The political side of America is goin down the shjtter real quick
@Bird on a Rock, I'm pretty sure it's been in the septic tank for a while. It's just festering and turning into a moldy poop monster now
@Bird on a Rock, nah it's only the lefties Democrats who are off their rocker
@phalcon , I think it’s fair to say that the extremes of both sides can be as bad as each other for different reasons
@Bird on a Rock, or that ppl should start ignoring places like vice cause the clickbait is at its peak given there downfall
@phalcon , oh boy politics
@Bird on a Rock, it's really just slowly being dragged into the shìt by the politics of the rest of the Western world, especially Europe.
I just never understood the whole racism thing nowadays. My parents lived in a mixed group growing up, but when I grew up I spent a lot of time at my grandma's house, in a black neighborhood. They never messed with us bc we we white, and us them bc they were black. It was a terrible neighborhood, but nobody black ever targeted us, and we were the only white people on the block.
I guess I just don't understand how people can be biased because of skin color
@Not him again, biased and hatred are completely different. Nobody is "racist" anymore like they were in the civil rights movement. (At least no one born in the last 50 years)
The less you pay attention to people rabble rousing about racism, the quicker it'll die down. Assholes will always exist, but society already made it clear what equality means.
@sploot, I believe you are right. there are tons of cultures in the world and as long as differences exist, some people aren’t gonna like those differences. I think this is perfectly fine as long as no one acts on this dislike to become hatred and violence.
Problems arise when people try to create laws and policies about what you as an individual is allowed to like or dislike.
@Not him again, people are biased against a lot of other folks that they don’t understand or have experience with, be it with their race, religion, ethnicity, etc. The best cure for this is exactly what your upbringing gave you, which is shared experiences. Other people aren’t that different from you or I once you get to know them...
@A Blunt Object, that's a good point.
@Richard Cypher, vaccines for example? Lol
@sploot, I disagree with you. I’ve listened to a lot of black supremacists that I would certainly classify as racist. They hold their own race to be superior, both in terms of physical capabilities and moral purity.
The thing I find somewhat ironic is that most of the black racists I’ve encountered have been fairly well educated people who are racist because of their ideology, whereas most of the white racists I’ve encountered have simply been fücking morons.
@I Are Lebo, bummer to hear that. Most people who I've met that harbor hatred are in a lot of pain.
Obviously racial purity is a fantasy, but if they aren't hurting anyone, I dont see a reason to try and force their beliefs to the contrary.
@sploot, I do, because they are hurting people. They’re fostering a mentality of victimhood and it leads them to a great deal of harm.
Just look at the media and how they handle it. The Covington kids incident was a bunch of black racists being antagonistic towards white high schools students, until an elderly native man with a history of inserting himself into whatever spotlight he can force himself into followed that pattern. The media then took that and ran with the narrative of teenaged white bigots.
These beliefs are extremely harmful. The fantasy of racial purity not being opposed led to hundreds of millions of deaths in the early 20th century and when we forget that, we will repeat it.
Vice is the company behind Vox. In case anyone was somehow still unaware of their entire lack of journalistic integrity.
I like the one where is said most firefighters are white and it was "screw white people and their *squints* willingness to die saving others.
Man this world is going to destroy itself in no time
But most Chinese people are brownish and are Asian
Remember, statistically asians are white, duh.
I'm only half joking, it seems in every study that talks about discrimination against minorities, asians seem to be omitted.
@codyl, of course. Their success rates go against the narrative.