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Who's the Most 'Racist'?
Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2013 | James Taranto

Posted on 07/06/2013 7:08:40 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

When Rasmussen Reports asked some of its polling subjects to conduct an odd exercise in racial stereotyping, the results were counterintuitive, or at least counterstereotypical:

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of American Adults think most black Americans are racist, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% consider most white Americans racist, while 18% say the same of most Hispanic Americans.

Before we dig deeper into the poll's findings, let's note an enormous caveat: The word "racist" has multiple meanings. Merriam-Webster lists two: "1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race," and "2: racial prejudice or discrimination."

A prime reason talk about "racism" tends to be more inflammatory than enlightening is the elision of the very large difference between these two definitions. Thus: The Tea Party opposes the policies of Barack Obama, who is black. Some Tea Party members have said things that offend the racial sensibilities of left-leaning Americans. Thus, the lefties conclude, the Tea Party is driven by prejudice--it is, according to them, "racist" (by definition 2). In the left's imagination, that puts the Tea Party in the same category as the Ku Klux Klan, even though the Klan indisputably was racist by definition 1.

To put it more concisely, much of the "dialogue" about race in America today consists of equating dubiously imputed racial prejudice with white supremacy.

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1 posted on 07/06/2013 7:08:40 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I am. I hate all races equally.

People piss me off.


2 posted on 07/06/2013 7:09:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

3 posted on 07/06/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek

Beat me to it and I hate you for it.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 7:10:55 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cripplecreek
Yep..second that...seems like we are overrun with sphincters...
5 posted on 07/06/2013 7:12:43 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There’s no racism without race...so every race must be somewhat “racist”.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 7:14:55 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Its a sphincteratti conspiracy.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way.

So if this is true (and I believe it is) why do black Americans not do something about it? Why do the race hustlers get a free pass? Why do they not speak up when the race card is played?

What are they afraid of?

8 posted on 07/06/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: cripplecreek

Beat me to it... I hate you !....:o)


9 posted on 07/06/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: TADSLOS

Damn ...you too !...:o)


10 posted on 07/06/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: cripplecreek
It would be funny if it wasn't so true....a real Greek tragedy.
11 posted on 07/06/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Who riots the most?.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 7:23:57 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Fzob

IMO ....They profit from it ....


13 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:02 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos

..They profit from it ..

If that’s true, and it certainly may be, then honest hardworking people should be disgusted.


14 posted on 07/06/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Vaduz

Those stinking Eskimos!


15 posted on 07/06/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, my misanthropy is often mistaken for racism, sexism, male chauvinism, bigotry, and homophobia. People like to think they are special.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 7:28:44 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Squantos

Ask around, I’m an ass.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EEGator

I’ve singled out Norwegians because I’m sick of those herring shuckers always getting a pass.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 7:30:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

A round what ?

At least yer a smart one... Stay safe !


19 posted on 07/06/2013 7:36:57 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: EEGator

Yep darn ice backs.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 7:39:22 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: cripplecreek

They are a bunch of SOB’s.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 7:39:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Vaduz

South Park (warning: content and language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmQtWA6K9XA


22 posted on 07/06/2013 7:42:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

LOL polar gooks.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: equaviator
There’s no racism without race...so every race must be somewhat “racist”.

Indeed - people who suggest that race means nothing are as bad as those that say race is everything.

24 posted on 07/06/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: equaviator
There’s no racism without race...so every race must be somewhat “racist”.

Every race is racial because feeling a bond toward your race and looking out for your race's interests is natural no matter how much people scream otherwise. The only thing is that when non-white races look after their interests it is considered positive and uplifting. Yet, when white people get together in even a non-threatening manner the self-described anti-racists scream and cry about evil whites having a collective identity.

25 posted on 07/06/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: cripplecreek

My favorite new racial slur. :)


26 posted on 07/06/2013 7:52:07 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Squantos

I hate you for being a duplicator. There, I said it. :~)


27 posted on 07/06/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL.


28 posted on 07/06/2013 7:54:43 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The world I grew up in accepted many “colorful” descriptive terms. They weren’t used to harm and were often used as terms of endearment.

Gran Torino barbershop scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXD8yOxIPB0


29 posted on 07/06/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

LMAO! “Herring shuckers”! That’s too funny.

BTW, half my extended family are of Norwegian heritage. With a few exceptions, they are a bunch of big, dumb liberal Oles.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 8:11:12 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

According to liberals only whites can be racist. Latinos sporting tattoos of La Raza (the Race) are not bigots and Blacks attacking creepy crackers simply because they are white is not a hate crime. Muslim and Black preachers can spew antisemitism, but Christian preachers reiterating their faith’s traditional opposition to homosexuality are hate mongers.


31 posted on 07/06/2013 8:30:23 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: EricT.

Ass Oles?


32 posted on 07/06/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
re: I’ve singled out Norwegians because I’m sick of those herring shuckers always getting a pass.

Your post reminds me of one of the Flight of the Conchords episodes where the two main characters, both from New Zealand, face major discrimination from a fruit vendor who won't sell fruit to people from New Zealand. The episode features the song, “”Albi, the Racist Dragon”.

33 posted on 07/06/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: cripplecreek

If I admit I’m a racist then can we talk about my disagreements with Obama on principles?


34 posted on 07/06/2013 8:59:31 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
If I admit I’m a racist then can we talk about my disagreements with Obama on principles?

Not how it works for white liberals. The rules are as follows:

1) If you are not liberal, you are racist.

2) Since you are racist, your opinions on everything are worthless.

3) If you become liberal, you have "evolved" and better than the racists who are not liberal.

4) Since you are liberal, and no longer racists, your opinions on everything are superior.

35 posted on 07/06/2013 9:53:40 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 10:04:40 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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