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Tue Jul 16, 2013, 12:10 PM Jul 2013

Racism against black people, still significant, or not significant anymore? [View all]

Read the questions and please select the one that is closer to your opinion.

19 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Racism against black people IS NOT significant and they DO NOT experience different treatment by police, government, employers and have the same income/wealth as whites with similar levels of education/skills
0 (0%)
Racism against black people is still significant and they DO experience different treatment by police, government, employers and DON'T have the same income/wealth as whites with similar levels of education/skills
19 (100%)
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If you have to ask... HipChick Jul 2013 #1
I shouldn't have to ask, but this is a reminder to a handful of people here that racism is with us CreekDog Jul 2013 #4
Isn't it all just a matter of perspective, though? MrScorpio Jul 2013 #2
The reason I won't respond on your poll is a simple one. Skidmore Jul 2013 #3
I agree 100% that racism exists, period. The reason for the wording is: CreekDog Jul 2013 #5
uh, is this a trick question?? handmade34 Jul 2013 #6
No, absolutely not a trick question. It is straightforward and intended to be. CreekDog Jul 2013 #7
tongue-in-cheek handmade34 Jul 2013 #8
White folks' breathless predictions of post-verdict idiotic behavior on the part of black people Robb Jul 2013 #9
oh yes, *that* one CreekDog Jul 2013 #15
But not racist. No, sir. Robb Jul 2013 #16
the only discrimination that one cares about is one that harms a gun's right to exist anywhere CreekDog Jul 2013 #17
he's doubling-down that Chicago gun laws are based on Jim Crow :facepalm: CreekDog Jul 2013 #33
Well, there was some idiotic behavior, but wasn't it by those 'black bloc' punks that MADem Jul 2013 #68
I'm a black man stuck in a small town for the summer. Apophis Jul 2013 #10
It more subtle now... but is still there for sure. DCBob Jul 2013 #11
I love when white people tell black people that racism is in the past NightWatcher Jul 2013 #12
Me too nightwatcher me too JustAnotherGen Jul 2013 #13
"I have a black friend" or "I'm not racist but" NightWatcher Jul 2013 #18
I often wonder FloridaJudy Jul 2013 #28
Half the time the "friend" is some guy down the street NightWatcher Jul 2013 #30
Yeah, isn't that just the most helpful thing ever? nt LisaLynne Jul 2013 #24
It's much less institutionalized and much more personal and individual. But it is kestrel91316 Jul 2013 #14
Everyone say "Hi" to our member of DU, "Bolinder" MrScorpio Jul 2013 #19
"Tell us all about yourself" bunnies Jul 2013 #21
Fun fact: Bolinder has 0 posts and has served on 1 jury. LeftyMom Jul 2013 #25
He likes sunsets and long walks in the park MrScorpio Jul 2013 #26
Seriously though, that explains a lot if zero post lurkers can get on juries. LeftyMom Jul 2013 #27
I never knew that they could until just now MrScorpio Jul 2013 #29
I know that jury! Dr. Strange Jul 2013 #31
... Gormy Cuss Jul 2013 #34
Gotta get up early in the morning to be faster than me! Dr. Strange Jul 2013 #37
! CreekDog Jul 2013 #39
Any casual glance at the rates of unemployment, low wages and poverty in the US Starry Messenger Jul 2013 #20
I find it interesting someone voted that it is not significant. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #22
looks like they don't have the guts to stick with that vote CreekDog Jul 2013 #44
Most likely a cave or a freeper troll just using the username to see more than the lurkers can see. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #45
voted on a jury CreekDog Jul 2013 #46
WOW! Not even one post and this poster has been on a jury. I did not even see that. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #47
Should this be mentioned to Skinner? hrmjustin Jul 2013 #49
This message was self-deleted by its author CreekDog Jul 2013 #50
I will mention it in ATA. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #51
This message was self-deleted by its author CreekDog Jul 2013 #52
Ok I will link to my first response here in this link. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #53
It is done. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #56
Hope for the best CreekDog Jul 2013 #57
Or the person who called me racist BainsBane Jul 2013 #63
This is an interesting question anomiep Jul 2013 #23
Kind of a meaningless poll burnodo Jul 2013 #32
i don't think it's meaningless to tell the trolls that their games don't mean sh*t to us CreekDog Jul 2013 #35
I noticed uppityperson Jul 2013 #36
yup, also they recommended this post: CreekDog Jul 2013 #38
Transparency... Dr. Strange Jul 2013 #41
well, they now removed their vote from this poll and removed their recommendation from the hidden OP CreekDog Jul 2013 #42
Too late. People saw. Dr. Strange Jul 2013 #43
Yes I noticed that as well. hrmjustin Jul 2013 #40
2 of the "can't decide" are worth nothing CreekDog Jul 2013 #67
No doubt in my mind madokie Jul 2013 #48
For the most part, black and white people may only meet socially at work HipChick Jul 2013 #54
What indicates that it isn't significant? TheKentuckian Jul 2013 #55
it is a "no duh" to most here CreekDog Jul 2013 #58
What is the purpose of the survey? oberliner Jul 2013 #59
you don't think it's useful for DU to state unequivocally that racism remains a problem? CreekDog Jul 2013 #60
Trolls will be trolls oberliner Jul 2013 #61
Someone in the gungeon called me racist for observing that BainsBane Jul 2013 #62
gejohnston? CreekDog Jul 2013 #64
No BainsBane Jul 2013 #66
Still significant, of course...but there HAS been progress. Lizzie Poppet Jul 2013 #65
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