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Mindfulness 02-16-2017 08:02 AM


Chula Vista 02-16-2017 10:39 AM

^^^^^^

The rest of the world is laughing at us and scared ****less of us at the same time.

elphenor 02-16-2017 11:53 AM

3am argument about Canadian immigration sorry to everyone who subjected themselves to reading that

Daily show is still so funny

Chula Vista 02-16-2017 12:46 PM

During today's press conference:

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Reporter April Ryan, who is black, pressed Trump on his agenda to "fix" inner cities. When she asked, specifically, if Trump would work with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, he asked Ryan if she wanted to set up the meeting for him.

"Are they friends of yours?" Trump asked Ryan. "Set up the meeting. Set up the meeting."
https://media.giphy.com/media/OWpMbuG5W4r4Y/giphy.gif

Truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Trollheart 02-16-2017 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Qwertyy (Post 1805966)
qualifying doesnt mean you'll get accepted. we have a pretty notoriously picky system. even once you do get accepted they're pretty relentless with their follow up.

Qwertyy will make sure your application is denied.
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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1806081)
No? I think every generation has become increasingly accepting and less racist.

I like how you put racism aside and then addressed another topic about racism though :D



no, elph. no one cares about your juggalo ass.

In what universe? People seem to be getting more, not less, racist, and I'm sure you don't need me to post examples. Even here in Ireland there's violence (admittedly, very sporadic) against minorities and indeed immigrant crime, and I heard two older people say a while back "Why do we need to take them in? Let them go somewhere else!" Fine words, from a so-called Catholic country. Oh no my friend: racism is not only alive and well in the 21st century, it's ****ing thriving, and getting stronger every year.
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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1806086)
It's something I've seen brought up before in a few think pieces related to Black Lives Matter (among others). The argument being that even though the U.S. is a melting pot, no matter which "culture" reigns it will inevitably be racist to some degree if they achieve any kind of longstanding majority.

I don't know if social evolution is truly possible with the way things are, but I think there's some merit to the analysis. Acknowledging racism as a problem all people share instead of just whoever the perceived majority is would be a start to fixing it. That won't happen under a Trump administration here of course...

It was also mentioned that you have some people screaming about white privilege, for instance, but there are many "non-racist" whites who feel as though there are places they are not welcome because they are white.

You'd have to wonder if in Africa there is a bias against white people. I know, given the history of Apartheid, you wouldn't quite blame them, but considering that the overwhelming majority of Africa is black, do the whites feel threatened there? I don't know, but I somehow have the feeling they don't, because racism doesn't seem to be as built-in to Africans as it is to the likes of us. Am I wrong? Is it that they've had to deal with so much **** over the centuries that they wouldn't dream of visiting that on another race? Or is my head up my arse here? I really don't know, but if you hear of violence in African countries it's quite often the same race fighting. Obviously there are ethnic minorities most places, but I think the likes of Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland are examples of places where you don't hear of trouble related to racism. Not saying it's not there, but it's certainly not reported.

Chula Vista 02-16-2017 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1806225)
Or is my head up my arse here?

In a word? NO.


Cuthbert 02-16-2017 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1806225)
In what universe? People seem to be getting more, not less, racist, and I'm sure you don't need me to post examples. Even here in Ireland there's violence (admittedly, very sporadic) against minorities and indeed immigrant crime, and I heard two older people say a while back "Why do we need to take them in? Let them go somewhere else!" Fine words, from a so-called Catholic country. Oh no my friend: racism is not only alive and well in the 21st century, it's ****ing thriving, and getting stronger every year.

I agree with Vowels tbh. Maybe it's an age thing (no disrespect intended) and not growing up among other ethnic groups but definitely where I live if you're to come across racism it will be from someone over a certain age. I've seen it from friend's parents a few times. Only ever seen it once from someone my age, which was quite bad and still feel ashamed I didn't do anything.

That's racism from white people though, of course racism doesn't count when the perpetrator is non white but if it did, I've seen more of that. Wasn't that long ago we had those race riots.

Goofle 02-16-2017 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Mindfulness (Post 1806144)

Am I the only one who sees Trump saying "Yeah, lets try and sort something out" without judging him totally on the fact he was on The Apprentice? I dunno, maybe I'm biased.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 02-16-2017 04:12 PM

sad

Chula Vista 02-16-2017 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1806254)
"Yeah, lets try and sort something out"

Multitudes of people have been trying to "sort something out" for over a century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David_Accords

And we can cleary see where that gets us.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assass...of_Anwar_Sadat

Maybe study some ****ing history?

Trump is the current leader of the free world. The planet leans on his every word at this point. To answer that question so flippantly in that setting is one of the most politically embarrassing things I've seen in decades. If not ever.

Take the blinders off dude.


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