Is realjock more racist than real life?

  • highforthis

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    Jul 18, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    jlars12 said it seems like the only racists left in the civilized world ended up congregating on realjock icon_lol.gif


    I notice the above as well here. Maybe it's because I live in Toronto with progressive family and friends, but it seems pretty much impossible to meet anyone in real life who don't agree that there's a racism problem with the justice system especially in the US. It's just common sense to us that crime occurs disproportionately among poor and marginalized groups; (the only real "black on black" aggressions I see are gays jostling to be the token in otherwise white or diverse friend cliques lol).

    Whereas on here, whenever there's news of cops shooting a guy in the back or tackling a protestor as she talks to reporters, we have realjockers quoting crime stats and talking about violence in black DNA...
  • Apparition

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    Jul 18, 2016 2:29 AM GMT
    anonymous rants more obnoxious than in real life. shocker. lol.
  • Leftswiper

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    Jul 18, 2016 3:17 AM GMT
    Online forums have more anti-social people with crappy existences. Anger at their own situation is usually deflected at some other group. Hence all the bigots/homophobes/racists

    Trump's supporters are mostly lower class white men who are convinced that social progress and equality had come at their expense.
  • BambiBoy98

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    Jul 18, 2016 3:52 AM GMT
    Leftswiper saidOnline forums have more anti-social people with crappy existences. Anger at their own situation is usually deflected at some other group. Hence all the bigots/homophobes/racists

    Trump's supporters are mostly lower class white men who are convinced that social progress and equality had come at their expense.


    Couldn't agree more lol.
  • mwolverine

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    Jul 18, 2016 4:09 AM GMT
    I agree with Leftswiper, too, but only to the extent that while these social misfits may be a higher percentage of a (smaller) population on RJ, it's still a pretty small number (and some of these misfits, sitting in their mum's basement all day and night with nothing better to do, have a tendency to create sock puppets to echo themselves).

    Furthermore we have kooks of all kinds. One thinks there should be a Black Intifada, another believes that cops are "less innocent" and as part of the "oppressor" won't shed a tear if they are randomly shot - that's just the "pricetag".
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    Jul 18, 2016 11:22 AM GMT
    The social media is full of cowards who do not have the guts and the gumption to articulate their racist rants/ideas in off-line public discourse. That's not necessarily all bad because at least the public is aware that "covert" racism exists.
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    Jul 18, 2016 1:38 PM GMT
    Leftswiper saidOnline forums have more anti-social people with crappy existences. Anger at their own situation is usually deflected at some other group. Hence all the bigots/homophobes/racists

    Trump's supporters are mostly lower class white men who are convinced that social progress and equality had come at their expense.


    TRUE
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    Jul 18, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    RJ is full of gay men and diva egos. Out of the whole LGBTXYZ, I think gay men feel the most inferior and unaccepted (even more so than trans). People who feel very criticized and rejected will always find other demographics to trash, and the internet is a very convenient and carefree way to do so. However, in my experience, most gay men don't want any trouble in real life. The bark is far worse than the bite. There's a reason why you rarely ever hear certain things said face to face, yet you can read a lot of those things in comment sections and forums online.
  • you_know_Its_...

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    Jul 19, 2016 4:47 AM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidIf you believe anyone that doesn't believe as you do on matters of social issues is a racist then yes, RJ is more racist than "real life."


    Well someone just outed himself icon_lol.gif Unless you believe in a violent black gene or think cops treat all races equally, what's there to disagree with in the OP?
  • badbug

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    Jul 19, 2016 5:16 AM GMT

    Just seems to be more republican idiots around here. And although not all republicans are racist, all racists are republicans.

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    Jul 19, 2016 6:33 AM GMT
    The Troll Life -- find a place where you know the people you hate meet in one place to share good thought ... and interject your ignorance to disrupt their happiness
  • jlars12

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    Jul 20, 2016 2:16 AM GMT
    Oh cool, a thread about me! Sort of icon_biggrin.gif

    But yeah, it's not even just an internet thing... somehow I find this online forum more racist than other online forums, like the bodybuilder and gamer ones I go on, lolol
  • buddycat

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    Jul 20, 2016 3:30 AM GMT
    It has been said that 1 in 25 people are sociopaths. So times the RJ membership by .04 and there you have it. Depends also on what you call racist. Some black men are only into black men or Hispanics, is that racist? Some white men are only into other white men but will make exceptions. Some black men are only into white men, is it racist if they don't reciprocate? When I think racist, I think those not having anything to do with those of other races, not someone who won't marry someone of another race.
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    Jul 20, 2016 5:00 AM GMT
    Leftswiper saidOnline forums have more anti-social people with crappy existences. Anger at their own situation is usually deflected at some other group. Hence all the bigots/homophobes/racists


    This.
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    Jul 20, 2016 5:11 AM GMT
    Is everyone a little bit racist? Who isn't?

