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1 minute ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Again, proof?

Since you are claiming it, wouldn't it be prudent to support your argument with evidence? That the government of the United States of America, TODAY, has a systemic racism that is in place against minorities in this nation?

It occurs to me that many posters do not understand your definition of systemic racism. Perhaps if we understand the terms of demands of proof, we would need to understand what you are asking. 

 

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I am suspecting that you do understand it? Since your "side (if I may call it that)" is claiming that:

 

The government of the United States of America, has a racist system that targets minorities.

 

And I'm just disputing it since I am a minority, and people are replying back by stating that it is just an opinion of mine.

 

So, please enlighten me. Please show me proof that our nation, the United States of America has a "racist system" in this day today.

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So far, all I've heard are historical events that has taken place during the days of Jim Crow.

My race actually has been sent into concentration camps in this nation, where American citizens were sent there.

Do I use that historical piece to support the argument today, that a racist system is alive and well?

 

No. That's just something that Spock would say no to.

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5 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

North Carolina Republicans Admit To Suppressing The Black Vote

This was just one of several instances of apparent voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections...

https://newsone.com/3846616/north-carolina-republicans-voter-suppression/ 

Mark Harris.

 

An INDIVIDUAL. Does that person represent a system? Did that person get caught?

Again, notice :individuals: versus, a "system."

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2 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Mark Harris.

 

An INDIVIDUAL. Does that person represent a system? Did that person get caught?

Again, notice :individuals: versus, a "system."

Here: Allow me to enlighten to "your side" about my thinking regarding this subject.

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/18/694429029/north-carolina-to-decide-as-early-as-monday-if-new-house-election-is-needed

 

"But the election has been tainted by allegations that an operative hired by Harris collected and potentially manipulated some vote-by-mail ballots (NPR, 2019)."

 

Allegations. Harris. = individual. Now, is that a system? If the allegations are true, that is one corrupt politician.

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24 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

Again, proof?

Since you are claiming it, wouldn't it be prudent to support your argument with evidence? That the government of the United States of America, TODAY, has a systemic racism that is in place against minorities in this nation?

Our history and current events prove it and does not require that I do anything.  These topics are very much driven by what people WANT to believe. Like trying to convince an avid Trump supporter that Trump is an irredeemable liar, they don't believe it and won't accept any evidence presented of his lack of honesty and integrity. Similarly, the evidence of systemic racism are not hidden nor subtle but those who are convinced otherwise aren't likely to accept the evidence offered. You are welcome to believe whatever feels right to you.  

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Just one piece of evidence?

That the United States of America, has a racist system that targets minorities?

Just one piece of evidence? 

 

hmm. Doesn't sound very valid.

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18 minutes ago, KonichiwaRN said:

I am suspecting that you do understand it? Since your "side (if I may call it that)" is claiming that:

 

The government of the United States of America, has a racist system that targets minorities.

 

And I'm just disputing it since I am a minority, and people are replying back by stating that it is just an opinion of mine.

 

So, please enlighten me. Please show me proof that our nation, the United States of America has a "racist system" in this day today.

Oh, I understand what systemic racism is. But your definition seems to keep shifting, which is why I asked for your definition. So I suspect no matter what any poster actually says, you will deny it or change the definition.  That is called moving the goal posts. 

Nearly 3/4 of federal (that means the government of the United States) prison inmates are Latino or African American, even though they make up only 21% of the population. And Native Americans make up 1.1% of the population, yet comprise 2% of the federal prison population. 

And speaking of the federal government, how many persons of color make up this administration? And how many women? Looking at Congress, how many senators and representatives are persons of color and or women? And which parties do they belong to? 

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Just now, nursej22 said:

Oh, I understand what systemic racism is. But your definition seems to keep shifting, which is why I asked for your definition. So I suspect no matter what any poster actually says, you will deny it or change the definition.  That is called moving the goal posts. 

Nearly 3/4 of federal (that means the government of the United States) prison inmates are Latino or African American, even though they make up only 21% of the population. And Native Americans make up 1.1% of the population, yet comprise 2% of the federal prison population. 

And speaking of the federal government, how many persons of color make up this administration? And how many women? Looking at Congress, how many senators and representatives are persons of color and or women? And which parties do they belong to? 

If that scenario is actually the case due to a "racist system in place," then, why do I not see Asians in that picture as well?

Also, regarding political candidates and their cabinet members..are you voicing the support of using the color of the skin as basis, and not by quality or talent?

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46 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

North Carolina Republicans Admit To Suppressing The Black Vote

This was just one of several instances of apparent voter suppression in the 2018 midterm elections...

https://newsone.com/3846616/north-carolina-republicans-voter-suppression/ 

Where exactly in this article does it state that any North Carolina Republican admitted to suppressing any Black vote?  

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You must understand.

If the words:

accused, alleged, allegations

are involved..

it's automatically "guilty, sinful, beyond reasonable doubt" from "their side?"

 

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