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Peh said:
It's really disgusting. I am going to observe how this will turn out. Can the police do something about this or do they don't care?

Haven't you seen all those unarmed black people getting shot by cops? The police do care, but not about non-whites.



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CaptainExplosion2 said:
Peh said:
It's really disgusting. I am going to observe how this will turn out. Can the police do something about this or do they don't care?

Haven't you seen all those unarmed black people getting shot by cops? The police do care, but not about non-whites.

Sorry, but while I do feel cop and race relations are not the greatest, this is an outlandish statement. This is the problem with the States, you either act like nothing is happening, or go the extreme opposites. This is why not civil discussion happens. 

I honestly should learn my lesson, and just stop trying to reason, namely since it is not my country. However I do hope that the States, and Europe do not give into hate and fear, it will only fan the flames. 



 

This is just fucking awful. It's hard to believe, and even harder to accept, that there really are people out there (and in big numbers even) who do these things and think they're right to do so. I'm not even on the same hemisphere, but the sadness is real anyways and of course I'm somewhat afraid this mentality will eventually make its way here too.

Sigh...



Slimebeast said:
I can imagine that many of the relatively few real racists in America felt sort of a confidence boost by Trump's victory, and some of them might even believe we're going into a new era where display of open racism becomes more acceptable. So what we might see here is how nasty people dare to express racist sentiments more openly than they dared to show before the election.

But we have to remember that this isn't an established fact. The examples in the twitter thread (or whatever it is) are circumstancial and might, or might not, reflect a real life trend. Let's not draw conclusions before we know the facts.

But even if it is an actual increase in racism expression, it might very well be temporary. I believe that things will go back to normal within a few days.

Generally speaking there aren't many racists in the West and racism is a relatively limited phenomenon. It's blown out of proportions and used as a tool against the majority population by people with an agenda.

Are you a minority? Because if you are not then you will realize that racism is part of your everyday life. That white lady that moves to the other side of the street instead of the side you are on. The looks of concern when you go into their neighborhoods. An older lady once asked a co worker whether or not it was legal for me to be there instead of on the reservation.

White folks have asked me when was the last time I made a rain dance. I've been called chief, brave, buffalo rider, prairie n*****, was asked where my tipi was, told to lay off the fire water, and one time a girl just straight up walked up to me and gave me a indian 'how' salute.

I live it every day. I'm glad you live in a racism free world. Some day I hope to live in one too.



Similar thing happened over here in the UK after Brexit. When a campaign is based on racist or anti-immigrant rhetoric then you better believe the supporters of said campaign will feel emboldened to be openly racist if they win.

It's shameful how the lessons of the past just don't get learnt. Humans really are unfit to govern themselves.



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Did Trump tell people to go out and be even stupider than normal? If not then this isn't his fault, yet people are making it out like it is. This is only stupid people being stupid, let's make sure they're the ones punished and not a scapegoat.



Einsam_Delphin said:
Did Trump tell people to go out and be even stupider than normal? If not then this isn't his fault, yet people are making it out like it is. This is only stupid people being stupid, let's make sure they're the ones punished and not a scapegoat.

Technically he did tell them to do all this. That's what his campaign was about.



Zkuq said:
LivingMetal said:
As long as the human race exist, you will have some form of racism. Ignore and move forward.

I'm pretty sure ignoring is not the correct thing in this case. It's the correct thing to do only if you believe racism is justified, in which case there's probably something wrong with your thinking. Just because something keeps happening doesn't make it right and ignorable.

I ignore it in a sense that I walk away from it when I can because giving some things attention only makes it worse.  And  sometimes there is nothing you can do but serve by example.  I know what I'm talking about.  I've faced racism from whites, blacks, and Asians.  In fact, I faced racism from blacks just a month ago.



Because all of the stuff on that Twitter link never happened on a daily basis before trump was elected. Literally we are all racist and it's trumps fault.

Obviously racism is not right, but if you think trump is the cause or the effect for that then you need to do some critical thinking.



Elections just happened. Emotions are extremely high for both sides.

This will settle down. Soon people will be too concerned with the holiday season and New Year's. Then when Trump starts office in January things will pick up again but simmer down in a few weeks.