Originally Posted by kmartin575
Because you can't stand the truth.
Is it fair that a more qualified white man applying for a fire department job could lose out to a less qualified man simply because he is a majority?
Yes, racism does exist in today's world. Most of it is directed towards whites. I don't know of too many white neighborhoods that a person of difference race will get shot for being there. Perhaps there could be a few in the south but they certainly would be rare. However, every single big city has neighborhoods populated mostly by minorities where if a white man was caught in that neighborhood he would either be mugged, assaulted, or killed.
First of, lemme adress your little shot at affirmative action. First off, its kinda lame to take quotes out of American History X and use them in arguments. Its not a good look. And to me, the premise that affirmative action costs more qualified white people job is extremely racist in itself as it carries with it a belief of white superiority. Affirmative action requires a small amount of minorities to be hired, a number smaller than the actual percentage they make up of our total population. So to say that a company being required to hire SOME minorities means more qualified white employees are being passed over pretty much means you believe that white people can do the job better. This racist belief is the reason affirmative action was needed in the first place.
The fact that you really believe white men are persecuted more than blacks and other minorites just tells us how out of touch with the world you are. This is exactly the type of silly crap Im talking about, white people complaining about how hard their lives are, dealing with this horrible reverse racism and at the same time steadfastly denying that minorities, specifically black people, face any kind of racism anymore. Its just a joke. Its not the case.
As far as your little thing about the ghettos. Lemme put it like this, ghettos are violent places. It doesnt have to do with black people being violent people it has to do with ghettos being violent, throughout history that is how it has been. Ghettos, places full of poverty and despair, they produce crime and violence. And lemme tell you, it is the people who live there that endure the massive brunt of the harm that comes from the environment, that is to stay, most of the violence in these areas is black-on-black, black-on-brown, etc white people who come into these areas sometimes become subject to the same violence the locals deal with daily. I dont think your accusation that white people are not safe in certain neighborhoods because its full of racist, violent black people has any credibility....more like there are certain places where it simply isnt safe to go for anyone unless you know the right people.
Racist tensions still exist and people like to pretend that they dont but it was not that long when we lived in segregation, when blacks were getting lynched in the south, when it was unnaceptable for a black man and a white woman to be involved. This isnt ancient history, it is very recent american history and if you didnt live through those times your parents probably did and your delusional if you think the history of race relations throught american history doesnt still play a role today.