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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah ranks high in study of racist tweets post election - ABC4 news - 11/12/2012

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Herbert's new education panel missing diversity' - By Amy K. Stewart - Deseret News - 04/19/10

'Despite the fact the minority student population is growing statewide, Gov. Gary Herbert's freshly formed, 25-person "Education Excellence Commission" has no ethnic minority representation.'

Buttars used 'black baby' remark again, officials say' - By Rodger L. Hardy - DSNews - 07/05/08
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'At an earlier legislative session Buttars said in referring to a bill, "this baby is black ... it's a dark and ugly thing."

Utah...

we can do better than this.

educanto
north salt lake, UT

Indeed, Dr. Doty did get it right. Congratulations to him and the Canyons School District for behaving responsibly and with courage when many in the community and the media challenged their actions. And, thank you Ms. Williams for a fine commentary on this matter.

Freethinking Jeremy
Sandy, UT

While the school district was correct in fixing the situation, I think the author got it very wrong by blowing this out of proportion and creating a racial drama. Boys find many, many reasons to taunt each other, all unfair and hurtful. Creating a racial drama seems to be a very wasteful distraction from all the other issues that schools need to deal with.

The author, like Dr. King and the vast majority of African Americans, sees everything in terms of race, specifically black and white (as if there are no other races.)

I think this distracts from the real causes of African American problems (and in this case, problems in schools) and I doubt that this extremely "black-and-white" view of the world is helpful to anyone. It creates lots of new problems and makes discussion of the real issues taboo which prevents progress.

There's some evidence I'm wrong on this. A small number of African Americans have risen to the middle class and professional jobs (even to president). But the African Americans' relative position does not seem to have changed dramatically since this race-centric worldview became popular.

Freethinking Jeremy
Sandy, UT

A further note to support my position:

In terms of income, African Americans seemed to make huge improvements towards equality prior to the Civil Rights movement. After the Civil Rights movement, they gained legal protections from segregation and racism plus benefits of Affirmative Action. However, their income equality progress stalled.

I think this is because problems aren't fixed now, they're blamed on racism. In fact, if you even discuss the real causes of problems and possible solutions, you're labeled a racist and are quickly silenced by legal action, threats of violence or bad press (such as that provided by the author). This is what I see on a small scale and so I suspect that's what happens on a larger scale.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

There's no racism in "Dixie West."
I see it written here nearly every day.

Freethinking Jeremy said "Dr. King and the vast majority of African Americans, sees everything in terms of race, specifically black and white (as if there are no other races.)"

You are wrong, and I'm guessing Not African American in are mighty white state.

Cris B.
Sandy, UT

I too have a dream that one day liberals will want everyone to be treated by the content of their character, and NOT by the color of their skin.

That is what Dr. King would have wanted.

Currently, government agencies funded by taxpayer money are allowed, and usually ENCOURAGED to discriminate againt a white person when there are whites and minorities applying for a position or admittance into college.

Telling a black person he did not get the job or into college due to his race is called racism.

Telling a white person he did not get the job or into college due to his race is called "equalit" by the liberals.

Racism is racism.

I hope one day we can fulfull Dr. King's goal.

Until then, racism is alive and rampant against whites.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Until then, racism is alive and rampant against whites. - Cris B.

Buttars used 'black baby' remark again, officials say' - By Rodger L. Hardy - DSNews - 07/05/08
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'At an earlier legislative session Buttars said in referring to a bill, "this baby is black ... it's a dark and ugly thing."

Did Chris Buttars, elected in Utah 3 times refer to the 'ugly thing' as white...

or black?

Racism.

I don't not think that word means, what you think it means.

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