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RedMoonlight
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MakeSensePeopleDont
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Resolved: Institutional Racism is Significantly Present in America

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Started: 8/8/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RedMoonlight

Pro

In this debate, I'll be arguing in favor of the resolution that institutional racism is both present in America, and present to a "significant" degree.

Definitions:

Institutional racism: societal patterns that have the net effect of imposing oppressive or otherwise negative conditions against identifiable groups on the basis of race or ethnicity. [1]

Significant: Sufficiently"great or important to be"worthy of attention;"noteworthy. [2]

America: The United States of America.

[1]
http://civilliberty.about.com...

[2]
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...

First round is for acceptance. I'll have the burden of proof to provide evidence to support the resolution. Con is responsible for refuting my assertions and evidence.
MakeSensePeopleDont

Con

I will refute institutional racism in America based on two definitions:

1) The Pro's (Redmoonlight) source but using the definition it points to by link (click the link for institutional racism in website provided by Pro):
a) Definition: Institutional racism refers to racism perpetrated by government entities such as schools, the courts or the
military. Unlike the racism perpetrated by individuals, institutional racism has the power to negatively affect the bulk of people belonging to a racial group.
b) Link: http://racerelations.about.com...

2) The definition provided by The Oxford English Dictionary:
a) noun: [MASS NOUN]: Racial discrimination that has become established as normal behaviour within a society or
organization
b) Link: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...
Debate Round No. 1
RedMoonlight

Pro

RedMoonlight forfeited this round.
MakeSensePeopleDont

Con

Reallyl? Now you don't wanna play? You talk all that trash then when we debate you just flake?
Debate Round No. 2
RedMoonlight

Pro

Ok, you're right, that's my bad. I'm not sure if I misread the timer or what, but for some reason I thought I had another full day to post my argument. If you still want to debate the issue, I'd appreciate it if we could scrap this debate, copy and paste our first round statements and start over.
MakeSensePeopleDont

Con

Create it and let's go again.
Debate Round No. 3
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