Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Utah ranks high in study of racist tweets post election - ABC4 news - 11/12/2012
Judge slams Utah company in racial bias case - BY STEVEN OBERBECK -
OCTOBER 16, 2012Herbert'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 - 07/05/08Line: '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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Until then, racism is alive and rampant against whites. - Cris B.Buttars used 'black baby' remark again, officials say' - By
Rodger L. Hardy - DSNews - 07/05/08Line:'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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