Seabass wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forty Two wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:40 pm
American and European culture was very racist up until about 50-60 years ago, and it was a rather precipitous change since then.
American culture is still very racist, as is evident from the motherfucker we put in the White House.
That's absurd. Racism is very unpopular. To make open racist comments will easily get one fired from one's job, ostracized from one's friend-groups, and embarrassed publicly. Racist groups that hold public rallies or demonstrations are overwhelmingly opposed.
Is there racism in the US, sure, as there is in the UK, France, Germany, the Nether Regions, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Russia.... and everywhere else in the world. To say that American culture is "still very racist" is just silly, though.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar