Re: Why is there always a racial background in almost every social problem?

                              Originally posted by Quinn View Post
                              Personally, I think it's discouraging we've spent so much time & effort to create a just society & still don't have one.

                              On a brighter note, each successive generation seems to be making progress.

                              When President Obama was elected the first time, there was talk about how we were now living in a post-racial society. That was/is a pipe dream, racism & its consequences haven't been eliminated.

                              On a brighter note, children are still our Country's future & seem to get along as they always have.

                              Events that make the news indicate we're not living in a post-racial society, racial disparities persist, pretending problems do not exist does not provide solutions. It's worth noting these types of events are not irregular, peculiar or rare, & that is problematic (understating).
                              As I said before, racial strife persists because there is money to be made keeping it alive.

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                              Originally posted by radcentr View Post
                              Might be a case of people fighting the wrong battles. Rather than spending much time on making sure public figures in the entertainment sector don't say racist things, they should work on making sure that students have the same amount of money spent on their public education, regardless of skin color or economic class.

                              The former battle is arguably more "sexy", however. So the kids get put on the back burner of public debate. The other stuff -tribalism as mentioned by Blue Doggy and Sluggo- won't go away anytime soon. Best to be aware of it and learn how to deal with it depending on the situation. One situation might require serious conflict resolution, another might require mockery and/or comedy to highlight stupid behavior.
                              No amount of money will change the attitude of the ghetto community towards education.

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