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Biden: Racism in U.S. is institutional, 'white man's problem'

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Please quit the race. You are nothing but a distraction.

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At this point in time, I would take just about anyone over Trump for US president! Even Abe would be better and everyone here knows how much I dislike him!

He is right though, far too many "white" folks dont understand the problem with race in America, and that the problems start with them, and their "white priviledge". something they inherit from birth, live with without being aware of it, and dont understand what everyone is talking about when it comes to issues of race.

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He is right though, far too many "white" folks dont understand the problem with race in America, 

Yes, but it is an American problem, just like every country has problems with their country. The real trouble is everyone outside of the U.S. that thinks they have the almighty solution. Most have never even been to the U.S.

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This Biden guy has had far too many chances as a politician. He really needs to stop now. Things will never be the way they were 8 years ago. please bow out gracefully.

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Sleepy joe has been in “public service” as these hypocrites like to label it since the age of 29. Hes now in his 70s. So many elections and each time calculating what he should say to win. His integrity dissapeared long ago, if in fact he ever had any.

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"This racism stuff is selling. I'll talk about that, and should pick up a few votes that way." The consummate fake politician, the type that got Trump elected in the first place.

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Yes, but it is an American problem, just like every country has problems with their country. The real trouble is everyone outside of the U.S. that thinks they have the almighty solution. Most have never even been to the U.S.

Just like here on JT right? Yet the problem I referred to is something that comes from "inside" the US.

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

THAT is from nearly 30 years ago.

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A lot has happened in 30 years.

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The solution involves education. And unity. Something that's massively lacking in parts of privileged America.

Its been the practice for generations to make sure that the people remain divided. Much easier to manipulate.

The elite are terrified of the people coming together and seizing power. But the time is ripe for change.

Is Biden the man to usher in a new era? Not sure about that. He's part of the elite.

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@commanteer This racism stuff is selling. I'll talk about that, and should pick up a few votes that way."

Exactly. Just look at how Trump's 'played the race card' to attract white nationalists.

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The democrats don’t have much of a choice. Most candidates are too extreme for the mainstream. Besides being a hugger-mugger, Biden is relatively bulletproof. And hugging is a problem that The Donald can only dream of.

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way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and shame the racists he has emboldened

While I strongly agree with him about the institutionalism of race in America, attacking and defeating Donald Trump will not affect the system at all. You are simply remove one figurehead and replacing it with another that offers no changes to the institution.

Donald Trump is not the problem. He is a product of the system. When people can’t confront and admit to the system, then you can’t begin to make real beneficial changes to the system.

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@Toasted Heretic,

Youre not sure?

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I have not seen evidence of institutional racism in the United States. I have seen, however, plenty of evidence of police prejudice, which can be easily explained with police being conscious of statistical probability. The laws passed by both parties increase the likelihood of Black people getting arrested, or to live in poor conditions, which further increases the chances of them getting into trouble with the law.

The disproportionate number of Black people getting arrested leads the police to adopt a prejudiced view for their own safety and security. Nobody can twist their own mind to shut down their basic instincts of survival. Instead of blaming the police, the politicians should look for the solutions in the laws they themselves have passed. laws that create incentives and unintended circumstances that harm certain groups of people.

Minimum wage law for example disproportionately harms Black people and minorities. In fact, a little known fact is that, the minimum wage law was passed specifically to get rid of the Black population out of the labor market because they were outcompeting White people. The minimum wage law is the most racist and harmful law in the United States currently in existence.

Then comes the welfare programs which create bad incentives for people. Rent controls, affirmative action, drug laws, and many other programs and laws have not only contributed, but created many, if not most of the problems of the Black community, which in tern has led to police having prejudiced view of them.

There is a book, which i highly recommend for anyone who honestly want to understand the problems of the Black community in America, called "Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed" by Jason Riley, who is not Conservative, but Libertarian. Just putting it out there for those who want to project their Conservative-Liberal biases onto him.

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At this point in time, I would take just about anyone over Trump for US president! Even Abe would be better and everyone here knows how much I dislike him!

LOL! brilliant!!

He is right though, far too many "white" folks dont understand the problem with race in America, and that the problems start with them, and their "white priviledge". something they inherit from birth, live with without being aware of it, and dont understand what everyone is talking about when it comes to issues of race.

very well said!

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 I didn't own any slaves.

Another example of an oversimplification of an inordinately complex issue, akin to one poster's 'We've made amends'.

As a white American male I cannot think of a single career I've had in the US or in the several countries I've lived and worked in where my nationality, ethnicity and gender were NOT factors that benefited me when hired or promoted. Same with getting bank loans. I have definitely had privileges because of my whiteness, gender and nationality.

