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why do racists still exist?

eaglesnester posted this thread...
Oct. 25, 2012 at 2:31 am

Kill the racist in you !

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Oct. 25, 2012 at 2:38 am

What's this? We guys here aren't racists, man:D

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Imaginedangerous replied...
Oct. 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

People are always looking for someone else to blame for the world's problems. Today, however, it's much less fashionable to hate people based on their skin color and more fashionable to hate them based on their opinions, faith, se.xual behavior, political orientation, or social class. It's not cool any more to blame Je.ws for all the world's problems- now it's cool to blame those old-fashioned backwards evangelicals or lying scheming liberals. Racists still exist because some people haven't caught up with the current trend.

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human6 replied...
Nov. 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

to divide the proletariat against itself so the bourgeoise can exploit us while we fight eachother. 

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human6 replied...
Nov. 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

say the marxists

I think it exists for many reasons, partially that, but also what Imagine said, and culture and other shit

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CollinF replied...
Nov. 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

^^ *Eyeroll* Thank you Karl.

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Nov. 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

Because no one wants to accept that their situations are their own fault, so they look for scapegoats. It's in human nature to blame someone else for your problems.

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Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

Yeah, it's basically what Imagine said. Or, if you word it a different way, what Athena said.
An elderly relative that was very close to me was racist... because he grew up during the Depression. Basically, he grew up feeling like a nobody. Like he was the lowest of the low. And so it made him feel better to blame it on someone else- like black people.  I was really disappointed when I found out that he was racist, but at least he wasn't outspoken about it.

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Nov. 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

They exist becuse it's their style. So simple:D

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contemplatorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Nov. 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Racists exist because people are unique!

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Nov. 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

to contemplator:
 
If you put it that way, yes, but that gets into the realm of different kinds of unique. Is it a good thing or a bad thing to bee unique, because if racists are like that because they are unique, then so are african americans! It's a moot point.
 
 

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contemplatorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

athena: Can an african-american be racial to other african-american? I think he can be, but the motive can be anything. Would he hate himself? Or would he distinguish himself apart from the african americans? The possibility of him distinguishing himself from other african-americans is there because he, as an idividual, is different. And he sees them, possibly, as a race. 
 
I guess I don't really know what you were trying to say. Could you explain it again? Please.

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Nov. 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Everyone is unique. Racists are unique, I suppose, but african americans are unique as well. So if a racist claims they are unique for their belief, it doesn't make sense, because African americans are unique for who they are as well.

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human6 replied...
Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

 
^^ *Eyeroll* Thank you Karl.
 
more peytor than Karl

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human6 replied...
Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I mean petro

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TaylerNoelle replied...
Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm

          Fear.

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Viridian replied...
Dec. 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

I think racism is caused at least in part by the enviornment one is raised/taught in. If someone grows up in a h.o.m.o.geneous home and school enviornment and is exposed to parent and adult stereotypes, they tend to (unconciously even) think about other races as a separate, other, group. I grew up in a mostly white neighborhood, in a mostly white school, and all my friends and my family's friends were white. My parents never said anything straight-up racist, i guess, but i definitley heard a lot of racial jokes thrown around. :/ To be honest, sonetimes i feel awkward around people of other races. It's like the first thing i notice about them is their skin color and i try really hard to treat them normally but i'm still paranoid that i'm treating them differently and i hate it that i do this. Bluh.

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Snow-White-Queen replied...
Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Some people can just be naturally racist. We will never not have racists because sometimes that's just how people are.

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OceanStorm replied...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I suppose some people are racist because they grew up in a racist enviornment or were taught to be racist by family.

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CollinF replied...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

human6:
 
If Karl hadn't been Karl, then hat's exactly what he would've said in reply to my comment. :)

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