Your number one disagreement with your own political party.

Posted by: xhammy

Most people have a political party, but it is clearly illogical to believe that you agree with all of your party's views. What is the biggest view that you disagree with your party on. Add your own answers, NO JOKE ANSWERS!!! Comment the way you disagree.

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Nope cannot thing of something, yet... Waiting for other answers or something.

5 votes
2 comments
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Guns, I am Democrat

I see that they (according to statistics) stop one million crimes per year or something
3 votes
1 comment
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Abortion, I am Republican

Unusually, I am pro choice or something.
2 votes
1 comment
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LGBT, I am republican

I think its normal or something
2 votes
1 comment
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Abortion, I am Democrat

Unusually, I am pro life or something.
1 vote
0 comments
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ISIS, I am republican

Plenty of fight or something
1 vote
0 comments
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Guns, I am Republcan

Killing people not good, make stop
1 vote
0 comments
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Stupid, I'm Republican

I'm Republican and I'm not stupid.
1 vote
0 comments
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States Rights, I am a Libertarian

I do not think that states should not function as independent nations or something.
1 vote
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Prostitution, I am libertarian

Prostitution should be illegal
1 vote
1 comment
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Mass Murder, I am a Communist

1 vote
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Racist, I am Republican

I'm Republican and I think we need to stop being racist.
0 votes
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Communism, I am Democrat

I'm a democrat and I don't agree with communist ideals.
0 votes
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LGBT, I am Democrat

I see them as perverts (or maybe just transgenders) or maybe think they have an illness.
0 votes
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Military spending, I am Democrat

Unusually, I think we need to keep it up or something.
0 votes
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Military spending, I am Republican

Unusually, I think it is far to expensive or something.
0 votes
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Healthcare, I am Democrat

I recognize it is bankrupting the country or something
0 votes
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Healthcare, I am Republican

I recognize it is well worth the cost.
0 votes
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ISIS, I am Democrat