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"Racism" is just the new election theme for the Democrats. The Russian "collusion" hoax was proven to be bs so this is the latest bs.

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He didn't learn a damn thing from Hillary defeating herself in the last election. She alienated Trump supporters by labeling them all as 'deplorable', the very people she needed to win over to her side in order to defeat Trump. Look what happened there.

Now Biden is doing the same. 'Hey white Trump supporters, you're all racists!' It doesn't take a genius to see how this is going to turn out. Congratulations Democrats, you're handing the election to Trump with a nice big bow on top.

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The solution involves education. And unity. Something that's massively lacking in parts of privileged America.

Not only in America. This is a problem that has been with us since the interaction of humans and will always persist until we’re long gone.

Its been the practice for generations to make sure that the people remain divided. Much easier to manipulate.

It depends, mostly the races, religions and people of political associations divide themselves.

The elite are terrified of the people coming together and seizing power. But the time is ripe for change. 

What? Oh, dear lord.....

Is Biden the man to usher in a new era? Not sure about that. He's part of the elite

Biden will never be President, let’s just get that out of the way. Liberals can put all their chips in, but if he continues into October along the path he’s going now, he’s done.

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While some people can claim that being "White" is an advantage it doesn't seem to be so for the homeless,destitute white people who are sleeping and living in abject poverty in some countries including the USA nowadays. In Australia,for example,the homeless living on the streets are all white people. The advantage is in being non-white.

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I have definitely had privileges because of my whiteness

Ridiculous

You had no decision or choice prior to being made by your parents of your skin color. You probably have had privileges because of your IQ, so is that next on your list. Are you going to intentionally dumb yourself down to the average so the world can become one big Star Trek Enterprise fantasy? No need to do that, TV, music, hard drugs, Social media and the MSM is doing a great job already.

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Unfortunately for the Dems many black people are realizing how theyve been duped by the Democratic party ( the pro slavery party in the US, by the way - it was the Republican party that was against slavery and brought an end to it) for decades. Candace Owen and others are leading the Black Exit from the Democratic party.

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re:

Racism in America is institutional and it is a "white man's problem visited on people of color," former Vice President Joe Biden;

This statement is what is wrong in the first place and Biden out of touch as well as many. The last time I recalled white is color and part of the color wheel. It is not separate by any means. As long as people or in this case Americans come to terms that this is an American and global problem regarding to people as colored then we are all racists.

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Civil Rights Act of 1974

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark civil rights and labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.[4] It prohibits unequal application of voter registration requirements, and racial segregation in schools, employment, and public accommodations.

White Flight

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_flight

White flight is a term that originated in the United States, starting in the 1950s and 1960s, and applied to the large-scale migration of people of various European ancestries from racially mixed urban regions to more racially homogeneous suburban or exurban regions.

Southern Strategy

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

In American politics, the Southern strategy was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans.

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Unfortunately for the Dems many black people are realizing how theyve been duped by the Democratic party ( the pro slavery party in the US, by the way - it was the Republican party that was against slavery and brought an end to it) for decades. Candace Owen and others are leading the Black Exit from the Democratic party.

Pretty much. So far, most Blacks are not overly enthusiastic about any of these candidates either they’ll sit out the election and or quite a sizable number will go over to the President. But yes, you’re right, Owen’s is really pushing and educating Blacks on Democrats and what they haven’t done for Blacks for a very long time and good on her for being unrelenting and exposing the truth and helping Blacks to open their eyes.

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Redlining

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining

In the United States and Canada, redlining is the systematic denial of various services to residents of specific, often racially associated, neighborhoods or communities, either directly or through the selective raising of prices. While the best known examples of redlining have involved denial of financial services such as banking or insurance, other services such as health care (see also Race and health) or even supermarkets have been denied to residents. 

Blockbusting

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbusting

Blockbusting is a business process of U.S. real estate agents and building developers to convince white property owners to sell their house at low prices, which they do by promoting fear in those house owners that racial minorities will soon be moving into the neighborhood.

( the pro slavery party in the US, by the way - it was the Republican party that was against slavery and brought an end to it)

Then the racists jumped ship for the GOP and they've been there ever since.

Impact of the Civil Rights Act

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/23/upshot/50-years-of-electoral-college-maps-how-the-us-turned-red-and-blue.amp.html

1964 Understanding the history of American politics means having to reckon with the issue of race. Because of the Democrats’ embrace of the civil rights movement, the 1964 election was the first since the 1870s in which the Republicans won most of the Deep South.

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He just lost my vote.

