Racism: Sign of pure stupidity, or mental illness?

  • JuneauMike

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    Sep 01, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    The amount of racism that still exists in this country still shocks me sometimes. I can't decide if racists are just stupid, or truly sick in the head. Maybe both.

    How could anyone watch this commercial and not see a beautiful family? How could anyone watch this commercial and do anything but smile?

    http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/30/cheerios-multiracial-family
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    Sep 01, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin16days saidracism has actually been scientifically proven to be associated with people that have lower iq's.


    not necessarily, it could be people caused by poverty and lower economic status, thus less education and more bitterness over one's own background, but the persons iq don't necessarily denote worldy intelligence, intelligence is relative, Ive known some homeschooled bookworms who haven't a clue of the world around them.
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    i2ci2i said
    gta5iscomingin16days saidracism has actually been scientifically proven to be associated with people that have lower iq's.


    not necessarily, it could be people caused by poverty and lower economic status, thus less education and more bitterness over one's own background, but the persons iq don't necessarily denote worldy intelligence, intelligence is relative, Ive known some homeschooled bookworms who haven't a clue of the world around them.

    You're speaking of different types of intelligences here. Social/emotional intelligence (referred to as EQ in psych) is a completely different ballgame, and yes there is the stereotype about homeschoolers with no EQ. I hope to prove in my lifetime that it's not always true (I was homeschooled til high school, then did distance education through high school).

    High IQ and EQ is the ideal combination, but it's rare.
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    Sep 01, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    Endless racism threads on a gay health site... a sign of OCD or just lack of imagination?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 01, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    It is a learned behavior in most cases ... Picked up from your social environment ... However in other cases it can be the result of experiencing a life changing moment that was caused some trauma in a person's life by some individual, or a group of individuals. For instance, a drunk driver kills someone's child, or spouse, a mugging, a drive by shorting, a rape, a burglary, a hateful comment. It is like a seed of evil that gets planted and becomes nurished and fertalized by a series of events that occurs in a person's life.
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    Sep 01, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin16days said
    JohnSpotter saidEndless racism threads on a gay health site... a sign of OCD or just lack of imagination?


    i think that it just shows how good people have it. i imagine back in the 60s, 50s, 40s and etc how hard it was to find other gay men because you couldn't be openly gay. now, guys actually have options so they're like "the red one, no the blue one. the short one." folks are just too damn picky and truth be told, there's really not that much gay men outthere or at least openly gay men to begin with.

    I don't understand any of that but you're the smart one so I'll just leave it alone. icon_wink.gif
  • JuneauMike

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    Sep 01, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    The subject of racism is still very relevant, and yes within the gay community as well. It is still a sad part of our communities legacy that while we wish for equality for ourselves, many are still very intolerant of others.

    I just find it shocking that a TV commercial starring a precocious little girl, cute as a button (I would describe her as a black Shirley Temple) makes so many people angry and hateful in this day and age. It's truly sad, and worth discussing.

    Respectfully, anyone who disagrees is under no obligation to participate in this thread.
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    Sep 01, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
    somersault saidall you negroes and espanolas and asianics needs to like go back to from where you from at


    If only there was a native american on here to say the same of all you bastard white men.

    ohhh swish
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    Sep 01, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    JuneauMike saidThe subject of racism is still very relevant, and yes within the gay community as well. It is still a sad part of our communities legacy that while we wish for equality for ourselves, many are still very intolerant of others.

    I just find it shocking that a TV commercial starring a precocious little girl, cute as a button (I would describe her as a black Shirley Temple) makes so many people angry and hateful in this day and age. It's truly sad, and worth discussing.

    Respectfully, anyone who disagrees is under no obligation to participate in this thread.

    HA!
    Excuse me for laughing but, although I agree with you, it's pretty funny to read in a thread about prejudice that anyone having a different opinion is not welcome here.
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    Sep 01, 2013 7:56 PM GMT
    Associative learning is a fundamental component of intelligence. It takes will power to overcome it.
  • JuneauMike

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    Sep 01, 2013 8:00 PM GMT
    Anyone is welcome to participate here. My apologies if I implied otherwise...
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    Sep 03, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    i2ci2i said Ive known some homeschooled retards who haven't a clue of the world around them. like myself


    there.

    first off intelligence and education are 2 completely different things.

    you can read all the history books in the world but that doesn't mean you're or will be intelligent.

    i'm pretty sure last year they came out with a study that said intelligence is something you either have or you don't.

  • britgolding

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    Sep 03, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    i think some people are scared like in america where white people are becoming a minority in there country and their probally scared the whole country will end up like detroit . the other thing i really do believe its uman instict telling you there not part of your pact i reallty believe that x
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    Sep 03, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    britgolding saidi think some people are scared like in america where white people are becoming a minority in there country and their probally scared the whole country will end up like detroit . the other thing i really do believe its uman instict telling you there not part of your pact i reallty believe that x


    i think you missed a few classes in statistics and reasoning, i really believe that x
  • britgolding

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    Sep 03, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    lol love how its always self obsessed white guys always talking about racism actually pathetic
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    Sep 03, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    britgolding saidlol love how its always self obsessed white guys always talking about racism actually pathetic


    lol love how self-loathing Brits always comment on American society and not their own
  • britgolding

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    Sep 03, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    if you didnt notice theres about 30 british guys on here so usa forums are the only active forums anyways stop commenting plz your boring
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    Sep 03, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    Racism is a form of survival instinct. Fortunately most of us are civil enough today to understand the faux basis of our xenophobia.
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    Sep 03, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    DEF BOTH!
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    Sep 03, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    Here we are in a group where you can become DEAD to someone just by using a word like "masculine"
    yet we're soooo incredulous about the hatred in the world as if we've all somehow risen above the need to be mean to each other.
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    Jan 09, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    charlitos saidRacism is a form of survival instinct. Fortunately most of us are civil enough today to understand the faux basis of our xenophobia.


    i think i agree with this ...