Not enough fight or something.
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Reeseroni says2015-06-06T17:30:30.1152638-05:00
Killing people not good, make stop
Reeseroni says2015-06-06T17:30:42.2845759-05:00
Best summary ever^
Varrack says2015-06-06T17:46:51.4495439-05:00
Evil is bad, make stop or something
tajshar2k says2015-06-06T17:51:17.2162547-05:00
Racist, I am Republican LOL.
triangle.128k says2015-06-06T17:51:49.3684730-05:00
Neither parties are even racist, but I found that answer hilarious.
tajshar2k says2015-06-06T17:52:22.6751135-05:00
Stupid, I'm Republican LMAO
tajshar2k says2015-06-06T17:52:36.7264902-05:00
Please Varrack vote for that one
PetersSmith says2015-06-06T18:59:03.9567998-05:00
These are like the most apathetic descriptions I've ever seen.
Varrack says2015-06-06T19:17:41.6378203-05:00
Lol who added that one
briantheliberal says2015-06-06T20:42:27.7049603-05:00
"Neither parties are even racist" - LOL racism runs rampant in the Republican Party, I even know this from experience. The only people to ever attack me because of the color of my skin were conservative Republicans. I have never encountered a liberal Democrat who was racist (not saying they don't exist, but it's clearly very uncommon). And if you don't believe me just look in the forums, specifically the ones with race related topics. This stereotype exists for a reason.
triangle.128k says2015-06-06T20:43:59.1071180-05:00
So stereotyping certain political groups is somehow different from stereotyping racial groups?
triangle.128k says2015-06-06T20:44:34.7375789-05:00
You like blaming and generalizing non-lefties all the time.
GarlicBred24 says2015-06-06T20:47:48.7787556-05:00
@Brian I could also say that Black people are more likely to be violent towards other people, because I experienced it. I strongly disagree with what I said btw, but I'm trying to make a point, ,by not generalizing a group. Yes Republicans are more likely to be racist (in my opinion), but you can't generalize all of them for that. No where on the Republican platform does it say you have to be racist to be Republican.
briantheliberal says2015-06-06T21:24:07.3254290-05:00
"So stereotyping certain political groups is somehow different from stereotyping racial groups" - Yes it is actually. No racial group inherently possesses any specific characteristics associated with their beliefs or behaviors (The culture they were born into does, but that is a separate entity from their actual race). The political group you are apart of does. That is why it is safe to assume that a neo-nazi is racist, because ideologically they are racist, otherwise they wouldn't be affiliated with that particular group. There is no comparison between race, and political affiliation. Your political affiliation has a much larger influence on your attitudes and behaviors than your "race" does. Also, I never said all conservative Republicans were inherently racist either, just that it's far more common in their political party. Why? Because racism. Racial separatism and preservation, and protecting the "status quo" are conservative in nature.
briantheliberal says2015-06-06T21:25:14.0479121-05:00
GarlicBred24, read what I said above.
xhammy says2015-06-06T21:39:41.6429963-05:00
Darn the guy who put free speech, as he put no party, :( also the guy who put stupid republican darn you
xhammy says2015-06-06T21:43:59.7811604-05:00
BriantheLiberal why do you have to complain about stereotypes and then call the republican party racist? Like seriously, you just complained about them!!! If anyone was racist it is the party that had a 100% vote against the black right to vote (Democrats) so who is the real racist? OR when Republicans call to abolish affirmative action because blacks are equal and Democrats claim that they are inferior and need the upper hand, whose the racist? WHO!?!?!?
briantheliberal says2015-06-06T22:23:05.9138490-05:00
Xhammy, I shouldn't even bother responding to your stupidity because I CLEARLY explained my position on the issue which you obviously didn't bother to read in the first place. I didn't say the Republican party as a whole was racist, I said there are a lot of racists in the Republican party compared to the Democratic party, and for obvious reasons. So stop being a butthurt loser quick to jump down people's throats and actually READ what people have to say before you start making assumptions about what they said, because it makes you look foolish.
briantheliberal says2015-06-06T22:23:14.1820610-05:00
Also, nice straw man argument regarding the liberal position on voting rights and Affirmative Action. I have NEVER heard a liberal Democrat claim that blacks were inferior and needed an "upper hand" as you call it. This is just another pathetic distortion of opposing beliefs that Republicans like yourself use to demonize and slander the Democratic position, which is dishonest. As a Democrat myself, I support AA because unlike Republicans, I don't ignore the racial bias and disadvantages that minorities face in education and employment compare to white people. Also it was Republicans who try to made it more difficult for minorities to vote by implementing stricter voter ID laws that place poorer people, and minorities, who tend to be negatively affected by wealth disparity and therefore are less likely to have a valid ID, at a disadvantage when it comes to voting. So spare me the bullsh-t.
58539672 says2015-06-06T23:39:18.1391914-05:00
@briantheliberal "racism runs rampant in the Republican Party, I even know this from experience". I don't know about anyone else in this poll, but this does sound like stereotyping to me.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T02:39:43.6379786-05:00
58539672, Here we go with your straw man bullsh-t again. How does that statement imply that ALL Republicans are racist? Racism IS a prevalent issue in the Republican party, even some Republicans admit to and agree with this sentiment. But nowhere did I say ALL Republicans were inherently racist. You interpret things how you WANT to interpret them in attempt to combat and distort everything I say like you do on every other poll where I comment something you don't like. This is nothing new.
Wylted says2015-06-07T02:44:13.2111626-05:00
