Yes. I know it ain't what some would have us believe but Obama is the proof of the pudding. He was elected twice beating caucasians in the primary and the general elections. I fully expect there will be another black president withing the next two decades. You'll probably be around to see it. I likely won't but you'll remember what I said.
I am still not sure what you are saying. You seem to be saying that the fact that you had ONE black president is proof that no racial bias exists anymore.
If thatís the case in your mind, then you should also be using the same logic for the other 44 out of 45 times, when no black president was selected (and argue that the other 44 times, the US was racist for not selecting a black president).
See any problem with it?
The fact that you felt the need to point out that Obamaís race doesnít get him any extra miles in this context is weird to say the least however...
The truth is that as long as you have people denying that racism is still a problem, then life for the other groups will automatically be a lot harder than for everyone else.
I read a powerful piece once in the NY Times called ďthe heartbeat of racism is denialĒ.
I think you have to subscribe to read it but some quotes stuck with me:
ďOnly the racist lives by the heartbeat of denial. The antiracist lives by the opposite heartbeat, one that rarely and irregularly sounds in America ó the heartbeat of confession.Ē
ďThe principal function of racist ideas in American history has been the suppression of resistance to racial discrimination and its resulting racial disparities. Racist ideas are suppressive, rather than constructive, about leaving a particular racial hierarchy intact rather than building it in the first place. They are about silencing dissent rather than speaking an opinion. Racist ideas allow discrimination to proceed unimpeded; they do not initiate discrimination.Ē
I think a lot of people still either completely misunderstand or are not willing to admit what racism actually is or how it shows itself. Just to be clear Iím not calling anyone a racist. But certain type of thinking can lead one to the wrong place.
BTW, if you have 10 news outlets reporting one thing and 5 news outlet reporting another, all you have as far as I'm concerned is 15 news outlets I'm skeptical of.
Thatís not the correct ratio. Itís usually more like 50 to 1 depends what it is. For climate change, I can find you 500 to 5 articles. And 4.5 of those, will be written by a flat earther...
Find me 5 independent reports or studies that make any of these other ridiculous assertions that are contrary to the mainstream, established facts.
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