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If he is the best the Dems have they are pretty much screwed..

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I have not seen evidence of institutional racism in the United States.

@ILoveCoffee

If you are American and you don’t see it, that is part of the institutional racism. Huge examples.

1) If a home being showed has photos of a black family, the value of the home is reduced.

2) when people say they don’t have experiences with people of color and there are no people of color in their neighborhoods.

3) when donors of color to large universities don’t have buildings dedicated to them but white donors do.

4)Almost all the presidents in the US don’t match the demographics of the US. Same thing with boardrooms of companies.

5) Sports as well. Why are there no black sole owners of a sports team? Oprah and other black billionaires have attempted to buy sports teams several times and were blocked because they were told they didn’t “fit” what the leagues were looking for. I don’t know mean ownership groups. Sole ownership.

6)Hiring practices, promotion practices, organizational structures, and more.

The list goes on and on and on.

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1964 Understanding the history of American politics means having to reckon with the issue of race. Because of the Democrats’ embrace of the civil rights movement, the 1964 election was the first since the 1870s in which the Republicans won most of the Deep South.

Democrats voted against every piece of civil rights legislation in Congress from 1866 to 1966 – a whopping 100 years. That is a dismal record for today's Democrats who would like you to believe that history has been on their side on this issue. 

It hasn't. 

Democrats voted to keep Africans Americans in slavery, opposing the 13th Amendment which officially freed the slaves. Only four Democrats voted for it. 

Republicans also passed the 14th Amendment which granted slaves U.S. citizenship; Democrats voted against it. 

Republicans also passed the 15th Amendment which gave slaves the right to vote. Not a single one of the 56 Democrats in Congress voted for it

Shame on them. 

Furthermore, Republicans passed all of the Civil Rights laws of the 1860s — including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867following the Civil War.

"The Democratic Party identified itself as the 'white man's party' and demonized the Republican Party as being 'Negro dominated,' even though whites were in control." 

The Democratic Party was responsible for passing Jim Crow laws, in addition to Black Civil Codes that forced Americans to utilize separate drinking fountains, swimming pools, and other facilities in the 20th century. 

Even Democratic icons such as Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Al Gore, Sr., D-Tenn., also opposed it.

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Biden: Racism in U.S. is institutional, 'white man's problem'

The only institution responsible for America's history of racism is the Democrat party. There were plenty of white men that were against the Dems immoral race centered politics going back to the abolitionists from the time of America's founding. These people became known as, and remain, Republicans. This isn't the "white mans" problem - unless you count those white men like Biden who were hanging out with segregationists in the 70's.

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Biden: Racism in U.S. is institutional, 'white man's problem'

Biden is a professional apologist. He's simply trying to get black votes.

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Just another Democrat pandering for votes with divisive rhetoric. Nothing to see here, folks!

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Biden is a professional apologist. He's simply trying to get black votes.

Warren being apologetic trying to get Native American votes.

Bernie trying to get young college kids votes promising FREE everything.

None of these people have a chance in beating this President.

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PTownsend: Same with getting bank loans.

How is your credit score?

rgcivilian1: The last time I recalled white is color and part of the color wheel. It is not separate by any means. 

Bravo! Notice how Democrats use race to divide people by color. All people are people of color. To continue this racist notion that white is an non-entity is meant to demean and further divide Americans by race categories. Divide and conquer. Democrats have been using race for hundreds of years to win elections. What happened to treating people based on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin? Guess that strategy doesn't win votes.

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Racism in America is institutional and it is a "white man's problem visited on people of color," former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday,

LOL. These people will say anything to get a vote. Being that Biden used to be part of the "race" problem, kind of like the pot calling the kettle black I guess, but we appreciate his change of heart and spirit.

Anybody who votes/believes anything these Dems say is a fool.

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kestrel: Unfortunately for the Dems many black people are realizing how theyve been duped by the Democratic party

bass: Pretty much

So, gentlemen, just so we're clear on this.

You're confused as to why more blacks don't vote for the GOP/Trump, a man who was sued twice and lost for discriminating against black people? Like, you don't get it?

How about this, one GOP strategy for the census question: "redistricting would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites"

Is it confusing to you that more blacks don't support that?

Senator Steve King: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"

Again, to be clear, your opinion is that blacks should be voting for Steve King?

Maybe they should be voting GOP in North Carolina, where the new voting restrictions, as the judge said, “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision." Is it confusing to you as to why blacks there don't support the GOP?

Here ya go, the first story I saw in the Fox News US section that involved a black man. The top rated community comment: "Unlike the traditional names that are brought here by immigrants, the habit of blacks to give distinguishing names to their children is a completely artificial construct."

