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RACISM IN AMERICA 2013

Updated on January 6, 2013

Whoever does not think that racism is prevalent in America is in great denial. Racism is quite active, although for a while it seems to have been covert for the most part. Since we now have an African American President...who has been re-elected by the way, thanks to Mitt Romney and his "foot in the mouth comments recently published." there seems to be a more overt expression of racism as if to attempt to send a message that Obama being in office does not change the fact that we are all still niggers. I overheard a terrible joke recently that even some of you may secretly find funny. One person asked another, "what do you call a black general...nigger. What do you call a black CEO...nigger, what do you call a black president...nigger." I then walked around the corner to which they both snickered and kind if went into hush mode. I simply walked passed by them and said..."yeah I've got your nigger." They had the nerve to react with shock that I said the "N" word around them. As if they did not just finished calling our president one. Moreover, these were active duty military men. Racism is alive and well in America and we African Americans must stop cowering to white people or they will continue to act as though they are supposed to treat us as they do. I have experienced people driving and when they saw that I am Black and I would attempt to get into the lane next to me they would literally prevent me from moving into the lane. Well I am not that person...as I drive a big red truck and will move into the lane when I need to do so and that is that. Patriette...you are being rather naïve to think that there are only a few racists in this country. I would venture to say that many, many White people what I would like to call "closet racists." What I mean by that is they will say and do things when they think it is safe to do so and when they are in public...and to pretend to be politically correct...they will act differently. The truth is that Black people are still followed around inn stores, we are still arrested first, and the media will still reveal the name and face of a Black suspect quicker than that of a White or even Latino one. The Trayvon Martin case is a travesty...The Olympic gymnastics team was a joke in how they down played Gabbie's all-around gold medal. Had it been the White girl who won that medal they would be parading her around as they have done to the others in the past. Nevertheless, one by one...sport by sport...Black athletes are excelling. In addition, for the record, Black students have significantly narrowed the achievement gap to almost nothing in recent years. I teach high performing magnet students the subjects of Physics and Chemistry, where my students are from all backgrounds and ethnicities and are all awesome, hardworking, excellent students...ACADEMICALLY! I have just today seen the movie Django. What a disturbing movie. They use the word “nigger” and “bitch” seems like every four or five words. Moreover, both are used toward African American characters and by African American actors’ characters. If that movie disdained White people in any way, or any other ethnicity for that matter, there would have been protests by now. God forbid if the movie disdained White women, there would be an outcry like the one we have never seen. However, from the ratings of critics and viewers, that distasteful and despicable movie is doing quite well. Shame on Jamie Fox, Samuel Jackson, and Carrie Washington, as well as the other Black actors and actors who participated in such an example of exploitation they must know that they already have enough money that they did not need to make such a movie. Yes, racism is alive, active and well in America. Thank God that the American voters did not put that fool Mitt Romney and his friend Paul Ryan in the White House. In addition, Republicans as well as those other White people in congress need to get over it. We have a president, voted in by the American people and all ethnicities and his name Barak Obama. However, not to worry Mr. Romney, you along with John McCain will forever be the laughingstock of your white friends behind your back, as the two who was beaten badly by the black guy…well we all know what they will really call him. Then that is another topic for another Hub. America is wonderful.

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      gaeparks 13 months ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Police racism is pervasive...why isn't that being looked at? Why would police officers all over the country be as outwardly racist as is the casein America. Wakeup...this is not a bunch of local issues...this is a national issue. It cannot be a coincidence that police officers are behaving the same way toward black people, especially black men unless there is a directive or understood attitude that their behavior will be allowed. And...as recent events have shown, their behaviors are being condoned by somebody...the question is who and how high.

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      Rajesh 2 years ago

      Actually, I don't find Americans racist at all.... having worked with them all over the world, i find them to be very fair..providing you work hard and put in your effort. Yes, they are arrogant at times and business minded but racist? The Europeans are major racists...for sure. I am an Indian of Dutch origin and have witnessed it first hand. And I also worked with several African Americans. Very nice people. Racism to shift towards these barbaric Arabs and Muslims who beheaded innocent Americans. They should all be thrown out of America. God Bless America. Beacon of freedom and opportunity. Amen

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      Melissa 2 years ago

      vveasey,

      Being from Mississippi doesn't make you a red neck. Believe me, we have just as many hispanics, asians, blacks, whites, and mixed people as anywhere else. Racism is prevolent among all races in Mississippi, not just whites. The crime rates here are much higher among the black communities.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Black skin is the best protection the white man could ever have

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      DPEREZ 3 years ago

      The part about in traffic and bcause your black they wont let you move over is ludicris I hate to inform you that happens all the time to everyone you always have a jerk behind I wheel of a car who has no common courtesy I am white and that happens to me all the time I been cut off by blacks by whites by Hispanics etc that has nothing to do with racism don't blame everything little thing that happens on racism everything is not about that such as not being able to get in another lane because of the color of your skin that blew your perspective out of the water for me so I will move on and not even finish with this read

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Black skin would give the white man much more flexibility on what he can and can not say. If donald sterling was black he could say whatever he wanted whenever he wanted with out outrage.

      White man when are you going to realize that black skin will protect

      You. Black skin is all you need white man. There is no law that says you can not change your skin color. Chocolate tan needs to be invented.

      BLACK SKIN WOULD BE LIKE A SHIELD FOR THE WHITE MAN!

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Btw the white man is only one race change away from being able to use the n word at their pleasure.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Black skin would make pee wee herman and napoleon dynamite look like a tough sumbitch.

      Black skin is a shield from racial politics and race card drama.

      Yet there is no conversation about bringing pigmentation into the white community.

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      Patriette 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      C Panther, you sound like an a-hole.

      Patriot Quest, I always admire your honesty. Well stated, as usual.

      1god, Spot on!

      I highly recommend to EVERYONE on this thread the following book:

      "The Un-Civil War: Confronting the Subculture Within the African American Community" by Taleeb Starkes

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      1god 3 years ago

      Sounds like your the racist dude. Read your words. Typical black words. Indteadof living your life, you will sit and blame white people for everything wrong in your life or the life of any other black person. Grow up. Get with the times. Everyone says jokes. Do you see us getting our panties in a bunch because a black person said a cracker joke? No. There are jokes about all races. All races get arrested. People look down on people from all races. Its humanity! Its people like you who give black people a bad name!

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Read my comments above. A black face can protect you better.

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      Wayne Joel Bushong 3 years ago from America

      I just read your hub for the first time. I wonder if anyone has ever really told you the truth about white racism and I wonder if you could accept the truth. You wrote about what you THINK you know and mostly close to correct. What you and almost every African American in the country do not know I have decided to share. ......here comes the truth most will never tell.

