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I understand what she is saying.She now lives in America, she feels liberated and she feels free as oppose to whatever country she came from. She made a good point in her argument.Unfortunately, she is ignorant to the 400 years of racism in America.
It's in English. My kind of immigrant.I suspect that's because what she says means you don't have to face where there is racial discrimination.The black woman in the video might not have been exposed to oppression, might have noticed when she was, or might not know about how other black people are discriminated against, but that doesn't mean there aren't issues which need to be addressed. America needs to talk...and listen...whether you feel uncomfortable about that, or not. Nobody is asking anyone to sacrifice their newborns at the alter, just have some conversation without being defensive, aggressive, or too fragile to cope.
Soooo...the white man approves...how kind of you...
I think LaFonda's comment was fair enough. Jac and Lou remind of the lady in the video being schooled. I like black people who think for themselves and base their opinions on what they see and experience,..........not on what other want them to believe.
SoonNo you are just an arrogant male...who thinks his opinion counts...who are you anyways ?...get it ?
Can you explain the difference between my post and LaFonda's which means that I need to schooled, but she does not?
Jac I didn't say that you needed to be schooled, I said you remind me of the lady being schooled. That's based on present and past posting history. All liberals sound alike to me for the most part. I guess Lafonda is a liberal too, but she seems like she might have a little more personal experience to base her opinions on than you and lou do. I've lived in the US for most of my 70 years and I don't think racism is near as bad as the liberal media and Democrats try and portray it. I guess due to the fact I grew up in a sort of poor family, I just don't feel like I have lived a privileged life............. like the liberals with all the white guilt do. I joined the Navy and got the GI bill to pay for my college education. No silver spoon in my mouth.I don't discriminate against people and I don't see it everywhere I look either.
You still act privelaged..."my kind of immigrant"...like they need to please you ?...
You're the one with the privilege and the white guilt Lou.
I know my life is better than most but I am not rich...comfortable and have no guilt but have a conscience...a moral compass...
Jac I didn't say that you needed to be schooled, I said you remind me of the lady being schooled.By referring to the confrontation as one 'being schooled' by the other, you imply one has the correct knowledge to impart and the other doesn't.If I remind you of the one 'being schooled' you imply I need the correct knowledge imparted to me. That's based on present and past posting history. Okay. I have an opinion based upon your posting history, too.All liberals sound alike to me for the most part.In an echo of 'all...look alike to me', this implies discriminatory behaviour. It implies perceiving people based upon group factors, rather than as individuals.By using the word 'liberals' as a nown, by naming me as a liberal, rather than referring to specific behaviours, you are choosing my identity. I don't even know what 'a liberal' is supposed to be and if one thing has really bugged me about my own experiences of ethnic discrimination, it's the way others tried to force an identity of their making onto me. I have the right, as everyone does, to develop and own my identity.I guess Lafonda is a liberal too, but she seems like she might have a little more personal experience to base her opinions on than you and lou do.Can you elaborate on how you perceive my personal experience of discrimination as a woman born in the sixties of mixed parentage? I've lived in the US for most of my 70 years and I don't think racism is near as bad as the liberal media and Democrats try and portray it. I guess due to the fact I grew up in a sort of poor family, I just don't feel like I have lived a privileged life.............I grew up in a council house, what you might call affordable housing. I am currently living in affordable housing in an area where noone wants to live. I know what it's like to go to sleep hungry every night and wear plastic bags inside my shoes because the soles are flapping. I have been technically homeless, but thankfully never without a roof over my head. One of the reasons I like snow is because it insulates a house with no heating facilities. I did however have access to education. I had the ability and will to squeeze every last drop out of that, a process that was a blissful escape which I continue to this day. I consider myself very privileged indeed. Life could have been so much worse without access to a good education, healthcare and the welfare payments I'm receiving during the current pandemic situation....like the liberals with all the white guilt do.You called me 'a liberal'. I don't have white guilt. I have an understanding of some aspects of discrimination through my own experiences and I'm not afraid to have a conversation about it. Personally, I think it's the people who are defensive about other people's experience of discrimination who might be experiencing uncomfortable feelings of guilt.I joined the Navy and got the GI bill to pay for my college education. No silver spoon in my mouth.I got a grant for mine. I more, or less lived off toast for four years despite working part time.I don't discriminate against people and I don't see it everywhere I look either.You have discriminated against me in this post. You have made assumptions based upon prejudice, you have made decisions about my identity that are not yours to make. Perhaps you should see discrimination everywhere that it exists.Let me make one thing clear, however: I am not a victim of your discrimination, but I am frustrated by it. Just because I'm not emotionally wilting under the under the strain, doesn't mean it doesn't exist, or that my life hasn't been shaped by discrimination.
