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#31 1941

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:33

^ Not everyone has the intelligence and abilities (or money to train) to get much better jobs.

And there are not enough 'better' jobs out there for all who want one. ;)


There is Financial aide available to those that cannot afford it. In some states if you are a resident, the tuition to a state school is free.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:40

Won't work as you would have to amend the US Constitution to eliminate the 1st Amendment, good luck with that OP.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:11

Say What?


OP needs to be smacked with it til he understands racism is free speech/expression. He doesn't have to like that it exists but this is as bad the petition seeking Piers Morgan's deportation.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:20

Why the United States only? Anyway, these online petitions are nothing more than feel-good measures. They have very little practical value.

As I'm sure you know, racism has been around since biblical times. Sadly, it's part of human nature.


I don't agree it is part of human nature.

I always thought racism is illegal throughout the world.

It bores me that we have people called white (Caucasian) that do not like people that are called black (even though they're skin colour is brown) and vice versa.

We had two world wars to which people of all colours joined up to defeat Nazi's, you know those that wanted a white. blonde haired, blue eyed only super race.

68 years since the end of the last huge war, WWII, this crap still happens.

How sad.

#35 Gerowen

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:32

Why not get thicker skin and stop trying to convince our representatives to pass laws to control social interactions? I'm not racist in any way, but we don't need any laws controlling whether or not a person is allowed to be racist. Some people are, and some people aren't, that's just the way things are, and the way things have been since the dawn of man. If you don't like a person's viewpoints, don't interact with them, there's no need to start trying to throw people in jail because you disagree with them.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:52

I'm all for trying to make the world a better, nicer place. But who is gonna be the ones who decide what is racist or not?

If I say I think Asian women are sexy, do I go to jail, or get a fine? Racism works both ways, not many people get made when it is used in positive ways.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:08

yes. I knew that USA always racist against deaf people who are having hard time to find a real job for many years. Deaf american people sell ABC card to many hearing people accross the USA.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:41

I'm all for trying to make the world a better, nicer place. But who is gonna be the ones who decide what is racist or not?

If I say I think Asian women are sexy, do I go to jail, or get a fine? Racism works both ways, not many people get made when it is used in positive ways.


No you won't go to Jail.

Racism is defined as: The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

If you fancy a bit of Asian snatch then good for you as I personally think, that Bengali, Pakistani, Indian and Sri Lank-an are the finest looking brown sugar on this planet.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:48

yes. I knew that USA always racist against deaf people who are having hard time to find a real job for many years. Deaf american people sell ABC card to many hearing people accross the USA.


I can understand your point, however, deafness is not a race but would actually be classified as a condition that what you are describing would actually be considered discrimination which being deaf is not race related.

Ethnicity would be race related but being deaf is a medical condition.

What you are describing is discrimination not racism.


Onto the topic:
This is really the question at hand.
Who would be the defining party as to what is racism and who would be the enforcement division?

I mean we have a ban on illegal drugs but that is not going so well and costs money to enforce.

That would be the problem with a "ban" on that.
I mean would you for example:

Arrest and take to trial a rapper because he uses a term that if anyone else said it would be considered racist? or arrest a teen because he or she is copying the lyrics of a song? Would you impound that record turning it into the underground market? I mean look a the cop killer album it was banned originally but now is a top selling album. It had serious lyrics in it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:17

I'll lump this in with those silly USA commercials about hate and intolerance; I think they're stupid because they imply that you can stop a person from hating someone. As long as man still has free will there will be hate. Same as with racism and any other form of intolerance.

It's not something that can just be "fixed", and banning it surely won't help, since we already have laws in this country banning discrimination and you see how well that's worked.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:28

We could eliminate most, just shut up Sharpton, Farrakhan, and Jackson, and 90% of the "racism" claims in the country immediately disappear, since in all reality it isn't in the first place

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:00

I can see the OP had good will...but it is poorly thought out. There is no way I'm going to sign a petition which would further limit rights...much less one that is wide open for interpretation.

As others have mentioned here...if you start banning free speech...what is next?

#43 OP YeoWorks

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:54

I can see the OP had good will...but it is poorly thought out. There is no way I'm going to sign a petition which would further limit rights...much less one that is wide open for interpretation.

As others have mentioned here...if you start banning free speech...what is next?


People should have free speech as long as they are not intending to use it to harm any human being.

Freedom of speech does not include the right:
  • To incite actions that would harm others.
    Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).
  • To make or distribute obscene materials.
    Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
  • To burn draft cards as an anti-war protest.
    United States v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968).
  • To permit students to print articles in a school newspaper over the objections of the school administration.
    Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988).
  • Of students to make an obscene speech at a school-sponsored event.
    Bethel School District #43 v. Fraser, 478 U.S. 675 (1986).
  • Of students to advocate illegal drug use at a school-sponsored event.
    Morse v. Frederick, __ U.S. __ (2007).

I might revise my petition and make it more direct. Still, I will try my very best to get the signatures to lock down on racism. America needs more authority and I for one somewhat agree with the gun law. The amendments I feel need to be updated. A lot of Americans abuse and use it to get away with things. That needs to come to a stop.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:11

I agree with what John S said earlier in the thread - you cannot "ban" thoughts and feelings, which is what racism is. You are either racist or you are not, a government saying "You cannot be racist it is illegal" will do nothing. As long as you do nothing to draw attention to it, like protests in the streets etc, then nothing could be done, but the racism will still be there and done in less intrusive ways.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:16

I've started a petition and need your help Neowinians. Please share this link with others -> https://petitions.wh...d-more/589sc1yy

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can't legislate stupidity.. nor breach the first amendment. too many knuckleheads in the US want everything banned possible in hopes of NOT offending anyone