      I claim I am not racist, my wife and my family claim publicly we are not racist. I have a black friend that I walk with at work. I do not look down on him but have extreme high regard for him. Have I ever been to dinner with him? No, have I ever been to his home? No. I have had business lunches with just he and I but that is the extent of our friendship.

      In the home we say the n word. Not in front our our grandchildren. Why? because we want them to grow up in a different world than we did. The week before Christmas when FOX said a man was shot in front of his wife while two men highjacked his Land Rover my wife and I looked at each other and both said N... killed a white man.........the next day or so we found this to be true. The new game called knockdown has been 99.999 percent black on white resulting in deaths. The main story on this stupid violent game was two days ago when a white kid hit a black man. Black on white crime according to google is mind blowing compared to a tiny handful of white on black crime. 40 million people on welfare and the majority are minority. Blacks only make up a small percentage of our country. Most abortions, most murders, most aids, most in prison............yes we use the terrible n word especially against Jesse Jackson and those that keep the black community in hate and poverty instead of teaching them to get educated, speak English and pull their pants up so we don't see their underwear. If a young African American comes in my business dressed right, speaking in a language I can understand him and portrays a work ethic he will get hired. To date its never happened. Those who came from nothing like Condi Rice and Mr. Powell are called names by the black community and never lifted to respect and admiration. You have been led by Democrats for 40 years and where has that gotten you? Overall African Americans have the worst documented society in this country. I didn't do that, I had no influence on your lives or your children. I am not a racist because I would vote for Condi Rice as president of this great country. Therefore color of skin doesn't disclose character. The black community has done that for themselves a whole. I also use that word to describe horrible white trash thugs and so does my family. That word to use doesn't mean we hate someone it is used to describe the undesirable that live among us. I know this to be true of most all those closet racist you have written about. I have no idea how this comment will affect you but I hope it at the very least gives you more to think about. Thank you for your hub.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      C panther,

      I hate to tell you this bra but there is a race change movement coming. The white community is going to take 3 percent of the white male population and disguise them as black men. They will use oreo bosses and assistant bosses to get more productivity out of black employees. They will use oreo lawyers to help white people who are in racial discrimnation law suits. Oreo law enforcement will be used to lay down the law on black criminals.

      The race change movement understands that it can protect white people better with a black face. The race change movent is coming soon! Peace.

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      C Panther 3 years ago

      Patriette, You sound like an uncle Tom. For anyone to undestand racism you have to be able to identify what racism is. Racism is a machine invented by white Europeans. Black people are under a system of control all over the world, and is not something that is just in America or various parts of the world it is a global machine for the indoctrination of black people. Notice I do not say African people,(although they are indeed included) because the name "Africa" itself was named after a white man. White people control the media period! the reason why so many black rappers call women bitches is because they what the white people pay them for and the same for black women shaking their asses on TV. The media doesn't show nor promote, strong self aware black men and women on tv, for fear that other blacks will be self aware. we all kno that its the media these days that control us,because seeing is believing. When we see Africans on tv they are always staring, poor, violent ignorant people. what many people fail to realize that All of the richest european countries own africans countries! the whites in africa are striving and black that are native to that land have and are fighting each other. Most of white history is completely made up and or tall tails. A majority of these presidents that we hear so much about today were evil non-moral wicked men. Black people did not come to america as slaves! those so called statistics are quite honestly bullshit. If anyone in the inner cities of america knows that black people are not quicker to murder or rape white people, that complete and udder nonsense. truth is many blacks may not like many certain types of white people, But the law protects white people and their interest in this country. If a black person does something to a white person its looked at as an abomination. Patriette I feel as though you have yourself been indoctrinated into hating blacks yourself. You must realize that you cannot hate the roots of the tree without hating the whole tree itself. Many black shudder at the thought of Africa, why is that? We hate from which we are. Open are eyes and see that its not the black people who are unmoral its them. Remember that back in the day a black person would be killed for being intelligent how inhumane is that? to be treated like a dog and have your women raped and beaten. Yes black people should be offended when a white person calls them a nigger/nigga, true is enough it is only a word but words have power(just as it says in the bible,"men can speak blessings or Curses") words mean nothing if they have no meaning or definition, however the term "nigger" definitely has meaning. Why do you think black people are: 1 locked up and arrested 4x as much as white people? I assure you its not because we commit the most crimes lol. 2. Are more likely to be poorer than whites. 3. less educated 4. more likely to have lower self esteem. 5 3 times more likely to grow up with both parents because 75% of the time the head of the family(black men) are behind bars. realize that black people are apart of a controlled global system of oppression and racism, its not jus here in America. White people in medieval times and beyond didnt even believe in taking baths are properly handling raw food, or sterilizing medical tools. The moors(africans) taught them these things. we taught them medicinal practices, mathematics, etc. Our people are the ones that put the Europeans into power in the first place! don't take my word for it do your research! you'll find that the so called Great Britain castles of old are actually modeled after Ethiopian castles. White people learned and continue to learn from us and other cultures by taking and stealing. not all white people of course but the rich ones that runs wall street and hollywood. Your ignorance is a poison i hope that you do the research for yourself and find out THE TRUTH why are what we are in the world today.

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      Patriette 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You will not get any arguments from me, Lucky7... well said.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      A black voice can help you get black votes. A black voice can get more productivity out of black citizens. White man you are only one race change away. Get that chocolate tan and make a difference.

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Black skin is the answer to all the white mans problems. The white community needs a black body guard. A black voice. A black presence. And the best way to get that is by living as a black man. peace. The race change movement is coimng.

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      lucky7starter 3 years ago

      Sorry, I made a couple grammatical errors in my statement above; I apologize. Just to make one last comment: I did see Django and was not impressed.

      I do want to ask you this though. How many black people in music degrade women by calling them bitches, and it is accepted. Truly sad. I think the black people that hold themselves to a higher standard get plenty more opportunities than the ones who say nigga this and bitch that while sagging their pants down past their ass. There are so many racial black websites, to include: www.blackpeoplemeet.com and, what about Miss Black America. There may be a www.whitepeoplemeet.com, but it is not advertised on national TV. A black man is President and you yet black people will still find a reason to complain. JUST BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN. I am, and I don't even get assistance to go to college for my skin color. I had to work for it every single day.

      Chris Gardner said "Most people go to bed at night thankful their day is over. I go to bed at night excited to see what tomorrow brings." If you don't know who Mr. Gardner is, go watch The Pursuit of Happyness. When you blame someone for your own inequities, you limit the power you gain through experience. INTEGRITY IS THE KEY TO A UTOPIA. We all know what is right in life. It is a feeling of relief and sense of responsibility and accomplishment after action.

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      lucky7starter 3 years ago

      I am a white male, age 31. I am doing a research paper on racism and came across your article. I want add my input.

