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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 12:54 AM

Can we just take the Rose color glasses off and Admit we never actually fixed our racism

issues in this country. My wife always felt "Political correctness" became a Band-Aid for these problems but it never healed the problem it just kept it hidden and now we are being overwhelmed by the problems.


We have congress whose actions have possibly under-minded (or at the very least weakened the office of President) No congress in history has done this before.

We have cops going "wild west" on minorities ( sorry for the phrase but I don't know how else to describe it)

We have Frats whose ideas and philosophies belong in our "past".


It looks like we are either taking a HUGE step back OR basically seeing the truth we have ignored for so long we hid the problem.

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Reply Can we just take the Rose color glasses off and Admit we never actually fixed our racism (Original post)
diabeticman Mar 2015 OP
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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:03 AM

1. This is just what is publicly known

I've seen & heard what people really think for years. I don't believe it was ever fixed. African-Americans are pulled over, searched, charged, convicted, longer sentenced than whites across the board and that is just policing. Employment, housing & other discrimination show many similar things.

Fergeson racist e-mails revealed what a lot of people really think. In the video form, my John Oliver shows from a news clip about a letter a black police officer in STL received a year ago

You black (expletive). We want you out of our station. We want your black (expletive) dead. (Expletive) your medals. If an aide call comes out for you WE WON'T RESPOND. KILL YOURSELF (expletive) OR WE WILL. Respectfully, South Patrol.

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2013/09/st_louis_police_department_racist_letter.phphttp://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2013/09/st_louis_police_department_racist_letter.php

Racism is far from fixed.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:35 AM

2. I grew up too poor to afford rose-colored sunglasses

 

Being raised in the impoverished underbelly of Alabama kinda keeps those things from ever fitting right, anyway.

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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:40 AM

3. I think that is perfectly correct.

 

We have not made progress in racial equality, we have indulged in the "feel good" rhetoric of politically correctness, and think that by calling people of color African Americans instead of "niggers" we have solved the problem. We are illustrating that laws are not the solution. They are necessary and right, but in the long run they change nothing. They are place markers which keep the lid on until change can be made. Leadership is what makes change, and we do not have leaders today. We have people who wait for a parade to form and then get in front of it.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 08:13 AM

4. I'm not taking off my glasses...

Because what I'm seeing as of late is instant mass-ridicule of overt racists by the good people of this country. Racist Americans know that ridicule works, some don't care, but many do.

There are a lot more of us than there are of them. We can do this.

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