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post #1 of 162 Old 07-07-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Let's talk about racism.


For those of you that don't follow Kevin on youtube, I thought I should throw him out there.

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post #2 of 162 Old 07-07-2012, 08:13 PM
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Meh I don't really care myself as lone she is good looking.. hot and a horse rider and out going to social stuff and she has a great personality and a worker.

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Well I think Kevin is super cute and it's nice seeing people on Youtube saying things worth listening, too. I completely agree! (of course I am mixed race so of course I think it's fabulous, lol. AfroCuban Dad and a White Jewish Mom...I'm a mutt.) Shalom Amigos! :)
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post #4 of 162 Old 07-08-2012, 10:38 AM
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I've never heard of Kevin until today. Seems great enough to follow!

Racism is an unfortunate thing, for lack of better words. I don't think it will ever die out but I think a lot of people need to change their views.

My immediate Black family isn't racist, however whenever I express interest in someone outside my race they question it. Fortunately they seem to be getting the picture that I am who I am; colorblind when it comes to love!
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post #5 of 162 Old 07-08-2012, 11:44 AM
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That is funny! I think racism would all but disappear tomorrow if the concept of the individual were to replace the need to race "hyphenate".
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post #6 of 162 Old 07-08-2012, 12:14 PM
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That is funny! I think racism would all but disappear tomorrow if the concept of the individual were to replace the need to race "hyphenate".
Oh my, I completely disagree. I assume by race hyphenate you mean like calling myself Cuban-American or African-American or Irish-American? It is not being proud of one's roots/culture/ancestors that cause racism. Racism is a problem of tolerance and acceptance. My calling myself Cuban-American is not what perpetuates racism.

Just out of curiosity, do you really think if African-Americans stop using that term right this minute it would change the feelings of people who discriminate and hate them for the color of their skin? I sure don't. You are putting a lot of responsibility for racism on the wrong people, IMO.
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Well, most African-Americans I know call themselves black. And tolerance is different from acceptance. I may tolerate something but never accept it. Some people are colorblind, while others see only color.
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I think the way he makes fun of his father and posts it on YT is disgusting.
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post #9 of 162 Old 07-08-2012, 01:33 PM
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Oh my, I completely disagree. I assume by race hyphenate you mean like calling myself Cuban-American or African-American or Irish-American? It is not being proud of one's roots/culture/ancestors that cause racism. Racism is a problem of tolerance and acceptance. My calling myself Cuban-American is not what perpetuates racism.

Just out of curiosity, do you really think if African-Americans stop using that term right this minute it would change the feelings of people who discriminate and hate them for the color of their skin? I sure don't. You are putting a lot of responsibility for racism on the wrong people, IMO.
Well, maybe you misunderstand who it is that I put the responsibility "on". I am an American, what my ancestors were is something I only worry about when, as an individual, I am considering my own personal geneology. I resent being asked anything about my race, ethnicity, etc., on an application of any sort. I never ask anyone what their "race or ethnicity" is - who cares? The race-hyphenation thing was not thought up and used by millions of citizens on an independant basis. Not "joining in" on the use of it does not preclude anyone from celebrating their heritage. I am "mixed", so what? I don't like every single "member" of any race, including those I am a "member of"....I take people as individuals.

And, no I don't think that if the use of race hyphenation ceased right this minute that the benefit would be realized in the next hour. In ten years, yes - absolutely - I do! The adage "divide and conquer" has survived the test of thousands of years b/c it is true.

Just out of curiosity, do you really think that if "fill in the blank race-Americans" that are prejudice against other "fill in the blank race- Americans" continue the use of race-hyphenation, then it will change their feelings? Your example was African-American. As the video in question demonstrates, no one race has a monopoly on racism.
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post #10 of 162 Old 07-08-2012, 01:37 PM
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I think the way he makes fun of his father and posts it on YT is disgusting.
Now tiny, ...he is a kid! All kids do that in one way or another...they might not put it on yt, but they all do that.
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