The catch all Racism Thread

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Racism has become so prevalent in our society again it deserves it's own thread. I am positive that there will be posts from both sides. Let's try to keep this thread open.

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Absolutely racism. Want to make it stop? Fire the professors that did this and fail the students for the class without refund.
 

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Racism has become so prevalent in our society again it deserves it's own thread. I am positive that there will be posts from both sides. Let's try to keep this thread open.

I will start:


Absolutely racism. Want to make it stop? Fire the professors that did this and fail the students for the class without refund.
this is one reason why tenure is so beloved. some of these "professors" feel that "academic freedom" is a license to do all kinds of WILDLY inappropriate and vile things, like this.
 

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Biden said in April he was "cooperating completely" with the investigation and insisted that he is "100% certain" he will be cleared of wrongdoing.

i too am 100% certain he will be cleared... :coffee:
media not making a big deal of this doesn't shock me. sometimes this is why only certain sites that some leftists disparage can be cited. msm won't report the stories widely if at all.
 

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WHAT I CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT RACISM

By Carol Swain

Let me tell you how my story ends: I become a tenured, award-winning professor of political science at an Ivy League university, and then at one of the leading universities in the South.

Now let me tell you how my story begins: I grow up in rural Virginia, literally dirt poor. I drop out of school in the eighth grade and have three children by the time I'm 20.

I consider myself to be a reasonably modest person, but even I have to admit that's quite a journey.
How did I do it?

I worked hard. Not crazy, 24/7 hard—just hard. I made good decisions. Not brilliant, three-dimensional-chess decisions—just good ones. I met people along the way who helped me and sincerely wanted to see me succeed—not because they had something to gain, but because they were decent people. Almost all of these individuals, by the way, were white.

But mostly, I think I was blessed in one crucial way: I was born in America, a true land of opportunity for anyone of any color or background. In this country, where you start your life does not determine where you end up.

That works in both directions, by the way. You can start out with every advantage and waste them all. Or you can start out with nothing and become a success. It all depends on you. Your attitude is far more important than your race, gender, or social class in determining what you will accomplish in life.

When I hear young blacks—or anyone, for that matter—talk about systemic racism, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I want to laugh because it's such nonsense. I want to cry because I know it's pushing untold numbers of young blacks into a dead end of self-pity and despair. Instead of seizing the amazing opportunities America offers them, they seize an excuse to explain why they're not succeeding.

I was born into a world where systemic racism was real—no-fooling, outright-bigotry, back-of-the-bus real. But here's what you need to know: Yes, that racism shaped the black experience—but even then, it did not define it. Change was in the air. Call it systemic reform.
The modern Civil Rights Movement was in its infancy, and the leaders who fought for equal rights for blacks were men and women of all races. They believed in America and were determined to see it live up to its highest ideals—ideals manifest in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Did I know, growing up, that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves? I don't think I ever thought about it. If I did, I'd like to think that I would have had enough common sense to know that we can't judge men who lived 250 years ago by the moral standards of our own day.
But I know that Jefferson wrote the words in the Declaration of Independence that made slavery ultimately impossible: that all men are created equal. And I know that Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams and the rest of the Founders risked everything to make my world, my America, possible. How could I not be grateful for that and for the sacrifices so many others have made to preserve it?

The truth is I cannot remember a time when I did not love America and feel pride in the belief that I live in the greatest country in the world. I knew if I diligently pursued my ambitions, I could leave the poverty of my early years, with all its abuse and depression, behind me.
I was fortunate in another way. I was spared the life-sapping, negative messages about America that are crippling a generation of young people.

These ideas are poison:
☆ White privilege.
☆ Whiteness as a form of property.
☆ Unconscious racism.
☆ Reparations.
☆ Microaggressions.
☆ Police have it out for blacks.
☆ That the United States was created to protect and promote slavery.

These are the ideas young people are told they must accept. And then they're told to reject the ideas that can save them—the antidote: the success principles that enabled me and millions of other Americans to escape lives of poverty.

These principles aren't complicated: work hard, learn from your mistakes, take personal responsibility for your actions. When I made the decisions to get my high school equivalency, attend a community college, and then earn four additional college and university degrees, I believed that my education would open doors. And it did.

It was only when exposed to academic theories of oppression in graduate school that I was informed that because I was black, poor, and female, I could never do what I had already accomplished.
Thank God, it was too late for these toxic messages to stop me. Don't let them stop you.
______________________________________________
Carol Swain is a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University.
 

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The American Left can’t give up on racism. It’s always trying to repackage it to make it laudable. In the early 20th century they dressed it up as science: eugenics and such. Nazism embarrassed them, so they repackaged racism in terms of segregation as being necessary for civil order. The civil rights movement embarrassed them. So then the strategy was welfare: warehouse blacks in public housing, housing segregation, redlining, etc. By the 80s and 90s they repackaged it as being the war on crack and being tough on crime. Putting a bunch of blacks in prison would be the new segregation tactic.

Now it’s repackaged as “anti-racism” and “wokism.” It is clever: the actual non-racists are condemned as racist, so the racists can control the establishment and finally institutionalize segregation and racial hatred.

The fundamental idea the Left clings to is that we are not individuals, we have no choice in who we are, our skin color defines us and necessitates cross-racial hatred, segregation, and ultimately—I am sure this is the plan—civil war. The white elites leading this movement simply want to use and discard blacks once they establish their utopian dictatorship.
 

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The American Left can’t give up on racism. It’s always trying to repackage it to make it laudable. In the early 20th century they dressed it up as science: eugenics and such. Nazism embarrassed them, so they repackaged racism in terms of segregation as being necessary for civil order. The civil rights movement embarrassed them. So then the strategy was welfare: warehouse blacks in public housing, housing segregation, redlining, etc. By the 80s and 90s they repackaged it as being the war on crack and being tough on crime. Putting a bunch of blacks in prison would be the new segregation tactic.

Now it’s repackaged as “anti-racism” and “wokism.” It is clever: the actual non-racists are condemned as racist, so the racists can control the establishment and finally institutionalize segregation and racial hatred.

The fundamental idea the Left clings to is that we are not individuals, we have no choice in who we are, our skin color defines us and necessitates cross-racial hatred, segregation, and ultimately—I am sure this is the plan—civil war. The white elites leading this movement simply want to use and discard blacks once they establish their utopian dictatorship.
:cry:
 

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FB memory from 1 year ago today. :) lol

So, I'm up here camping, kayaking and fishing in the great White Mountains of NH with Jo.

She's making breakfast with some awesome farm fresh eggs.

Problem is some of them are white and I don't know if thats racist or not. 🤣
 
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