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Racism - It's a real thing.

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Zeke    32

Wonder how different that would be if done in the United States or if it would be pretty similar in numbers.

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NM11046    2,042

I wonder too Zeke - hoping to find some time to dig for that today.  I am sure there are data out there, but probably not taken on at a national level (i.e. done in smaller scale by think tanks or something).  I'm thinking the Indian population isn't as prevalent here but wonder if another nationality slips in at that level (hispanic?).

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NM11046    2,042

Tried pasting it again and because its a PDF the same thing happens.  If you open the article above there are several working links in it.  Sorry.

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BigRedBuster    8,066

I didn't read the report, but I read the summary in the article.

 

I find it interesting that it seems like many minorities are more likely to advance in education and more likely to volunteer....etc.  White British males are less likely to go to University.  But, minorities are more likely to be in poverty.

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Nebfanatic    1,080
On 10/11/2017 at 10:36 AM, BigRedBuster said:

I didn't read the report, but I read the summary in the article.

 

I find it interesting that it seems like many minorities are more likely to advance in education and more likely to volunteer....etc.  White British males are less likely to go to University.  But, minorities are more likely to be in poverty.

#whiteprivilege 

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zoogs    6,367

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/16/birth-of-a-white-supremacist?currentPage=all

 

In hindsight, he now says, he was always more wary of African-Americans and Jews than he let on. “I noticed these differences, even when I didn’t necessarily put emphasis on them or think that they were socially deterministic,” he said. He spoke freely about his “intense, personal antipathy for Jews,” but insisted that he did not hate black people: “I just feel sorry for them and see them as a social problem.” I asked how to square this with the fact that he had a black brother. “He’s only a quarter black,” he responded.


 

And...

A few times, I tried to ask another obvious question: If you never liked Jews, why did you marry one? The first time, he sighed and then said, “I don’t really know.” The next time it came up, he said, “Jews have certain physical features that I don’t think are particularly attractive. She didn’t have those. I thought she was very pretty.” Nor did she exhibit what he considered typical Jewish traits: “The pushiness, this absolute inability to empathize with others, an exploitative personality. She didn’t have any of that.”

 

Parts of this story are familiar to anyone who's been on the internet. Others are really hard to understand. Do give it a read.

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zoogs    6,367

The always eloquent Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please do read if you aren't already on board: https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/11/9/16627900/ta-nehisi-coates-n-word

 

I think the most meaningful line in here is: "Most importantly, I don't have a desire to do it." If you do have that desire, perhaps there are some serious questions you should be asking yourself.

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