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Why is race such an issue on this board?

Ive always wondered that. People bring up race all the time, but I live in the middle of no where, Tennessee and I never hear race as such an issue as it is on the board, and Im in the South where most people think the N-word is the most used word for white people.

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Ive always wondered that. People bring up race all the time, but I live in the middle of no where, Tennessee and I never hear race as such an issue as it is on the board, and Im in the South where most people think the N-word is the most used word for white people.
Maybe people are more open to talk about race online because they can be anonymous. It's much tougher to do it face to face without folks getting emotional.
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Two issues dominate this board, race and sexuality. And I agree I hardly ever hear either come up in conversation all that frequently where I'm from.

But I mean in the context of these posts, people are probably more inclined to say what they normally wouldn't and since there are a lot of minorities and gays on the board, thats what you get.
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Maybe people are more open to talk about race online because they can be anonymous. It's much tougher to do it face to face without folks getting emotional.
i agree.
people won't show their prejudice in public
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Maybe people are more open to talk about race online because they can be anonymous. It's much tougher to do it face to face without folks getting emotional.
Yea. I was just thinking maybe the age difference also. Maybe teens now, my age, dont really see race as big as an issue as some of the people did as they were growing up.

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Race will always be an issue. I am a black male, and I am called the N word several times. To be racist or prejudice clearly illustrates ignorance
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Because ...

a) a lot of people on this board reside in the USA, where race is a big issue.

b) tennis is traditionally a wite-dominated sport, and some people had ... extreme reactions to a couple of Black girls coming in and dominating

c) a

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I wish we lived in a perfect world, where race would never be an issue. But we don't live a perfect world Especially here in America, the land of discrimination...whether you like it or not.

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Yea. I was just thinking maybe the age difference also. Maybe teens now, my age, dont really see race as big as an issue as some of the people did as they were growing up.
Age definitely has a lot to do with it. I don't really see race as a big day-to-day issue (meaning I don't have to deal with race on a daily basis) but it is an issue.

But if you ask someone even 10 and certainly 20 years my senior they'll probably tell you otherwise.
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Because its reflective of the real life racial tension that bubbles underneath the surface of American society.


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Because ...

a) a lot of people on this board reside in the USA, where race is a big issue.

b) tennis is traditionally a wite-dominated sport, and some people had ... extreme reactions to a couple of Black girls coming in and dominating

c) a
Its a big issue in Europe too, mainly regarding immigrants from the Arab countries (and sub-Saharan Africa). Even in Russia (re. blacks, and those from places in the south of Russia or non-Russian republics of the old USSR).

Do the names Jean-Marie LePen of France, Joerg Haider of Austria, or Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Russia ring a bell? How about the British National Party, the Vlaams bloc in Belgium, or the Party LPF (List Pim Fortuyn) in the Netherlands?

The US is far from ova racial issues (now expressed most vocally re. Latin American immigration via Mexico) but we're far from alone. In fact to many Western Europeans, the new EU countries in the old Soviet bloc are only "good for" cheap labor, and indentured sex slaves.
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