Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Jan 11, 2010.
Is the republican party mostly racist?
Some people think racism is reserved to treating all of one race in a manner that is racist.
However, any time the color of a person enters the equation, even if only one time out of a hundred, if that one time race does enter the equation to prejudge in a racist way, it is an act of racism.
Does that mean that people are 1% racist, or 5% or 25%, etc?
The acid test for the republicans to truly show they are not racist toward blacks is to ask the following question, and imagine how the right wingers would respond:
If you saw this guy walking down the street, would you be afraid?
Then if you saw this guy walking down the street, would you be equally afraid?
My opinion is that republicans will tolerate blacks or others of color if they act white, but when they don't act or dress according to the republican norms, then the native racism that is lurking below takes over...
I updated your remarks to fit current events..............
What does Harry Reid have to do with republican racism?
If you saw this guy walking down the street, would you be afraid of hiring him, cause Dems have convinced you he is incompetent.
Then if you saw this guy walking down the street, would you be equally afraid, that he may not be a good worker, and thus the government will force you to hire him.
Your timing on this topic seemed like a few of my trades today, out of sync.
I think we agree that judging a man based upon skin pigment is abhorrent, we seem to part company on the issue that conservatives are more likely to do this than their "progressive" counterparts.
I never mentioned that republican were more likely than any other political group to be mostly racist...
You are being much too defensive of the republicans...
Just look at the modern era...
Please provide me with direct examples of Republicans in congress being racist, since Obama has been elected. Seems to me that the only racism i have witnessed so far came from Harry Reid, and for some reason it is acceptable amongst Democrats.
...uhhhh, Trent Lott for starters...
You are not too bright, are you?
Oh, and how many republican black congressmen and senators are there vs. dem lack congressmen and senators?
Has there been a black republican congressman in D.C. since J.C. Watts retired in 2002?
In any case, your bringing up the dems does not exonerate right wing racism...
I said "Republicans IN CONGRESS" Trent Lott is not a republican IN congress now is he?
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