Does it surprise you that more blacks don't read Fox News?

Does it surprise you that more blacks don't go to GOP political rallies with these kinds of people?

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Democrats voted against every piece of civil rights legislation in Congress from 1866 to 1966 – a whopping 100 years. That is a dismal record for today's Democrats who would like you to believe that history has been on their side on this issue.

Heh, look how pathetic the Republican party is. They are justifying positions based on how things were fifty years ago, while defending their president today.

It's so deplorable. Complete and utter inanity.

But, you guys!

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Democrats voted against every piece of civil rights legislation in Congress from 1866 to 1966

I'm assuming that's a typo that should be "1964" at the end.

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You had no decision or choice prior to being made by your parents of your skin color.

But the opportunities I have had were there in part because of my nationality, race and gender. My nationality, race and gender were factors considered by those who hired me. My sense is any white American male who says he got where he did only because he worked hard is not being honest. I've directly hired dozens of people in my life and have been involved in hiring many others. I have a very strong sense of why some are hired and why some aren't. Race, gender and nationality are almost always factors. And Im not saying you haven't worked hard.

@cochiseUnfortunately for the Dems many black people are realizing how theyve been duped by the Democratic party

Are you speaking for Black people now, too. I've noticed several other posters doing the same thing, that is taking some data that shows some Black people have perspectives different from the majority of Black people (nearly 40 million) and using that to justify perspectives. In fairness to these other posters, most are representing their individual perspective, not that of their employers.

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Biden: Racism in U.S. is institutional, 'white man's problem'

It is indeed a white man's problem. Anti-white racism that is especially targeted against white men is becoming a very serious problem.

I agree that the solution involves education and unity.

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Anti-white racism that is especially targeted against white men is becoming a very serious problem.

It's becoming a problem. But if you think that it's a serious problem, or that it's more serious or even in the same ballpark as what has been happening to black men for decades, you're either completely and entirely delusional, or a racist.

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Biden was the VP for America's first Black President. Barack Obama got into the WH in 2008 by the majority of the popular votes and the electoral college. Contrary to what white bigots are always crying about, White people make up the largest racial group in the U.S.A. Pres. Obama was subjected to a lot of stupid rumors, ridiculous racist lies, and utter disrespect by cretins who are not mature enough to accept a Black President. Those are the ones Trump reached out to and they flocked to him.

Biden should know better than say this jive about 'institutional racism'. There are certainly many elements ingrained in our society that reflect that but Obama became POTUS due to many people who have mentally and maturity-wise who have advanced since 1964. And there are many White people who are not racist. Ignorance is still abound and Trump capitalizes on it but many people of all races and colors are trying to outgrow the prejudices.

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Aren't democrats the ones that arrest and incarcerate inner city blacks for exercising their second amendment right to bear arms. Democrats may intend to help blacks but end up condescending to them. I think all people want an opportunity to work and raise a family.

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White privilege and the racism problem, while related, are not the same thing.

Racism exists, and a significant part of it in the US has been perpetuated by primarily white institutions. This is something that needs to be addressed, to create an environment of equal opportunity for people regardless of race.

White privilege on the other hand is something that white people can (but don't always) receive, through no choice nor actions of their own.

I am not going to feel bad about having received white privilege. I was born into it, it was not a situation I created, nor chose. But in this world where we face as much adversity as we do, I'll take advantage of that white privilege when it exists. And I'll decry it as well. That's the difference between an ideal, and a reality. The ideal is that there is no privilege, and that we're all playing on an equal playing field. The reality is that we are not. I live in reality, so I'm going to use the game to my advantage whenever I can, while aiming for a world of equal opportunity, and providing that equal opportunity when I am in a position to do so.

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You're confused as to why more blacks don't vote for the GOP/Trump, a man who was sued twice and lost for discriminating against black people? Like, you don't get it?

So you’re trying to say 13% of the population of focus on what Trump did? For alleged reasons that couldn’t be proven? I think liberals are the confused ones.

How about this, one GOP strategy for the census question: "redistricting would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites"

https://www.thedailybeast.com/democrats-hate-gerrymanderingexcept-when-they-get-to-do-it

Is it confusing to you that more blacks don't support that?

So what have Democrats done for the largest by communities in United States? I have they improved them and make them better.

Senator Steve King: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"

You have a Virginia governor as well as his Lt. Gov. that made excuses for walking around in black face and thinking that the word coon was acceptable, at least King was dealt with, Northam and Herring are still on the job.

Again, to be clear, your opinion is that blacks should be voting for Steve King?

