What self respecting white man would hire a black?
Me. Most of my friends (meaning all of my white friends). And neighbors. And their friends. (See where I'm going with this?)
This isn't racist.
I...you...you are describing your worldview, a worldview where blacks are inferior! It most certainly is racist!
10/5/2012 9:28:21 AM
"The truth is color blind." But you're clearly not.
10/5/2012 10:28:22 AM
Obama phones! And their Obama watches! And Obama chia pets!
10/5/2012 10:48:46 AM
This is about average for a Freeper.
10/5/2012 12:45:53 PM
It always amuses me that they bother to say 'this isn't racist'. It's like they somehow know racism is wrong, but don't quite grasp what it is.
10/5/2012 1:26:04 PM
"Blacks are inferior to whites. This isn't racist!" (paraphrased)
Basically, whenever something contains the words "this isn't racist" it most certainly is. Otherwise there wouldn't even be a need to point it out.
10/5/2012 1:54:10 PM
Oh My Dog!
This isn't racist.
10/5/2012 2:10:44 PM
"This isn't Racist"
This reminds me of how a lot of misogynists and Misandrists use the word equality. Like... completely missing what it means.
Also, I love how this "Free Republic" seems to enjoy the concept of imposing Christian Mores on people like it's a theocracy, reinstating racism, and other myraid things that are completely against the "Free" part of that.
10/5/2012 10:40:05 PM
Vox"This is a complete lie."
Depends on how you look at it. If he's saying that most white people are directly making a buck off the back a black person then that would not be true. The reverse isn't true either. However, being white IS
a large benefit in most elements of Western society. How many cops will pull you over if you're white and driving a nice vehicle? How many employers will turn you down for having a "white-sounding" name or voice? How many schools will turn you down for having a B- average and a "white" name? How many people will cross the sidewalk or call the cops on you if they see you walking around in their neighborhood if you're an unfamiliar white person? How many banks will turn you down for a loan based on thinking you won't be able to keep up because you're white? Not many.
He should read, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh.
"Blacks by a huge majority live off of tax dollars. Blacks by a huge minority pay taxes."
BS on all accounts. Most black Americans DO NOT live on welfare. This just shows how little contact the average white conservative has with black people that they think most black people live below the poverty line. Aside from that black people are not tax-exempt, and most of the minority of black people on welfare have jobs and have to pay taxes like everyone else.
In contrast a disproportionately high number of whites live on Social Security (a program far more expensive than all "welfare" programs combined). Blacks and other minorities are more likely to be turned down for collecting Social Security when they get old:
Guess who pays for SS? Working young people. So what about me and other working young black men who are paying the FICA tax for a program we're less likely to benefit from?
10/6/2012 1:35:45 PM
10/6/2012 1:54:01 PM
@Vox: I'm not really feeling that graphic. I think the data needs to take into account population density somehow. Like we still gotta clean up after a tornado whether there's 10 of us or 10,000, but obv. 10 people have to do way more work per person. It seems reasonable to spend a bit more per capita in less dense areas.
10/6/2012 3:43:32 PM
@anon - True, but most of the states highlighted are pretty densely populated. New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and New Hampshire are the only states that are sparsely populated. Texas has one of the largest populations of any state in the Union. Georgia is also very densely populated for a state its size. It's roughly half the size of New Mexico but has like 10x as many people as New Mexico.
10/6/2012 6:25:58 PM
Raised by Horses
"Racism ain't racism!"
Just clamp your ignorant pie-hole shut already.
10/7/2012 12:17:38 AM
Is this Mitt Romney in disguise? He effectively said the same thing about the 47%.
10/7/2012 8:10:08 AM
Most blacks live off tax dollars? Only 27% of blacks are on welfare you idiot, so what are the other 73% doing?
10/12/2012 6:00:40 PM
10/24/2012 11:03:58 PM
Yes, to sprout that nonsense, not bearing in mind that blacks pay less taxes because they're 20% of the population and earn less is racist.
10/29/2012 10:40:17 AM
If the truth is "color blind" than I guess I don't have to remind you what race makes up the majority of welfare recipients.
Hint, it isn't black people.
11/1/2012 3:26:28 AM
David F Mayer
Most black people I know work DAMNED hard for their money, frequently in menial jobs. Sure, there are some slackards who "work the system", but most do not.
The black community has some serious problems, as do all others. Chief among them is the lack of decent schooling. Next is the high divorce rate.
However, the same is true of very large segments of the Caucasian community. We live in tough times, all of us.
12/16/2012 9:33:03 PM