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    Default where is rosa parks when you need her?

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    wonder how long they got away with this one!

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    My step father read that and said this;

    "Sometimes you have to be glad for events like these because, if nothing else, they serve as reminders that no matter where under the rug you hide it, racism is a tangible and self evident thing."

    I have to agree. People collectively have a very short memory for this sort of thing. Often racism hides as simple acts. Looks and reactions, behavior, and attitude. So it's important that we remember it and rather than trying to change the way others see things, we just hold ourselves to higher standards.
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    Yeah, well this is the world we live in. Do you guys think that discrimination and ignorance are both punishments for our intelligence as a species, or rather, intangibles that merely play a role in maintaining the equilibrium of karma distribution?
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    I'd prefer to think that discrimination and ignorance come from differing values. When people don't see eye to eye on something, it's because they have a different set of priorities. That can be the result of anything. People aren't intangible, thus their actions can't be assumed to be fate. If something has to be assigned to mysticism, it has to be something men cannot change themselves.
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    Actually, being ignorant means "lacking the knowledge of", therefore I can not see how lacking in the knowledge of other ethnic groups, which inevitably leads to stereotypes and racism, can by a differentiation of values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subliminal
    Actually, being ignorant means "lacking the knowledge of", therefore I can not see how lacking in the knowledge of other ethnic groups, which inevitably leads to stereotypes and racism, can by a differentiation of values.
    Sure it can be a differentiation of values. If I don't care about knowing about another ethnic group. That ignorance is because of my sense of whether I think I need to know it or not.
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    I see, very well put. On another note, I've just realised that almost anything, pertaining to lexicon of the language, can be manipulated to the will of the user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subliminal
    I see, very well put. On another note, I've just realised that almost anything, pertaining to lexicon of the language, can be manipulated to the will of the user.
    It's a good lesson to learn, let me tell you that.
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    Maybe this just shows that society rather than evolving in culture, just goes astray from it, that way many things that were issues in the past, still haunts present civilization, showing how low (most) humans can be.


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    A question though... where did it come from? yes, ignorance.. but who's fault is that? as CN pointed out.. it can be purposeful ignorance.. but often times it comes from what the person has been taught.. an example that comes to mind was something I remember hearing a ways back.. I'm not sure if it was true.. but a teacher had been teaching a history class that the Holecaust was just something the Jewish people made up to gain them sympathy. Coming from a source such as a highschool teacher.. the children believed that... that's what they were taught. I mean.. how often do we question what we've been taught from science or history? err.. my point.. yes... my point is that people behave how they were taught to.. so unless we can help teach people otherwise.. and find a way to do so that's not incredibly bias... then things wil happen. This however, down't acount for people who learn something from one person and make generalizations from that one experience on the whole topic. err.. I don't know if I'm making sense.. this is just what I think.. mostly? it makes me sad... they're children being taught this.. >< it's really sad...

 

 
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