In response to these forums about "racism"

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    Dec 01, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    What I'm about to say is strictly my view and opinions on racism and things related to it. This isn't about agreeing and disagreeing; this is just a chance to listen. icon_smile.gif Any feedback is appreciated.

    Racism is a threat to us all. It's a fear and hatred that's been part of our society, as a whole, for hundreds of years. People have indeed fought hard for rights and privileges. But where there's misunderstanding and fear, there will always be racism. Today, this issue is still a major concern and threat that can turn a peaceful society into chaos. However, there is one major issue; racism is used to label too much. Furthermore, some races and cultures are portrayed to be more racists than others. This has got to stop. Ignorance, fear, and hate can be found in every culture. No matter how active or dormant, it's destructive all around. I always hear about how White and/or European people are racist towards other races, like blacks and Hispanics. But is it me or do I rarely hear anything about other races being racist to White and/or European people? My point is that racism effects all angles of the equation. You can't put more blame on one race and less on others. Unless all races take full responsibility for their actions, good and bad, this issue will never be kept under control. We all need to see where this destructive issue comes from, why it exist, and understand its existence. There is a saying; people fear what they don't understand or can't understand. So, I believe its our responsibility to show racism from all angles. Finally, we have to break free from the oppression and doubts that racism causes where ever it shows itself. Hate is designed to destroy from the inside out. The name calling, malice, and death are side effects of this. This is 2010. All races are free, we live together, learn together, and lay down with each other in relationships and other affairs. If humans are going to survive, we ALL need to work together, solve our problems together, and work towards a bright future. Hate doesn't control all of us, but it has enough control to kill us all...slowly.
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    Dec 01, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    'I have a dream......" the doctor pretty much summed it up almost 50 years ago, brother, but your heart is in the right place, Color blindness is a admirable quality that not many of us can claim 100% of the time....Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 01, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    vetteset said'I have a dream......" the doctor pretty much summed it up almost 50 years ago, brother, but your heart is in the right place, Color blindness is a admirable quality that not many of us can claim 100% of the time....Keithicon_cool.gif


    Thanks man. I'm not blind to color; I just try my best not to use it as an excuse to judge someone I know nothing about.
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Steel241 said[/cite]What I'm about to say is strictly my view and opinions on racism and things related to it. This isn't about agreeing and disagreeing; this is just a chance to listen. icon_smile.gif Any feedback is appreciated.

    Racism is a threat to us all. It's a fear and hatred that's been part of our society, as a whole, for hundreds of years. People have indeed fought hard for rights and privileges. But where there's misunderstanding and fear, there will always be racism.=== We all need to see where this destructive issue comes from, why it exist, and understand its existence. There is a saying; people fear what they don't understand or can't understand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Well buddy, if there was ever "and adult in the room" its certainly you in the way you approach this !!! my hats off to you !!! I like your points above and think the most significant is "fear of what they don't understand" I think the best way to end racism ie:fear is to mingle, to gain understanding of each other. After all we are all human and everyone of us have the same desires in life, that is to enjoy life in peace and to succeed at what we like to do, in an equal way with all around us. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I think this is true between nations too, our schools should interact with comparable classes by age and education level from very early ages, so that through technology interaction can take place with many cultures, this would go a long ways to fight prejudice by the time a child reaches age 18. Here in the states communities would do themselves a favor to foster interaction between races and differing cultures. If I as a child go to your house and eat at your table, travel to an event and share the fun with you, I'm not afraid of you, and visa versa. I learn that there's little difference between us. then as an adult those chains of racism are already shaken off.
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Summed up well ;-)...

    It has and will always exist in some form. Wheter reverse, in our own community or behind closed doors, it will unfortunately exist.

    I have moved from militant to education on my race, my culture, my heritage in the hope that just maybe the next time that person watches the news, or reads an article they will not judge an entire race by a sensationalized story.

    So Run Tell That ....

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    Dec 01, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I could never understand racism, I always thought it was silly and weak. I believe Adam and Eve are the mother and father of humanity. In them they carried all of the different variations of the human race, so we all come from the same place.

    Unfortunately though there are people in the world who put such importance on race. Some use it to justify the hatred towards others, and some and it seems to be done more and more these days. Use it in ways to control debates, they feel it gives them a certain kind of power. It definitely won't be fixed by any policies or laws, because man who is imperfect, cannot perfect other men.

