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Updated on April 27, 2014

Will it ever go away?

Racism has somehow cropped up in the news lately, due to the Bundy nasty comments in Nevada and the Donald Sterling insinuation against, first, blacks, and personally against Magic Johnson, a consummate Basketball star and an influential African American businessman.

As if race or racism has ever left the minds of people or anybody in America; well, it has not, because they (people) ate it for breakfast, lunch and supper. It has been part and parcel of societal conversation everywhere; in college and university campuses and in the gyms across the United States.

So, it was not surprising that many reacted vehemently to those recent episodes, as mentioned above.In other words, any person, who visualized that it (racism) was a bygone subject would be regarded as a stranger to world affairs.

However, to get to the bottom of the matter, the truth was that everybody in the world was in many ways a racist

When asked the question, "Do you love your race?", and anyone would say "yes"; and "How about your color; do you like it?" and the answer would be, "Yes; I am proud of it".

So, that made everybody in America, and in fact, in the rest of the world, a racist. It was only that people have hidden that feeling or pretended it was not there; and only Bundy and Sterling, and other individuals like them, would be stupid to expose themselves, revealing how they felt about race.

They tend to forget that racism was a "two-way street"; and that the more one looked down on another person for reasons of one's race, the feeling became reciprocal.

If people would keep that at the back of their minds, when discussing or talking about others of a different race, racism would not go away, but they (people) would not be making fools of themselves, by being vocal about those others in any negative way.

Caucasians would remain Caucasians, and blacks would remain blacks, forever.


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      owurakwasip 4 years ago

      You know very well that you have no right to tell people what to talk about or especially think; and you will be extremely unrealistic, because there are persons of mixed race and therefore, "we are all one people and not many races." (Your words).

      Racism as a subject will be in front of society till the end of time. Yet, it will be how people react to it.

      Mr. Sterling has reacted very badly to it; and the question would be, would it end with him? I personally would say no; and the debate would continue, if anyone else decided to bring it (racism) up again.

      We all belong to one race or another; mixed blood or not. owurakwasip.

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      Greg Schweizer 4 years ago from Corona, California.

      What I meant by that is, people shouldn't even be racist anymore. It shouldn't even be something that people have to talk about. Though I know it IS still out there, we SHOULDN'T even be looking at people because of their race.

      I wasn't puting down your hub or the fact that there is still a problem. I just feel people should be at a point where everyone is the same these days. How many people do we have of mixed races these days. As far as I am concerned we are all one people and not many races. That's all I meant. Sorry if you took it any other way. Greg

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      owurakwasip 4 years ago

      Totally discarding it (racism) as a subject is not the solution. You can express your point of view about it, but I prefer you not to say,

      "It shouldn't even be a subject anymore." What? owurakwasip.

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      Greg Schweizer 4 years ago from Corona, California.

      So, you only allow comments to show if you agree with them, huh? That's sad. Greg

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      owurakwasip 4 years ago

      Yes, it (racism) is still a subject (thanks to Donald Sterling); and so, your comment does not apply. Just get on with your life and continue with your mindset. Personally, it's all up to you as an individual.

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      owurakwasip 4 years ago

      People will talk about it (Racism), but attitudes must change to downplay its effect on society as a whole. A person is a person is a person is a philosophy that I go by; but I don't know about you, However, if that applies to you, then we can be friends for a very long time. That is how I look at life.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am fully conscious of race. (really color and characteristics because we are really one race) I like them. Can you imagine if we all looked even more the same. Fashion is bad enough. My mixed "race" son has all another race friends. Go figure!

      Hate is hate is hate and wrong, wrong and wrong.


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