[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12[3]45678910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 20:40:19 12/19/02 Thu
Author: The Darkling
Subject: Re: Racial bias in the US
In reply to: Calypso 's message, "Morocco?????" on 17:36:47 12/19/02 Thu

Yep, it's real. My forefathers have been screwed by the US govt since its inception. In fact I've got a bumpersticker somewhere that reads, "You can trust the government. Just ask any Native American."

Somewhere under that claim of "equality" and "freedom of oppression" minorities and immigrants get pushed aside with horrifying frequency.

No government is perfect. No place to live is perfect. The US is a pretty good place to live, but as with all mixed cultures there is racial bias and discrimination.

The same panic that caused gun bans after the attempted Reagan assassination has gripped the country again. This time it's because of 9/11. While yes, terrorism is a real threat to the nation, once again we see the same f'ed up logic in response.


I'll climb off my soap box now and just wish you the best, dear. Maybe the next generation will show more common sense and more tolerance than this one and the prior one. I honestly hope so.


[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.