Racial Stereotyping and Racial Prejudice

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  1. Zaac

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    The majority seems to think that things have gotten better. The minority continues to say it's just changed forms.

    The perspective of one black man that seems to resonate consistently with what so many other black men have experienced.

    Bit long but a good read.

     
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    Never mind I decided not to take the SNIP bait from another DNC operative.
     
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    I don't doubt that any of those incidents could have taken place, but one was mentioned that there is a public record of:

    There was an independent review of the incident that points out how badly the author misrepresented this incident. Makes one wonder some about the rest of them.
     
  4. Zaac

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    Whatever I did to keep your nastiness out of here, I need to can it and sprinkle it around the thread.:thumbsup: Hopefully everyone else will be enlightened by another POV.
     
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    The divide between races has become smaller .....

    There are always going to be race baiters; race haters; and groups that essentially want to stir up the past.

    I prefer to believe that things have gotten better, and Ferguson is a prime example of how far we, as a society, have come.

    40 years ago, this would have been an all out riot. Instead, as bad as it seemed to be in the early days after Brown was killed, the crowds were small, and it actually took outside agitators to come to Ferguson and stir up problems. However, and I know I even questioned why a dusk to dawn curfew was not put in place, Capt. Johnson, of the Highway Patrol, did a superior job at rooting out the evil doers, and bringing the good within the community together.

    Eventually, it wasn't because of the law enforcement tactics, but rather a group of black people that had more common sense and wanted peace, to calm this lynch mob spirit down, and replaced it with community!

    We have always been an experiment, according to nations from around the world; that is a melting pot for ethnicities, and while some felt it would never work, and that riots were something melting pots would always end up with when tensions rise to a fever pitch; Ferguson has demonstrated just how far this experiment in mixing and melting cultures together as one people, have come.

    Of course, there will always be folks like the one who used an inflammatory title and a questionable article as just enough Kindling;
    Firewood—and Matches or lighter—to spark a discussion that would move in the direction of provoking angry discourse and harmful debate in order to keep the emotions of Ferguson alive and well!

    Ain't anyone on this board silly enough to say that some form of racial profiling doesn't exist. Even so, it is not only the blacks who face profiling. Hispanics are profiled, as are Arabs .... and depending on who did what to whom, whites are often profiled too!

    We are not perfect, as a nation! Nevertheless, we are not where we were 40, 50 or 60 years ago, and that is worth taking pride in!

    If people let law enforcement do what they are hired to do, and then report any suspected profiling and the officers or officers involved, we will eventually send a message to the bad cops that we are not going to take it any longer!

    So, overall, while I agree with my esteemed colleague that stereotyping and profiling is still a problem, it is not nearly as bad as it once was, and the truth is, things are improving every day. because mankind, regardless of the color of their skin, are learning to live in harmony with one another!

    Like it or not Zaac, we have all learned, that beyond the color of our skin, we are first and foremost Americans, and that is why things are not nearly as bad as they once were! IMHO!

    We no longer have the hateful KKK marching in our streets. And when their remnants show up, most Americans boo them out of their robes. The black Panthers have reorganized several times now, and like the KKK, and skin heads, they represent a small portion of a greater society, that is learning to live with one another. In other words, their hateful speeches are no longer leading the way of larger groups! They have become, excuse me for the pun, the minority when it comes to inciting hateful rhetoric!
     
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  6. Use of Time

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    It is truly amazing that some people really believe that we live in a post-racial society. I'm going to give credit where credit is due though. Righteousdude2, that was a solid post. Well done.
     
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    And what do you really , truly believe. No fair teasing us. Speak you little heart out. All of us can't imagine the spin and slant welling up within you. Remember uot, keeping things within can cause heart attacks. So let it all out, and I mean ALL out?
     
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    Settle down, that wasn't a comment about you.
     
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    "Not as bad as it used to be" does not mean it's all good now. This thread isn't about Ferguson but since it was brought up, please note that any attempts to fan racial discord around that situation WORKED.
    How can we be a post-racial society when something as simple as bringing up the topic often leads to acrimonious debate and instant name calling?
     
  10. Zaac

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    Nothing but the whole truth Gina.:thumbs: I believe that there are people who know they have done some of the very things mentioned and worse, and thus must set about attempting to dismantle the credibility of race still being an issue in the United States or be left naked and exposed to deal with their own personal, unChristlike behavior.

    There will, until Jesus returns, always be, at least I believe, some degree of prejudice about something in everyone.

    But when you mix racial prejudice and partisan politics together, you've got the perfect storm of division. That combination allows some to justify doing and saying any and everything and acting any kind of way because their politics justify it.
     
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    That and I think people that aren't well traveled and live in a vacuum just might not have the first hand experience.
     
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    Two words on your observation about living in a vacuum: That sucks! :laugh:
     
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    Yep, I agree it does suck. A lot of people never leave their home town and I think it contributes to a pretty myopic world view sometimes.
     
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    Who cares if they have been racially profiled? They are on the way to hell. Let's deal with THAT.
     
  15. Zaac

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    And you know this how? Because of their skin color? :laugh:

    You're starting to act like the resident esteemed writer. If someone says they are a Muslim( liberal, moderate, or conservative), they need Jesus.

    You don't know if people have a relationship with Jesus or not based upon their skin color. :laugh:

    SMH. You're trying to "catch" me but failing miserably.

    The Body of Christ is called to act a certain way. If you want to racially stereotype and portray an attitude of racial prejudice, feel free to do so.
     
  16. Alcott

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    Is that your analysis of the rioting?
     
  17. Zaac

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    If you refer to the thread, it will be clear of what it is an analysis.
     
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    Amen!

    You're the perfect example.
     

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