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Posted on 11/21/2001 7:04:16 AM PST by liberallarryEdited on 09/03/2002 4:49:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
They are the civil rights equivalents of undercover agents. Carefully trained but armed only with false identities, they set out on the day's mission: rooting out racism at a grimy apartment building in North Hills. More.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
This line here says it all. It's only racism if it's white people doing it to people of color. I recently had the opportunity to work at a site in Miami that had 3 major ethnic groups for employees, none of which were white. I never saw such backbiting racists in my life as I saw in that building. Individuals from each group would tell me in private why the people in the next ethnic group were nasty. That contract provided a good education for this naive SD boy.
That duck don't float.
Housing advocates say the bias among foreign-born landlords can reflect outright racism, but may also stem from ignorance of the law. Activists in immigrant communities say landlords might feel more comfortable renting to people who share their language and culture.
"I don't consider it the malicious kind of white racism we see against people of color," Smith said. "It seems to be more of a cultural preference. . . . But it's still illegal."
Once again the LA Times, has discovered only whites can be considered 'racist', while everyone else has 'cultural preferences'. What a bunch of a**-clowns!
LA should changes it's name to Los Balkins.
So they'll probably report it as white people locking out blacks.
What is even more amusing is the fact that in many cases here in Los Angeles, whites are now the victims of reverse discrimination. I see it on a daily basis. Most of the ethnic groups here will always give preference to someone from their own race or home country. This occurs on every level from retail sales clerks, fast food establishments, to real estate. Several years ago a family of Koreans who was selling their home in what I would describe as an ethnically mixed neighborhood, listed their home with a Korean real estate company, and the home was only shown to Koreans. When a friend of mine who is white inquired about the home, the selling agent made 3 appointments with him, but never showed up to show him the home. Just over the past weekend I was in a large retail automotive parts store, which is staffed 100% by hispanics. I waited at the counter and noticed that the hispanic customers who arrived after I did, were helped before me. When I complained to the manager, he just shrugged his shoulders and said I must be mistaken, and that he would try and watch the counter to see if their was anything going on.
It's a group called HOME. Housing Opporunities Made Equal.
They run sting operations and they go after every type of discrimination from single mothers to gays.
They have claimed some victories in their newsletter but it seems very few to justify their efforts.
But then, I'm sure they believe they are doing the work of angles.
I am so sick and tired of you nit-pickers, who don't read anything for content, just for perceived errors. The term "reverse discrimination" has been around for a long time, and implies that that those who may have practiced discrimination in the past, are now being discriminated against. Go back to reading your latest copy of "English & Grammer Quarterly," and ignore my replies in the future.
LOL, you wouldn't believe the horrible, horrible things I have been forced to hear about Dominicans. Who have I heard all of these terrible things from? Puerto Ricans.
That was a real eye-opener for me, too. When I moved to New York from Ohio, my thinking was "Hmm...Puerto Rico, Domincan Republic--two Spanish-speaking islands in the Carribean, what's the difference?" Well, ask that question of either group, and they'll be delighted to tell you. In detail.
Exactly. Go to a predominately liberal board, mention the multitudinous "hate crimes" of pan-africanists (i.e. Black Nazis) in Zimbabwe and S. Africa against white farmers and you'll go deaf from the cries of indignation and "wwahhh, what about apartheid!". I'm freaking sick of this double standard and I'm sick of the media only reporting discrimination and racism when whites are the perpetrators...thusly giving an inaccurate stereotype of whites in general.
Where is here? (It's not often you can say that and be considered sane)
Also, I lived in Miami during the early '80s and I was a victim of age discrimination.
I was looking for an apartment and I found one that was quiet and isolated only the Cuban manager didn't want to rent to me because most of the people there were elderly and they wanted their peace and quiet.
So I kept looking and I found another one. Behind the Playboy Club.
Believe it or not, it was quiet too.
That's true, but I think we should attempt some perspective.
There's a line from "Casablanca" where Humphrey Bogart tells Major Strasser that "there are certain neighborhoods (in New York) where I wouldn't advise you to go".
I think our American way of life is very strong. It will take a lot for me to believe that we should abandon it. I think recent immigrants have a very good chance of being absorbed, regardless of the present problems - and PC stupidity.
I had the same thing happen at a local laundrymat a couple of years ago after it was bought-out by blacks. The young black woman at the counter looked right past me to ask the black woman standing in line behind me,"Can I help you?". When I complained,she ignored me. I started raising enough hell that she had no choice but to notice me and give me the change I needed for the machines.Some of the black men in there gave me some nasty looks for calling the woman behind the counter a "bitch",but nobody said anything. I fully expected to have to shoot one or more of them when I left,but nobody was waiting for me in the parking lot.
This laundromat was right at the edge of the traditional "black areas" and the "white areas". I had been washing clothes there off and on since the 1970's and never seen anybody of any race have any problems before the blacks bought it out. I haven't been back since this happened.
My original comment was concerning the FBI's method of tracking hate crimes - hispanic is a victim category but not a perpetrator category. If a hispanic commits a 'hate-crime' they are counted as white. This method skews the numbers to make it appear that whites are commit these crimes in much higher numbers than reality would suggest.
So the term "reverse discrimination" has been registered by the USSC, and is not subject to any further interpretation?
Yes, grammar was spelled incorrectly, nice of you to notice. Award yourself a shiny gold star for your astute observation.
Probably Hell's Grannies
Go to a predominately liberal board, mention the multitudinous "hate crimes" of pan-africanists (i.e. Black Nazis) in Zimbabwe and S. Africa against white farmers and you'll go deaf from the cries of indignation and "wwahhh, what about apartheid!". I'm freaking sick of this double standard and I'm sick of the media only reporting discrimination and racism when whites are the perpetrators...thusly giving an inaccurate stereotype of whites in general. ---Frances_Marion
And the worst example of this double standard was the recent UN Conference on Racism that condemned white nations that practised slavery two centuries ago but ignored Arab & Black nations practising slavery today. And for this disgusting propaganda (and other hate-crimes) the nitwit Annan and his feckless org got the Nobel Peace Prize.
What we call "political correctness" is actually something much much worse. It is racism pure and simple. Racist anti-white anti-west leftwing hate. And it is deeply entrenched among liberals in the western world. The Third World knows it and pushes on it like a button, giving our Liberal Establishment a constant dose of electric-guilt-shock treatment.
Of course, now I live in the Bay Area where there's much less Balkanization than in LA, where there used to be much less than in New York, but alot has changed in 20 years.
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