      You are absolutely right there is racism in America. But it goes both ways; and it is not just black and white. All ethnicities have racist individuals. I am not doubting your story of white individuals in the military making a racist joke.

      I for one voted for Obama, as well as 60% of Obama's votes coming from white people; but because you have a darker complexion, you do not see the white people's side. People, not of white skin color, get picked over white people every day for jobs just because we need "diversity" in the work place. If you want equality, you should be treated equal, and may the best man or woman get the job.

      As far as "God forbid if the movie disdained White women, there would be an outcry like the one we have never seen", I've seen How High and Undercover Brother (and many other movies portraying great black men as the lead role) and watched them use "bitch" towards white women all the time. Just remember it goes both ways.

      As far as Republicans and Democrats, let us not forget that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, and the Ku Klux Klan was started and ran by Democrats.

      As far as the term "African American," I think this term is a farce. If you are a black/dark skinned individual, born in the United States, then you are a BLACK AMERICAN! Be proud to be an american, black is just a description, just like white, tan, or olive. We may never be able to repay the minority community (which is now the majority) for the horrible abuse suffered in the past, but you cannot forget that there are lots of good people out there. Being a good human being is the only way we will get passed the racism in this country.

      On a personal side note, your grammar is horrible for being a teacher of physics. You are full of hate and have never felt racism like your grand parents, or maybe even your parents. The word "nigger" is a painful word. It hurts more than asshole and fuck head, yet black people use it towards each other with pride. I didn't want to see Django because I knew it was gonna degrade black people, and I hate discrimination. You wanna do something right? Police up your fellow people, as I do mine, when they are wrong. Don't get on a blog put more hate out there "rounding up all black people to fight the white man." I am willing to work with you, right by your side; but carry yourself with dignity and respect and use discretionary grammar. HAVE PERSONAL INTEGRITY, and do the right thing. It's what God would want from you anyway, right?

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      b dawg 3 years ago

      Paint the pigs black!

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      rajiv90210 4 years ago

      What i don't understand is why there is such a rumpuss about a latino shooting a black man out of self defense when the obama administration (read : a black man hijacked by white republicans) is guilty of crimes against humanity (read: the imperialist wars in iraq and afghanistan as well as drone strikes on innocent victims in pakistan). Your country is a two-faced nation and has only itself to blame for its declining influence in the world.

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      b dawg 4 years ago

      Black skin would be like a security guard for george zimmerman right now. I think they should send in the black unit to clean up the trash in the black neighborhoods. Black skin would be like a race card proof vest for a cop. An al sherpton repellent. How is the law supposed to do their jobs when they got to deal with racial politics. Just take all the black cops and take all the white cops and paint them black and lay down the law on all these thugs in the black community. Peace

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      Blueskies 4 years ago

      You had me going. The terrible discrimination is against the Caucasians and the American people in general, as phobic Liberals vent their racist spleens.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390205/Wh...

      http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/24/northwestern-bla...

      You Liberals are really horrible people. Your a curse on everybody.

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      rajiv90210 4 years ago

      Hello,

      I am a Dutchman of Indian origin (Hindu by birth) and have lived nearly all my life in the Netherlands. As I am not blond and blue-eyed, but look very mediterranean or even middle-eastern, I must admit that I do face racism in Dutch society. The Netherlands is a very multi-cultural society and has always prided itself for its tolerance towards immigrants. Unfortunately, since 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, people of colour and especially Muslims are scrutinized. We even have a politcian called Geert Wilders who is outright racist and against Muslims and Islam. This is a disturbing trend all over Europe and increasing with the deepening economic crisis. I have always admired America for its examples it sets for the rest of the world so am quite shocked to read these comments. However, would you say that Ameria is more tolerant than Europe with its distinct cultures and so many countries which are no part of the EEC? Thanks. Rajiv

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      White male 4 years ago

      Come to think of it I am suprised that no white males have tried to go black face yet. VERY SUPRISED! Look at it this way a low to mid income white male could get into college cheaper, have more job security, save money on their car insurance just by adding some pigmentation to their skin. I have known more than 1 white females tell me they had kids with a black or hispanic man because they felt their kids would get treated better.

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      BDawg 4 years ago

      Black skin would be like a body guard for the white man. I have been spreading the word. I just think that every white family should have 1 or 2 black males in it for public relations. That usually protects both sides from racism. Peace.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Here, here Que Scout!

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      Stephen Hodgkinson 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      The quicker the American nation integrates, and has watered down all their races into one race through inter race marriages the better. I have seen enough nonsense in this hub to justify my comment.

      The USA managed to stick all the British, Germans, Italians and Polish into their melting pot last century and it made the country the great nation it is today.

      Get a little African in the mix and the country will raise to a greater world nation - go forth and multiply !

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      The Great One 4 years ago

      D West,

      Those commercials that you are talking about are mostly made, owned and written by white men. If anything a white man is getting rich off those commercials.

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      d west 4 years ago

      If you watch real closely on television commercials they always make the white man look weak. Especially compared to a black male. White males do not stand up for themselves and let people walk all over them.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      LOL, gaeparks... there I spelled your name correctly.... sheesh

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Patriette

      First of all please have the respect of spelling my name correctly.

      Secondly...ever since you have been commenting on this Hub you have presented yourself as what I can only call a "modern day house negro."

      You have expressed agreement with some of the most ridiculous comments I can imagine.

      And with all that I ALWAYS allow yours as well as all other comments to my Hub...why you may ask.

      Because I hold dear to the ideal of FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!

      You should try it with your judgemental self.

      Have a great day....lol

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      As a matter of fact, gaespark, I believe you are a racist and in great denial about the dysfunctional state of far too many black communities across the country. And yes, you did imply that white Americans disrespect black people.

      "If a person makes a statement about people and doesn't quantify it, say how many people they are talking about or doesn't qualify it, say what type of people they are talking about their statement means all people of all types." vveasey

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      So now I'm a racist? Really? Rrriiiggghhhtt... The statement I made is true. Furthermore, I did not say or implying that all white people do this. But you must admit thAt.any more then seem to be this way...many

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You are making broad generalizations about an entire race, gaeparks, which is typical of racists.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      And the fact that they can always change back...means they will never be BLACK!!!

      I America being Black is beyond skin color. I that were not so....then why do White Americans accept Indians while still disrespecting Black people. Anyway Michelle...invalid point in my opinion. But thank you for your post.

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      Michelle 4 years ago

      It is indeed possible for a white man to turn his skin black. It is called custom air brush it costs about 50 dollars and lasts about 7-10 days. I used to work at a tanning salon. Nobody ever quite went that dark when I worked there to my knowledge but I was told that they could get a person as dark as they want.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      Heck yeah there is sexism in the white house. Obama would never have won the election if he was a woman. In my opinion black women, The white man and hispanics get hated on the most. While the black man is the most popular. But I know that white people like a down to earth black guy they can relate to. Peace/

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Correction: WH sexism isn't based *solely* on women in the cabinet...

