The Instigator
RealLifeRick
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The Contender
NeonGraze
Con (against)
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Your race/ethnicity/nationality matters in everything you do in life

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RealLifeRick
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/1/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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RealLifeRick

Pro

Your race/ethnicity/nationality truly does matter in everything you do in life. If you're a white in America, you will be treated better. If a white man walks down the street, a white woman will most likely not clutch her purse and try to ignore. In fact, she'll most likely engage eye contact and give a nice hello. If you're black, congratulations! Your ancestors were most likely slaves and the white people around you see you as outdated farm equipment! If you're mexican, you're seen as an illegal citizen that steals jobs. If you're asian, you're treated as a highly intelligent, highly disciplined human being.
All these stereotypes that people have anchored in their minds affects how they interact with people of their respective race/ethnicity/nationality.
NeonGraze

Con

If you see a person who isn't white as any less than a person who is, that's your problem, plus that is racist on so many levels. Last time I checked, no white person I ever knew thought of anyone as these things you list.
Debate Round No. 1
RealLifeRick

Pro

Sorry but that isn't much of an argument. Sounds a lot like pure emotion to me. It's a fact that people born in different places do different things, look different and act different. Nowhere did I say I saw anyone less of a person because of their skin. That is an assumption that you formulated. You're going to have to come harder than that Neon.
NeonGraze

Con

You're speaking as if it were the 60's. Nobody really thinks of blacks as farm equipment or anything else anymore, and that's all I really have to say.
Debate Round No. 2
RealLifeRick

Pro

The time period literally has nothing to do with race. Why are ghettos mainly composed of Blacks and Latinos? Is it because they chose to? Do they have the same privileges and benefit at birth as those with European/Jewish descent? Why are prisons filled to the brim with Blacks and Latinos? is it because the beds are nice? I don't think so. I think it's because these races are held under higher scrutiny. Not to mention, the American police force is heavily White. Bias is a real thing. It's not always necessarily bad. It's natural for some to have favor and advantages over others in the world. It's been that way since the dawn of humanity. Racial equality is a myth made up so people can feel better and not have their feelings hurt. It's time to take off the rose-colored glasses and see the true colors.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org...

https://www.dosomething.org...

http://www.bjs.gov... (Police Statistics)

http://www.bjs.gov... (More Police Statistics)

http://www.prisonpolicy.org... (Racial Demographics in Prison)

http://www.usnews.com...

http://articles.latimes.com... (Jewish majority in Hollywood)
NeonGraze

Con

NeonGraze forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 1814Username 2 years ago
1814Username
Hate to tell America but you are safer if a group of white guys is behind you than a group of black guys. Black gangs are the worst. Even in prison, they are the worst out of everyone.
Posted by Mray56 2 years ago
Mray56
This is total hogwash. Racism is nothing near like how it used to be. This isn't the 60s anymore. These stereotypes don't exist here anymore. If racism were to still exist in this country it would be because of those who still claim it does. The argument is based off of personal opinion without any real facts or data. The argument is dead.
Posted by IwinYoulose333 2 years ago
IwinYoulose333
Pro should win, if only because society has (sadly) made it that way.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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