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Still the Least Racist Country in the World

Paul266 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 1:17 PM
TOK, you're losing sight of the definition of racism. Parody and stereotyping is not racism. Racism is thinking that one race is superior than another. And when that racism gets dangerous is when it is transferred from thought to action.
Paul266 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 5:31 PM
I'm not saying that stereotyping is right and parody while sometimes funny can be taken too far. What I really have a problem with is the slow drift in the definition of words. It dilutes the original meaning. Racism when implemented as policy (either in government, insitions, workplaces) is wrong and should not be accepted at all.Parody or streotyping is not that. It may not be nice, may be taken too far and in general is boorish. But it's not racism. (my dad was a lawyer, so he imparted on me to be a stickler for meaning what you say and saying what you mean as precidely as possible)
The Original King Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 5:07 PM
Paul.......your point is taken, but can you at least understand why a large number of Blacks would NOT accept that difference between parody/stererotyping and racism and, in turn, perhaps get a bit upset at the group/party that they consider to be the one pushing this stuff?
In light of the tragic killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin -- and the manufactured hysteria surrounding it -- one thing needs to be stated as clearly and as often as possible: The United States is the least racist and least xenophobic country in the world. Foreigners of every race, ethnicity, and religion know this. Most Americans suspect this. Most black Americans and the entire left deny this.

Black Africans know this. That is why so many seek to live in the United States. Decades ago, the number of black Africans who had immigrated to the United States had already surpassed the...

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