Originally Posted by Bunker
But JigglyPuff, you did not go as far as to call America/Americans racist, no?
1-i was referring the bushies and their policy of killing brown people at any cost, but giving as little money in relief aid as possible
2-i wasn't saying that America is racist, now that you mention it, it is.
3-i am sure that Americans as individuals will treat a black man lurking in a corner just as suspect as a white man lurking in a corner, LOL.
ok maybe the black is seen as just tiny, minute bit more fear-able. but you get the point, but COLLECTIVELY America has some (not all) of the most racist "traditions" and practices in the west. and while individuals don't enact these practices, they vote into office those who do, and maintain systems that they understand to be fundamentally racist, classist and sexist. and even though individuals may hold different personal beliefs then the figure heads, they do support and maintain these racist practices, systems and "traditions". they support them both emotional and financial.
individually: lots of Americans would be ok with a black family moving in next door.
collectively: some of the most racist bastards in the west today. just wrong as shit. i mean everything from the way education is funded k-12, to the way colleges use legacies to keep black students (and poor whites) out of the best schools (44% of those in IVY colleges are legacy students), to the way that those with "ethnic" names have been shown through scientific survey and study to have a MUCH harder time finding work. or the fact that a black woman only makes 60plus cents on the dollar than a white man for the SAME JOB WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYER AND THE SAME EDUCATION and yet she has not the legal right to take her employer to court and demand a raise.
these are all just examples, but in all cases the collective has enacted these things outside of the individual, but the individual has the power to force change and refuses to do so. In fact the last example their are a number of bills in place that would give anyone the right to sue an employer if they feel others in the same skills, experience, training ect are being on a different scale. these bills have not been well received, even though all the seek to do is level the paying field.