So...Yuri found this. He is so much more brilliant than I will ever aspire to and so in tune with the world events. That's why I call him Fargo's Brilliant One.It's interesting. Find it online and read the entire thing if you like. Basically, it's getting a lot of heat. The conservatives are condemning the liberals. The liberals are using the race card with guns. The guns are under fire.
Two phrases are a means to the madness..."symbolic racism" and implicit racial attitudes." To define: symbolic racism as defined by UCLA (yeah...there is the first problem...UCLA? Well, it wasn't Berkley)....is well, then they go on about "old-fashioned racism." Ok. Record scratch.
Symbolic racism: Wikipedia (so it must be true)
"Symbolic Racism (modern-symbolic racism, symbolic prejudice) is a coherent belief system which reflects an underlying unidimensional prejudice toward Blacks. These beliefs include the stereotype that Blacks are morally inferior to White people, and that they violate traditional White American values such as hard-work and independence. These beliefs may cause the subject to discriminate against a certain race and to justify this discrimination as a concern for justice. However, these beliefs operate to maintain the racial status quo in a manner described by Social Dominance Theory. Some prejudiced people do not view symbolic racism as prejudice since it is not linked directly to race but indirectly through social and political issues."
Old fashioned racism: "blatant racial prejudice". Well, that's helpful. Let's try again: Encyclopedia Online says: "Old-fashioned racism-Blatantly negative stereotypes based upon White racial superiority, coupled with open opposition to racial equality."
Well, they seem to have a common word. Let's just not get fancy and refer to things as racism or not racism, shall we? No need to go college on us and come up with ridiculous new phrasism and verbage. It doesn't make the scholar look smarter. Next thing you know they are going to put people's color in categories called pale, egg shell, and beige. Let's get the right SHADE. Can you see that racism makes me mad. Why? I think it is out there for sure. It's just shallow. I think we are beyond this and if we keep treating people as oppressed no matter for what reason, they are going to stay there. Let's get out of it, shall we?
So what does this article and experiment results mean in regards to guns? Only whites carry guns? Because they are racist? Or is America's gun violence racially motivated? It's common knowledge most of the mass shooters are white. And serial killers are mostly white. IS that because there are more of us? Or are we a morally bankrupt color? Or do we have more money and it is a financial issue? Or does it go back to the days of plantations and civil war? Come on. Aren't we past all that? Are the guns targeted against one people? Are racists gun owners? Or are gun owners racist? OR... Is this just a liberal article written with poor resource and experimentation process meant inflame conservative thinkers?
You tell me.