I think it's one of those things where most racists are conservative, but not most republicans are racist. Also to answer the poll. I mostly disagree with the military and police worship on the right. I don't honestly understand how they can recognize that government is merely a necessary evil, yet they still worship certain portions of it
Wylted says2015-06-07T02:47:01.3081798-05:00
Brian doesn't understand conservative philosophy too much, so don't be too harsh on him. When he's older and have seen arguments from multiple angles, maybe he'll come to his senses and start voting republican
gabep says2015-06-07T02:49:15.6250247-05:00
Or maybe his political views represent the changing needs of the nation and the beliefs of the new generation.
gabep says2015-06-07T02:52:42.8973408-05:00
Briantheliberal's views represent the changing needs of the nation and modern political beliefs. Wylted is right - that's why the population that votes Republican is much older.
tommytom says2015-06-07T03:00:01.4734210-05:00
It's like none of you are listening to briantheliberal. First of all, it's a fact that racism is common among many mainstream Republicans and their rather unfortunate voters/party members, stop calling it stereotyping. Secondly, racially stereotyping versus stereotyping a political party... Are you seriously going to say it's on the same level? A political party is centered around an ideology. It can change that. A racial group is not centered around an ideology. Just because I'm white doesn't mean I'm a super rich upper-class privileged citizen. That is why you can't judge someone based on their race. Race is more of a characteristic than an identity. A political party is more of an identity, or a label per se, than a characteristic.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T03:03:12.9690806-05:00
Wylted, that's an ad hominem, and appealing to age. The fact that I am younger and happen to be more progressive in my viewpoints has nothing to do with my understanding of and opposition to conservative ideologies. I have already seen the argument from different angles, despite my limited experience as a person in this world, so it's very fallacious of you to assume that I have not because of my age. I also never see you say any of this to people younger than I am who are embrace the right wing ideology more so it just comes off as biased on your part.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T03:15:50.4565680-05:00
Also, Wylted, I fail to see how Republican policies benefit me in any way. Why should I vote for anyone whose main goal is to preserve the "status quo" and place people like me at a disadvantage just because I happen to be born with and possess characteristics that are out of my control? Even if I wasn't in my current position, just seeing how Republican ideologies affect those who aren't like me would cause me to stray away from that particular party. I don't want to be affiliated with the perpetuation of a racial, sexual, and class hierarchy where I am at the top and everyone else is below me.
Wylted says2015-06-07T03:58:06.2994191-05:00
The younger generation always heavily leans liberals, but then become conservative later on in life. Look at all the hippies in the 60s that were voting democrat. Now about half the hippies are conservative. As a result the conservative party gradually shifts to the left, but it will always have the same exact divide. The young will vote democrat the old will vote conservative. People start liberal because of the simplistic philosophy they have, not that there aren't ones who are more sophisticated, but if you don't believe me go read some books by Michael Moore and then pick up a book by Ron Paul and see which philosophy is deeper.
Wylted says2015-06-07T04:02:00.3792230-05:00
Brian those are just tag lines of liberal spokesmen. None of that is true of the left or right. If you really wanted equality you'd vote conservative. Meritocracy is what made many of the Western countries so great, and gave them such technological advantages, to throw away hierarchy is silly, and if you actually look at the results of the policies instead of actually just believing what staunch liberals say blindly, you'd see that liberal policies actually cause more class divide.
tommytom says2015-06-07T04:45:08.8950923-05:00
Oh my... Did you just imply conservatives want equality? You mean the people who constantly vote against equal pay for women and deny rights to LGBT people? Take a look at history yourself, my friend. Liberal policies have helped people many times. Fun fact: liberals freed the slaves. No, Republicans were not conservative back in the 1860's. Liberal whites were also common fighters and advocates for rights of African Americans during the Civil Rights. Conservatives - those who stick to older beliefs and traditions - cannot cope with change, and therefore were against all of these "progressive reforms". In short, no, current conservatives do not want equality, my friend.
58539672 says2015-06-07T08:16:03.4618150-05:00
@briantheliberal True, you did say that not all Republicans are racist, in a follow-up post. However, your original post that started this whole debate lacked that clarification and can be condensed down to you saying, "Republicans are racist, don't stereotype people", which whether you mean for it or not, makes you sound hypocritical.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T09:00:18.2555530-05:00
@tommytom Wow, you really believe in the male and female wage-gap myth?
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T09:01:19.6335272-05:00
@briantheliberal Do you care to explain how you're at a "disadvantage?"
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T09:02:41.0006143-05:00
Or are you perhaps going to blame conservatives and the lack of affirmative action for getting into a bad college?
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T09:03:20.3176227-05:00
Why do you think that blacks are at a disadvantage and other minority races aren't?
xhammy says2015-06-07T10:34:23.6750193-05:00
Saying blacks are at some disadvantage is totally racist, like really racist! As well it is very condescending towards black people. At the risk of appearing to present a straw man, its essentially saying "his grades suck, but he is black so he cannot help it, let him in anyway." It is racist against black people, and downright stupid. It is also discrimination, as treating someone different because of their race, is just wrong.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T14:59:34.2257577-05:00