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      White House sexism is just one of many issues that speaks to Obama's getting a pass by the media. WH sexism isn't based on women in the cabinet, but pay inequality, not to mention outright hostility in the WH workplace. If the networks and other news outlets were thoroughly covering this story you would know about WH sexism and even the sexism that's been reported when Obama was a Senator, gaeparks.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Patriette

      You are sadly mistaken if you really think that the media or anyone else has given or will ever give president Obama a "pass" on anything. At the end of the day...racism will overpower politics if it ever become about giving a pass...and none if them will let president Obama get away with anything that they can politicize. And why are you calling him a sexist...match his cabinet against any other president...he is no more or less sexist then any if them...if your standard is based on women in their cabinets. What exactly are you talking about...

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      White people have to understand that black skin would help them. A white person could protect other white people from a black bully if they had a BLACK FACE. Black people respond to color. I think that every white family should have at least 2 males in it disguised as black men for protection. I have heard and studied the complaints of the white man. Black skin is the answer. Peace.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      "...So based on that sexism, why aren't more women ringing Obama's bell...?

      Many are low information voters. Those women who are left of center will look the other way because they, by and large, support the same leftist agenda as Obama. Just like the liberal media rarely takes Obama to task; they gave him a pass during the first campaign and still do.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Patriette

      I must have had the page folder, sorry.

      On the WH info you mentioned, I didn't know that, Thanks.

      So based on that sexism, why aren't more women ringing Obama's bell?

      Well anyway you now have my detailed thoughts on the blacks, and sexism.

      Thanks again.

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      Patriette 4 years ago

      Your preaching to the choir, Ib. You and I are on the same page where race in America is concerned.

      Some years ago, I read Thomas Sowell's highly recommended book, "Ethnic America" and became convinced there was something beyond racism going on with blacks as far as our socioeconomic progress is concerned.

      Ib: As for Obama and sexism - I thought I addressed that. Based on what I can tell, he probably is sexist, even Anita Dunn said the WH was a hostile workplace for women.

      It's also been reported that female WH employees earn less than male employees. And there were wage inequalities between male and female non-intern staffers when he was a Senator.

      As for O choosing HC for SOS, I think it was more politically driven than anything... also she brought gravitas with her.

      Too bad everyone is so PC that appointments have to be made based on gender or race, as opposed to being the best person for the job... no more, no less.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Patrette

      Your comment doesn't address the issue of sexism. He has already demonstrated that he likes the good old boy, Biden and he must have some reason why he chose not to go with Hillary Clinton in either of his presidential elections.

      Joe Biden contributed nothing to the country as Vice President. He spent four years being the quiet obedient Obama dog.

      The people have voted twice for a black president, and Obama didn't give them a chance to vote for a female vice president.

      As far as the race issue, it is being ballooned up by people saying that it still exists. But, it is the black people that want to put Africa in front of American that make the last barrier. The blacks have been in this country for over four hundred years, but have made less progress than the Chinese that were brought in as slaves in the 19th century to work on the US Railroads.

      The difference is that the Asians focus on education and business, while the blacks don't. Blacks achieve on the individual level but not as a race. Hiding behind racism isn't going to help them achieve better recognition as a race. The Jewish Immigrants went through a lot of the same discrimination, and it continues today. While their religious beliefs are still being attacked they are also powerful in the business world, as well as the entertainment world.

      It is time for the blacks to take the lead from the other groups of people that have been discriminated against, and deal with it.

      Thanks

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      No I do not know of any white people who got a race change. But while 99% of black men are putting a negative spin on being black I go around telling people my perception of having black skin in america based on experience and what I see.

      I am going to leave an anonymous note in the managers comment box where I work at and I am going to say what I really think. That some of the black employees there would work harder and complain less if the managers had a black face. I am also going to catch up with an ex coworker who is a white male that never got any respect and got picked on. Was he a bad worrker? Yes, but I can tell you people would have talked to him with more respect if he was black.

      That is what my movement is all about. Telling these soft touch white males out there that don't get no respect that black skin would help them. I guess God has blessed me with a gift that no one else seems to realize. I look forward to promoting the race change movement. Any man who does not get any respect, Struggles with the ladies or does not get any love from the black community Black skin will turn the tables in a snap.

      Black skin is like a bodyguard in my opinion and I laugh when people say otherwise. Peace.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      ib... Many have accused Obama of sexism. If it can be shown that there is a long-term pattern of sexism as a U.S. Senator and President, then one could credibly hold that opinion of him.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Hillary Clinton did not want to be VP...Secretary of State was her choice. Research research research lol

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Patriette

      Ask yourself we have a two time black president, and no women int the Executive Office. Hillary Clinton was more qualified than Joe Biden.

      So does that make Obama a sexist?

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I hope we live to see that day, PQ.

      My teenage son is in a predominantly white school district as is our neighborhood.

      Guess what? Not once has my son been the victim of a racial name calling or been excluded from anything based on his race.

      Our neighbors on either side are nothing short of kind, decent, neighborly people. And my son and his white buddies are simply not fixated on race! They just want to have fun and be boys. I think young people across the board are of the same mindset. Race just isn't an issue with them, and that's a good thing.

      It may be hard for some to believe, but my black son has never experienced white prejudice/bigotry/racism. Imagine that!

      It's the race baiters among us who just will not let it go, and make peace with white America.

      Much of this has to do with insecurity and perhaps feelings of inferiority. Until we resolve these personal challenges, racial unity in America will be a dream deferred. (Sigh)

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      Stephen Hodgkinson 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Patriette

      I love what you and Allen West said.

      I like this type of thinking; there are two people across the room, one black with a yellow hat and one white with a red hat. When we refer to these two people we refer as : the one wearing the yellow hat or the red, not the black person or the white person.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Like former Congressman Allen West said:

      "I don’t look to a man to get pride in myself. It’s not about having a black president, it’s about having a good president, and I think that’s the most important thing. This country needs a good leader, and I don’t care if he’s purple or green..."

      To your other point anonymous, for the life of me, I cannot understand why the Left in this country believe we in the states would be better off if we were to become more like Western Europe with all its failing economies and social problems. I've never been to the UK or anywhere in Europe, but if it is as you and others say it is anonymous, I will be forever grateful for the blessing of having been born in America, sweet land of liberty... where even for a black man, a descendant of slaves, anything and everything is possible, although Obama is not a descendant of slaves.

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      ........ 4 years ago

      At least in America, you have a black president, affirmative action and the country is a melting pot where all races can make progress.

