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Should we stop talking about race?

  1. Paul Beck profile image60
    Paul Beckposted 19 months ago

    Should we stop talking about race?

    People talk about race and racism a lot these days. It seems like such a primitive concept. Why does race even have to be discussed? What difference does it make if a white, black, or gray guy did something to you? I feel that when people claim something or someone was racist, oftentimes, the  person declaring it is the racist one. They felt the need to point out the race of everyone involved. Why is it necessary to drag race into everything? If we truly want to move past color as one human race. Shouldn't we get to a point where we stop discussing it first?

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  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 19 months ago

    The political left is reverting to the old tribal politics, assigning official ideologies based on one's race/demographics. This is how they can demonize conservative blacks as not really blacks, because they are apostates to the liberals' identity politics that says to be a real black, you must be a Democrat.
    This has the insidious effect of destroying individual freedom by assigning them a group identity, and it destroys society's ability to function as one whole by Balkanizing it. But it has benefits for the people who fuse identity politics with ideology, namely intense social control to maintain ideological conformity and being able to create a siege mentality in all groups you manage so they feel dependent on you for safety.
    Until the political left gives up identity politics combined with ideology, the same way the ancient Israelites and more recent Arabs said all in the tribe must worship X deity, we won't be able to move on past race or various other demographic divisions because it is reinforced by the political movement that benefits from it.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 19 months ago

    In my opinion, Race is being used along with Political Correctness to make the left seem like they are trying to rescue the blacks from the evil white right.

    Racist is a term they use and the context used for calling someone racists transcends the literal meaning. Having weakened the US Constitution with its PC the left is emboldened to now use Racism to corner the market on minority votes for them.

    The Black and Hispanics have been loyal democrat party voters, although they haven't been improved for that loyalty. Why else do we have BLM and rioting.

    So yes, we shouldn't about Race in the context of racism. Because, Racism is now more political than real. We have a two term black president and that means that over half the voters voted for a black president, and the less than half or significant number of them were loyal republican voters for the most part.

    If the Blacks have not attained their goal after over 150 years then they have to look internally to see what is preventing them from achieving it.

  4. wrenchBiscuit profile image83
    wrenchBiscuitposted 19 months ago

    People talk about race for two reasons. The oppressed minority speak of race as a matter of reflex, and from a defensive posture. White racists talk about race aggressively in an attempt to silence the opposition to a system of white supremacy. And all of this is taking place because we are in the middle of a race war that began in 1492.

    Nations and national borders are all imaginary concepts. None of these things exist in the physical world. Nations and borders only exist in the collective human consciousness. Consequently, physical weapons of war have no effect on this imaginary world men have constructed. It is only  through language, laws passed through the use of language, and this language and these laws perpetuated through time, over several generations, that we can alter or reconstruct national borders, or a national identity in the collective consciousness.

    And although language is "real", many of the concepts that language creates are not real, such as nations and national borders. In conjunction with outright mass murder, the white racist has used language to perpetrate genocide agaisnt the Indigenous and the Black races here in America. The only way to ultimately destroy  this evil is through language and education. Thus, we have no choice but to speak of the evil of racism, as it is only through language that we can de-colonize the Indigenous and African people, and deconstruct the lie that has created the illusion of freedom in the collective consciousness of white America.

    This is why the U.S. government has seeded platforms like Hubpages and Facebook with government sock-puppets to support the governments position, and to discredit the opposition. Several I have already identified here on Hubpages, as they have been very sloppy in their presentations. It is true that the pen is mightier than the sword, and a single word can be more powerful than an atomic bomb.

  5. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago

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    Yes, race should be a total non-issue in postmodern, 21st century society & culture as w/religion, gender, age, disability(physical, mental, &/or perceived)& sexual orientation.  However, humanity has a tribal consciousness, mentality, mindset, outlook, philosophy, & psychology.  Humanity has an us vs. them mentality.   

    To humanity, those of the us clan are viewed as good & copasetic while those of the them clan are demonized as the other, even marginalized to be at the societal periphery.  Humankind has to progress beyond the tribal mode in order to view each other as......ONE.   Humankind must get away from the "clan" mentality which deifies insiders or those who are similar while viewing outsiders as negative entities to be ostracized or worse.

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    Evan Duncanposted 18 months ago

    We under-assessment our children's psyches. Separating between your kind (and everything well known) and different creatures (and everything new) is principal to creature impulse. It is the thing that protects creatures apprehension of the obscure and un-caught on. In the event that anything, we require more prominent exchange to comprehend it.

    Additionally, not discussing the diverse races is undermining every race's remarkable accomplishments, battles and history. It would mean loss of comprehension of our kindred individuals. Absence of comprehension and gratefulness is the thing that began this in any case!

    Along these lines, the answer for the race issues lies in speaking more about them, in an ideal, tolerant and progressive way to whatever number children as could be allowed. The contrasts between racial gatherings are genuine they are socially and truly one of a kind, unmistakable, differing and all add magnificence and assorted qualities to the world we live in. Not discussing it won't have that effect leave. The distinction is not some dim grimy mystery that should be shrouded away. It is to be comprehended, recognized and celebrated.
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  7. sujithbeta profile image74
    sujithbetaposted 2 months ago

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