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Who´s the Most ´Racist´?
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/5/2013 5:00:13 PM

When Rasmussen Reports asked some of its polling subjects to conduct an odd exercise in racial stereotyping, the results were counterintuitive, or at least counterstereotypical: Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans. Before we dig deeper into the poll´s findings, let´s note an enormous caveat: The word "racist" has multiple meanings. Merriam-Webster lists two: "1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 7/5/2013 5:18:42 PM     (No. 9410417)

Everybody is a racist. Get into a jam in some foreign city and be aware that every person, including you, will be looking around frantically for visual clues for someone with characteristics closest to yours. All the sudden, color becomes your clearest clue, and then there´s clothes, stance, grooming, etc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/5/2013 5:23:21 PM     (No. 9410426)

Throughout the Middle East they think we wake up thinking about them and how to hurt them.

But they are wrong.....we don´t care.

Many Blacks, likewise, imagine that we are busy hating on them and obstructing their progress.

But they,too, are wrong.

Life is HARD for everyone and we are just trying to feed our kids like they are.

We are too damn busy to be hating on anyone.

There´s no profit in it.

Who are the real haters ?????

Who benefits from the grievance industry ?

The Libertarians sure don´t have a profit angle.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/5/2013 5:32:09 PM     (No. 9410442)

Who´s the Most ´Racist´?
Jesse Jackson

No, Al Sharpton is

No, Marc Lamont Hill is

No, the NAACP is

No, Juan Williams is

No, MSNBC is

No, black politicians are

No, black media are

No, Rev Wright is

No, Hussein Obama is

No, Moochelle Obama is

No, black America is


Well, one thing for sure: Who´s the Most ´Racist´ is certainly NOT white America nor is it Hispanic America nor is it Asian America.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dante, 7/5/2013 5:42:12 PM     (No. 9410456)

Prejudice and hatred among blacks is encouraged and celebrated everywhere from the lowest pop culture up to the current White House occupier.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 7/5/2013 6:01:43 PM     (No. 9410485)

Our grandchild will be adopted soon. Someone suggested we seek people who live in are in which she will not find discrimination as she is half Hispanic.

Truthfully, it had never entered my mind. Now this i notice it, she skin seem a bit brown. What´s the problem?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chief1942, 7/5/2013 6:03:29 PM     (No. 9410490)

Any position posited in the WSJ isn´t worth reading. The WSJ is onboard with providing citizenship to people who entered this country illegally. The WSJ now joins any number of other "News" organizations in the bottom of the kitty litter box.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HerbVA, 7/5/2013 7:29:27 PM     (No. 9410592)

I do not see any "position" from Taranto. He is reporting poll responses and making logical inferences therefrom.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 7/5/2013 7:58:37 PM     (No. 9410614)

Humans have an ingrained "us and them" perspective. Very often, different races have different cultures and we tend to self segregate along those lines. Then, when something (anything) happens to irritate or aggravate, we retreat to our own "us", and react against the "them". Generalizing, Whites and Blacks don´t like each other much. Music, food, church, entertainment - areas that the social engineers can´t force - we are quite different.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 7/5/2013 8:46:28 PM     (No. 9410656)

It´s a fundamental primitive survival instinct: "identify friend or foe". "Friend" is more likely to look and act like you. We can talk around it, but it is an ingrained part of all of us. Our brains are programmed that way. That said: at least whites have made a conscious effort - albeit imperfect - to suppress this instinct. Other races, not so much.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: badrad, 7/6/2013 12:43:25 AM     (No. 9410815)

Those who cling to race as a means to rise to the top? What happened to the MLK dream? Self-interest is a common human trait. So much for that dream--it has been hijacked by many.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 7/6/2013 1:28:16 AM     (No. 9410837)

Many people who have particular patterns of sin in their lives seem to try to justify their behavior by convincing themselves that everybody else thinks, feels, or acts the same "secretly".

Because all of us have ´sinned and fallen short of the glory of God´, some seem to try and equate any rare or infrequent lapse in the good behavior of others with their own pattern of wrongdoing.

For some reason, haters (including racists), cheaters, thieves and liars seem especially to not trust others to think, feel, or act differently from themselves.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 7/6/2013 9:22:12 AM     (No. 9411171)

I have to agree, blacks are more racist than anyone else I´ve ever met. They always think about race before anything else. I took a plumbing course a few years back, the teacher was black. He was the only one during the entire course, the class was mixed, that brought up race. We wanted to learn plumbing, he wanted to tell us that racism ruined everyday for him. He truly had a sad life because of it. He wasn´t happy with anything. Every white was out to get him because he was black.

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