      Try coming here to the UK. The UK is the most racist, xenophobic and bigoted country in the world. The British people still live with the colonisation mentality. In the UK, employers are very racist and hostile towards recruiting people from other minorities. Life here in the UK is very, very difficult to make progress if you are Asian or Black.

      Don't believe, then google racist employers and you will find many articles on this subject. Why is it that over 50% of blacks in the UK are out of work or that someone with an Asian name, never receives a call back from a recruiter, whereas a white person does. Also, look at the number of crazy crackpots on buses and underground trains who go batshit on black people. Absolutely disgusting.

      Don't ever come to the UK, as we are the most bigoted hate driven nation in the world. I mean for crying out loud, look at how the British people treat people from the EU. It is absolutely disgusting. This country is finished.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yes B-Dawg, I've read several of your posts. I just couldn't recall your race. As for your spray tan idea, do you know many whites who have followed your advice? Have they gotten the results you've claimed? Just wondering...

      Pretty wild, huh Johnelle?

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      Johnelle 4 years ago

      I tried to follow this post , but WTF?

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      I just feel like black skin reduces your chances of getting fired or horassed on the job. It just seems like people don't mess with you as much. I also feel safer walking to my car at night because of my pigmentation. I feel like a black skin attracts women like bees on honey. I could promote black skin as a chick magnet. I just feel like black skin is almost like a bodyguard and I don't understand why people don't realize this. But I am on a mission to let the cat out of the bag with limited resources.

      PS I have already started leaving random notes in public reatrooms. You know how sometimes people leave those booklets on how the only way to be saved is through Jesus Christ as your saviour. I have been leaving notes about how I feel black skin would help the white man. And I hope God approves of what I am doing. While it may not always be popular I believe in my heart that I am doing the right thing. I think that black skin can protect those that can't protect themselves. I think that if a Napoleon Dynamite type person was black nobody would mess with him in most cases.

      Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      I am biracial half white half black.

      I am objective when it comes to race and I just noticed that people of all races will F*** with a white person a lot quicker than they would a black person. Black skin is like a shield. All races have enemies but black skin in my eyes protects you from your enemies. Especially if you are a male.

      I am just trying to expose things that people overlook. My ideas are to address the complaints of white people. White people complain about being considered racist until proven innocent. Black on white crime. etc. Black skin is the answer to all the white mans problems. And it would be much easier for a white person to add pigmentation to his skin than for a black man to go white ex:(Michael Jackson).

      I just want white people to know that it would be very easy for them to beat racism. If they don't want to be associated with being white all they have to do is when they have kids either a.) choose a black partner or b.) a white couple can ask a close black friend for a sperm sample. A lot of white people are choosing to have kids with black partners because they don't want their kids to be hated for all the white mans sins. Barrack Obama, Tiger Woods and myself are all loved not hated by the black community because our moms chose a black partner to have kids with.

      Are black men/ Biracial men hated? Not nearly as much as white men. Barrack Obama almost got nearly half the white vote. Romney got maybe 2% of the black vote. So between Romeny and Obama who do you think would have benefited from getting a race chance in the year 2013.

      The truth is if the white man was smart he would try to come up with a plan to add some pigmentation to his game. I don't think the white man knows how many enemies he has. The white man is an easy target. Black skin will protect him. Black skin would make a white nerd look more cool and masculine. I have friends and family that are white and I have told them all that black skin would protect them. Some agree some disagree. But we all have to remember this is 2013 NOT 1913. IT IS MUCH SAFER TO HAVE BLACK SKIN THAN WHITE SKIN. Peace.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      B-Dawg: You're white? Oh, okay. So do you use a black spray tan yourself, as you have advocated for whites? If so, how's that working out?

      Maybe you've already answered this, but because this thread is so long, I did not do a recheck.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      GoodTimes

      Thank you for your response. Thank you for your honesty. Welcome!!!

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      GoodTimes 4 years ago

      Hey, I'm white, I voted for Obama twice, and I'm proud to say that! I liked your article, man. Racism is still alive in America there is no doubt. I'm behind the scenes and I hear white people say racist stuff quite often, all of whom would probably deny being racist. The politics now are worse that ever; it's like Abraham Lincoln all over again.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What race are you, B-Dawg?

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Truth is it is not that hard for a minority to make a fast buck by hollering discrimination against the white man. BLACK SKIN WILL PROTECT THE WHITE MAN FROM THESE LAWSUITS! That is why so many white people are choosing to have biracial kids because it gets them off the hook. Only an idiot would want to be a white man in today's world. Peace

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      John Lee 4 years ago

      A'int that the truth B-Dawg. Nobody messes with you if you are black.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      All white males in america,

      I am just going to say this. You complain about racial politics and double standards. I pay attention to how different races interact with one another. Let me just say this. PEOPLE WOULD NOT GIVE THE WHITE MAN AS MUCH S*** IF HE WAS BLACK SKINNED. People would respect you more and criticize you less. That is the real. Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Gae Parks,

      Thank you for letting me voice my opinion on your hub. I am working with an outdated computer and am trying to hook up with some friends who are more skilled with technology than I am to help me promote my idea. I would like to eventually make some you tube videos pushing my ideas if I can find someone in my area to help me.

      Peace.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      How unfortunate that you would choose to unfollow...however, that would be yur choice.

      For the record I am no liberal and not that it is any of yor or anyone elses business but my voting record is: Reagan twice, Bush Sr., Clinton twice, and then the stupid Bush once, I then felt some apathy and didn't vote for anyone durng Bush's re-electon, then Obama twice.

      Since you say all that you have about your belief...I hope you are rich as that is the only way you would or could even enjoy the denefits of yor belief system as the leaders whom you probably support would only care about you if you are in the income range of over 200K per year (0f which I am by the way).

      I thnk you and yor husband shoud check the economics.

      DOW Jone stayed over 13000 for three of the first four years, NASDAC over 1200 for about the same amount of time.

      Jobless rate dropped below 8% for a year.

      Unless I am wrong...those threes indicator make rich cnservative capitalists quite a large amount of money.

      Because I my protfolo...I know I appreciated that and continue to do so.

      Let us not forget that it was George Bush who lost the jobs...and put that jobless rate over 10% and then predicted that the DOW will never be over 10000 ever again.

      Yeah please go find the unfollow button....and in the mean time...get a grip and take off your blinders.

      I stand by God's rules who says "the strong must bare the infirmaties of the weak..." He also says that we must give to the poor.

      Barrack Obama has very similar policies as did President Bill Clinton...ut the country was in a surplus during and after him...until the Republican took over and destroyed that surplus.

      So all that stuff you stated is\noting but blah blah blah.

      By the way...as you can see...I allowed your post...which was my choice.

      Thank you and have a great day.

