Not all white conservatives are racists

CelestEmily,
Houston, TX.

Many people complain about discrimination, stereotypes, and prejudices relating to race; and I am under no illusion that what they experience is real and happens every day. After experiencing such treatment, I would hope that those people would be more sensitive to the subject and try not to stereotype people. Unfortunately, I believe that such profiling and grouping has become a nasty cycle in most people. I am a conservative and I live in Texas, but that does not mean I am a racist. I was half-raised by my mother’s best friend, a black lesbian. To this day I consider her family. I respect those of all races. I think as a nation we need to focus on judging a person by their character- not their skin color, race, region, or political views.

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  • barry irving

    …WHITE…LIBERAL…POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, EVEN RACISM…ALL SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS THAT USED TO ACTUALLY BE TERMS!

  • barry irving

    ..IF YOU ARE THE ADULT IN THE PICTURE…I would never call you a racist, you’re not European American.

    …if I heard you speak . I might” say that you have the affectations of Racism, but that is due to the Social / Political Indoctrination in America Historically. It is a banner for the European American masses as well as a battering ram for and against them. For African Americans it is the Aura of stench that is Racism, that is hard to clean with so many adherents dropping dirt!

    …Certain foresaken americans carry it and they act like they dont.

    • barry irving

      …that’s what you always say…which means you can read letters that make up words, but you have no understanding, no comprehension. You are just so caught up in your silly
      ( and talk about NARROW? ) world…trolling through and trying to spread your personal doubt as if anyone need that damage!
      …Wake up, get a life, the Internet is not your friend!..
      …welllll, for you?…maybe so, who or what else would accept such down tripper?

  • chuen

    AGREED…I AM ALSO A CONSERVATIVE TRADITIONALIST WITH A DEMOCRATIC SOCIAL JUSTICE VIEW, AND I AM NATIVE FIRST NATIONS.

  • ♡ELECTRA♡HEARTPOP♡

    Racist. The American Conservative politicians disgust me. If you vote for them, then I’ll just have to assume that you agree with them. Racist.

    • Jane

      Just as a reminder for the historically inept, the Republican Party opposed slavery and fought to abolished it. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, supported slavery and fought to expand it. In 1865, the 13th Amendment passed with 100% Republican support and only 23% Democrat support in Congress.
      The 14th Amendment, which gave citizenship to freed slaves, passed in 1868 with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The 15th Amendment, which gave freed slaves the right to vote, passed in 1870 with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in Congress. Meanwhile, the KKK was started by and consisted of individuals who were also Democrats.
      In 1957, Republican President Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957 while his Democratic opponent, Lyndon Johnson, opposed it. In 1964, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in Congress supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

      • RVABREAD22

        Republican does not always equal conservative The Republicans in the 19th Century were not conservatives. They were big government liberals! You over simplify things and this is dangerous. The Democratic-Republican party was the conservative party back then. They were true patriots. While Federal terrorists invaded the South and destroyed it. So much for your conservative Republican theory.

        • Jane

          Are you then arguing the topic of this discussion that not all white conservatives are racist? That would be a far more dangerous and racist thing to imply. My statement was in respect to republicans and racism. Not once did I mention the word conservative.

          • RVABREAD22

            I’m saying that the 19th Century Republicans were not really conservatives They were moderates, perhaps. A lot of what Lincoln did was atrocious, and overstepping and violating the Constitution. A true conservative would believe in States Rights.

            .Republicans in the 21st Century are usually conservatives , but its not always. There are Rockafeller Republcians which are pretty liberal, except fiscally. Mitt Romney who ran as a Republican was definitely not a conservative. And many argue that neither is Donald Trump. Southern Democrats on the other hand were very conservative in all respects. But most Southern Democrats merged with the modern GOP which is more conservative than it was in the past.

      • RVABREAD22

        Republican does not always equal conservative The Republicans in the 19th Century were not conservatives. They were big government liberals! You over simplify things and this is dangerous. The Democratic-Republican party was the conservative party back then. They were true patriots. While Federal terrorists invaded the South and destroyed it. So much for your conservative Republican theory.

  • PNUT1

    Not all conservatives are racist, but they support a racist political agenda. How does that work ?

  • Edward

    Sorry, you have not check the history of the conservative movement. Conservatives opposed the american revolutionary war. Not to mention fought on the side of the British against George Washington. They also wanted to restrict voting rights to only white men who owned property. That was blocked by Madison and Jefferson, so conservatives made that happen at the state level. Not to mention they also wanted to keep the traditional values of slavery. Fought in the bloodiest war for it, That the Civil War. Give overwhelming support for Jim Crow Laws, as well as Lynchings. All to keep blacks as second class citizens. Opposed women’s suffrage, Also opposed the civil rights act. To put it bluntly yes any one who identifies themselves as conservatives, are racist. Since a vast majority of them are white, yes all white conservatives are most certainly racist. This is in their very own words, and books they themselves have written.

 

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