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Am I a racist if.........

Postby Gorcon » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:00 pm

So I'm driving down the road and there is a black guy driving an older beat up Cadillac in front of me. Up ahead the road splits. Going to the right would take you out of the city and into the country. Going to the left would take you to the ghetto. Would I be a racist if I expected him to go left?

World English Dictionary
Ghetto
1. A densely populated slum area of a city inhabited by a socially and economically deprived minority

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby green union terrace chair » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:11 pm

It depends ... what color was the Cadillac?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby peripat » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:10 pm

And more importantly, why would you care which way he turned?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby snoqueen » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:57 pm

If he's quick, he can catch Maybelline at the top of the hill.

Why can't she be true?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby narcoleptish » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:00 pm

No, that would be a prejudiced thought. We all have em. It would be more racist to hope he didn't turn left, because that's where you live/

oops, that was supposed to be a period. It's not easy typing with a ten foot pole.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby Galoot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:13 pm

Madison has a ghetto?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby city2countrygal » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Galoot wrote:Madison has a ghetto?

See what I said in the thread: http://isthmus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=53977&start=15&sid=27c7d44591e8ce94593bd4779ac19c99

city2countrygal wrote:A related question that I was once asked by a friend from Milwaukee: Is Madison segregated? I used to think no, until I lived in Madison. It’s probably not as bad as in areas of Chicago, but now I would answer yes, Madison does have some segregation. Should it? No, of course not. Is that the reality? I think it is. Anyone disagree? I would like to hear the reasoning.

I was blindly defending the liberalism of Madison by choosing not to look at what could be better about this city. In the end, Madison loses, and so do its people.

I rarely use wiki as a source, but I thought this one was helpful and uses a lot of different perspectives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_making

I'm a wishful thinker, but now that I know it, I can be critical of it.
I liked the topic neuroscience of free will.

A delicate subject indeed and a good joke you had there, narcoleptish! I have a soft spot for intentional typos.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby scratch » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:19 pm

What if you were following me in my purple land yacht and I cruised every known "open-air drug market" in town and...

...I've said too much.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:35 pm

If a black grocery store owner has five bagger jobs open, has 10 applicants (5 white, 5 black) and hires the 5 blacks for the job, is he racist?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:40 pm

If a black grocery store owner has five bagger jobs open, has 10 applicants (5 white, 5 black) and hires the 5 blacks for the job, is he racist?


Good question. There's a problem with it though. The white grocery owners wouldn't stand by and let a black man open this store to begin with.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby Petro » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:43 pm

Are you racist if you say something as stupid as:



in the context of a meeting that's supposed to be laying groundwork to fix problems?

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:15 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
If a black grocery store owner has five bagger jobs open, has 10 applicants (5 white, 5 black) and hires the 5 blacks for the job, is he racist?


Good question. There's a problem with it though. The white grocery owners wouldn't stand by and let a black man open this store to begin with.

Hmmm...... Interesting take. I would think a white RACIST grocer, might even reach out and encourage a black guy start a store so he wouldn't have to deal with the blacks. Ya know, let them shop with their own kind sort of mentality.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:16 pm

Hmmm...... Interesting take. I would think a white RACIST grocer, might even reach out and encourage a black guy start a store so he wouldn't have to deal with the blacks. Ya know, let them shop with their own kind sort of mentality.


Their money is still green.

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby jasonx5 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:23 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
Hmmm...... Interesting take. I would think a white RACIST grocer, might even reach out and encourage a black guy start a store so he wouldn't have to deal with the blacks. Ya know, let them shop with their own kind sort of mentality.


Their money is still green.

So racism stops at the dollar?
Dang, you solved the problem Fist!

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Re: Am I a racist if.........

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:28 pm

So racism stops at the dollar?


I can hate you and still take your money. It's called capitalism.


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