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Racism is no longer a prevalent issue in the United States

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Started: 11/20/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alexanicol

Pro

Racism is continuously debated and used as an explanation for the violent acts against blacks. However, I suggest that the perceived prevalence of racism in the United States, or at least surrounding the issues that frequently present themselves in the media, are not examples of racism themselves, but rather the projection of racism and instead have more to do with the unethical nature of the specific individuals that commit these crimes.
DB8

Con

Back in the good old days, a rich white man could call his pet African a nigger and no one would bat an eyelid. Nowadays, you can't even keep their kind out of the white house, they evolved fast...

Today racism is not just a major issue, it's actually illegal to beat someone up over their race and is termed 'hate crime'[http://www.report-it.org.uk...]. In the past, beating an Asian up was impossible because they were all ninjas and beating a black person was a benevolent act as you are putting them into their rightful place.

So we must ask ourselves, is racism no longer a prevalent issue in the United States? Of course it is, it never used to be but over time it became one. Society began becoming intolerant and disgusted by racism altogether.

Laws prevent it, people hate it and it's perhaps the only aspect where the majority of people against racism who rage against it are actually on the better end of it (whites).

Racism is a huge issue and I am disgusted that Pro would suggest that we are back in the days where it was an accepted non-issue to be a racist.
Debate Round No. 1
alexanicol

Pro

I'm a little bit confused as to what you're suggesting. In case it was unclear, my argument is that we as a society are making race an issue when confronted by the acts of violence against blacks that are publicized by the media,, when the real issue should be the moral and ethical standards of certain individuals of our society.
DB8

Con

In the past racism was no issue, it was an accepted part of a beautifully organized heirarchy.

Today racism is a major issue so much so that employers can go to prison for using it to hire people over others.
Debate Round No. 2
alexanicol

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DB8

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Debate Round No. 3
alexanicol

Pro

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DB8

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Dilara 1 year ago
Dilara
black on white violence is 8 times higher than the reverse.
Posted by Accelerator 1 year ago
Accelerator
I will not deny that racism will always exist but I do not believe it should have this big an impact in the world because it does not exist in the way that it used to back in the early 1800's.
Posted by GoOrDin 1 year ago
GoOrDin
false. Racism will always be an issue everywhere. It's nature, and the science of culture.
Posted by markuswashere 1 year ago
markuswashere
I'm not an expert on the subject so I will not take up this debate, but surely the fact that virtually all people of ethnic minorities in the United States declare racism to be an issue of the country is surely a significant reason to believe that racism is a prevalent issue, unless you would like to arrogantly believe that these people have been mislead and it's just a few bad people that do a few bad things in some sort of vacuum.
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