One time, this one kid said the N-word in front of this black dude in our school. He didn't get a beating but rather a long winded 10 minute speech about how racism is bad and that the white kid just sunk to the lowest of the lowest by using that kind of term.
I don't know what's better...to get your *** handed to you or to get completely put down in a high school hallway with everyone looking at you with an awkward eye.
My health teacher in 7th grade mentioned that some people use good ole Coca Cola....:rolleyes:
In reply to Bortaz's high school summary, half of that equation has improved. At least here (michigan but not detroit), there's a decent amount of interaction between "races". Fewer drugs too, assuming I'm not too blind. But the hierarchy or whatnot of roles is still the same. Black kids do sports (esp. track, basketball), white kids do AP classes and other the sports. I certainly don't see many black kids striving for "success" here.
Watching this thread go from a discussion on racism to a dissertation on the word "douchebag" and its place in the English language has brought me a lot of personal joy this Monday morning....
Not to mention that the Wikipedia article references the "Biggest Douche in the Universe" episode of South Park that takes numerous shots at supposed psychic John Edwards, including giving him the title of the episode.
Wow. I was totally joking about misusing an enema bag, yet the only picture of a douchebag that can be found by whoever wrote the wiki is a modified enema bag. I think my brilliance has now been undeniably established. Can a mod change my account name to "The Amazing EliManning"?
The dragging from their houses and being beaten with a book comment was a joke...
Yes, I would. They're just words... I am not weak enough to be manipulated so easily that with a few words I would resort to violence and likely get myself into serious trouble with the local authorities.
Now... if the racist boy had somehow physically attacked the other person, or even just provoked them with a push or a shove, then he would be perfectly justified in decking the aggresor...
Not all black people are racist... however, the majority of them are.
I have a friend who works as a cashier in a relatively popular store... she's told me that in the rare occasions when a black person buys something, she has to "not count" the money that she is payed with.
Apparently black people almost always take immediate offense if she counts it, claiming it to be hardcore racism, allegedly due to her not trusting people of "color" ...
That's one of many examples. I don't claim that there are no, exceptional black men, just that they have a high tendancy to be racist themselves. I don't understand this concept ... how is it that the people who are most racist, are most sensitive to racial comments themselves?
Anyone find it amusing that the guy calling Americans racist is the one spouting the racist crap?
I maintain that calling all of America an increasingly racist society is wrong on at least three levels (hypocracy, factual inaccuracy, violation of forum trolling rules). If anybody wants to call it angst then so be it, but I've actually left the country and I'm happy to say that I live in the least racist nation I've encountered. Look north to Canada; the USA doesn't have entire states of people wanting to secede over ethnicity. Look south, we don't have anything close to an equivalent to Chiapas. We're demonstrably less racist than any of our neighbors, and they in turn are demonstrably less racist than most of the rest of the world. Forget a little shoving match between kids at lunch, people still fill mass graves over race outside of America.
Not to poke at old wounds ...
However, I believe the neighbors of the U.S. have never had shootings in their schools due to racial reasons.
I also believe that the police are not so prominently using racial profiling in other countries.
I also think that the U.S. has many closet racists, if someone of middle eastern descent, walks into a bar with a "suspcious" looking suitcase with a friend, and begins to talk his native language, I *know* that some trouble will arise shortly.
Those are just some examples off of the proverbial top of my head...
Contrary to popular opinion and PM's, I have nothing against the U.S., many of the topics here are centered around that, as I believe the population here is mostly united statsian. When the topics arise, I obviously have a different opinion than native united statsians. I'd like to think that I see things a bit more clearly, since the media in other countries is a bit more "free" to talk.
To (partially) quote 'Nobleman Azure':
"Being on the opposing side of the debate does not make me the angatonist"