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Snoorlax said:

As a fellow Latin American I agree with everything you've said. The difference is that the Spaniards and Portuguese that colonized Latin America were open to interracial marriage (No, it was not always rape) since most of them had Arab and Jewish roots while in the US this was shamed upon. While Latin America has lots of social problems including colorism, nationalism, superiorty complex. Racism is not one of them... Except maybe Argentina.

Being from Chile, I tell you we have that problem too. Having amerindian traits would put you under white people in the scale of social valoration, even if it's implicit and no one goes around beating people because of it. 



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Flilix said:
pastro243 said:

Sometimes they ask you to fill some forms, I think they used to ask it in airports. Some of them had to answer for jobs or stuff like that 

But that's just stupid. Nobody should care about your race/colour/ethnicity when you're applying for a job.

I agree, and on top of that, the definitions they use for it (hispanic, caucasian, etc...) are either obsolete, misplaced or simply wrong 



America's not racist, it's just run by racists for racists, while everyone else gets thrown under the bus.



Only country in the world so many different kinds of people live together. If you live in like Switzerland, and its 95% white people there's little to be racist about.



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Arminillo said:
Only country in the world so many different kinds of people live together. If you live in like Switzerland, and its 95% white people there's little to be racist about.

I don't like the implications of what you just said.



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So from what I can understand...

Comparisons between the Brazil and USA are valid in many regards. Comparable areas and populations, ended slavery latter in the 1800's, large surges of European immigrants around 1900, and so on.

Looking at it with lackluster knowledge of Brazil, I think that one benefit Brazil might have is the concept of a "Multiracial" group. In the USA, we've rarely ever acknowkledged one of these existing, outside of some recent censuses. Back in the day, somebody with mixed heritage in the USA was either treated as one race or the other, usually black or white, on a legal and social level. In Brazil, it seems the mixed race concept predated independence, and included aboriginal populations as well. Point being, there is a long social and legal history of races meeting, mixing, and so on. And it has historically been about as prominent as "White" Brazilians. In the USA, the binary continued until 1990, when the census first acknowledged that people with multiple races exist.

Thinking about it, even some things that improved quality of lives in the USA might have helped. Education of blacks in the USA from around 1870 into the 1950's was based around creating schools separate from those that taught white students. The black community largely supported this because they did not trust white teachers. And ultimately, these schools did a decent job at providing necessary education. But they closed no divides.



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LuccaCardoso1 said:
pokoko said:
300 million people and you're able to tell us what most of them are like? That kind of arrogance is impressive.

That's what I meant with the last paragraph. I'm not calling people racist because they're American. Of course, there are racist Americans out there (see neonazi groups), but what I'm calling racist is the American culture. I'm not blaming people from the US, I'm just asking them to reflect about the subject.

If I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying that cultural differentiation within one country is the same as racism?  



The United States aren't really that racist. They are playground bullies in comparison to Austria.



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RolStoppable said:
The United States aren't really that racist. They are playground bullies in comparison to Austria.

And you were the one who told me the West "is not so innocent". =P



CaptainExplosion said:
RolStoppable said:
The United States aren't really that racist. They are playground bullies in comparison to Austria.

And you were the one who told me the West "is not so innocent". =P

"We are not so innocent." is an actual Trump quote.

Also, Austria belongs to the West. So if you want to expand Trump's quote from being USA-only to the whole of the West, then yes, the West is certainly not innocent.



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