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Racism as it exists today, is a problem

I disagree.

Race is an issue today because the media, certain political figures and those who stand to benefit from it's discord, say it is.

I, like almost everyone else, has one perspective on own experiences. So ask yourself:

1. When is the last time you heard a racial joke using a race-based epithet?
2. When is the last time you heard someone of authority say they are going to use their position to block/impede another due to the color of their skin?
3. When was the last KKK, Aryan Nation or American Nazi party meeting you were made aware of?
4. When was the last time you heard someone refer to another using a racial or ethnic pejorative?

My answer to this, and other such related questions, is the early 1970s. And those speaking such, are all gone now...meaning they were part of the older generation. I have never heard any of this from those born after 1980. I'm not saying such individuals do not exist, I'm sure they do and I suspect, always will. But the influence of such people today is minuscule, if that. Using them as the basis for such statements as 'Today's systemic racism' is ridiculous beyond words. A very high percent....and I hate to try to put a number on it, but I'd venture in excess of 95%.... simply don't care what the race or ethnicity or religious belief or nationality of their neighbors might be. What they DO care about is the content of their character.

Good discussion!!

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