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      Becki Rizzuti 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You can't possibly be serious.

      This is the problem that my husband and I have with the average liberal; you do not educate yourself about the candidates for whom you vote, but vote purely on the pressure that is applied to you by your own party.

      Obama has always been outspoken about his policies. He has always made it clear that he is in favor of redistribution of wealth -- a key socialist principle. How do right wingers know that we don't want him in office? Because of his very own words.

      I stand firmly for the constitution; I stand for the free market and capitalism; I stand for the elimination of the Federal Income Tax; I stand for real economics; I stand for putting Americans back to work; I stand for treating all people, regardless of their color or social class, as individuals of equal potential. I am a conservative, and for that reason I stand solidly *against* socialism, the Federal Income Tax, Keynesian Economics, social programs that keep people on welfare and eugenics.

      I couldn't care less what the color of the president's skin was, provided that I believed that he was the right thing for our country, and this president is not the right thing for this country. It is saddening when we as conservatives are called racist for disagreeing with him on policy.

      Honestly? That is absolutely pig ignorant. If you think that conservatives disagree with Obama because we're racists, then you're choosing to be and remain ignorant rather than to open your eyes to the reasons that we believe in the things that we do.

      I don't even believe that race is a biological factor; how can I be racist? But I do believe that the sooner Barack Obama is finished with his presidency, the better off our country is going to be.

      Where the hell is the "unfollow" button?

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Patriette

      You must be...lol.

      Radical...really?

      Why don't you take a look back at the Reagan years and you will see some startling similarities.

      If its not racism or bigotry then why did key republicans meet and state that they were going to do everything they could to make sure president Obama a one term president.

      They knew NOTHING of his policies then...

      Why when during the last election where if you noticed he really did beat the mess out of mitt Romney even though republicans tried to and are trying to claim that race was close...it was not.

      Why when the reporter...republican reporter asked the house speaker what are they going to do now that their plan of making him a one term president had obviously failed...he had NOTHING to say.

      Come on are you serious...they are not supporting him because he a Black President...period.

      Again kudos to Machinegunner87.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      gaespark: Oh, how I wish I was kidding.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Patriette

      You have got to be kidding...

      Radical???

      Are you serious?

      Well I guess your opinion is your opinion...and like every American your right to as many as you choose.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you for your service to our country, machinegunner87!

      With all due respect machinegunner, it isn't racism that is driving the intense opposition to Barack Obama, but rather, it is his radical ideology and policies... policies he has implemented that are hurting the country, the economy and inherently opposite our founding American principles. The Right does not hate this president; they hate the damage he has done to the country and to our influence and leadership role around the world. And just because he is our first African American president, does not make his ideas above reproach.

      I am sincerely sorry that you and your wife have experienced bigotry from your own family. I know what it's like being made to feel as though you are an outcast or somehow different, in my case, simply because of my beliefs. You see, I am a Republican, and to be a black Republican is heresy in the minds of most liberals, both black and white

      As for racism, I've said it before, I'll say it again: Racism exists in this country and pockets of racism will surface from time to time. While white on black racism is nowhere near the levels of what it used to be, black on white racism (reverse racism) is just as evil and its existence cannot be denied, because racism is evil from wherever it emanates. Fortunately, institutional racism and virulent white racism that was at one time the norm, simply does not exist today in America.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Machinegunner87

      OUTSTANDING!!!!!

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      machinegunner87 4 years ago

      I am white, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, a college student, a husband, and a Christian. I agree with everything you said. Everyday I find myself arguing in defense of our President, Barack Obama. If a white President pushed for affordable healthcare, an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (which were not working and only costing American lives), and tax raises on the rich and big businesses, then he or she would have the highest approval ratings in history. It seems that everyone forgets that Ronald Reagan raised taxes 6 of his 8 years in office and granted amnesty to undocumented migrants. I have lived all over America, throughout the north and the south, and I have seen a lot of racism with my own eyes. I live in Texas now, and my wife is Korean-American. I get nasty looks from old white folks down here. Even racist members of my family have had the nerve to say something to me about being with her. Racism is still alive in this country and everyone who doubts it is ignorant of the truth. There is a deep-rooted racism behind the hatred of Barack Obama - there is no other reason why there would be an automatic dismissal of all of his policies, statements, and ideas. Barack Obama is a great, amazing man. I voted for him twice. He is the only President I have ever voted for. I was ready to die for him in Iraq and now it seems that I have become a warrior for him here.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Que Scout

      In as much as your offer is tempting...I am one who stands firmly on the deals that includes freedom of speech and expression. However, that doesn't mean I won't consider it briefly but most likely will choose to not disallow B-Dawg. He is rather comical though and makes for a pause and a good laugh.

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      Stephen Hodgkinson 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Hi Gaeparks

      Seems B-Dawg is not a Hub member. Maybe you can dis-allow B-Dawg comments, and perhaps B-Dawg can find another use for the spray can :)

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      B-Dawg

      You are too funny.

      As a bi-racial black person you have additional issues to deal with.

      You're not black enough for black people and not white...stuck between a rock and a hard place huh...

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      All Readers,

      I just read on one of these hubpages that on the Jimmy Kimmel show a couple of months ago Kimmel was visiting a black barbershop and he asked the guys what would it take for Mitt Romney to get your vote and they said he would have to become black.

      There you have it. All the white man gotta do is become black. ONly black skin will protect white people from racism. Only black skin will turn the tables.

      So I am gonna be real with you white folks. Either become black or get used to being the victim of racism. Society teaches that it is okay to be racist against white males. Black skin will save you a$$. I am trying to help you. I am not promoting racism I am telling you how to overcome it.

      Invent a black spray tan. If you want to have kids choose a black partner or ask a black friend for a sample of their sperm. My mom told me straight up she had biracial kids because she felt we were more protected in society. Black skin has helped myself, Obama, and Tiger Woods become respected by black people. Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      David Work,

      I am a biracial man half white half black. So people see me as black. I get angry when black people today put a negative spin on being black. In my opinion having black skin protects you and helps you more than anything. I noticed people will not mess with you as much if you are black. Black males are more popular. Black skin attracts the ladies like no other skin color. Black skin is 2-0 against white skin in presdential elections. That tells you who is more popular. I guess I am positive about it while others are negative.

      I pay attention to how people act around white males. I noticed if a white male is a slow worker people will dog him a lot more than they would a black man. If Napoleon Dynamite had black skin most likely no one would mess with him. Black skin is like a shield. A white boss or security guard would get more respect if they were black.

      I just don't understand for the life of me why black males don't see how having black skin is protection in today's world. I have shown some black men the light but most black men are in denial. Do you realize that you are less likely to get robbed just for having black skin? Do you realize that people are less likely to fire you or give you a hard time for something just by having black skin?