Wylted, "Look at all the hippies in the 60s that were voting democrat." - Where is the evidence indicating that those same "hippies" were voting democrat back then and are now voting Republican? First of all, one fatal flaw in your assumption, the majority of democrats in the 60's were from the South, hippies mainly occupied the West coast, who mostly voted Republican during that time period. The parties are also NOT the same today as they were 50 years ago, so there is no comparison there at all. The majority of older Republicans in the South today are descendants of those who voted Democrat 50+ years before. Second, there is nothing equal about the conservative platform. They vehemently deny and strip rights and freedoms from people they do not like ALL THE TIME, especially LGBT individuals in our society. So as long as that continues I will never consider voting for Republicans, who are overwhelmingly conservative. And your blind support and justification of hierarchy in society is exactly why I don't vote Republican so thanks for reassuring me.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T14:59:49.6097523-05:00
58539672, No where in my first post did I imply all Republicans are racist. Like I said, you chose to interpret it that way, and distort my words. I clearly said racism is widely prevalent in the Republican party, not that all Republicans embraced that fact. So there is nothing "hypocritical" about what I said if you even bothered to read it past the first line.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:00:12.7003445-05:00
Triangle, "are you perhaps going to blame conservatives and the lack of affirmative action for getting into a bad college?" - Or perhaps you need to stop with these pathetic ad hominem attacks, which are mostly why I am never able to take you seriously. Do you see me going around assuming that because you are white, and against Affirmative Action, that you use your race as an excuse to blame Affirmative Action for your incompetence and inability to get a decent job? Because that seems to happen quite a lot in my experience. Why don't you stop being petty, and actually, for once in your pathetic life, listen to what other people have to say. I realize that a lot of you struggle with this, but it's really not that difficult. For one, conservatives, like yourself, seem to always ignore and deny the effects of systemic racism when it's obviously present in the society we live in. Don't believe me? When it comes to education and employment, a white male who has been convicted of a crime is just as if not more likely to be hired by an employer than a black or Latino man with NO criminal record. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/nyregion/race-a-factor-in-job-offers-for-exconvicts.html - A white high school dropout is just as, if not more likely to get a job than a black college student or graduate. - http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/06/25/3452887/education-race-gap/ - And overall white men are paid 100% of their expected earnings, while non-white men and women of all ethnic backgrounds make significantly less for the same work. And this is just the tip of the issue, so if you honestly believe that, as a white male in society, you are only judged based on merit alone, congrats you are blinded by your own privilege.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:01:52.6084467-05:00
Source for last point here - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0882775.html
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:06:11.0742171-05:00
Xhammy, "Saying blacks are at some disadvantage is totally racist, like really racist!" - How is it racist to point out obvious facts? In the United States, minorities, specifically African Americans, non-white Latino Americans, Native Americans, Middle Eastern Americans and Southeast Asian Americans face a large amount of bias and discrimination in various aspects of American life that white Americans do not. You prefer to ignore this, because not only are you not affected by it, it's also convenient for you to pretend it doesn't exist because it allows you to perpetuate it and benefit from it. That, or you are simply willfully ignorant of or oblivious to it.. This is nothing new.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:11:49.8659322-05:00
I'm not white nor am I conservative, what makes you think that? And please don't accuse me of "ad hominem" attacks when you're the one that always talks in a more aggressive manner and directly insults people quite frequently. You're relying purely on statistics to complain about racism, did you ever consider that blacks in general might not work as hard as whites? There's a number of different factors that could effect the statistics, you're using the same logic as feminists use in the male-female wage gap myth. To you, all races must have 100% equal statistics or else racism is such a huge problem.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:13:47.6949981-05:00
Do you believe that Asian privilege exists? Incomes of Asian Americans happen to be higher than whites and ivy league colleges have quite high percentages of Asians in comparison to the US population. Does that necessarily mean that asians are suddenly being given an unfair advantage over others?
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:17:00.0483848-05:00
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-median-income-in-the-us-by-race-2013-9
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:20:21.6337737-05:00
If asians are an even lower minority than blacks, why do you think that blacks are so oppressed? Is it because of the Jim Crow laws and slavery that took place mainly in the south in USA's past? If that is so, then why are Jews in general so rich and successful? Many people in the past hated Jews, look at events like the Spanish Inquisition that took place in Europe. Jews were arguably more oppressed than blacks were in US, at least blacks weren't genocided against and burnt.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:25:32.3449488-05:00
I've brung up these points in your forum topic of Racism in USA. However, you decided to insult me and say my argument was too pathetic to respond to instead of actually trying to debunk my points. I wouldn't be surprised if you do the same thing for the arguments I just mentioned here.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:44:47.8903704-05:00
