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TOPIC: Is racism really gone?

Is racism really gone? 10 Mar 2012 01:00 #253

  • Jeremylin22
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I dont personally believe that racism is really gone but we have come a long way since the old times. There are still stereotypes of what people can and cannot do in our society today. It's not because people are trying to be mean (although some are) but basically nowadays things are implied on what people can and should do. Like how people think asians are automatically smarter than other races and how black people are "naturally" good at sports.

I dont believe racism will be really gone, it just shrunk. Another example is how this Asian basketball player "Jeremy Lin" is blowing up the NBA with his skills but people are shocked he's this good because hes asian. They are stereotyping his abilities just because of his race.

When you really think about it everyone is a little racist. You are even though you dont mean to its just in you because of all the media and other sources we get from the outside world telling where each races "role" is in the world. So can we stop and try to eliminate racism? No i dont believe so, but we can be responsible on what we say and how we perceive things. Its all on you.
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Re: Is racism really gone? 12 Mar 2012 00:44 #255

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I mean you said it, everyone has a little racism inside them, it is just the way show it to one another. We create these stereotypes about one another based on our ethnicity. I mean I don’t think it’s impossible to create a world full that doesn’t have racism in it, I just believe it will be extremely difficult to convey people of this world.
I mean back then it was very blunt to be races, but now people have found a way to push it under the mat and turn it on and off as if it was a light switch. We are fortunate enough to live in a country where the laws allow us to believe in what we want to believe in, wear what we please, and live where we want to live, but is this something that society condemns? Who is to blame for this? Is it media? Is it the schools? Whoever is to blame, this is something that has been an issue for years past and continues to haunt us. I think that it is fair to say that, until we stand up and make it obvious that we will not stand for racial acts, racial slurs, or anything of the kind, we are all to blame in one way or the other for racism still existing in America today
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Re: Is racism really gone? 16 Mar 2012 19:39 #319

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I completely understand what your saying but you can never eliminate racism espically in America. This society includes thousands of different cultures; Asian, African American, Hispanic etc. All of these races live in every part of America and each of them has been through racism thier entire lives.
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Re: Is racism really gone? 22 Mar 2012 13:58 #345

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I agree with you because people get influenced from parents and media. My parents sometimes make ruth racist comments about other ethic groups, and I've caught myself saying things like that (something that i feel bad about). Televison also influenceses the way you see people from other ethic groups and in a way it make is alright to make assumptions. I think that everybody is racist but not as obvious as in back in the day. I think that racist is never going to end.
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Re: Is racism really gone? 23 Mar 2012 13:18 #366

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Seems as if we all want it to go away but it honestly will not happen. I agree with all the comments prior to mine. Seems as if its always in the back of our mind. One day you could be getting along with a certain ethnic background group and when that time comes to bringing up derogatory terms, its very easily used. As someone prior had said, it definitely has to do with your surroundings. Family has a huge impact and influence us easily for they are our loved ones. But perhaps our loved one seem to of shown some of us something that has nothing to do with love. So as we progress in life, we then learn to analyze the things that we were taught and then grasp all the positives from our progress and take initiative of displaying it. Its up to the individual to all racism to occur within him or her self. You must have an open mindset to disable the thoughts of racism. It never got anywhere positive and that I cant fathom. Furthermore, still to this day it will not go anywhere good either. This type of behavior; being racism, is learned. So it can be definitely unlearned.
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Re: Is racism really gone? 23 Mar 2012 16:01 #378

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I totally agree with you guys, racism is far from being gone in the United States, any through out the world for that matter. Every day in the news we can read stories about racist acts, it never seems to go away. A lot a people thought, hoped that electing a black president would mean the end of racism, or at least a big step forward. However, I have trouble seen much difference. For me the Oscar winning movie Crash depicts pretty well the situation in the US society, where people live within a community an really interact with other ethnicities. I believe that a better dialogue between communities would result in a better understanding of each other, and least acts of racism.
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