So you think blacks think it’s acceptable for a governor and Lt. gov. to mock them by wearing black face?

Maybe they should be voting GOP in North Carolina, where the new voting restrictions, as the judge said, “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision." Is it confusing to you as to why blacks there don't support the GOP?

And you don’t think it’s discriminatory that the Democrat legislature in California are doing the absolute best to try to block Republicans from the ballot?

Here ya go, the first story I saw in the Fox News US section that involved a black man. The top rated community comment: "Unlike the traditional names that are brought here by immigrants, the habit of blacks to give distinguishing names to their children is a completely artificial construct."

That’s your argument for racism? You have got to be kidding me.

Does it surprise you that more blacks don't read Fox News?

What surprises me is that more blacks are not willing to open their eyes to see how they’re being duped by the Democrats and have been for over 50 years and all you have to do is go to every major city where you have a very large black population that is controlled by the Democrats and you tell me how has the party improve the lives of black people? How was Baltimore? How was Detroit? How was Chicago? How is LA? How is Oakland? How was St. Louis?

Does it surprise you that more blacks don't go to GOP political rallies with these kinds of people?

Black people have every access to the Internet into the same information as everyone else and if they complain about the social and economical situations within their communities, it will never get better as long as they vote for the same party, they will continue to live in the lives that they do, there’s nothing racist at all about it, you don’t think that this person is doing a good job replaced them and Blacks won’t do it, that’s their right, I respect that, but don’t complain because the party you keep putting back into office won’t do anything, the only thing they want and care for is your vote.

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Of course politicians pander to particular groups. That’s how the game is played. When in power, politicians buy off particular groups to keep them sweet.

That said, I’d still go for a politician saying this than one who called himself the least racist person you’ve ever met, and then went on to retweet dodgy videos from a known racist organization, earning a rebuke from the then UK PM.

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At least what comes out of Biden's mouth makes us laugh. What comes out of Trump's mouth makes us **** and dive for cover.

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starpunk -Biden was the VP for America's first Black President.

Barack Obama's mother was white. Does he still qualify as the first black President?

Stanley Ann Dunham was the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Stanley Ann Dunham was born on November 29, 1942 at Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, the only child of Madelyn Lee Payne and Stanley Armour Dunham. She was of predominantly English ancestry, with some Scottish, Welsh, Irish, German and Swiss.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Dunham

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Strangerland - It's becoming a problem. But if you think that it's a serious problem, or that it's more serious or even in the same ballpark as what has been happening to black men for decades, you're either completely and entirely delusional, or a racist.

The biggest threat to black men are other black men.

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I trust someone who mistaken believes themselves to be of an ethnicity they are not, due to being told they were, over someone who would choose a representation of an ethnicity and use it as an epithet against another human being, based on said ethnicity.

You’d have to be a pretty pathetic human being to be the other way around. Deplorable even.

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The biggest threat to black men are other black men.

Where did you get this silly idea that we were talking about what the biggest threat to black men is. Try to keep up, you look foolish when you start talking about the wrong subject that none of us were discussing.

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At this point in time, I would take just about anyone over Trump for US president!

At this point in time I would take Trump over anyone else running.

He added that while he would "preferably" select a woman or person or ( of ) color as his running mate

Why? To pander? Gender or race should not enter into the equation at all. he should be looking for the best qualified person, period.

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I agree with many of the posters in this thread. Anti-white racism is becoming more and more aggressive. If you were thinking of voting for Biden, but no longer want to because of his comments, be vocal, tell others why you don't want to vote for him anymore. This sort of rhetoric needs to be called out every single time.

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Aren't democrats the ones that arrest and incarcerate inner city blacks for exercising their second amendment right to bear arms. Democrats may intend to help blacks but end up condescending to them. I think all people want an opportunity to work and raise a family

Bingo.

*Biden was the VP for America's first Black President. Barack Obama got into the WH in 2008 by the majority of the popular votes and the electoral college.*

https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-gaffes-quotes-2020-election-1323905

Contrary to what white bigots are always crying about,

Oh yeah? So what are black people supposed to think about this....

"Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, if Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would've happened in America?"

White people make up the largest racial group in the U.S.A. Pres. Obama was subjected to a lot of stupid rumors, ridiculous racist lies, and utter disrespect by cretins who are not mature enough to accept a Black President.

And Obama would have never made the presidency without those white voters which many of them are now Trump voters. So the strange notion that white people are inherently racist is a liberal media driven narrative lie.

Those are the ones Trump reached out to and they flocked to him. 

Yes.

Biden should know better than say this jive about 'institutional racism'. There are certainly many elements ingrained in our society that reflect that but Obama became POTUS due to many people who have mentally and maturity-wise who have advanced since 1964. And there are many White people who are not racist.