One study you mentioned also just sampled 13 men from 3 races and job applicants in mainly ONE city.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:46:22.3501869-05:00
Triangle, I apologize for assuming, that was wrong. However, what I have said or done in the past doesn't excuse your petty ad hominem attacks on me in the present, sorry to tell you but they are still not justified so leave that out of this discussion if you expect me to actually consider or address what you have to say. It also doesn't somehow negate or invalidate anything I have said previously about systemic racism that has been ingrained into American society. For one, comparing one minority group to another in hope of dismissing any struggles that one group may have that the other experiences far less is nothing more than a red herring distraction. Not all minorities are subjected to the same bias, nor do they have the same historical challenges that currently affect them in the present. One thing that I have noticed however is that, many Asians like yourself feel that just because you benefit from "model minority" status that you also don't experience the effects of systemic racism, which is not true. Asian Americans, despite having the highest average income of any ethnic group in the U.S., still have a higher poverty level than the average white American. Many of the Asians who are not, are more than likely recent immigrants or descended of recent immigrants who had already accumulated a considerable amount of wealth before migrating to the U.S., or are recent graduates or career opporitunists who come here to seek business and career opportunities. -http://www.Npr.Org/templates/story/story.Php?StoryId=185534666 - The wealth disparity is even worse when you break down the Asian ethnicities. People from poorer Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia are disproportionately affected by poverty, with similar rates to African Americans and non-white Latinos. - www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-17.pdf - Not to mention, Asians in America are not stigmatized by the same negative bias and stereotypes that are normally associated with blacks, non-white Latinos, and Middle Easterners. Same with Jews, who by the way are a religious group mainly comprising of WHITE people. Comparing Asian Americans to black Americans is akin to comparing Jews to Muslims. None of these groups experience the same challenges. Also the notion that blacks "may not work as hard as whites" is false. Did you even bother reading the sources I provided? It doesn't matter how hard blacks work, they still get significantly less than their white counterparts for the same amount of work they do. They are also less likely to be hired or promoted despite having the same qualifications and merits, even more so than a white person who has been convicted of a crime. This is all observable and proven information, with evidence to support it. If you choose to ignore this then you are part of the problem.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T15:46:53.7603920-05:00
Those 13 white men could have easily been more intelligent and such than the 13 black men. And it clearly states that they sampled mainly manhatten, not many other cities. It's just one city and 39 people, that really isn't accurate enough to draw conclusions from.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:58:36.7811103-05:00
"Those 13 white men could have easily been more intelligent and such than the 13 black men" - Oh really, why would you assume that was the case? At this point, you're grasping straws, making assumptions, and drawing your own conclusions in attempt to justify obvious injustices, not focusing on the facts, and the facts are clear. This is basically the premise of your argument "Maybe the white men were smarter" "Maybe the white men worked harder" "Maybe the white men deserved to be paid higher for the same work" - It's honestly really sad and it's EXACTLY this type of attitude that perpetuates bias against black in education and employment and also why Affirmative Action still exists. - http://rollingout.com/politics/employers-prefer-white-felons-over-blacks-with-no-criminal-record-so-how-will-blacks-feed-their-families/
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T15:59:40.3604546-05:00
I also still waiting for a response to my previous post by the way...
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T16:05:17.5689035-05:00
I find it funny how you accuse me of "ad hominem" attacks when you're the one speaking in a much more aggressive tone and throwing more insults than I am. And you're stating blacks are discriminated against because of their past and that Asians, the "model minority" group aren't. Asian americans in general work harder and become more intelligent and wealthy, that's the only reason for their success. Even if Asians have a higher poverty rate, the average wage is still much higher which is not because of racism. You even stated that it was because the Asians fleeing from their country tend to be very rich. Not only that but they would raise their kids with higher expectations which is where the stereotype comes in place. However for blacks, you assume it's racism and then say that Jews are different because they're a religion. From a broader prospective however, Jews are still a group of people just like Blacks. Jews had a very oppressive history, even worse than blacks. While race and religion are completely different, they're still groups with certain histories and stereotypes. How do you know that Blacks receive less for the same work? There are certain factors causing Asians to be more intelligent and wealthier so why isn't it the same way for blacks? Asians are also at least three times less common by blacks so by nature, they should be more discriminated against. I agree that comparing two races in general in one perspective isn't sensical due to different histories and environmental factors. However, it would make sense if you take all factors into consideration on why one race in general is the way it is. Blacks in general are more likely to come from poorer neighborhoods, many ghettos and high-crime areas in general have a slightly higher rate of Blacks as opposed to more wealthy neighborhoods. The reason for the statistics of blacks being lower could easily be the environmental factors, not from discrimination. Even so, a black person in the ghetto can be very hard working and grow up to be wealthy. You see this very commonly with old rappers rapping about how they had struggled in their youth.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T16:06:23.6425981-05:00
