Ok... but we need to keep an eye on them because at any point they can grow.
I disagree with you on this. If someone will not rent to a person based on their race alone, that is a clearly racist act. That is based on a belief that there is something intrinsically wrong with people of the refused race.
Or they could just be uncomfortable with the situation. A racist act made unconsciously. I think this is the majority of institutionalized racism in this country.
Why you would even think that I was excusing or condoning that kind of behavior and/or belief system is beyond me.
Again, I call that out and out racism. Again, I have no idea why you would think I was making excuses for that. Iím trying very hard not to be offended and only hope that the issue is that I was not clear enough. So Iím being very clear and empathic here.
I apologize for giving that impression. To an extent, when debating a topic we run the risk of becoming surrogates and end up being accused of holding opinions that aren't ours. I end up being accused of being the hypothetical "evil liberal" even though I don't hold any of the extreme liberal positions.
And you can get labeled the "evil liberal" by either defending Obama on a specific issue or criticizing Trump on a specific issue. It's a polarized climate.
And by the way, I know exactly what it feels to not have an apartment rented to me based on race and gender. I know what it feels like to be discriminated against because of gender in so many ways: refused many jobs based on my gender; refused entry into degree programs based on gender; paid 50% of the amount males were paid based on my gender; and on and on.
Being discriminated against for race or for gender feels the same. It all hurts and itís just wrong.
And I've never felt either but I believe it exists. I don't know how many white males believe it or care about it.
Yes and those groups exist. There are ones on all sides of the political spectrum. The idea that they only exist on the right is what is bothering me. And keep in mind that I do not aline with any political party or ideology. And perhaps because of this I see the horrible hypocrisy on all sides.
This is where I'm having trouble. The KKK would deny equal rights to non-Aryans if they had that influence. The liberal equivalent to it is what? Demanding equal rights for a group doesn't deny anyone's rights.
In these equal rights issues the status quo is often wrong and it has to be reversed. If someone prefers the status quo and they are called out about it that is equivalent to hate?