And the same holds for the opposite.

*Ignorance is still abound and Trump capitalizes on it but many people of all races and colors are trying to outgrow the prejudices*

Oh, please! Both sides take advantage, look what the Democratic Party has done for black people, nothing. The only thing they have done is take advantage of blacks for over the last 50 years.

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And Obama would have never made the presidency without those white voters which many of them are now Trump voters. So the strange notion that white people are inherently racist is a liberal media driven narrative lie.

I think sane minds can see that not all white people or even all Trump supporters are racists. Only unhinged partisans make sweeping statements about entire groups. That said, if you are a racist, Trump is more attractive than say, Biden. To go a little off topic, in the UK, partisans called Brexit voters racists. I know members of my family and friends who are not racist but voted out, but again, the lion’s share of racists voted out.

Trump has the white racist vote in the bag. Democrats looking to fire up the minority and anti-racist vote makes perfect sense.

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White conservative racism is sooooo american like baseball, hotdogs and gun violence... Someday the Trump fascist nightnmare will end..

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Bass:. What surprises me is that more blacks are not willing to open their eyes to see how they’re being duped by the Democrats

Again. Just to he absolutely clear. You expect black people to vote for Trump. A man who was sued twice for discrimination against blacks and lost.

You expect that. You are surprised when they don't because of 1857. You expect them to join you at your rallies where you tell them that it's justifiable to discriminate against them.

If not, it's evidence that they are being duped. Correct?

(Hint: Say YES. Embrace it.)

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And Obama would have never made the presidency without those white voters which many of them are now Trump voters. So the strange notion that white people are inherently racist is a liberal media driven narrative lie.

The 'strange notion' that 'white people are inherently racist' is not what anyone reasonable has been saying. Rather, the right is trying to pretend that this is the standard on the left, and that it has anything to do with Democratic platform.

So no, it's not a liberal media driven liberal lie. It's a right-wing deep-state fake-news MSM driven right-wing hyper-partisan lie.

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I find the sudden focus on "institutional racism" a little overdone.  The US (the whole world??) has come a long way on this (and many other forms of) discrimination over the last 50 years or so.  What is unhelpful is how the label "racist" (or whatever"ist") is used to stifle debate and demonise folks who have differing views from those of the accuser.  any event, given Biden's history he is surely in a very precarious position to be pointing fingers or naming names.

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And Obama would have never made the presidency without those white voters which many of them are now Trump voters. So the strange notion that white people are inherently racist is a liberal media driven narrative lie.

Who said that whites are 'inherently racist'? Obama being elected POTUS dispels that stupid notion.

Those are the ones Trump reached out to and they flocked to him. 

Yes.

That only shows that there's a lot of mindless sheep who will follow ANY self-appointed messiah. Fickleness is everywhere.

I think sane minds can see that not all white people or even all Trump supporters are racists.

Absolutely not. Not all white people are racist, and there are non-whites who are racist too. However with Trump a line is clearly drawn in the sand. He uses hateful violent bigoted rhetoric and utilizes fear and ignorance to get what he wants. He is a fascist, he's immature and he's disgusting to the max!

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What is unhelpful is how the label "racist" (or whatever"ist") is used to stifle debate and demonise folks who have differing views from those of the accuser.

This is a problem in some ways. There are those who throw racist/Nazi/fascist around far too easily and run the risk of running the language down. That said, there are racists out there and giving concrete examples of certain behaviour is useful.

I gave the example of Trump retweeting dodgy videos from a known UK racist organization. It is one I feel strongly about because he gave publicity to real toxic garbage in my home country. The leader of this group was later imprisoned. This was a disgrace.

My question is who does this kind of thing and what was his motive?

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I'll vote for anyone who puts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez up as a running mate for VP, just to watch as half of the right wing's heads explode.

Elizabeth Warren AND Ocasio-Cortez, even better.

And they would most certainly make America a nicer place. I'd put Ocasio-Cortez in charge of Defense and let her use them to enact her green plan.

@bass4funk

they’re being duped by the Democrats and have been for over 50 years and all you have to do is go to every major city where you have a very large black population that is controlled by the Democrats and you tell me how has the party improve the lives of black people? How was Baltimore? How was Detroit? How was Chicago? How is LA? How is Oakland? How was St. Louis?

In all fairness to the Democrats, whereas they do deliberately appeal to people of color for all and any reasons just to get elected and play the race card, including electing some pretty loose representatives, they did not cause the events that led to the hollowing out and demise of those once great cities.

