despite the civil liberties advocated by ythe us constitution, why and how does a culture of discrimation exist persist?
- FoofaLv 76 months ago
Because while you can write laws to dictate behavior you can't alter the mindset of individuals.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Because “discrimination” is just, in other words, preference.
The idea that everyone in the world is the same, or should be treated AS IF they are the same, has no basis in reality or reason.
Equality is one of those things that sounds good at first, but when you think about it, it’s actually both anti-human and impossible.
What, so it should be illegal to “discriminate” in favour of one’s own spouse or partner, yes? Because everyone else has an “equal right” to “equal opportunity” to our attention and resources?
Sexual preference should be criminalized, because, by definition, it treats other more favourably, or less, on the ground of sex?
Every single human action without exception involves discrimination, involves preferring one thing or value over another.
What would be an example of a human action that does not involve preference, and therefore discrimination?
There is no way to defend the idea that discrimination is bad, without instantly descending into self-contradiction or absurdity.
What, no-one is to prefer their own family on the ground of their genetic closeness?
Equalitarianism is an anti-human doctrine, and has been responsible for the biggest mass murders in history, and for all the conflict that you are inadvertently promoting.
People have a HUMAN RIGHT to be FREE to associate with, OR DISSOCIATE FROM, anyone, for any reason.
The US Constitution was intended to protect freedom, not a doctrine that no-one is allowed to decide for themselves whom to associate with, which is indeed the OPPOSITE of the concept of freedom.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 months ago
Racism and other divisive forms of intolerance are carefully nurtured n the US by politicians and (sadly) even religious leaders who believe they can use them to get attention and votes. Anger and resentment and hatred have always been very powerful political motivators.
We passed a constitutional amendment after the Civil War declaring that black folks had the same rights as white folks, but 100 years later we still had Jim Crow laws and systematic segregation and discrimination, not just in the South but all over. So in the mid 60s we FINALLY got around to passing laws protecting the rights of blacks to vote, and outlawing discrimination and segregation.
In the very next presidential election Richard Nixon instigated, encouraged and exploited Southern resentment over civil rights laws. And this has been a standard Republican issue ever since. Every Republican candidate for president since Nixon has had some racist issue in his campaign--Reagan's 'Welfare Queen', GHW Bush's use of Willie Horton, and of course Trump's 'Mexico is not sending us their best'. The GOP has been behind EVERY kind of intolerance--sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, even religious intolerance. Reagan's election campaign even corrupted Christianity--to the point where many Christians today believe intolerance is part of their religion!
In fact it appears that Trump believes racism is all hes got going for him! This is how he wants Americans to see him! The atrocities at the border, and telling people of color to 'go back where they came from'. Trump's ONE talent is drawing attention to himself, and you can see this did that, so he'll do it more and more. Republicans will taunt Dems by saying 'I didn't hear him say anything racist!' and 'No! It's the DEMOCRATS who are racist!'
- 6 months ago
There are both racist democrats and republicans and everything in between. But counter to what your leftist gods tell you, it isn't THAT prevalent
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- I'm That MexicanLv 56 months ago
You can not legislate the human heart.
Man by his very nature is innately depraved.