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@retiredtraveler wrote:

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"...I will have to agree with your post. but I also feel that will take a few generations to be ab le to change our culture and yes perhaps the future will be as you  hope  it will be....".
It will never change. I have absolutely no faith in people and politics. A lot of racism/bias is born out of impoverished circumstances, and the 'average American' is getting further and further behind financially. It has been generations since we decimated Native Americans. Look where we are with that. Income disparity continues to rise. Our educational and health standards continue to decline against other countries. People will continue to believe that it's the fault of other groups when they can't afford the basics of modern life. There are absolutely no foreseeable changes to be made.
And.....40% of the country still support Trump. That kind of thinking will continue to be passed down through the generations.

well, I do. but not in our generation.  I can see theat the   very young adults in many ways are more open than my children's generation. and if they cannot change all the issues that plague this country today. I guess we will  cease to be a super power. But, isn't this what happens anyway with all superpowers?

I have come to the conclusion that Trump supporters are mostly people that want to see the appropriate Supreme Court Justices, and the  appropriated federal judges that Trump has appointed and will continue to appoint until he is gone. 
They love the fact that Trump is a man that is in many ways a racist and these Americans have become extremely fearful or a mixed race American.

And the the financial inequality and and the lousy education have contributed to the society that we have today.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

Well, thanks for that uplifting post, retired traveler. 🙂


And today, we have another thread on 1/3rd of the poll participants think blackface is just fine. It will never end..............


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@ManicProgressive wrote:

Well, thanks for that uplifting post, retired traveler. 🙂


Sometimes being a realist can't be "uplifting". Much of what Traveler said is true.


"The only thing that man learns from history is that man learns nothing from history."
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We are sexist, we are racist, and we oppress many. It’s just more out in the open now. The foundation of our nation was built using the enslaved labor of black people, and stealing land from Native Americans as we attempted to commit both physical and cultural genocide against them. 

 

Hiding it doesn’t make it go away or change history.  It just makes white people feel better. 

 

The only moral stance, IMO, to expose and dismantle our social and economic inequities. Failure to actively do that is akin to condoning it. 

 

 


Bad America!!!!  Bad America!!!!

 

Let's all leave and go back to where we originated.


Oh, thanks for your great contribution to the topic.

 

Ya' can't 'cast the mote' from your eye until you realize and admit it is there. The same thing goes for a country.  It's far past time that we address some of them.


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Well, thanks for that uplifting post, retired traveler. 🙂

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@Roxanna35 wrote:

"...I will have to agree with your post. but I also feel that will take a few generations to be ab le to change our culture and yes perhaps the future will be as you  hope  it will be....".
It will never change. I have absolutely no faith in people and politics. A lot of racism/bias is born out of impoverished circumstances, and the 'average American' is getting further and further behind financially. It has been generations since we decimated Native Americans. Look where we are with that. Income disparity continues to rise. Our educational and health standards continue to decline against other countries. People will continue to believe that it's the fault of other groups when they can't afford the basics of modern life. There are absolutely no foreseeable changes to be made.
And.....40% of the country still support Trump. That kind of thinking will continue to be passed down through the generations.

"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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@rk9152 wrote:

@ManicProgressive wrote:

We are sexist, we are racist, and we oppress many. It’s just more out in the open now. The foundation of our nation was built using the enslaved labor of black people, and stealing land from Native Americans as we attempted to commit both physical and cultural genocide against them. 

 

Hiding it doesn’t make it go away or change history.  It just makes white people feel better. 

 

The only moral stance, IMO, to expose and dismantle our social and economic inequities. Failure to actively do that is akin to condoning it. 

 

 


Bad America!!!!  Bad America!!!!

 

Let's all leave and go back to where we originated.


Because you apparently don’t feel like doing the moral work you should....it’s easier to run away. 

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

We are sexist, we are racist, and we oppress many. It’s just more out in the open now. The foundation of our nation was built using the enslaved labor of black people, and stealing land from Native Americans as we attempted to commit both physical and cultural genocide against them. 

 

Hiding it doesn’t make it go away or change history.  It just makes white people feel better. 

 

The only moral stance, IMO, to expose and dismantle our social and economic inequities. Failure to actively do that is akin to condoning it. 

 

 


Bad America!!!!  Bad America!!!!

 

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

"...We are sexist, we are racist, and we oppress many. It’s just more out in the open now. The foundation of our nation was built using the enslaved labor of black people, and stealing land from Native Americans as we attempted to commit both physical and cultural genocide against them.....".

 

And the Chinese, and the Irish, and the Polish, and the Italians........................................

 

 


 


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@ManicProgressive wrote:

We are sexist, we are racist, and we oppress many. It’s just more out in the open now. The foundation of our nation was built using the enslaved labor of black people, and stealing land from Native Americans as we attempted to commit both physical and cultural genocide against them. 

 

Hiding it doesn’t make it go away or change history.  It just makes white people feel better. 

 

The only moral stance, IMO, to expose and dismantle our social and economic inequities. Failure to actively do that is akin to condoning it. 

 

 


I will have to agree with your post. but I also feel that will take a few generations to be ab le to change our culture and yes perhaps the future will be as you  hope  it will be

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