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I hear you! The question is "Why do white people do not understand racism?"
Why is everyone automatically bringing up blacks? Do they not believe Hispanics, Asians, Jews, and Muslims contend with racism? Why single out (blacks)? hmm Interesing
dashing.... I would say because of what is going on in Ferguson right now. Plus you have people like Al Sharpton only fanning the flames of racism in an already volatile community.
Other than Ferguson, I'd say blacks are brought up first because racism directed towards Jews, Hispanics, and Muslims is still deemed ok by a majority of the 2 primary races in USA. JMO
peeples, It's doubtful Asians, Hispanics, Jews, and Muslims think it's okay to be called racist slurs. I think we do a disservice to act as if there are only blacks & whites in the world. The word racism is not synonymous with (black) issues.
The two primary races in USA are blacks and whites. I didn't say I think the others think it is ok. I just don't think white/black ppl see racism towards the others as bad as towards white/black. Sad but true.
It only (seems) that way. According to Census reports Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity composes the (largest minority group) in the nation! Whites are 77.7%, Hispanics are 17.1% and Blacks13.2% of the population.
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Angela O says
The question asked doesn't mention any minority race! And yet every response to this question singles out (blacks)!
I find that fascinating! Certainly Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, Muslims endure racism too. Danicole sited no race.
Sharath perlampady says
JT, It's not a matter of blacks being bound by the "past". Just about every black person has experienced racism in their own lifetime. Most Jews, Native Americans, Muslims, & Hispanics could say the same thing! Racism is not just a "black" issue.
That is what I was trying to say dashing. Maybe I worded it wrong. Yes, I believe ALL of us have experienced racism in some form or another. But, we have those who scream racism at the drop of a hat.
I agree there are some people who scream racism every time something doesn't go their way. Speaking of (isms) men are often attacked by virtue of their gender. I heard one woman say all men are "no good dogs" and another said all men are rapists
Or liars. Very true dashing.
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