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Who are the real racist, conservatives, or liberals? I believe liberals are.

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Started: 1/12/2016 Category: Politics
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Hardly a day goes by that someone of prominence. A politician, a talk show host, an entertainer, doesn't call some conservative, or Conservatives generally, racist.
Here are typical examples:

The Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Congressman Steve Israel: "To a significant extent, [conservatives] are animated by racism."
TV newscaster Ed Schultz: "This is what the Republican Party stands for. . . racism."
Oprah Winfrey: "There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because [the President is] African American. There's no question about that. "

To call someone a racist should be a very serious matter. A racist is a person who believes that one race is inherently superior or inferior to another. It's not intelligence or goodness that determines an individuals worth; it's his or her skin color. To say that racism is foolish and stupid, not to mention evil, is to understate the case. But, according to many of their critics, conservatives are that stupid and that evil. But, with few exceptions, conservatives are neither. So why is the charge even made? The answer is primarily political: to maintain black support for liberals and liberal policies.
To back up this charge, the accusers point to conservative policies.

So let's examine some conservative policies to see if they are, indeed, "racist." The longstanding conservative opposition to Affirmative Action is a good place to start.

It was Democratic President, John F. Kennedy, who first used the term "affirmative action" in 1961. But Affirmative Action, in the way we think of it now, wasn't implemented until 1970, during the Administration of a Republican President, Richard Nixon. The theory was that, because of historical discrimination, blacks were at a competitive disadvantage to other races and ethnicity's. To erase that disadvantage, standards that most blacks presumably couldn't meet had to be lowered.

One could make the case that this policy had some utility when it was first put in place. But that was a long time ago. The conservative position is that blacks have repeatedly proven they can compete with anyone without the benefits, demeaning benefits, I might add, of lower standards. There are countless examples of black success in every field at every level. The policy is no longer necessary. But the conservative argument goes further. Study after study shows that, in the case of college admissions, Affirmative Action actually hurts many blacks. By lowering admissions standards for blacks (and some other minority students), colleges set many of these students up for failure. They get placed in schools for which they're not prepared. And high black dropout rates confirm this view.

So does common sense. If white students with mediocre SAT scores were admitted to Ivy League schools, they, too, would be set up to fail.
Let's do the math: Conservatives believe that blacks and other minorities are every bit as capable as whites of succeeding as policemen, firemen, businessmen, lawyers, doctors, politicians, and college students. Yet, for this belief conservatives are called racist. The irony, of course, is that those who accuse conservatives of being racist believe that blacks and other minorities are not as capable as whites of succeeding and therefore still need Affirmative Action, almost a half century after it was first implemented.

Let's look at another issue where this contrast between conservatives and those who accuse them of being racist is even more starkly drawn. Voter ID.

Conservatives say that America should require that every voter present an ID when he or she votes, just as European countries do in order to help keep their elections honest. Are all these democracies racist? Of course not. Yet, the accusers say that conservatives who support Voter ID are racist. Why do they say this? Because, they argue, it's really a ruse to prevent blacks and minorities from voting, since many of them just aren't capable of acquiring an ID.

Can you get more condescending than that?
Let's be real. You need an ID to drive, to fly, to buy a beer, even to purchase some cold medicines. Whites can do it, but blacks can't? Tell me who the racists are again?

One more example: it's conservatives who push for school vouchers, which would allow all parents, not just wealthy ones, to choose their children's school. It's the other side that doesn't trust minority parents to select an appropriate school for their children. Why aren't the people who compel black children to stay in terrible schools the racists?

At some point, maybe you'll start asking yourself, like I did: Who's really obsessed with race? And whose policies really hurt blacks and minorities?

Maybe it's not who you think it is. This is why I think the Liberals are the real racist.


You do not clearly state in your contentions that Liberals are the one to blame, but the public, in general, is to blame. Are

you saying that everyone that is not conservative a liberal? If not, please explain that a bit better.

There are reasons why Liberals could call Conservatives racist.

Mostly because there is a stereotype that Conservatives are racist, considering a lot of famous Conservatives are or are

said to be. Conservatives are more welcoming to those in their own party. Alongside have a lot more patriotism than

Liberals. According to the Student News Daily (2005, 2010), Liberals are defined as believing in government action to

achieve equal opportunity and equality for all.

As Conservatives are defined on the same site as having a belief in personal responsibility, limited government, free

markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense.

Conservatives may be seen as more racist because of topics like immigration. They say that illegal immigrants deserve to

be sent back and the federal law controlling immigration be pushed and forced against the families. Now, put yourself in

that position.

You are being deported to your home country, because of immigration laws. You came with a dream to at least be able to

pay for you and your family. But, because of current immigration laws, you are not allowed to stay and you will be

deported. Conservatives speak of unethical treatment not being constitutional, but wouldn't you consider families, just like

your own, being starved and put back into their country, to die, at least, a little unethical?

Conservatives speak of unethical treatment about abortions, calling it murder, unethical, unmoral. But isn't it the exact

same, taking people's lives away, as they just wanted a job to feed their family and themselves? These immigration laws

include places like Mexico and several second and third world countries. Central Africa has a malnutrition mortality rate of

121.11. Is it still ethical to deny them access to food and water?

My main point in all of this is that Conservatives are hypocritical in their thinking of what is ethical and what is not ethical.

Morals and Ethics depend on the person, therefore, I can understand that people would think that these are the right

choices. Conservatives alone have killed several million people, just because of the laws they thought needed to be

enforced, were enforced. Conservatives are called racist because people are told the stereotype that Conservatives want

to segregate the minorities from the majorities. Like, for example. Pretend that Caucasians were the supposed majority

and the Mexicans were the Minority. The Majority wants the Minority gone, due to legal stipulations.

I am sure you would think someone was racist, or at least, state your belief as the person being racist because you were

denied access into their country. Alongside the stereotype that a lot of Caucasians are racist. People particularly enjoy

blaming others.

I will give you some reasons why Liberals are not racist.

Conservatives enjoy limiting things to the public to an extent while liberals try to explain that your ethics and morals are

not getting you anywhere in life and that equal opportunity can open new things to the world to help solve these problems a bit more efficiently, instead of these conceited answers Conservatives have given. Yes, we are

a bit hypocritical as well, saying that we believe in a basic equality and the fact that abortions should be allowed. Saying

that everyone has equal right. In our government, we should be able to allow limits but also, allow private choice.

Conservatives literately do not like change and do not accept any changes.

Basically, Liberals show the possibilities of the future and what we can do, while Conservatives wish to limit the

government and not want anything to change unless it is regulated very well.

Liberals will and are not considered racist because we do not agree to segregation. As the Conservatives show their side of


I am personally not trying to push morals into a debate, but that is what it seems to affect and show how liberals are not

racist, but a lot more open minded than Conservatives.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by BuleFirePhonix 2 years ago
Who is the one plagiarizing? Because if it is me, I apologize if I didn't cite everything.
Posted by Petfish 2 years ago
Reported. Please do not plagiarize arguments.
Posted by dsjpk5 2 years ago
You really shouldn't plagiarize.

Posted by Max.Wallace 2 years ago
Liberals play the race card all day long, so clearly they are the most, i feel like puking, RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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