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    Default Oprah thinks only whites are racist.

    Racism will die along with old white people.

    Yep, no other race is racist and they only exist in America. Her and people like her are completely delusional. Just the way she speaks and accuses other racist of being racist without a shred of evidence is in itself, racist. Just like a white guy saying blacks are "too stupid to go to college" is a racist statement. But yet, as we see, its acceptable for her to say it.
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    Default Re: Oprah thinks only whites are racist.

    Why do you like talking about racial issues so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    Why do you like talking about racial issues so much?
    Because its a slow news day. No one is talking about Obama knowing back in March about Obamacare website problems.
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    Default Re: Oprah thinks only whites are racist.

    its imo a trusim that certain people think that those of race X can't be racist cause they Are the minority, just like there are those who feel women can't be sexist.

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    Default Re: Oprah thinks only whites are racist.

    For some reason, this reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine thinks the Koreans at the nail salon are making fun of her.


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    To the New age Kabbalists like Oprah, Only white christian heterosexual Men can be racist. Once, they get us out of the picture then, they can usher in their Utopia on earth.

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    Would it surprise anyone to hear I actually agree with the statement that she made in the context with which she made it?

    Let me caveat this just a little bit though, this is not in reference to the modern day "race-baiting" that seems so common in America today, which is far more prevalent, (and near the end of the video Oprah herself displays a little of). This is in reference to the older, historical racism that was a byproduct of the Jim Crow era and I don't think that we've quite rid ourselves of this cancerous tumor quite yet, but we've definitely isolated it and have kept it from spreading, partially as a byproduct of the stigma of the same thing that has now created a platform that also as a byproduct generated the modern day race-baiting. In other words, our solution to the problem of "racism" is actually part of the cause of "race-baiting". It's important to realize the two different stereotypes, while having similar effects, come from very different sources. Oprah's solution to the Jim Crow era paradigm is exactly as she stated, as those people die out their hatreds and superiority complexes will inevitably die with them, the generations they've influenced are still evolving and they are also influenced by direct interaction with people of other races that contradict the racial assumptions that their parents tend to adhere to.

    The latter problem I don't see going away until the former is eradicated completely, for then there will be absolutely no logical basis for the latter. The other portion involved would require a significant shift in the mentality of collectivism towards individualism, and I don't even want to get into what it will take to be a catalyst for that!
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    The most racism I have ever seen is from black people. I use to go around with a girl friend of mine who is black. We would constantly get stares, derogatory looks and comments from other black people. I almost got into a fight one time because we were out and a guy came up to her while I was away, saying that "she was a race traitor and should only be with black men, and not a cracka".

    I am now living here in California, and the racist people I see everywhere are the Armenians. They don't associate with other races, there kids only play with other Armenians, and they don't allow there sons/daughters to date other races.

    I admit racism is prevalent in the USA but it's far from the Jim Crow era days. Also racism also exists in EVERY OTHER country on earth, so why is she singling the USA out? If you say that isn't true then you are a either a fool or just plain stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYBERFX1024 View Post
    The most racism I have ever seen is from black people. I use to go around with a girl friend of mine who is black. We would constantly get stares, derogatory looks and comments from other black people. I almost got into a fight one time because we were out and a guy came up to her while I was away, saying that "she was a race traitor and should only be with black men, and not a cracka".

    I am now living here in California, and the racist people I see everywhere are the Armenians. They don't associate with other races, there kids only play with other Armenians, and they don't allow there sons/daughters to date other races.

    I admit racism is prevalent in the USA but it's far from the Jim Crow era days. Also racism also exists in EVERY OTHER country on earth, so why is she singling the USA out? If you say that isn't true then you are a either a fool or just plain stupid.
    I tend to think the source of any kind of "racism" is at least as important as any other factor in pure intellectual discussions about race and racism. I think the Jim Crow stuff comes to mind because it was among the most severe in its consequences and it lasted a really long time in the US. However, I think less severe forms of racism, or at least racial profiling are somewhat inevitable even in this day and age. I would bet Oprah level earnings that Oprah herself would probably get a little nervous in a predominantly black neighborhood in statistically the most violent portions of Chicago if she was walking down the street amidst a bunch of the local teens out and about if they were dressed a certain way. The big question we need to ask ourself is whether the heightened tensions are legitimate or simply another form of racism. It may be both to an extent occasionally. Is this different from the cotton plantations of yesteryear? Certainly! Are the effects similar? Somewhat, as a lot of it could be based on simple ignorance and paranoia. For all she knows it could be very friendly people that she is encountering, however I'm sure she is probably weighing the local crime statistics in how she conducts her interactions while she is in that neighborhood. "Prejudice" as a word is simply a shortened version of "premature judgment", and I would contend we as people do it in nearly every initial action we engage in with every other living human being we meet. Is it based in appearance, nonverbals, words? It's really tough to know but I can fairly emphatically state that just about every one of us probably engages in it at a certain level. Now we weigh in other factors that might drive such judgments such as upbringing, personal experience, education, now this adds even further variables upon which we base our initial assessment of an individual's personal character. It really becomes a challenge to define "racism" as it applies from situations when the source of the prejudices stem more from a fear of an unknown entity than it does a genuine hate for a certain type of individual that exhibits specific physical characteristics. I think the Jim Crow era obvious stuff has developed in our culture a certain paranoia, to an extent a very unhealthy one, that seems to have given each of us an innate level of distrust of other human individuals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYBERFX1024 View Post
    The most racism I have ever seen is from black people. I use to go around with a girl friend of mine who is black. We would constantly get stares, derogatory looks and comments from other black people. I almost got into a fight one time because we were out and a guy came up to her while I was away, saying that "she was a race traitor and should only be with black men, and not a cracka".

    I am now living here in California, and the racist people I see everywhere are the Armenians. They don't associate with other races, there kids only play with other Armenians, and they don't allow there sons/daughters to date other races.

    I admit racism is prevalent in the USA but it's far from the Jim Crow era days. Also racism also exists in EVERY OTHER country on earth, so why is she singling the USA out? If you say that isn't true then you are a either a fool or just plain stupid.
    I have to disagree with this. I think black people might just be more vocal about it in person.

    But the actual level of racism?

    If you look at the comments on youtube videos that have a black person in it, or the comments on video clips on locals news websites; you'll see people saying all kinds of vile things about blacks that they wouldn't dare say to anyone's face. Comparing black people to apes, or saying they're doing God's work if it's a black-on-black murder. Not just racist shit, but they're actually tiptoeing the line between racism and supremacy.

    The fact that this is happening so much on the internet - but is never said to black people's faces - is actually a cause for concern. I have no idea who could be saying those things. It could be the very people that I interact with daily, that I've never suspected anything from.
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