    Its a human problem, so it isn't done by only one race. Everyone has the ability to be hateful and racist. Not all of it is in your face either, some and the worst kind to me are the subtle ways.

    Maybe we need a visit from some aliens, like in that show Alien Nation.. Yea I brought it back to Alien Nation, don't act like you don't remember those aliens who got drunk off milk lol




    And thank you very much DallasCali, you made me start thinking about that Antoine Dodson song, I got it stuck in my head now ROFL.

    P.S I'm still gonna kick your ass Steele icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 01, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    If people were all the same skin color, there would be people hating others due to eye color, hair color, etc. Some people are just going to hate others because they view them as different. Humans inherently stick to whatever tribe they feel they belong in. By nature (and judging by majority here; there will always be exceptions), one tribe will hate another out of fear, jealousy, misunderstanding, etc of another tribe. Skin color is just the easiest way to set one tribe apart from another. It will take many, many years for humans to evolve past that. The best we can do is try to teach children not to get all butthurt because someone else looks / acts differently than they do.
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Even before reaching the homo sapiens status, we were already gregarious animals, meaning, we live in group, like wolves and elephants, unlike tigers.

    To leave in a group, you need to be able to recognize who belong to the group and who doesn't. And be suspicious of the non member, usually chasing him away or killing him.

    So, natural selection give all gregarious animals way to recognize on the spot 'non member'. For some animals, it's related on odors, for some other, like us, on the look.

    Our brain instantly spot anything feeling 'different' in someone.

    What is different ? Anything not in the norm of the group you grew up with.

    It's the biological base for racism, it's build in, an instinct.

    But human racism is a lot more than that. Instead of refusing to act on those biological feelings, the same way you don't force sex on someone just because he turn you on, racists build a ideological/philosophical system around the feeling.

    Most often, racism is stronger toward 'low income immigrants'.
    North africans in france, turquish in germany etc..

    To me, accepting racism as something unavoidable and natural is just like accepting rape as something natural and unavoidable.

    I don't feel bad to notice a black guy holding hand with a blond girl, while I would not have noticed same skin color couple the same way. It's an innate reaction. But I would be deeply ashamed to act any different just because my brain is setup to notice them and feel uncomfortable.
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    I believe it was either Sadam Hussan or Bin Ladden who said'
    "I'm going to use Americans to destroy america'..when i heard that i knew it was do-able... We're {americans} are already divided, so all the enemy has to do is Concour.....thats like basic combat 101.........
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    Dec 01, 2010 12:26 PM GMT
    In the world made up of so many ethnic backgrounds and cultures we face the ignorance of racism everyday. Some of us choose to ignore the fact and hope it will go away by itself (NOT GOING TO HAPPEN). Living in Canada i see ths on a daily basis and it makes me sick..Walking down the street you can and do hear the name calling when there is two mixed races walking hand in hand or if there is a dispute on a playground or even in our schools the children use hurtful words to each other in regards to race and background.
    I like to think of us not as a color or a race.
    We all laugh, We all cry , We all hurt and feel pain ..Why is it that the color of our blood is the same and that we all have the same feelings.
    The slavery of the past has been set free and were fortunate to live in countries that embrace the freedom factor.
    When I see a small child that is picked on for being a certain color or race do I just walk away or do I step in and help that child who obviously does not understand the reality of one judging one because of there race and color.
    Racism in pure HATRED and destroys from within
    Will it ever go away? I would like to think so but honestly without the help of each of us standing up and saying enough is enough it wont happen
    Steels opinion and views are justified and I for one happen to agree with each and every word he has said
    We as individuals are responsible for our actions and if we allow the Racism to grow and fester we are just as guilty of the Racism
    In closing I just want to say that I for one don't look at the color of your skin or the country your from but choose to look at you the individual..You the person with the heart and the emotions and the feelings. Everyone has the same right to be here as we do and it's time we all join together and put an end to the epidemic that has grown out of control
    EXAMPLE : I Live in Canada yet i get called a dumb Eskimo and get told to go eat a raw fish etc.. Well truth be known I don't live in a Igloo and I'm not Eskimo and if I were I would be dam proud of it... This is just an example how ones words can hurt another.
    Even in the chat room i have seen ignorance and racism

    One must see the picture from all races and angles of the Racism word and then do our parts as individuals to stop it..