Fine, you win... I guess society is more racist, I mean goodness... If affirmative action existed in the 1920's people would have accepted it with open arms! Tiger woods must have magically hypnotized people, White people don't REALLY like to watch him golf. And we must be racist! I guess the only reason Obama is getting the majority is because he's got a white grandmother. It couldn't be because our country is ready to choose based on qualifications and not skin tone.You got me... you're brilliant!
I already told you that I aggree we need to fix the problem with the death penalty.I'm talking about society as a whole, not just the justice system. The best way for me to measure how society thinks is by how they spend their money and what news they are most interested in.Obama, Oprah, and Tiger are 3 very strong examples of people who most likely wouldn't have been able to succeed in their efforts if this were the 1970s. Have we acheived true equality? Maybe not. But I believe that there are more opportunities for minorities than there were in the 1970s. I define racism as a belief that one race should have more rights and opportunities than another.
Okay, I'm admitting that my defenition is too Narrow/Incomplete, but my definition isn't wrong.I'll try to do what I can. None of you have tried to answer my question though.What should I do? What can an individual do to help?I have one partial solution and you basically mocked it. We need to strengthen the family andstrenghten the educational system.Go ahead and mock that too.
Reply to Dash:I know you haven't read the whole thread, so you probably haven't seen that i've admitted multiple times that I'm naive because I live in a community that really doesn't send anybody to death row.I'm open minded, and I changed my opinion early on in the discussion. I understand why you didn't want to read all 7 pages, because you're probably busy being smarter than everyone else.You think i'm stubborn and stupid because I'm unwilling to see the forest through the trees. I sort of care what you think, so I'll do my best to explain.I believe in taking on challenges that are in front of me, and at this moment in my life, I'm focused on raising my children. As a result, I see their purity and their goodness and I have a hard time believing that, given societies ongoing evolution, children will harbor the same ill will toward other races.I think we are less racist than we were 30 years ago. I don't really care if you aggree.I think the most important thing I can ever do is to be a good father.Thanks for being civil. I wouldn't want you to be uncivil toward someone you don't know anything about.
But how do you feel about puppies?
I read the whole thread. But thanks for the "smarter than everyone else" thing. I'll agree that I certainly am smart enough to recognize an insult when I see one! So...probably I'll start behaving true to form and tell you to shove your snide little remarks in the proverbially appropriate place for them. Goodness knows I wouldn't want to confuse the regulars.