"It's honestly really sad and it's EXACTLY this type of attitude that perpetuates bias against black in education and employment and also why Affirmative Action still exists." I'm not trying to be biased against blacks, i'm simply stating why surveying such a small amount of people isn't an accurate way to drive strong conclusions.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T16:09:30.7505977-05:00
And when you said blacks work as hard and don't receive the same benefit, I believe the source you used for that claim was talking about the education degrees and race. However, you can't just measure degrees to see how hard someone worked. A degree from Harvard would sure show harder work than a degree from some college in Alabama.
triangle.128k says2015-06-07T16:10:08.8975761-05:00
A college degree is also not the only factor put in place when applying for a job.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T16:22:06.3306165-05:00
"I find it funny how you accuse me of "ad hominem" attacks when you're the one speaking in a much more aggressive tone and throwing more insults than I am." - Not true, I am not being aggressive at all, you chose to take what I say personally and get offended but don't accuse me of being personally attacking you when all I am doing is giving you the blunt and honest truth. "you're stating blacks are discriminated against because of their past and that Asians, the "model minority" group aren't." - Also NOT true, and a blatant straw man argument. I said Asians are targeted significantly less than other minority groups, I said nothing about Asians being immune to discrimination because they aren't. In case you haven't already realized this, Asians make up less than 4% of the U.S. population compared to blacks who make up 12-13% of the U.S. population, and many Asians, as I said before, are considerably wealthy or Middle class recent immigrants or descendants of those recent immigrants. But you also have those who are descended from refugees and most of them still live in poverty, which is much more difficult for non-whites to overcome in the U.S. no matter how hard they work. Cultural differences aside, your assertion that Asian Americans "work harder" than everyone else is a blatant generalization and perpetuation of stereotypes. Many Asians are NOT hard-working, and many blacks ARE hard-working, but blacks are still more likely to receive less for the same amount of effort they put forward, even with the implementation of Affirmative Action. And the fact that you brought up rappers only proves my point even more. Why should a young black male have to resort to rap music, and athletics, two fields that are incredibly difficult to break into, to become successful in life? Why is it that when a black kid from the ghetto wants to pursue business, or mathematics, or even teaching, it's significantly more difficult for them because of the bias they are subjected to because of the color of their skin? It's because of the circumstances given to them from birth. Once you're born a black male, you're automatically associated with negativity, stereotypes, and prone to bias. And this bias can be observed in education, in employment, in the justice system, in beauty standards, and much more. And it transcends blacks, blacks just happen to be placed at the bottom of the racial hierarchy.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T16:25:40.6952748-05:00
"I'm not trying to be biased against blacks, i'm simply stating why surveying such a small amount of people isn't an accurate way to drive strong conclusions." - Yes you are being incredibly biased. The sources I listed clearly show a great deal of disparity and bias among employers when considering black applicants. Do you need more? Okay well, people with "ethnic" sounding names are also less likely to be considered by employers. - http://wikis.la.utexas.edu/theory/page/name-discrimination
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T16:27:23.4067140-05:00
"A degree from Harvard would sure show harder work than a degree from some college in Alabama." - Blacks with Ivy League degrees are still more likely to be unemployed compared to a white person with a degree from a state university. All of this is in the sources I provided.
briantheliberal says2015-06-07T16:30:08.6918925-05:00
And by the way, a college degree is NOT the only thing considered when applying for a job. Race is a factor, among other things. You mean to tell me that someone from Harvard with a 4.0 GPA with no outside college credits, no work experience, no extracurricular activities, not added skills should trump someone from Alabama State who has the same GPA as well as a plethora of college credits, extracurricular activities, language abilities etc..?
triangle.128k says2015-06-16T18:36:30.4385972-05:00
I don't think anybody nowadays can even get into Harvard without doing extra things.
triangle.128k says2015-06-16T18:41:26.2867865-05:00
I brought up rappers and athletics on purpose not in a negative stereotypical way, but a positive way. I was giving two wealthy examples of where blacks seem to have a higher rate of success in (in general.)
triangle.128k says2015-06-16T18:50:40.2402271-05:00
I'm not saying racism doesn't exist, it's just less than you imply it is, you seem to exaggerate it by a lot. It really depends on the region in the US, it's probably most prominent in southeast US. And the problem of racism is getting better, younger people seem to be less racist and more accepting than older generations. You can see this pattern nearly everywhere, racists are likely to be part of older generations.
triangle.128k says2015-06-16T18:51:33.3177884-05:00
Affirmative Action would only make things worse, racism isn't that bad that we need to give certain races a competitive advantage over others.
triangle.128k says2015-06-16T19:05:50.6743787-05:00
I also wasn't being biased against blacks or anything, I was just talking in general. I'm not implying that this is true for all blacks.

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