I do not understand why race constantly has to be brought up. Who cares what the color of someone else's skin is? Why does it even matter. Skin color doesn't make someone more or less capable of a job, more or less intelligent, more or less likely to commit a crime more or less likely to be successful in life. It shouldn't be an issue period. There shouldn't be more difficulties because of skin color and there shouldn't be more opportunities for one. I don't think there should ever be a time that you should check off your race in a little box. The President is the President no matter his skin color, I think he is doing a poor job- not because I am a racist but because that is my own opinion. And My family has fallen victim to racism I know how it feels. Anyway, just wondering why it is even ever brought up.Answer Question
I wonder this often...have even asked this question. What I dont get is on one hand I have been told that we shouldn't look at skin color, that everyone is the same. Yet when color isnt something I notice when it comes to people, I am told that I am over looking part of who people are, etc. Either color matters or it doesn't. It shouldn't matter only when its beneficial to you and not matter when it puts you are a disadvantage.
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The problem is that people still see color as an issue. The boys who live across the street from me aren't allowed in some homes here where we live and they are aren't allowed to date certain girls because the parents only see their skin color. They're really great boys. They also happen to black (Jamaican Americans). When people see photos of my sons wife they ask me how I feel about my son mixing races. My daughter in law happens to be black. I have a friend whose teen-aged daughter is pregnant and once she turns 18 she and the baby are on their own. Why? Because they are not letting a black baby live in their house. Their flesh and blood and ALL they can see is that the baby will be black no matter what. And let me tell you, they have issues with me because my daughter in law is pregnant....how can I accept a n_____ grandchild. Shallow still lives. Sigh.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Oh and the KKK are conservatives,just saying.
Were you dropped on your head?
The Klan resisted Reconstruction by assaulting, murdering and intimidating freedmen and white Republicans. In 1870 and 1871 the federal government passed the Force Acts, which were used to prosecute Klan crimes. Prosecution and enforcement suppressed Klan activity. In 1874 and later, however, newly organized and openly active paramilitary organizations such as the White League and the Red Shirts started a fresh round of violence aimed at suppressing Republican voting and running Republicans out of office. These contributed to white Democrats regaining political power in the southern states.
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