      Have I had any bad experinces with black people? Not really. About 10 years ago there was a black male walking with two redneck looking guys and the black male looked at me and said "I hate negroes" I don't know what to make of that. You can tell me your opinion if you want. I didn't know what to say.

      But make no mistake about it. BLACK PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET HOSTILE WITH WHITE PEOPLE THAN VISE VERSA. I see it all the time. Black people go off on white people over petty stuff. If black people made a habbit of being disrespectful with other black people the way they do other races they would get hurt. If you are honest with yourself you know its true. White people and Hispanic people are more likely to get hostile with a white person than a black person also. BLACK SKIN = PROTECTION. 99% of the time.

      Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      Most black on black crime takes place in the hood. Black people are much less likely to get hostile with other black people.

      White people could help black people better if they had a black face. Black people respond to color. White men disguised as black men could serve as role models for black youth. You never hear white people complaining of lack of role models do you?

      Peace.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Please my response below!!!

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      QueScout

      Well stated...awesome that you have the vision and integrity to own up to the issues of your home country however keeping on point that there is evidence that your country has moved on...again well done.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm with you, Que...

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Yes tbe media promotes; however, tbe media could not or would not be able to do so if it weren't for a following...an audience...a segment of our society who agrees with the dispicable madness of racism.

      Unfortunately the majority of that segment of people are White Americans...both covertly and often times overtly.

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      Davidwork 4 years ago

      Que Scout,

      No disrespect, but with the way that Australian governments have treated asylum seekers in the last decade, and the ugly Cronulla riots of 2005, you have to be careful not to understate the degree of racism in Australia.

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      Stephen Hodgkinson 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Just a quick reminder that all Hubbers are still missing the media issue here . (except cmccarty6687 with education).

      I think the media is the source of racism in the USA

      We need to get the media to self regulate their references to race until we have a generation which has not been subjected to these references.

      By media I mean movies, music and rap. By self regulate I mean, remove the references to race - no more white boy, no more Niger's ass, and the hood is gone! - ( unless it is a documentary).

      As some of you know I live in Australia, but grew up is the USA. So I feel I can comment. Some of the Hubbers may wonder about the indigenous Australians, some of which where enslaved to work on farms. Of course that is all behind us now and few remember but the racism still exists to a small degree. But I promise that I have never seen the media isolate the black Australian, nor our African immigrants!

      Try to view from the perspective that there are no whites, blacks or Asians, only people.

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      Davidwork 4 years ago

      B Dawg:

      I haven't commented on this Hub for a while, but I just have to ask you a personal question. If you don't want to answer it, that's fine.

      I am under the impression that you are a white person who has had a bad experience of some kind with a black person/black people. Am I right?

      I know it is difficult to overcome the pain of a bad personal experience with someone, but try not to let it affect your view of all black people.

      OK, some black people WILL play the 'race card', but many black people use legislation on race with full justification; that legislation was put there to address past injustices. I can’t give an exhaustive list here but one classic past injustice was the one against the Scotsboro Boys:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottsboro_Boys

      Patriette,

      Just a quick point.

      At the end of your comment, you are implying that black Americans changing their behaviour might improve racial harmony. It won't change the attitudes of those who have racism ingrained in them.

      Don't forget all of the very successful black people that the USA has produced; War heroes like the Massachusetts 54th in the Civil War, fighter pilots like the Tuskugee Airmen in WWII, great athletes and sports people, Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, numerous great artists, intellectuals, etc. successful politicians in recent years, Colin Powell, Condoleza Rice, (a bit too right wing for my liking, but a good role model nevertheless) and Obama himself; They didn’t get/aren’t getting any greater respect from those white Americans who have racist attitudes.

      Those white Americans who are set on being racist cannot be changed. They and their attitudes WILL eventually be swept away by the irresistible tide of progress; the main thing is that in the meantime, they are kept out of positions of power and influence where they can damage or destroy people’s lives and prospects

      Many black Americans in the inner cities do have self-made problems, and it will probably take a generation or two before those problems begin to go away; but it is also important to acknowledge that there will be many inner city black Americans who are trying to better themselves.

      Now that Obama has set an example by reaching the highest office in the land not once, but twice, more young black Americans will be inspired and will grasp the opportunities that are there for them. They cannot do everything themselves though; US government and the private sector need to help the inner cities, not by just giving money to community projects, valuable as those are, but by encouraging business and or industry to move into the most deprived areas, creating jobs and opportunities.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      B Dawg: WRONG!

      “The most dangerous place for a black baby is the womb & the greatest danger to a black man is another black man…”

      I realise now you are not being facetious or making a feckless attempt at being clever. However changing skin pigment is not the solution because neither white skin nor black skin is the problem. But blacks that lack moral values IS the problem, and as such, can only be fixed by blacks themselves.

      Are whites forcing blacks to have unprotected sex outside of marriage? Are whites forcing black women to abort their babies? Are whites forcing blacks to abandon the idea of marriage before conceiving a child? Are blacks discouraged by whites to work hard in school and graduate on time from high school? Are blacks discouraged by whites from pursuing a college education? Are blacks being forced at gunpoint to consume and distribute drugs? Do blacks make a choice whether or not to associate with gangs and pursue a life of crime, or are they being forced to engage in criminal activities by whites? Do blacks condemn 'gangsta' rap, obscene music and images, or are whites to blame for this and every other abysmal pathology outlined here?

      All of the above are behaviors that can be changed as opposed to changing skin pigment. When blacks can honestly answer these questions, then and only then can black culture in America be rehabilitated, and we even might achieve racial harmony.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      Word is there is some kind of custom air brush thing they can do at some tanning salons that can make a person skin as dark as they want. It lasts about 7-10 days. I guess if you keep getting it done every week a person could pass as a black man. They could also get a wig or just cut there hair off. Some white men already have brown eyes or they could get color contacts. If they can turn a man into a woman they should be able to figure it out.

      I know it might cost a few bucks but I know a white man that lost a high paying job over racial politics and I know that some black people will try to take advantage of race card and sue companies for racism. Black skin would be an insurance policy for the white man.

      How Black skin can help some white men:

      1. Black skin reduces your chances of getting robbed.

      2. Black skin reduces your chances of getting fired.

      3. People are less likely to give you a hard time over something or be rude to you if you are black.

      4. Black skin would protect the white man from racial politics and frivilous lawsuits.

      5. Black skin would help white people have a better relationship with the black community.

      6. Good white men passing as black men could serve as good role models for young black males. (You never hear about whites complaining about lack of role models do you?)