If you hit your wife and you don’t know why, then she will. That’s what the Arabs say. Remember that women excuse wrongdoing and get turned on by woe. Feminists will replace western values with super wife-beaters in a second having found white men pathetic for taking them seriously.
The most insidious form of racism is telling someone with a different skin colour that they have no hope, that they can't make it, that they're systematically "oppressed". America certainly has its sins and imperfections - like all countries - but there is nothing more irresponsible than telling people - from a young age - that there is no hope for them, that they have no chance. America fought a civil war to abolish slavery. The Republican Party was established on that very premise. The civil rights movement won hard fought victories, through blood and turmoil. America is still not perfect, there's still work to be done - but the idea that the nation is systematically racist is not only absurd, it's an insult to all the great people who fought and won to give people a better opportunity at life. The sad truth - I believe - is that the Democrat Party has adopted the position that there's profit to be had in division. They don't actually want unity and positive race relations at all. They're phonies. They're power hungry. Identity politics and the language of division is their new hustle. They don't want us united.
Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race—and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin.Like every other form of collectivism, racism is a quest for the unearned. It is a quest for automatic knowledge—for an automatic evaluation of men’s characters that bypasses the responsibility of exercising rational or moral judgment—and, above all, a quest for an automatic self-esteem (or pseudo-self-esteem).Today, racism is regarded as a crime if practiced by a majority—but as an inalienable right if practiced by a minority. The notion that one’s culture is superior to all others solely because it represents the traditions of one’s ancestors, is regarded as chauvinism if claimed by a majority—but as “ethnic” pride if claimed by a minority. Resistance to change and progress is regarded as reactionary if demonstrated by a majority—but retrogression to a Balkan village, to an Indian tepee or to the jungle is hailed if demonstrated by a minority.http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/racism.htmlJakals in 3...2...1...
Well, that went off into logical fallacy, eh? Today, racism is regarded as a crime if practiced by a majority—but as an inalienable right if practiced by a minority.Racial prejudice may, or may not be a criminal offence whether committed by an individual, a minority, or a majority depending upon the action and the law in the jurisdiction of the action.The notion that one’s culture is superior to all others solely because it represents the traditions of one’s ancestors, What happened to the bit about genetic predetermination? Why has the argument suddenly swapped to ancestral traditions as the crux of the argument?is regarded as chauvinism if claimed by a majority—but as “ethnic” pride if claimed by a minority.Ethnic pride can be a celebration, or means of oppression depending upon the celebratory, oppressive, or superiority behaviour associated with it. I can think I'm chocolate without thinking that I'm the best chocolate, or thinking that other's aren't chocolate at all. To suggest that there are certain cognitions, or behaviours based upon majority, or minority grouping is the same pattern of discrimination as suggesting there are certain cognitions, or behaviours that are determined by ethnic origin - it doesn't allow for free will and volition of individuals.Jakals in 3...2...1...Using the noun 'jackals' in this context is also a means to discriminate. It is an attempt to inhibit counter-argument, or rubbish counter-argument even before it is proposed. Emotional maturity and confidence in the self is of the essence here: put forward your argument, listen to the response and allow others to do the same without prejudice. It's called 'having a conversation' such that we may challenge and hone our own thinking.
Poor Jac,fell right into it!
Poor Jac,fell right into it! Again, yet another emotionally immature response.You don't explain yourself, you don't propose reasoned argument, you act like you know so much more that anyone else, but seemingly never demonstrate it and you laugh at people.These are all tactics to try and maintain a position of power over others without having any substance behind it. These are tactics of discrimination and oppression. They demonstrate there is no substance behind claiming superiority.
JacI usually ignore him...just another troll on the loose... The old man tried to make Trudeau out to be ugly...his eyebrows...if I can remember correctly...but Connie forgot to look into the mirror... The other time he was making fun about the age of a certain politician...once again forgot to look into the mirror...or think about his age...he is just a silly old fool...just ignore...