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How do you end racism? "...stop talking about it."

Drachen 2012/03/19 22:58:14
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On "60 Minutes", Morgan Freeman states that the only way to stop racism is to stop talking about it. Do you agree with that theory?
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  • Mrs. V 2012/03/20 00:16:53
    Yes.
    Mrs. V
    +3
    But, you will never get those who exploit Blacks for their own financial gain to stop. Such as The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

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  • Mejink 2012/03/23 23:05:45 (edited)
    Yes.
    Mejink
    Most racism nowadays is verbal. People make such a fuss about it, even asking how to end it. If most people could drop the subject, it'd be so much easier...



    Of course, sometimes people do try to hurt you. And that is different. But we're talking about individuals, not the majority of people. Still, when someone is violently racist, they need to involve the cops, and HOPEFULLY the cops will do their job (as if...)



    You can't change people, but you can change how you react to a situation. If you are living a mostly peaceful life with no violence or threats to your personal safety in it... stop talking about racism. It just makes people self conscious and makes you appear more different... you cause yourself to look like an alien.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/03/21 03:34:16
    Yes.
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    I think he's making a great point.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/03/20 16:28:52 (edited)
  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2012/03/20 15:50:02 (edited)
    No.
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    What constantly playing the race card does it make it ineffective, everybody just goes, eh, another race accusation and moves on. So, if they keep constantly talking about it, that will do it.

    Trying to bury it won't work, go ahead and let them talk.
  • All American 2012/03/20 09:37:06
    Yes.
    All American
    That and quit expecting special treatment because of your skin color.
  • sglmom 2012/03/20 05:21:43
    Yes.
    sglmom
    Exactly ..
    (and stop pulling out the CARD .. each time someone disagrees) ..

    You know what ..

    Losing my sight .. the Vision Loss (Blindness) is quite a Blessing indeed .. for I'm not distracted by /visuals/ .. I must listen carefully ..

    It is amazing what you can sense .. when you have no SIGHT to distract ..
  • CREW grand 2012/03/20 04:00:41
    No.
    CREW grand
    Racism probably existed before we even had language.

    Merk Yuri Mars
  • Sam Nielsen 2012/03/20 01:56:08
    Yes.
    Sam Nielsen
    +1
    Now only if every one could realize this fundamental truth. As you speak about things you give those things power in your life. Don't talk about it and it ceases to have power. A simplistic explanation but to the point.
  • charles... Sam Nie... 2012/03/29 22:42:59
    charles nelson
    yes... the funda-mentals.... ain't we all.
  • KoAm 2012/03/20 01:39:21
    Yes.
    KoAm
    +2
    Morgan Freeman is spot-on here. He's one of my favorite actors too.

    It's disappointing that he's an Obama supporter. Oh well, nobody's perfect.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/03/20 01:09:55
    Yes.
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    Gawd yes; give that man a trophy
  • santa6642 2012/03/20 00:58:20
    Yes.
    santa6642
    +1
    the only ones who talk about it are the same ones practicing it, and they have nothing construction to say about anything or any one.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/03/20 00:31:48
  • ConLibFraud 2012/03/20 00:29:54
    Yes.
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    And Morgan is one of my favorite actors!!!! Spot on Morgan!!!
  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2012/03/20 00:26:50
    Yes.
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +2
    Yes, I agree. The less attention is broght toward the situation, the less it will be in people's minds. Since we are all supposed to have equal opportunities in this country, we should all be on equal terms regards of race or color. Stop pointing it out as a problem and no one will think of it as being a problem.
  • Mrs. V 2012/03/20 00:16:53
    Yes.
    Mrs. V
    +3
    But, you will never get those who exploit Blacks for their own financial gain to stop. Such as The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
  • Denny 2012/03/20 00:14:49
    None of the above
    Denny
    +1
    Racism can never be stopped when the bar keeps raising. It is a victum status thing that has and will always be taken advantage of.
  • krayzrick 2012/03/19 23:59:33
    No.
    krayzrick
    +1
    'Racism' comes from the heart, not the mouth.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/03/19 23:57:10
    None of the above
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +2
    well HE ought to know...

  • HoneyBadger 2012/03/19 23:07:59 (edited)
    No.
    HoneyBadger
    There are two types of racism experienced from my perspective.

    • That of the South: Overt

    • That of the North: Covert



    The covert racism is as if not more insidious than the overt. The covert masquerades as non-racist then back-stabs. I hate them both.




  • Sister Jean 2012/03/19 23:03:10
    None of the above
    Sister Jean
    +3
    change of heart
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/03/19 23:00:48
    Yes.
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    And stop posting questions about it too :P
  • Drachen BattleB... 2012/03/19 23:03:39
    Drachen
    Well Excuse me...
  • BattleB... Drachen 2012/03/19 23:05:57
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    Just saying, its a bit ironic that you say the way to end racism is to stop talking about it when you have created a question that promotes discussion on it.
  • Drachen BattleB... 2012/03/19 23:08:42
    Drachen
    I'm asking the opinion of the SodaHead community. Much of the community may not even know about this philosophy so I'm sharing it.

    I guess I can kind of see the irony but if it isn't shared then we can't aid the future generations in not being racist.

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