      7. Black skin would give white people more flexibility on what they can and can not say.

      8. Black skin could help some white men with the ladies. (Women Love Chocolate!)

      My sources are my eyes and life experience. This race change proposal is designed for white males who are not racist but have been victims of reverse racism and racial politics. Black skin would be a good thing for many white men to have moving forward. Black skin is like a shield. It protects you in so many ways. People just don't realize it. THE SAFEST THING TO BE IN AMERICA IS A BLACK MALE !!! Peace.

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thanks, Buddy....

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      Cortney McCarty 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Patriette

      I agree 100% that the extent of racism is not the same as the "pre" Civil Rights era. I also feel that even though it is great that your family has never been confronted with racism I be they have been the victim of racism. I know people that won't rent or deal with people of different ethnicity based solely on that factor. Is this technically illegal, yes. Unless the person stupidly told you that was the reason you really can't prove anything. I see and hear racism all the time but not when the subject of the racists comments or actions are around.

      I'm sure some of the racism is sparked by statistics that are related to the above posted (although there were never any cited sources fhose statistics that I saw). However, a lot of it is just rooted in the people's past and upbringing and that is not a factor easily overcome even with education.

      Education, education, education. You are also right racism taught by anyone is a disgrace. I admire the strength you have to not give bigots the satisfaction of getting to you with their ignorant ways, but there are a lot of people out there who are not as strong and it's an extreme form of bullying. The effects of this type of treatment can effect some people in a very negative way.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Patriette

      Well done...your soap is cleansing and worthy of comment! Stand on that box girl...you go right ahead!!! BTW there is absolutely no sarcasm in this response. I mean what I am saying!!!

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Since soap boxes are welcomed and encouraged, here goes:

      Although I don't live in the South (I live in CA), I do have family and friends in the state of NC and other southern states. To date, none have been victims of white racism. All live in racially diverse communities, are comfortably middle class and very happy to be living in the south. Not saying racism doesn't exist - it does - just not to the extent it did before the Civil Rights era of the 60's.

      I'm of the opinion that just because a white dislikes me because I'm black, or harbors negative viewpoints of blacks in general, so be it. As long as I'm not prevented from the job I qualify for, or prevented from the housing of my choice and educational opportunities, you can hold whatever bigoted opinions you like.

      At some point though, you do have to wonder what exactly drives the negative opinions whites have towards blacks at this particular point in time in America? Could it perhaps have anything to do with Marks 'uncited' stats above regarding high levels of black crime in general, and black on white crime specifically? Could it be reverse racism, i.e., black racism and bigotry alluded in B-Dawgs several posts?

      "As long as racist parents teach their children their backwards ways there will be racism in America." I couldn't agree more, cmccarty, and not only white parents, but black parents as well must step up and teach their kids the indecency of racism and bigotry. Until that happens, racial harmony will continue to worsen in our country.

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      cmccarty6687

      Your post is awesome!!! Well done!!! Well stated!!! Well constructed "soap boxes" are always welcomed and encouraged.

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      Cortney McCarty 4 years ago from Kentucky

      I am a white female living in the south, and not even in the deep south, and I see and hear racism all of the time. I was not raised to feel negatively toward anyone no matter their differences from me. I furthered that upbringing by attending a wonderful liberal arts school called Berea College first established to educate blacks that could not get an education elsewhere. I have family that practice racism daily and not just toward blacks but towards all races different from them. I have cousins my own age that are incredibly racist and I know racism is a learned behavior but there is no way to stop it. As long as racist parents teach their children their backwards ways there will be racism in America. Occasionally someone comes along who breaks the mold and I would bet money that education always has a big part to play in that breaking away. As a person with very liberal views in a southern state I encounter people and conversation weekly exhibiting racism and I hate that still occurs.

      I recently attended a diversity seminar and sat in on a session about race in America and I asked the question, "Do you think racism will begin to die out as the older generations that have the mindsets of the 1950s and 60's are passing away and a new generation takes their place?"

      The answer I received was no, it would be a nice thought but no. Upon reflection of that session and experiences since then I agree completely. It goes back to the upbringing of children and the values they are taught.

      I have read through most of the above comments and see the ones about crime and the black community and all I see is the lack of education and stability that children are being subjected to and the only way to reduce racism is to help those children, the next generation. I never like to write anyone off but the adults are who they are, on rare occasions people change but those are rare. Instead of focusing our energy on the adults we have to focus on the children. I understand this is sooooooo much easier said than done but if we do not switch the focus soon we are going to lose our youth. It is sad that I am saying this because I am only 25 but even I can see it.

      I have hope for our future because I see a lot of people such as President Obama trying to reach out to our youth and do good things with education but he is running into roadblocks at every turn by those who do not see or do not acknowledge these problems because of the privileges they are accustomed to.

      I'm glad that people post on here that in NY or CA they don't see the racism or they can get away from it but trust me here in the south and especially in the deep south it is still alive and well

      Sorry for the long comment, I got on a soapbox

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Oh, I didn't realize you were being sarcastic, gaespark.

      B-Dawg, and just how do you propose the white man change his skin pigment?

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Patriette,

      I am not living in an alternative reality. I have information that will help the white man. I believe with all my heart that the average white man would get more respect and get less s*** from society if he had a black face. And while I may have limited resources to push the race change movement you better recognize that black skin will find its way into the white community. It most likely already has. The U.S. census says that America is 13% black. It looks to me like it is close to 20%. But who knows. PEace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Que Scout,

      I am not promoting racism I am emptying the playbook on what the white man needs to do to protect himself. I know a white man that lost a high paying job over racial politics. I pay attention to how races behave around each other. I am going to be real with you black people would not give white people as much s*** if they were black. And do you wanna know the real reason why cause they would get their a$$ whooped. That is the real.

      Examples:

      Black people gave George W. Bush hell over Hurricane Katrina. If Mr. Bush was black they would not have said Jack. Black skin would have been his shield.

      Hank Williams Jr. would still be singing monday night football.

      Black skin would protect George Zimmerman from black hostility.

      Five black men murdered shawn taylor you don't hear blacks trippin on that do you.

      Black skin has kept black people off Obamas back.

      The safest thing to be in america is a black male and I am going to tell the world!

      Peace.

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      B-Dawg 4 years ago

      Gae Parks,

      I am as serious as a heart attack that I think black skin would help many white men in our society. I know that there are black people who like to take advantage of the race card. I also know that people look at the white man as weak, can't fight, etc.

      I know in my heart that the white man would get more respect if he had a black face. Black skin would protect the white man from racial politics and get him off the hook for slavery.

      I am going around now in my area telling white men that black skin would help them. I see black people getting sassy all the time with white folks over petty stuff. They WOULDN'T DARE TRY THAT ON A BLACK MAN SON! You better believe I am gonna let the white man know that black skin is a shield. That's not the race card that's the real card baby boy!

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      And I am a science teacher. Nevertheless, I can use casual tongue when being sarcastic if I so choose. So yes trippin