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39 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Couldn't have said it better.

“Stop selling us our own oppression..Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery. I’ve never been a slave in this country (Candace Owens, 2019)."

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Candace-Owens-America-is-not-a-racist-13655667.php

Ah.

Candace Owens.

Beloved by right-wingers.

Deemed a fraud, by the rest.

Candace Owens.

Not to proud to claim racism, when it puts coins in her pocket.

Candace Owens.

No credibility.

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46 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Obviously, it's racism right?

I mean, how can you explain the abundance of minorities in our prison system? (ignore the Asians of course)

Why would I need to explain that phenomenon? Most of the participants on this thread have no need of an explanation or a deep desire to argue racism with a recent immigrant. 

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44 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I call it an excuse to not look inwards (or at the mirror), but to place a blame on a "mystical unicorn" that is supposedly out to get minorities.

Fine. 

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7 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Why would I need to explain that phenomenon? Most of the participants on this thread have no need of an explanation or a deep desire to argue racism with a recent immigrant. 

Of course you're right.

I mean, how could I possibly be right? I'm just a first generation immigrant, living here in this nation as an American looking at this country through the eyes of a "ethnic minority." 

🙂

Sure seems fair for all of us, regardless of color.

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23 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Of course you're right.

I mean, how could I possibly be right? I'm just a first generation immigrant, living here in this nation as an American looking at this country through the eyes of a "ethnic minority." 

🙂

Sure seems fair for all of us, regardless of color.

You are welcome to your opinion of your new nation home, relative to racism. 

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4 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

You are welcome to your opinion of your new nation home, relative to racism. 

Now, I do feel "slight guilt" when I find myself cheering for the Japanese football team as they're competing against our nation in sports.

 

I'm serious. 😂

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1 hour ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Wealth = Result

Housing = offset of wealth: a part of an individual's asset

Income = Result

Criminal Justice = also a Result

Employment = Result

Education = Result

Political Power = Result (from votes)

 

😂 calling it

 

Wait. Unless you guys are calling it "racism" for a family to save their money, and investing it all in private education of their children..so that their blood line would get a "head start" compared to other children in this nation?

 

1 hour ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Yea. It's really racism. I see all the time people "forcing" other people to cause crime here in this nation.

WHAT THE F.... ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!??

That's it, I'm out. I have had enough of the nonsense, the non sequiturs, the deliberate twisting of what is being written, the wilful ignorance, the obfuscation and the just downright puerility.

 

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Just now, GrumpyRN said:

 

WHAT THE F.... ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!??

That's it, I'm out. I have had enough of the nonsense, the non sequiturs, the deliberate twisting of what is being written, the wilful ignorance, the obfuscation and the just downright puerility.

 

Bye bye. 🙂 Meanwhile, we'll be voting. Please do tune into your local station in Scotland though, how we conduct our business here in our nation.

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8 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Bye bye. 🙂 Meanwhile, we'll be voting. Please do tune into your local station in Scotland though, how we conduct our business here in our nation.

W⚓

 

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3 hours ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Couldn't have said it better.

“Stop selling us our own oppression..Stop taking away our self-confidence by telling us that we can’t because of racism, because of slavery. I’ve never been a slave in this country (Candace Owens, 2019)."

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Candace-Owens-America-is-not-a-racist-13655667.php

So let me get this right.  A woman whose family won a cash settlement because of racism says there's no racism in America.  OK...

I would agree that people need to rise above and not say "I can't because of racism".  But not that there isn't racism but that "I can despite racism".  

I was fired from a job for being gay in the 1980's.  I never said "I can't get another job or move on because of homophobia".  I kept going and rose above.  Because I've succeeded in life certainly doesn't mean I can get on a stage and say "homophobia doesn't exist in America".   Putting our heads in the sand doesn't get anything accomplished.  

Gay people, women, and persons of color shouldn't have to work harder.  

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National Institute of Health

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Researchers have long argued that racism operates at multiple levels, ranging from the individual to the structural (Carmichael and Hamilton, 1967; Jones 2000). The metaphor of an iceberg is useful for describing the levels at which racism operates (Gee et al., 2009). The tip of the iceberg represents acts of racism, such as cross-burnings, that are easily seen and individually mediated. The portion of the iceberg that lies below the water represents structural racism; it is more dangerous and harder to eliminate. Policies and interventions that change the iceberg’s tip may do little to change its base, resulting in structural inequalities that remain intact, though less detectable.

Structural racism is defined as the macrolevel systems, social forces, institutions, ideologies, and processes that interact with one another to generate and reinforce inequities among racial and ethnic groups (Powell 2008). The term structural racism emphasizes the most influential socioecologic levels at which racism may affect racial and ethnic health inequities. Structural mechanisms do not require the actions or intent of individuals (Bonilla-Silva 1997). As fundamental causes, they are constantly reconstituting the conditions necessary to ensure their perpetuation (Link 1995). Even if interpersonal discrimination were completely eliminated, racial inequities would likely remain unchanged due to the persistence of structural racism (Jones 2000).

As a first generation American I am certain that we can do better.

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