> Only a fool would agree to limit a discussion
> about the generational effects of America’s
> systemic and/or endemic institutionalized racism
> to only current examples of institutional racism
> and only an asshole would insist it be viewed in
> such a narrowly defined context.
Having followed these posts I'm still scratching my head over the phrase "systemic and/or endemic institutionalized racism". I would like to know where the phrase came from. Do you know?
> Well obviously I framed the statement to include past
> actions which denied property rights when I wrote of
> the generational poverty that plagues the black population. Duh.
Personally I don't see how 'property rights' is a major issue today. Yes there are property owners who would not want to sell to a black person, but other than that you would need to explain how property rights are still being denied.
"Generational poverty" cannot be explained by a denial of vague "property rights". And you've posted nothing that expounds on these vague property rights. And just what does the term "property rights" entail? The right to OWN property? Is that a problem these days, that a black person can't get a loan to buy property? If property rights were truly an explanation, then the poverty of whites, browns and all colors could be blamed on property rights. And there your argument fails.
And what exactly is "institutional racism"? Does that mean racism in institutions? If so, which institutions?
The phrase you copied from oc is vague and in my opinion is nothing more than intellectual verbiage. Curious that oc has not commented on his phrase. If you two were talking about something I said, I would definitely put my two cents in.
Here is my take : whether racism is systemic, endemic, institutionalized or not, is a byproduct. The verbiage only describes the results, not the cause. We would have to go back to the slave trade era to understand the cause. Back to the time when blacks were seen as not being human, but were only work animals. And even further back to reach the true origin of a white supremist dogma.
I think it interesting that you did not catch onto buck's reference to democrat plantation owners.
There seems to be only one thought in a racist's mind. BLACK is a bad color and their facial features are repugnant. They do not have the lily white features and so are inferior. Actually I think Christianity may be the basis.