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Is America Racist?

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Started: 6/18/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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NicholasJosephElizondo

Con

In December 2014, a man came up to the president and told him to valet his car. Now I think it isn't racism, it's just ridiculousness
RawPotato

Pro

Hey dude-no offense, but America is a bit racist.

1. Anti-Immigration in 1863

In 1863, the overflow of Chinese migrants alarmed America, and then it began to be racist. They called Chinese "yellow pigtail people and there are even posters/propaganda encouraging anti-Chinese immigration. In one instance, in a place as far away as Australia, anti-Chinese posters for the gold rush there had UNCLE SAM IN IT. YEP, UNCLE SAM. Encouraging Chinese to leave. The main point this was unfair was the fact that the Americans made up stupid excuses such as "the Chinese carry disease" or any other random reason that wasn't true(https://history.state.gov...)

2. African Americans

This is a obvious one. This was said to be the 2nd most serious racist act in American history. Afro-Americans(same thing) had to sit on different seats on buses, and even had to give up a seat for a white man or go to jail. They used different public toilets, had to drink even from fountains and had to go to different schools. We all probably know of a guy called Martin Luther King. He held a riot for free rights in Missouri, where they held posters or used their voice to put in their opinion. A group of white Americans, heavily racist, attacked them. Several were killed or mortally wounded. It was only when Martin made his illegal speech that things changed. But then he was executed, which was sad.

I thought the readers would get bored, so I'll just stop here. Good luck to my opponent!
Debate Round No. 1
NicholasJosephElizondo

Con

The only group of people that fully understand racism in America are African-Americans. They and their ancestors have put up with crap that White-American people say to them, but I think the crap they put up with today is just ridiculousness. If a country that once sold African-Americans as slaves and then later in the modern day elect a African-American president. I don't think a country is that racist.
On Novemeber 28, 2014 police arrested 14 African-Americans for protesting by chaining themselves to bart trains. After they got arrested, people were saying that the police arrested them with racial motives. Now that could of been the case, but most likely is wasn't. I think it was just idiotic of them to be chaining themselves to a bart train. I'm sorry but racism means excluding those from others because they don't look the same. At this protest it wasn't a racial arrest, it was an arrest because they were doing something stupid and could get them killed.
RawPotato

Pro

America is like-"Hey we were mean, so we should say sorry" That is why we have Barack Obama.

" The only group of people that fully understand racism in America are African-Americans. "

This is not true. Stated above.

"On Novemeber 28, 2014 police arrested 14 African-Americans for protesting by chaining themselves to bart trains"

This is a act of help. MANY PEOPLE DO WEIRD THINGS WHEN THEY ARE UPSET(sorry caps lock)

"After they got arrested, people were saying that the police arrested them with racial motives. "

Above. They didn't understand it was a plead of help.


Sorry, I WROTE IT IN THE NICK OF TIME SO IT IS SHORT.

p.s:You didn't state the Chinese. They got quite a beating too.




Debate Round No. 2
NicholasJosephElizondo

Con

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RawPotato

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
NicholasJosephElizondo

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RawPotato

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Bogcha 2 years ago
Bogcha
Con,

Are you refering to America in its current state with laws/regulations or America including its history?
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