@matrix Its almost like living in a society that treats you unfairly, makes it harder to be financially successful, and causes you to be likely to be born into a life of poverty might possibly influence a persons perpencity towards crime.... who wulda thunk.

@freemo @matrix "living in a society that treats you unfairly"

If you're talking about black people, you're right, but not in the way you intended: Beyond nonstop Affirmative Action and racial quotas to ensure that blacks have to put in far less effort than any other group to get into a good college or get a good job, they're actually less likely than White people to be shot by the police while unarmed, when you control for just how much more violent crime they commit.

Being black in America is Easy Mode, it's just that many blacks are so dysfunctional that they still manage to screw up their lives despite society bending over backwards to accommodate them.

@ChristiJunior

Life skills are generational. When you make people slaves and then try to reverse course on that the lack of education will be passed down generation after generation.

To claim that they systemically have it easier, which I'm not saying is true but even if we assume it is, doesnt really make your case at all. Having it "easy" isnt going to reset the centuries of oppression whose effects will continue to be passed down for some time.

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@freemo @ChristiJunior @matrix They objectively have it easier, and we are WAY too far removed from slavery for that to be an excuse, that can’t be taken seriously anymore.

@Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum

Its not about slavery. The overwhelming oppression of blacks lasted well beyond slavery. Even if you could argue direct racism is gone that isnt until very recent times at best (and you'd be wrong at even that).

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@freemo @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum @matrix "(and you'd be wrong at even that)"

Hol' up, you claimed that blacks were Failing because of the legacy of oppression, seeing how you couldn't actually provide a single example of actual, direct modern-day racial oppression/discrimination faced by blacks. The argument that blacks are Oppressed by the police is certainly bullshit. Meanwhile, there are countless ways modern-day blacks in the US enjoy preferential treatment, at the expense of White people (who do suffer constant ACTUAL, race-based discrimination).

@ChristiJunior

Nope, wrong on all points and not at all what I said.

I said that the legacy of oppression does have an effect, but I never said I could not provide any modern day examples of racism. I did however claim that racism is not reduced to rights, if I shoot you in the face simply because I hate black people, that is racism, and it is still racism even if that black person has all the same rights as me.

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@freemo @matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum "if I shoot you in the face simply because I hate black people, that is racism, and it is still racism even if that black person has all the same rights as me."

This seems like a strange point for you to make, seeing how White-on-black crime is absolutely dwarfed by the amount of black-on-White crime happening in the West.

@ChristiJunior

How so? 1) I never claimed blacks cant be or arent racist towards whites 2) not all race-on-other-race crime is automatically explicitly due to race and therefore a racist act.

If I shoot a black person in the face to steal his shoes then it isnt racism just because I'm white. If I do it simply because I hate back people then it is.

@matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum

@freemo @matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum "not all race-on-other-race crime is automatically explicitly due to race and therefore a racist act."

Sure, but whenever a White person commits a crime against a black person, the police and the media will obsessively search after evidence that this was racially motivated. Meanwhile, in the far more numerous instances where black people commit violent crime against White people, the racial aspect will be stubbornly ignored or even explained away. A White person could be murdered by a black man screaming "I hate White people!", and you'd get all sorts of "experts" trying to unpack his "true motives" and why they weren't actually related to race at all. Never mind that anti-White sentiment is very common among blacks, or that the current US culture is anti-White in general, and stoking black hatred towards White people in particular.

@ChristiJunior

The bias in the media to ignore racism towards whites and exagerate it or assume it when towards blacks is very real. I wont argue that.

That still doesnt contradict my underlying argument however. It just means the media, as usual, is so monumentally bias you cant use it to discern anything useful about the situation. You actually have to bother analyzing the data yourself. When I do that the fact remains that blacks are very much the target of racism (though not the only target) and that this effects a lot of the problem. Just because it is far less exaggerated than the media likes you to think doesnt suddenly mean it is non-existant either.

@matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum

@freemo @matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum "the fact remains that blacks are very much the target of racism (though not the only target) and that this effects a lot of the problem."

Yet you don't cite actual examples of current, on-going structural "racism" against blacks, never mind sufficient evidence to show that the effects of anti-black racism outweigh pro-black racism.

@ChristiJunior All expectations of civilized conduct are structurally racist against blacks because they’re not a civilized race by default. Nigs gonna nog.

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Muted due to adding nothing useful to the conversation, trolling, and being explicitly racist.

Not going to invest time reading posts from a person who adds no value and whose intention is to in fact subtract value from a conversation.

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@NEETzsche @matrix @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum @freemo No, but you see, that's all due to racism, because every single majority-black country has been Oppressed and Exploited. Just don't ask why those black countries were all so weak and backwards that other races were able to oppress and exploit them in the first place...
@NEETzsche @freemo @ChristiJunior @Rudolf_von_Goldenbaum @matrix I wouldn’t necessarily call any of them β€˜nice’ per se, but a few of them are stable to a degree that the present US is not.

One of my cousins and his wife are career military. Back in 2015, they got a 5-year assignment to Senegal, and lived there with their two children on a US state department compound in Dakar. He said the cost of living is way lower than the US, the weather 100x better, and since French is the official language and is taught in the schools there, his kids are now bilingual. They got transferred back stateside in 2020, but last year they put in to be transferred back to Senegal indefinitely. It really says something about how terminally bad the US is when my cousin would rather raise his family in Africa than here.

@ThreeOneThreeChris >but a few of them are stable to a degree that the present US is not.

This was my favorite part of this post. I believed it with zero fact checking or whatever.

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