Why is racism such a frequent thread on realjock?

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    Jun 16, 2013 10:57 AM GMT
    I find it annoying.
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    Jun 16, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
    the need to understand why it happen in the first place. it's never ending and there has never been a clear cut answer.

    annoying, yup.

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    Jun 16, 2013 1:46 PM GMT
    Because racism is endemic to society. RJ is part of broader society.

    There is a ton of casual racism here, which really bothers me. I mostly stay out if the way but am probably going to start speaking up more, even at risk of getting flamed.
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    Jun 16, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    drumbeats87 saidthe need to understand why it happen in the first place. it's never ending and there has never been a clear cut answer.

    Oh yes, there is an answer to it.
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    Jun 16, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    Everyone has their own opinion on what constitutes racism and what not. If someone doesn't share your opinion you can judge him.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidBecause we just can't seem to get enough of the same old arguments.

    it used to be the Israel v. Palestine threads, but everyone who kept those going got bored or banned a long time ago. So now it's racism.

    ZZZZzzzzzzzz


    Yeah, it's the same old, repetitive arguments.

    Maybe they'll decrease if you wake up from that nap.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    showme saidBecause racism is endemic to society. RJ is part of broader society.

    There is a ton of casual racism here, which really bothers me. I mostly stay out if the way but am probably going to start speaking up more, even at risk of getting flamed.

    Boy Scout.


    Maybe.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidMaybe RJ needs to create a Complaint Topic area,,, kinda like Group Activities or Arts and Entertainment so all these Racism threads can be moved there. They always end up in the same place.
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    I love the comparison to Group Activities and Entertainment!

    We could call the sub-forum "Bad Drama" and it could be home to all the fighting threads. Unfortunately all of the other forums would see a big dip in traffic. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    I don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    "The moment you differentiate yourself from others, categorizing people based on qualities, talents, capacities, color, strength, gender, etc. & begin to divide people by calling 'us & them' is the moment you sowed the seed of 'RACISM' "
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.


    Pardony mhwa?
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.


    Pardony mhwa?


    Wish all the nonchalant whites could morph into nonwhites or everything they would not want to be & see how they like it.
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    Jun 16, 2013 7:47 PM GMT
    Why is it a thing? Because Another_Jeremy doesn't want to accept that it's his waistline that's preventing him from getting any.
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.


    Pardony mhwa?


    Wish all the nonchalant whites could morph into a nonwhite or everything they would not want to be & see how they like it.


    take the chip off your shoulder, just because you aren't white doesn't mean that you know what it's like being non white, these are invisible meanings.
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    "don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand ..."

    Hmm. I think we white gay people know a little about prejudice. Who do you think has it worse? A straight black man or a gay white man? I really don't know.

    "Think of it is a way for 'minorities' to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally. "

    Sure.

    "Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist."

    I wrote that in my first post here and a few people got very upset.

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    Jun 16, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter said"don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand ..."

    Hmm. I think we white gay people know a little about prejudice. Who do you think has it worse? A straight black man or a gay white man? I really don't know.

    "Think of it is a way for 'minorities' to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally. "

    Sure.

    "Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist."

    I wrote that in my first post here and a few people got very upset.



    I guess we're supposed to think it's a coincidence that you ignored the double blind? Gay black men? Who are the very people to whom this thread is directed?
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.


    Pardony mhwa?


    Wish all the nonchalant whites could morph into a nonwhite or everything they would not want to be & see how they like it.

    take the chip off your shoulder, just because you aren't white doesn't mean that you know what it's like being non white, these are invisible meanings.


    Ah buddy, I'm nonwhite....
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:48 PM GMT
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    spgem said
    darren234 said
    NeutralObserver saidI don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand, so it is kind of like people are making a fuss about, well, nothing.

    Think of it is a way for "minorities" to vent their frustrations. And don't take it personally.

    Oh, and everyone is a little bit racist. icon_biggrin.gif


    It's boring and ruins the joys of life!

    WHO CARES!!!


    If the shoe was in the other foot you'd be the first to bitch.


    Pardony mhwa?


    Wish all the nonchalant whites could morph into a nonwhite or everything they would not want to be & see how they like it.

    take the chip off your shoulder, just because you aren't white doesn't mean that you know what it's like being non white, these are invisible meanings.


    Ah buddy, I'm nonwhite....


    Yes, and just because you are nonwhite doesn't mean what you feel is how other non white people feel.

    People are full of crap no matter what they are.

    I am irish but there are plenty of irish people who think they speak for all irish people when they in fact don't know what they are talking about when it comes to their nationality, just because you aren't white doesn't mean you are right in your views of the world or aren't prejudice yourself, just because you aren't white doesn't mean you have a better perception of the reality of the world that we live in.
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    Incendiary saidWhy is it a thing? Because Another_Jeremy doesn't want to accept that it's his waistline that's preventing him from getting any.


    How's the relationship with your cuddle buddy going? I hope the hookups you advertise in your profile don't mess it up. It sounds very fulfilling and I totally understand the need for men like you to scoop up as much sex as to make up for the fact that you have no moral or intellectual capacity for actual intimacy. Gotta put that sweet bod to good use before you hit about 35 and there are younger pieces of ass to replace you.

    It must be very scary to know that all of your value lies in your physical appearance. Perhaps you'll become an actual human being before you contract every STD imaginable and people stop wanting to sleep with you. Maybe you'll even come to terms with your lack of self-worth and the need to use your sexual capital to vindicate the deficiencies in your character. It probably won't happen, but here's hopin'.
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    darren234 said
    Yes, and just because you are nonwhite doesn't mean what you feel is how other non white people feel.

    People are full of crap no matter what they are.

    I am irish but there are plenty of irish people who think they speak for all irish people when they in fact don't know what they are talking about when it comes to their nationality, just because you aren't white doesn't mean you are right in your views of the world or aren't prejudice yourself, just because you aren't white doesn't mean you have a better perception of the reality of the world that we live in.


    true dis.
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:03 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter said"don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand ..."

    Hmm. I think we white gay people know a little about prejudice. Who do you think has it worse? A straight black man or a gay white man? I really don't know.



    Straight black guy probably but depends on where he lives. Depends on where the gay guy lives too.
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    EuphoricDanger said
    JohnSpotter said"don't think people will ever stop taking about racism. I know it kind of sucks as a white person because it is something that you really can't understand ..."

    Hmm. I think we white gay people know a little about prejudice. Who do you think has it worse? A straight black man or a gay white man? I really don't know.



    Straight black guy probably but depends on where he lives. Depends on where the gay guy lives too.


    Location, location location...

    Racism has been at the crux of American civil rights issues since slavery, which wasn't that long ago in the scheme of things.... But I think it's been getting better all the time, plus demographics are changing, making the country more diverse.