Do you know what time he says it, and the actual quote?knot wrote: Yes, somewhere in that video he says "Israel and the US are the real terrorists", or something like that
...Israeli is not synonymous with Jew; an Israeli is merely a citizen of Israel. Not all Israelis are Jews, and not all Jews are Israelis. Many Jews are very critical of the Israeli government. Are they anti-Jewish (anti-Semetic) also?knot wrote: No, I just said their reporting was "anti-Jewish" (don't know of a better word for it), because equating Israelis with the rock-throwing, suicide-bombing, wife-beating losers that populate Palestine is not fair.
There is also a difference between The Israeli government and Israelis.
What you're saying here uses logic that reminds me of the mindset that led to Japanese-American internment camps.
First, there's the assumption that Japanese automatically agree and identify with what their government does, and then there's the absurd equivocation with the Japanese and Japanese-Americans. It makes no sense.
And you're also generalizing about Palestinians. Not Palestinian terrorist groups, but all Palestinians.
If anything is bigoted here, that is.
...knot wrote:That's just what his name sounds like to me: ))
Institutional racism is clearly apart of it. See that video. If police weren't investigating black people inappropriately, why would they have to lie about it?knot wrote:Blacks are reported as being perpetrators of crime more often, so it only makes sense that the cops investigate them more
It's probably largely reported that way because black people are investigated by the police more. It also could be because they might tend to live nearer to each other.knot wrote:Yes, but blacks kill blacks slightly more often than whites kill whites, and they commit many more murders in general per capita.
O_Oknot wrote:If they don't want to be stereotyped by the police, they should stop giving the police good reasons to stereotype them. Simple!
I don't want to live in a country where it's encouraged that police stereotype any group.
It's pretty obvious that black people still face a lot of racism in America. Excluding this, for one thing, there's the stuff we just saw with the Confederate flag (AKA the slavery flag that apparently isn't racially related, even though people in the south have literally been using it to terrorize black people, because racism is pretty much gone in America).
Your dismissive attitude towards the issue, combined with blaming black people for being stereotyped, and as a result being shot and murdered while unarmed and running away in the streets leads me to believe that you simply don't want to acknowledge the issue because you have white guilt.
Yeah, like that twelve-year-old Tamir Rice who got shot with the toy gun and totally had it coming! Damn blacks.knot wrote:nd if black people want to reduce their risk of getting shot by the police with 99,9% they should comply with the police officers requests, not punch the officer in the face and not try and grab the officer's gun. In other words, do the exact opposite of what Trayvon Martin did
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... ne-charts/knot wrote:I don't know where that statistics is from, but it needs to take some things into account to be legit. Like, repeat offenses, amount of drugs, etc.
They are disproportionately arrested. I'm not sure what repeat offenses and amount of drugs have to do with that.
The republicans never accused Bill Clinton of being born in another country, and never asked for his college records, or called him a secret Muslim.knot wrote: You can't just assume they're racially motivated. American politics seems to be full of mud-slinging. They're just attacking him because he's a democrat, their political opponent. All politicans get flak, especially the ones who are on either end of the PC spectrum. Just look at how many personal attacks Trump gets. If anything, Obama's blackness most likely benefitted him hugely
I don't think they often exist for a good reason. They're overwhelmingly based on ignorance.knot wrote:Stereotypes often do exist for a good reason, eventhough they are not always fair in practice. The police have good reasons to be more concerned about black people or Muslims openly carrying guns around. Similarily it makes sense to be more worried about white males in the context of school shootings
And no, they don't. Black people/Muslims protesting with guns are not inherently more dangerous than white people with guns protesting. Why would they be?
You're making absurd assumptions. White peoples' inherent racism? What? When have they ever talked about that concept?knot wrote:They're fueling a racial divide and enabling a faith-based victim narrative of black people. Where are the Jim Crow laws? Where are the people in favor of the KKK? Nowhere. They're just arguing for an invisible, intangible, racist system of oppression. It's very similar to feminists talking about patriarchy in the West. All of these issues have logical social explanations that are completely unrelated to skin color, but TYT doesn't want to hold minorities responsible for anything. It's easier (and more popular) to just blame white people's inherent racism for all the world's problems
Ana, John, Ben, Jimmy, and Hannah are all white... I'm pretty sure they don't consider themselves racists.
You don't need to support the KKK to be racist. That's a very high standard.
I don't understand that image... There were no black actors nominated, so why do they have a bar at all in the Oscar nomination section?knot wrote:TYT outright accused the academy award board of being racists. But what do the numbers show? They're wrong
No non-whites were nominated at all, from what I'm reading, which seems very bizarre.