    "Is Realjock More Racist Than Real Life?"

    So are you racist in real life? Probably, but hiding from inside?
  • jlars12

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    Jul 20, 2016 4:59 PM GMT
    ^^lmao racists always say that. We're all a little pyro inside so let's not worry about fire codes
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 22, 2016 5:44 AM GMT
    Of course it is. Most of RealJock's gayKK are isolated and unhappy losers in real life; they have found their safe space here. Let them have their fun.
  • Noeton

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    Jul 24, 2016 10:09 PM GMT
    woodfordr said
    Leftswiper saidOnline forums have more anti-social people with crappy existences. Anger at their own situation is usually deflected at some other group. Hence all the bigots/homophobes/racists


    This.


    I would guess that if you don't consider that segment of the RealJock population, the remainder would be less racist than society at large. I think this would be because, other than the anti-social element, men are here to discuss a shared interest in health and fitness that cuts across racial lines. In other words, on the issues that bring us here, we can find a lot to relate to each other about. A previous poster mentioned video gaming forums -- I don't have experience with that, but I imagine that is another example of this. But, unfortunately, there are a lot of very vocal people with a very entrenched personal commitment to voicing extreme views on any number of political or social (and personal!) issues -- seemingly, for them, the more extreme and disturbing the better!

    On the other hand, one of the things I value about this forum is that there are sometimes some discussions of race issues (among many other issues) that are enriching and constructive. Sometimes these can come across as a bit "unsophisticated" and/or repetitive, like "why don't men of X race like men of Y race?" But I think discussing those issues openly and frankly can lead to a higher level of self-understanding and community understanding on those issues. I think that such discussions can result in turning differences into things we can celebrate in harmony rather than problems that provoke anxiety and divisiveness. And, in my view, there's no good reason for such anxieties and divisiveness once we realize that we share a common humanity (and common sense), regardless of sexual orientation, gender or race.

    On a side note, it really puzzles me why anti-social posting seems to strongly correlate with being very vocal, being very entrenched in one's views and being very active in posting. It's almost as if these people are saying. "I dare you to try to reach out and help me in my 'crappy existence', but I'll put up an enormous psychological barrier to any such attempt." Puzzling.

  • you_know_Its_...

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    Jul 25, 2016 2:58 AM GMT
    highforthis said
    jlars12 said it seems like the only racists left in the civilized world ended up congregating on realjock icon_lol.gif


    I notice the above as well here. Maybe it's because I live in Toronto with progressive family and friends, but it seems pretty much impossible to meet anyone in real life who don't agree that there's a racism problem with the justice system especially in the US. It's just common sense to us that crime occurs disproportionately among poor and marginalized groups; (the only real "black on black" aggressions I see are gays jostling to be the token in otherwise white or diverse friend cliques lol).

    Whereas on here, whenever there's news of cops shooting a guy in the back or tackling a protestor as she talks to reporters, we have realjockers quoting crime stats and talking about violence in black DNA...


    You're talking about Radd, aren't you? icon_lol.gif
  • smegnificient

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    Jul 26, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    Aqueerius saidAnyway, re: the "all lives matter" crowd here... I'm hoping they're merely dumb and not disingenuous. It's like a dinner where the one guy who didn't get food says "I deserve to eat", and they answer him with "everyone deserves to eat".



    A few of my friends were for BLM until the "all lives matter" line came up, and who can disagree with such a safe platitude? But then this analogy came up on facebook and now they all get it. Long story short, dumb and not disingenuous in most cases. The gays here tho know exactly why it's foolish to argue a case for Straight Pride, so they should know better.
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    Jul 26, 2016 4:17 AM GMT
    I thought that was already established 6 years ago, no?
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 27, 2016 5:43 PM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidI bet if I spent any appreciable amount of time with any self righteous liberal who vehemently denies being racist, I'd eventually pick up on some racist attitudes, comments, or actions.


    Nope. You can't "pick up" racist attitudes after childhood developmental stages, because adults who are genuinely tolerant and inclusive when it comes to race are so on principle, and principles do not budge based on the behavior of others. This is a red herring racists love to throw out to shift responsibility for their immoral views. Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and if you embrace racism it's because you're an immoral, unprincipled bigot. No one forced you to be.
  • highforthis

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    Nov 28, 2016 5:34 AM GMT
    It seems to have gotten way worse since this thread started! icon_lol.gif
  • highforthis

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    Nov 29, 2016 3:22 AM GMT
    so much hate! icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 29, 2016 3:41 AM GMT
    The haters are going to hate