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Response to Laelth (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 22, 2013, 03:55 PM

10. You make a lot of assumptions

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And you know nothing about me or my experience with cultures outside the US.

The United States has served as the foil for all discussions of race. Other countries, even with histories of slavery, have claimed they had no racism because they compared themselves to the US: No lynchings, no Jim Crow, no race-based voter disenfranchisement. Apartheid South Africa stands out as an exception, which is why it has often been discussed in conjunction with the US in critical race studies.

The US has a death penalty and penal system built around racism. We execute African Americans at shocking rates, and the biggest factor in determining whether someone is sentenced to death is the race of the victim. Juries clearly see black lives as worth less than white lies.

Disparities in crack sentencing are entirely racial. The US prison population is filled with African American males. Blacks are arrested and prosecuted far more often for the same crimes ignored among whites.

You are operated under some bizarre misconceptions.

It's also just plain rude and insulting to come into an African American group and claim the US is less racist than everywhere is. A key factor in perpetuating racism is it denial, which is precisely what you are doing here.

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