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There is an obvious prejudice against white people housed by Wilbon to assume that the average white person would ever make a decision with the gravity of that of ND's next HC based on race alone. So if Wilbon has a prejudice based on race that would make him a racist.
I tried to connect the dots for you in my previous post, but it is now clear that you are not able to follow so we will just have to agree to disagree.
That's ignorance or prejudice which we all carry in different measures. Racism is much stronger.
In this post you're calling out perceived discrimination. How unfair would it be to call you racist for that? Calling out percieved discrimination is not racism.
We all have racial prejudice but it doesnt make us racist.
I'm not seeing anything devious or hateful from Wilbon. It's just his opinion.
Look, it is obvious that we disagree on the definition of racism/racist. Words have multiple definitions. If you go by the strictest definition of the word you are right and I am wrong. If you go by the definition of the word used by most today and most in this thread then you would be wrong and I would be right.
Basically what you are arguing is that you disagree with the evolution of the word racism/racist and that you believe it should only mean what it originally meant which is "a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another". That's understandable, but it has evolved to have the meaning that it currently does and that is the world we live in today.
I felt that way when Tony Dungy won the Super Bowl. It was a bigger deal that he was black than him being a good coach. He had to work his ass off put in some incredible amount of time to reach his goal, which didn't reflect any color.
Stanford guy? What? Do they all just look the same to you?
You racist! (G)
My whole point is that the word hasn't evolved, people's willingness to frivolously throw it around has evolved.
It's frivolous and unfair for wilbon to assume nd's decisions are racially based. It's also frivolous and infair to assume that this means wilbon feels a certain way about all white people.
Well then you would be wrong. I tried to find a middle ground but there obviously isn't one to be found with you.
Why are you so aggrivated when you're the one playing the racism card.
Thread should get deleted... Especially since no one is upvoting me for my previous hilarity ITT.
People are downing everything I write. Guess it's frowned upon to hate the racism card.
You are very obtuse.
My quick, google search of racism definitions never mentioned any degree or level of hate attached to the word. So what is the appropriate level of hate that one needs to correctly use the word racism?
But while we are on the subject of words, their definitions, and the way they should/shouldn't be used, I would love to hear your feelings on the word "gay". Does it offend you a group of people have taken this word, using it in the connotative sense, and ruined it from the lighthearted word it once was
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"Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places you have to look at it right."
I would love to meet the person who never had a racists thought or who never felt the need to identify with their own race.
I'm not offended, I just was making an observation. We live in a world full of sensationalism and people regularly use words that have a stronger meaning (or in this case hateful) than the words actual definition. Every high school 5* is the next best thing, and words like elite or once-in-a-generation are tossed around - do you regularly get defensive about the use of words? It just appears you are being intentionally obtuse.
I don't see how anything that ive said is obtuse.
Ive said from the start that I'm extremely irritated by people unfairly using the racism card. I don't think it's offensive to call someone gay or at least I don't care.
And frankly, there is no difference between wilbon unfairly calling out nd for discrimination and someone calling him racist for doing so. Nothing that he did in any way show a dislike of white people.
OP actually said that its obvious that wilbon felt a certain way about white people and I think that type of leap is as unproductive as the one wilbon made.
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