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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 08:58 PM

"Are you racist?" the reports shouted at him

Of course he is. Always has been. Discriminated against tenants, in the 70s. Went after Obama for eight years - clearly racist.

We really did not need him descending the escalator, declaring about people from Mexico, to know that he is racist. Always has.

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/02/trump-fbi-files-discrimination-case-235067

FBI releases files on Trump apartments' race discrimination probe in '70s

The records, posted on the FBI's Freedom of Information Act website, include a 1974 interview with a former doorman at a Trump building in Brooklyn.

A supervisor "told me that if a black person came to 2650 Ocean Parkway and inquired about an apartment for rent, and he, that is [redacted] was not there at the time, that I should tell him that the rent was twice as much as it really was, in order that he could not afford the apartment," the ex-doorman said.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:52 PM

1. There's a lot of Trumps out there who have irreparably

...harmed POC in housing and employment. A lot!

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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:53 PM

2. Do you have a tiny winky?

Does a beat poop in the woods?
Is the pope catholic?
Is the sky blue?
Are Republicans ready to buy?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:56 PM

4. Of course. Which is I wonder why bother to ask him that question

unless, of course, the reporter wanted to draw attention..

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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:00 PM

3. Most people aren't self-aware enough to make that call for themselves

America is a deeply racist nation and society. As a result, most Americans have racist attitudes of varying degrees imbued into our personalities or perspectives.

A great case in point is Jesse Jackson commenting on how appalled he was to experience relief when a young black man coming toward him on a sidewalk crossed to the other side of street. Jackson realized a portion of himself had painted the sight of this stranger with a negative expectation due to social pressures and conditioning, despite Jackson's decades of work fighting institutionalized racism.

The only way we can get past these type things are to first recognize them in ourselves in order to confront and correct them on our own. Without that attempt at objectivity and cognizance, we can't make progress.

A great number of bigots don't see themselves as such. If they did, they would be working to get beyond it.

So asking someone like Trump if he's racist is pointless. He'll just give the "I'm the least racist person" line.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:57 PM

5. should have shouted "how racist are you" not are you racist nt

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