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Is There Official Systemic Racism in the U.S.A. Today?
American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2021 | Ivan Kramer

Posted on 05/04/2021 7:00:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Those who feel that “systemic racism” still exists in the U.S.A. today cannot give convincing examples of it and completely ignore the undeniable success of the South’s black civil rights movement. This struggle can be traced back to December 1955 when Rosa Parks, a black woman member of the NAACP, sat down in the “For whites only” area of a segregated public bus and refused to give up her seat. This spontaneous act sparked the growth of a massive movement within the black Christian churches to eliminate all forms of racial segregation laws in America.

In time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black Baptist minister who believed in the non-violence of Mahatma Gandhi, emerged as the most visible, effective, and charismatic leader of the revolution to end Jim Crow laws legalizing racism. Support for this movement grew rapidly within America’s Judeo-Christian population and eventually attracted the support of everyone who believed in equal protection under the law.

The election of John F. Kennedy (JFK) as president of the United States in 1960 put a strong believer of the civil rights movement into the White House itself.

JFK supported congressional legislation to end racial discrimination laws once and for all, but Southern Democrats blocked its passage. The tragic assassination of JFK on Nov. 22, 1963 left his successor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, to finally get Kennedy's Civil Rights Act passed in July 1964. The final vote in the Senate was 73 for the Act and 27 against it. In the House, 290 voted for the Act and 130 against it. The Southern Democrats, who conducted a 74-day filibuster against this Act, were finally defeated.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 proved to be sweeping and irresistible. It outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin anywhere .

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: racism; systemicracism

1 posted on 05/04/2021 7:00:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is There Official Systemic Racism in the U.S.A. Today?

Only on the Left.


2 posted on 05/04/2021 7:04:20 AM PDT by lurk ( )
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s systemic election cheating


3 posted on 05/04/2021 7:04:53 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes. If youre white male actor you probably are not getting many TV commercials


4 posted on 05/04/2021 7:05:13 AM PDT by MrRelevant
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To: SeekAndFind
Is There Official Systemic Racism in the U.S.A. Today?

Yes, but it goes by the fancy name of Affirmative Action.

5 posted on 05/04/2021 7:05:42 AM PDT by libertylover (Our biggest problem by far: most of the news media is agenda driven, not truth driven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Today some universities offer segregated graduation ceremonies.


6 posted on 05/04/2021 7:06:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Lean on Joe Biden to follow Donald Trump's example and donate his annual salary to charity. )
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To: lurk

THE BEST INDICATOR OF HOW PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THINK ABOUT WHETHER A COUNTRY IS RACIST OR NOT, IS WHERE THEY WANT TO GO GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY...

According to a Pew Research Center article published on Jan. 24, 2018, the number of foreign-born African immigrants in the U.S. was 816,000 in 1980.  This number almost doubled to 1,447,000 in 1990, almost doubled again to 2,435,000 by the year 2000, and reached 4,173,000 by 2016, over five times what it was in 1980!  And according to Pew, these immigrants are highly educated and doing well financially, too.

Since there are still vestiges of tribalism in Africa, these immigrants included people from different national, linguistic, ethnic, racial, cultural, and social backgrounds, and yet they were willingly accepted into this country and seamlessly integrated into our culture.  The monotonic, exponential increase of African migrants to the U.S.A. over the last 40 years demonstrates that American culture is based on freedom, ability, and merit, not race.

In the December 2018 issue of Gallup World Poll it was reported that more than 750 million adults worldwide wanted to permanently migrate if they had the opportunity to do so.  At the top of the list of the most desired destinations of the potential migrants stands the U.S.A. – 158 million want to come here, over four times greater than the second country on this list (Canada, with only 47 million).  

Equally important, Gallup reported on March 24, 2021 that 42 million people living south of Texas want to migrate to the U.S.A.  Clearly, more potential migrants from around the world would rather come and live in the U.S. by far than anywhere else.  Internationally, the U.S.A. is perceived to be wide open to immigrants with talent and ability, not on anything else.

7 posted on 05/04/2021 7:07:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: MrRelevant
Yes. If youre white male actor you probably are not getting many TV commercials

Why, sure they are! Somebody has to play the bumblers, the fools, the people using the wrong product, and the burglars breaking into houses on the home security ads.

8 posted on 05/04/2021 7:09:50 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Satan was the first liberal.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is There Official Systemic Racism in the U.S.A. Today?

Yes. On conservatives white


9 posted on 05/04/2021 7:23:53 AM PDT by Ning_England
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To: SeekAndFind

Racism is global and crosses millennia as well.

People need to remember (if they ever knew) that so-called ‘racism’ is not new and it’s NOT (never was) exclusive to the US.

Truth to tell, minorities are much better treated and tolerated in the US than in most other places. Racism will never go away and the bourgeois xenophobia (almost indistinguishable from ‘racism’) is not going anywhere, either.

Don’t believe it? Try explaining WHY thousands from all over take their lives in their hands and break the law to get to the US. It’s NOT because they are coming here for the nasty treatment, depend on that.

The social aspect of ‘racism’ will probably linger. But political and economic improvements in the US, are enlarged NON-STOP. There’s positively no end to the programs, favored status, assistance, advantage, and gratuitous consideration American minorities expect and GET! What is more, the ceaseless demand for assistance (and money) grows and demands are routinely satisfied, creating an absolutely groaning burden on US taxpayers.

I always say that if you are a minority in the US and don’t have a better car, house, education, job, medical care and better lending status than I do, then you have been asleep.

I have been turned down on job applications because I am not a minority.... I was told that to my face. My home is VERY modest and in a modest neighborhood ... it needs lots of work, my sofa was bought in 1980, my car is a 2007, etc.

Please don’t ANYONE whine to me about minorities in the US


10 posted on 05/04/2021 7:25:19 AM PDT by SMARTY ( "Force always attracts men of low morality. " Albert Einstein)
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To: SMARTY

well said


11 posted on 05/04/2021 7:45:39 AM PDT by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,him a lie.Want to make a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably a lot less than there used to be 40 years ago.

But perception is reality. And the democrats have hyped racism to the point that there is now a large perception of racism. And that needs to be dealt with.

We need information campaigns that refute this perception where it’s false, and perhaps identify and address areas where it’s actually true.

Campaigns that show that blacks have dramatically increased their participation in the middle class, in college graduation, in high school graduation. etc.

Cops shooting unarmed blacks is a false perception or at least one that’s been blown out of proportion a thousand times.

Cops harassing blacks, possibly true, IDK.
Criminal justice treating whites and blacks differently. Probably not in most areas, but possibly true in area like drugs. At least my daughter says a white kid at college doing drugs is treated dramatically different than a black kid.


12 posted on 05/04/2021 7:52:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SeekAndFind

To prove the concept of “systemic” racism, I assert that it would have to be shown that there are laws in place, which prohibits one person, based on their race, from legally being able to do something that another person can do.

So lets ask a few broad questions-
Is any race prohibited from buying a newspaper, book or bible?
Is any race prohibited from owning a car, house, clothing, jewelry, investments, business?
Is any race prohibited from a job, getting and education, marrying, healthcare or having children?

In america, today, I would say that the default answer to these questions is no. Yes, there may be individuals who are racist but if they attempt to prohibit any race from the above, the system of laws allows them to seek compensation from the courts.

So, no there is not systemic racism.


13 posted on 05/04/2021 8:03:14 AM PDT by taxcontrol (You are entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong it is.)
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To: SeekAndFind

NO


14 posted on 05/04/2021 9:16:48 AM PDT by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane' )
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