Is discrimination against ethnic minorities in US a major problem?

Posted by: triangle.128k

  • Yes, discrimination against minority groups is very common and a major problem

  • No, discrimination against minority races isn't a major issue because it's not very common

41% 9 votes
59% 13 votes
  • is it a common problem... yes, thus a common problem is major due to commonality and thus yes it is major.

  • Its extremely common. I love when white people are all "well ive never seen it". Thats because youre white and you dont experience. Yeah well i suppose its not that much. Just if your non whitevyour more likley to be sentenced to death than a white person for the same crime, more likley to get arrested on drug charges than a white person even though whites use more, less likley to be hired for a job if you have a name not thought of as traditionally whote even if you have an identical resume, etc. Not to mention every day hate you would experience. Live in the deep south and its even worse than the above.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • Yes. It is a huge problem. The US is famous for being racist, and for trying to craft a superior race through eugenics. Basically, everything has an aptitude test, and people will be hired or fired based on alleged defined aptitudes. That goes from college to work, to church. While it is unlikely that anyone would state in print that it is a problem, you will not be able to avoid but noticing it if you were to spend some time in living and working in the US.

    Posted by: Ezk
  • <---- SJW morons.

  • Not a huge issue, but it is a issue that needs to be fixed. Its not 1842 anymore...

  • Discrimination still exists today but the problem is shrinking. Younger people tend to be a lot less racist due to improved education over the years. It's becoming much less of a problem and isn't that big.

  • Considering their are now a plethora of anti-discrimination laws and that no minority group can be segregated or denied access to a good, service, or career, I would not consider it a major problem.

  • (@Patchouli That is a fairly immature response.) The problem isn't necessarily racial discrimination in itself but how people view racial discrimination, using the "Us vs Them" mentality.

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Preston says2015-05-28T13:04:22.8290759-05:00
Everyone saying its not a problem is white, or a minority in the upper middle class
Preston says2015-05-28T13:05:08.6992524-05:00
http://www.salon.com/2015/05/01/white_americas_racial_amnesia_the_sobering_truth_about_our_countrys_race_riots_partner/
Renegader says2015-05-28T20:17:20.4919066-05:00
The question was whether it was a major problem, don't be conniving.
tajshar2k says2015-05-28T20:23:39.8000322-05:00
@Preston That is not true.
Varrack says2015-05-28T20:59:36.9039227-05:00
"Everyone saying its not a problem is white, or a minority in the upper middle class" really? No one is taking your SJW nonsense seriously. Trying to rank whites and rich people on the oppression scale is just laughable.
UtherPenguin says2015-05-28T23:43:09.4674554-05:00
@Preston I'm not white or in the upper middle class.
Preston says2015-05-29T08:12:13.9271701-05:00
@Varrack @tajshar2k See here is the issue, while you may live in an area in which there may not be problems due to race i live in the most segregated city in the USA, if you dive past a certain street you will see only one race, and it develops as you transverse the city. You can claim that it isnt a big issue and thus vote no(@Renegader) or face the fact that segregation, racism, and hate still exists. And ultimately i feel any hate is a big problem, dont undermine it, a cause supported by few but fueled by hate is a problem. Until you cannot differentiate between races there is a problem, until you can look at someone of an opposite race without feeling there is any difference between them and you there is a problem. The only difference between my vote and yours is that you dont feel the impacts from hate as I do, you dont drive downtown to see men being beaten due to race, you dont feel the sting of an employer when they wont hire you because your different. This is the environment that others live in, and that anyone who says "only a little prejudice is ok" dont feel. -http://www.Ibtimes.Com/us-race-war-2015-guillotines-are-ready-michael-savage-tells-alex-jones-1914331 -http://dailycaller.Com/2015/04/27/cnn-baltimore-rioters-threatening-anybody-who-was-not-african-american-video/ -
UtherPenguin says2015-05-29T14:29:54.2881901-05:00
@Preston The problem is that you are assuming that anyone who voted "no" has never experienced racism first hand. When you say " until you can look at someone of an opposite race without feeling there is any difference between them and you there is a problem. " However, humans will naturally discriminate, you can not stop yourself from seeing a person of a different race and hence notice their differences. The problem is how racism is viewed. Too quickly will people jump to the "Race War" card, but this only makes things first, this only further enforces the "us vs them" mentality which only makes things worse. Hate groups like the KKK are hugely condemned by the majority of the U.S population. The reason why blacks tend to be lower on the socio-economic spectrum is not a result from racism, but from economic reasons (It is only natural that ethnic minorities in any society to remain poorer averagely, as many may have not been in the country long enough for them to financially establish themselves). The type of racism you want to eliminate is "othering", but this isn't a result from society, but from human nature.
Preston says2015-05-29T14:39:21.6650562-05:00
@UtherPenguin When you say " until you can look at someone of an opposite race without feeling there is any difference between them and you there is a problem. " -Your telling me you live in a place in which you are discriminated against constantly, and dont fell that there is a problem, being disriminated against at all is a problem that i veiw as a big problem. However, humans will naturally discriminate, you can not stop yourself from seeing a person of a different race and hence notice their differences. -Natural occurrence doesn't make things right or ok, or even justify them, animals are not always naturally concenting to sexual reproduction however, thus it is natural that intercourse in less developed creatures is not always consensual. The natural occurrence doesn't justify rape for humans. The problem is how racism is viewed. Too quickly will people jump to the "Race War" card, but this only makes things first, this only further enforces the "us vs them" mentality which only makes things worse. Hate groups like the KKK are hugely condemned by the majority of the U.S population. -No the issue is people look at racism and say, "Eh its not that big of a deal", then it continues. When we looked at slavery and said "yea thats bad" then took legal action to pass bills restricting slavery, we didnt suddenly see everyone else supporting slavery. Someone has to initiate change for it to occur. The reason why blacks tend to be lower on the socio-economic spectrum is not a result from racism, but from economic reasons (It is only natural that ethnic minorities in any society to remain poorer averagely, as many may have not been in the country long enough for them to financially establish themselves). -And why is that, maybe its because African Americans for years were turned down from higher education, or the fact that schools in lower class areas receive less support from the Government. If you dont think that racism plays into a races place in society you are blind to fact. The type of racism you want to eliminate is "othering", but this isn't a result from society, but from human nature. -Not all human nature is good, eliminating flaws and developing should be our goal, not staying in a primal state where primal nature decides what and who we are.
Preston says2015-05-29T14:41:04.3253701-05:00
Race, socioeconomic status, and health. The added effects of racism and discrimination. -http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10681897 Read this article and tell me that its not racism that plays into socioeconomic, in fact the whole point of socio in socioeconomic is showing society plays a role in economics.
UtherPenguin says2015-05-29T15:12:43.8928180-05:00
@Preston I see your point, I worded my argument inappropriately though :/ , Racism in Canada is not as bad as it is in the U.S, so I am not fully sure about how to respond to news of riots in Baltimore, Ferguson, etc.
Preston says2015-05-29T15:15:44.6414538-05:00
@UtherPenguin There are bullet holes in my state courthouse because a white mob raided it, took a black man accused of raping a white girl (later proved innocent), drug him through the street, then hung him and lit his body on fire, and this is in the Midwest not the south. Canada is not a representation of racism.
Preston says2015-05-29T15:16:41.6737725-05:00
Look penguin, Its our job to believe it can change and support the idea of change, denying its a problem is a step in the wrong direction.

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