This "blame the blacks for their own condition" is a typical Alt Right trope, usually expressed with a image meme showing inner city areas looking worse than Hiroshima, but historically it is just not true.

Someone mentioned redlining up above, then there was the anti-union busting, worker exploitation, following by the deliberate breaking up and moving out of the big factories.

The history is clear, it was a series institutionally racist policies from the corporate right that owns big politics.

The idea that any critique of white male privilege is racism as the new go to defense makes me laugh.

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There are those who throw racist/Nazi/fascist around far too easily and run the risk of running the language down.

Sometimes the labels are true. Trump talks/acts like a fascist. He spouts racist lies, he uses Nazi talk (calling migrants 'animals' --- less than human), he kidnaps their children and places them in death camps.

Fascists - Hitler, Franco, Pinochet, Videla, others - they all did these things and other crimes and abuses.

If it talks like a fascist, acts like a fascist, swims like a fascist, what is it?

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About 4 or 5 years ago, an article was in the New York Times that said police officers were 14 times more likely to be shot by armed white assailants but were more likely to pull their weapons out on unarmed black men.

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Like Joe Biden says, racism is a “white man’s problem” -- a manifestation that we are scared. But once we figure out that the fear is unfounded, it all vanishes -- and takes racism with it.

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Trump fans are like, “Our guy discriminated against blacks and I support his decision. Why don’t blacks join me in supporting Trump?”

Must be them getting duped.

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More doomed to fail identity politics drivel from the once great, now failing Democratic Party. How sad.

Democrats, please offer and emphasise workable policies that benefit the working class like single payer health care, raising the minimum wage, border security and a solid plan for economic growth.

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It's almost unbelievable that the Democrats have learned nothing from the 2016 disaster. They are still insisting on spewing racism, anti men sexism, impossible to fund green deals, slaughter of the unborn babies at 40 weeks, etc. trash that lost them the last 'unlosable' election. What in the world has gone wrong with them? They seem determined to suffer another crushing defeat.

I hope that somehow they'll do a u-turn and return to the once great working man's party they used to be.

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IT is institutional, as American as apple pie, baked in since 1619 - but it's men of color who have problems with it. It's only gonna be a white man's problem after 2045, which is what scares whitey witless, and why we see the GOP operating in full racist mode today.

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"I'll vote for anyone who puts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez up as a running mate for VP..." I like the idea of Michelle Obama, personally.

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am not going to feel bad about having received white privilege. I was born into it, it was not a situation I created, nor chose. But in this world where we face as much adversity as we do, I'll take advantage of that white privilege when it exists. And I'll decry it as well. That's the difference between an ideal, and a reality. The ideal is that there is no privilege, and that we're all playing on an equal playing field. The reality is that we are not. I live in reality, so I'm going to use the game to my advantage whenever I can, while aiming for a world of equal opportunity, and providing that equal opportunity when I am in a position to do so.

Exactly! If my father were to give me a bunch of money so I can start a business, it’s not like I’m going to say “no thanks dad. It wouldn’t be fair to the others who don’t have someone to support them in their life if I were to except this money. I’ll just do it by myself“

As it turns out, my dad DIDN’T give me a bunch of money to start things out, and I wasn’t even able to finish university due to lack of funds. I was on welfare as a kid, or rather, my family was. So, YEAH I will take any advantage I can get and make the most of it! Anyone who didn’t would be stupid!

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To paraphrase a man I highly respect,

“I have a dream that one day I can live in a nation where I will not be judged by the color of my skin but by the content of my character.“

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It's almost unbelievable that the Democrats have learned nothing from the 2016 disaster. They are still insisting on spewing racism, anti men sexism, impossible to fund green deals, slaughter of the unborn babies at 40 weeks, etc. trash that lost them the last 'unlosable' election. What in the world has gone wrong with them? 

Yep. The above statement is completely unbelievable.

Come ON, America. You can do better than Trumpism.

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Anti-white racism is becoming more and more aggressive. 

Yes, it always comes back to the narrative of how oppressed and discriminated against, the white people are.

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President Trump frequently used the word “n” while he was the host of the reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice,” and there are tapes that can confirm it, according to a new memoir by one of Mr. Trump’s former White House advisers, Omarosa Manigault Newman.

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Biden will never be President, let’s just get that out of the way.

I'm sure something similar was said about the current bigot. I'd rather not see Biden in there, to me he's part of the problem, not the solution. Then again, the Dems might chicken out putting a proper progressive in the lead.

Liberals can put all their chips in, but if he continues into October along the path he’s going now, he’s done.

I wouldn't know about liberals and chips. Do they come with salt 'n' vinegar?

