3
   

Is this Socialism, Capitalism, or a new type of economic system for the individual and the Corporati

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 01:26 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
We're talking about the USA; the country with a Constitution that promotes equality in the legal system. It doesn't alway work out, as our history proves.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 01:28 pm
@InfraBlue,
Here's some trivia. Japanese are Tibetans and Han Chinese based on our DNA. I always had the impression we were Korean, but I've been wrong most of my life. When my wife and I visited Japan in 1982, we visited the Chinatown in Yokohama. It was interesting to see. We also visited the Silk Museum. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3201.html
0 Replies
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 01:39 pm
@InfraBlue,
Is there something particularly sinister about the majority controlling the government?
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 01:41 pm
@cicerone imposter,
So a manifestation of "equality in the legal system" would be for ethnic and racial minorities to run the government?
0 Replies
 
InfraBlue
 
  2  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 02:48 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Is there something particularly sinister about the majority controlling the government?

Not per se, but it can and has lead to discrimination against minority groups.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sat 16 Feb, 2019 03:49 pm
@InfraBlue,
I must add, though, that our country has seen some improvements over my lifetime. Of coarse, when we were children, all government reps were white. Over the years, especially after WWII, we have seen minorities in government. Daniel Inouye, WWII Medal of Honor winner, was a rep from Hawaii in congress for one of the longest in our country's history. Even my brother was Mayor of the city of Lodi in CA for a couple of terms. It was good to see Obama elected as our president for the first time in our country's history. We need more of these successes, and I'm sure there will be more in the future. It's sad to see Trump, a racial bigot and liar, become president of this country. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/10/george-w-bush-bashes-trumps-bigotry-bullying-and-lies.html
0 Replies
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 10:59 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Is there something particularly sinister about the majority controlling the government?

Not per se, but it can and has lead to discrimination against minority groups.


I agree, and it can and has led to members of the majority obtaining benefits simply on the basis of their superficial membership, but it's hardly the case that it has been so for every single member.

People with true privilege obtain it from being members of an elite minority, not the large majority. Certainly being white has been a clear characteristic of this elite minority in the US, but to claim that all whites enjoy the privilege is absurd and divisive. Poor whites in Appalachia may have been marginally better off than black sharecroppers in Alabama, but that shouldn't be considered to constitute a privilege.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 11:30 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Certainly being white has been a clear characteristic of this elite minority in the US, but to claim that all whites enjoy the privilege is absurd and divisive.
White privilege has been going on for the longest in this country; that's only fact. However, when it comes to income distribution in the US, Asian Americans are getting our share of the pie. https://www.statista.com/statistics/233324/median-household-income-in-the-united-states-by-race-or-ethnic-group/From Wiki: Racial achievement gap in the United States
While the educational attainment of all races increased during the 1990s, with the gap between African Americans and non-Hispanic whites decreasing, differences between the races remain, especially among those with a bachelor's degree or higher. Asian Americans had the highest educational attainment of any race, followed by whites who had a higher percentage of high school graduates but a lower percentage of college graduates. To be clear, there are many Asians living in poverty in the US.
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 11:33 am
@cicerone imposter,
Smacks of yellow privilege
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 07:20 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
If it's privilege to work and study hard to get ahead, then, yes, it's privilege - that's open to all Americans.
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 10:33 pm
@cicerone imposter,
So whites who work and study hard are not somehow benefiting from an unfair advantage?
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Sun 17 Feb, 2019 11:05 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
There are many successful people of all races in this country, and that includes whites. That doesn't minimize the white privilege history of this country.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 06/15/2021 at 07:26:08