I may be reading this so I have to ask, are you saying that minorities are privileged and receive extra benefits?
It's still strange to me that people who have no problem ignoring police brutality and systemic racism can't ignore someone quietly kneeling during the anthem.
Once again, you and all of the others who believe in systemic racism can kneel to the anthem and criticize America all you want in your own home or a public place. Thatís your first amendment right. The moment you bring it to your work place and cost your employers money, donít be surprised if they do something strange... like fire you. You have no first amendment right in someone elseís private property. The people who tune into the NFL games want to watch football not have politics shoved down their throats.
Iím also curious to read your evidence of systemic racism in America... in 2018. Iím hoping itís more than ďI see white cops shooting black people on CNN.Ē Systemic racism would show up resoundingly in the data.
Youíve got 2 points here:
1. The nfl as an employer can do what they choose. I agree with you and am still disappointed that they chose how they did. Just like I was disappointed when Andre the Giant turned against hulk hogan, but real.
2. You seem to require evidence that systemic racism exists. A. Can you offer a basis for your belief here or are you putting burden of proof on the plaintiff (no judgement just looking for a starting point) and B. What news sources am I allowed to use (again, to save the trouble of bantering over what constitute facts).
Happy to discuss.
Kaepernick cost the NFL a lot of money. At the end of the day it's a business. I dont blame them at all.
As for point 2, yes the burden of proof is on you. The laws state that minorities are equal to all other races, and as a privileged class of people, they are given additional benefits. Please point to me evidence of systemic racism in America. Not just that billy bob in Arkansas said the n word. I want proof that America as a country mistreats minorities. Cite any sources youd like as long as theyre backed by a credible study (preferably from an accredited university). As a minority myself, i dont believe that such a study exists but I'd like to know if im wrong.
Minorities are a protected class so they receive additional legal protections and benefits. Work, education, lending, hate crimes, etc.
Here's one study conducted by Harvard/Stanford/Census Bureau (couched in a NYT article) with some pretty compelling visual representations of the data: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html
"If this inequality canít be explained by individual or household traits, much of what matters probably lies outside the home ó in surrounding neighborhoods, in the economy and in a society that views black boys differently from white boys, and even from black girls."
"Even without this data, the people who worked on that project, he said, believed that individual and structural racism targeted black men in ways that required policies devised specifically for them."
- i.e. the "privileged class of people, they are given additional benefits" you mentioned exist largely to combat the systemic racism you feel doesn't exist.
This was just one study I found. Holler if you want to discuss or would like more. I'm curious in your response to this study.
I'll sit down and read the full link tonight, but lets say even if the premise is true, doesn't the fact that America is protecting minorities prove that systemic racism doesnt exist?
I'd like to keep this dicussion focused on how the US government discriminates against minorities. I fully understand that there are hateful people (on both sides, frankly), but how is America systemically racist in 2018?
About the first paragraph, the article seems to be assuming that because blacks earn less than whites of similar parental background the cause has to be racism. There are numerous studies that show that asians make more than whites. Is there racism towards whites by asians? I believe that culture and upbrining has a lot to do with children's success. Just because your parents have the same income as your neighbors parents doesnt mean that you are being raised as well. Is there a study in which a black child is raised by white parents and vice versa to remove all cultural biases?