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IT is institutional, as American as apple pie, baked in since 1619 - but it's men of color who have problems with it. It's only gonna be a white man's problem after 2045, which is what scares whitey witless, and why we see the GOP operating in full racist mode today.

You see this nonsense allot these days; that is once whitey is a minority, all problems will be solved. Very funny indeed because actually thats when all your problems will have just begun. The majority in any country is what sets the norms and values. This includes Japan Singapore Nigeria, China...any country. So let me get this straight. All the norms and values that were created by the whitey founding fathers...well, they must be replaced...but thats where it gets interesting. Replaced with what? Suddenly this new found, we are all brown, no more evil christians or whites.....utopia will appear? I think not...LOL. More like dystopia....in order to control the chaos that will arrive. Nothing fills a vacuum faster than corruption and incompetence. Just look at Dem controlled cities. So much diversty but also so much hell. Now I know this will be deleted faster than you can type "Racist!" but it needs to be said. Its not racist at all, its just being real.

Many of you posting this crap are living in Japan, and Japanese are scared to death of a mixed race Japan. By your residence in Japan, I assume, by that extension...you endorse their views? Or do you shuck and jive for them?

The answer is not white extermination, or white supremacy. Its tolerance and appreciation of your country.

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Allot of this anti white crap started back in the 90s. I remember it. Basically what it is, some white people feel uncomfortable around other whites; I get it, we whites can be cruel to each other hate each other etc. So they want to "mix it up" you know have others who make them feel comfortable (which is racist) without thinking through the consequences of such action. Some conservative white communities are very restrictive. Japanese are the same; many of them are uncomfortable around each other due to societal norms conformity and pressures and want to absorb or release something...its human nature. Its like, I enjoy seeing diversity at the shopping malls, air ports etc back home, I really do. Maybe I see an indian community etc. But I dont want to work for them. Their culture is alien to mine. Japanese are the same; they dont want to work for Indians.

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LUL nice

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Its like, I enjoy seeing diversity at the shopping malls, air ports etc back home, I really do. Maybe I see an indian community etc. But I dont want to work for them. 

Why not?

What do you think the difference is?

Surely you have Indian or Indian heritage friends, neighbors, colleagues etc who can tell you that regardless of color, creed we're all human?

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Donald Trump has describes a border invasion(A rhetoric attack on Hispanics) at least 21 times in public speeches, remarks and campaign rallies in an eight months period! Remember his cold blooded laughing in a rally after hearing the "Shoot them" remarks from someone yelling in a rally? How despicable is such a person being the head of state, a disgrace!

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The way I look it at is this...is it reciprocal? Can I go to their country, set up a church, a little majority white community? Can I speak only in English in their country?

Depends on the country.

Read what I posted about making unfair sweeping statements.

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Racism is a problem just about everywhere on this planet. All races are guilty to varying degrees. There is no one perfect solution but we have to continue the dialog, push through legislation to keep the playing field as level as possible and urge tolerance for all.

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As a white American male I cannot think of a single career I've had in the US or in the several countries I've lived and worked in where my nationality, ethnicity and gender were NOT factors that benefited me when hired or promoted. Same with getting bank loans. I have definitely had privileges because of my whiteness, gender and nationality.

How can you be so sure (esp re 'nationality')? The 'white/male/american' combo may still 'impress' a few ppl in the us & a few developing/insular countries, not so much in other parts of the developed world (europe, can, nz, oz, britain etc). Quite the contrary, actually.

There is no 'wow factor' associated with being a 'white american' these days ( i mean not outside the us), no 'the bloke's from the us? wow! must be good/smart/highly competent etc, better snap him up quickly before he gets better offers'.

In fact, i'd go as far as to say that (with similar experience & qualifications) a black/asian/hispanic... woman with a euro/oz/nz/can/hk/j/sk passport & education would fare better in many/most countries & industries. (rightly or wrongly, recruiters may think/assume she's more worldly, sophisticated, cultured, perhaps speak a couple of languages other than eng etc).

Really depends on the country, industry, company, recruiters and, more importantly, how the candidates carry themselves.

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He added that while he would "preferably" select a woman or person or color as his running mate,

I would like blue or green as a running mate, but having a person as a running mate or a woman would be good, too.

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Racism in America is institutional and it is a "white man's problem visited on people of color," former Vice President Joe Biden

This coming from a "white man", who is trying to use racism to divide the community to get elected.

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This coming from a "white man", who is trying to use racism to divide the community to get elected.

Guess you missed the whole Trump 2016 campaign, then? Never mind, there's a rerun happening right now in the lead up to 2020.

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