The Most Egregious Politically Correct Lies

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When I began my writing career, and then my radio show, I promised myself I’d avoid politics. I’m breaking that promise via this first column of 2012, though it is not exclusively political. I’m old enough to remember when people spoke the truth, even if it was uncomfortable. Political correctness has comprised that value in my opinion. And, one of my strong beliefs as a parent is we must speak, live, and model the truth for our children. With political correctness, that often means going contrary to what they might be taught at school.

I grew up in the sixties and attended Vietnam War protests and probably even wore a Make Love Not War button. I’ve grown up since then and I will publicly admit I’m conservative leaning when it comes to fiscal issues and middle-of-the-road when it comes to the personal ones. Basically, I would like our government and educational institutions to stay out of our homes and take care of the bigger issues like self-defense and a balanced budget.

Now, with the PC police out in full force, it seems too few people speak the truth and too many lies are perpetuated and are too often even believed! This list is my take on what I believe to be the most egregious examples of this horribly destructive politically correct movement. As with most generalities, there are exceptions to the rule.

Feel free to express your disagreements in the comments section or add your own favorite PC lie.

Men and Women Are the Same

This lie is taught in many colleges, that boys and girls are the same but it’s just their upbringing and society that differentiates them. It can easily be proven nonsense at any kid’s park. Give a boy a dollhouse and what will happen? He’ll begin remodeling by first destroying it, and then stomping it to pieces. Give a girl a toy truck and what will happen? She’ll name it Suzy and take very good care of it.

Self-Esteem Matters

Another dumb idea created and perpetuated in California, my home state. Those school assemblies in which EVERY kid gets an award or the sports teams in which EVERY member gets a trophy are nonsense. Real life teaches us that those that excel the most are the only ones that get rewarded.

America is the Worst Country in History

Once again, the sixties have wrought more damage than good as this was the beginning of the demonization of the USA and traditionally respected authority figures such as the military, police, and parents. There has been NO OTHER COUNTRY in the history of mankind that has done more good. Have we made mistakes? You bet. Slavery is our worst legacy, but we fought a Civil War to end that. More Americans died in that war than died in both WWI and WWII. We are the world’s police. I don’t see the French doing anything to help anyone except themselves, and/or to hurt the one democracy in the Middle East – Israel.

Main Stream Media is Not Biased

C’mon, let’s be honest. MSM has always been biased. Long ago, it was always clear which newspapers leaned which way. Now, it’s just subtler. The New York Times, LA Times, most mainstream newspapers, TIME and NEWSWEEK, CNN, and all the network news divisions lean left, PERIOD! And, our universities are solidly and maybe even literally brainwashing institutions in which the notion of civil discourse no longer exists.

The Tea Party is a Bunch of Racist Rednecks

There have been thousands of rallies and TP events. With almost no exception, every place has been cleaned and respected. The lies that there is racism among the tea-partiers are blatant and untrue. Just look at their ranks – people of every race and ethnicity are present, linked arm-in-arm.

Race Matters

The NAACP doesn’t have a reason d’être anymore but still tries to make many issues about race. Of course there is still racism, but it is no longer a pervasive problem. The same applies to sexism in the workplace, another PC lie. The playing field in the United States is the most even and fair in any country in world history. Stop playing the race card when someone disagrees with you!

College Has Diversity of Thought

Most big universities and colleges not only limit diversity of thought but also require singular left-leaning thought in classes or student’s grades will suffer. The liberal arts are the most egregious offender though with the Global Warming issue and it’s one-sided view considered sacrosanct, it’s sadly overtaken the sciences as well. Conservative speakers on campuses are few and those that courageously try to present their positions are often shouted down, especially Ann Coulter and anyone speaking on behalf of Israel. What does the university administrations do? Nothing. But, William Ayres, an avowed terrorist, is welcomed and unhindered on campus. He’s faculty, no less. Let’s not even talk about representatives from Iran or other reactionary groups?

Time Magazine Names “Protestor” the Person of the Year

Honoring an eyes-seen only unnamed woman as representative of their annual “Person of the Year” has inveterately established that Time Magazine no longer has any credibility whatsoever. The MSM support of the Occupy Wall Street movement is yet another example of this slanted viewpoint.

I put my money and my mouth where my beliefs are in my behavior. I mentor a young man dying of a fatal disease. I’ve done charity auctions for causes on #DadChat and been a Big Brother twice. Before you castigate me, think about what you’ve done to “Repair the World?” Feel free to disagree, but try to do so with a little respect. Go for it!

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  • David Weber

    self esteem ok when you’ve accomplished something consequential to esteem yourself for

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  • Mark N Starla Traina

    LIBERAL MEDIA attempts to provide cover for AARON ALEXIS!
    The BLACK WAR on WHITE AMERICANS!
    an Overview of U.S. Crime!

    http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2013/09/cbs-twists-mass-murderer-aaron-alexis.html
    What image do you have of racial violence in the U.S.? What type of person do you think commits interracial or “hate” crime? If you get your information from the mass media (TV, radio, major newspapers, and popular magazines), you probably have an image of a vicious, ignorant, gun-loving, hate-filled, skinhead, Klansman, or militiaman – all white of course, that is a completely false stereotype. The truth is exactly the opposite!
    The media, protected class minorities, and anti-white politicians expect you to twist in anguish over black-on-black crime or the rare but well-publicized white-on-black crime, but they never mention the much greater amount of black-on-white crime? Yes, blacks commit more crime against whites (1.58 million crimes per year) than they do against other blacks (1.34 million crimes per year)! It’s a virtual war of black criminals and white victims!
    You’ll never read the facts in the national media! Why?
    Neil Sheehan, an Australian reporter, dug out the following information for an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, May 2, 1995. Sheehan based his statistics on crime data compiled by the FBI and partially reported each year in The FBI Uniform Crime Report. These reports can be researched at the FBI’s website, http://www.fbi.gov.
    Since the FBI doesn’t distinguish between Hispanics and whites, Sheehan’s statistics don’t adequately reflect the black-white crime situation. Only about 10-15% of Hispanics are white, with the rest being Indian or a mixture of white, American Indian, and blacks. Hispanic crime rates are almost as high as black crime rates. This means that the data Sheehan compiled on inter-racial crime is probably grossly understated since a considerable portion of the “white against black” crime actually is Hispanic against black crime. (Information about this aspect of inter-racial crime will be presented in a related article.) Here is the information Sheehan uncovered in his analysis of the FBI’s crime reports:
    • Blacks murder more than 1,600 whites each year.
    • Blacks murdered, raped, robbed, or assaulted about one million whites in 1992.
    • In the last 30 years, blacks committed 170 million violent and non-violent crimes against whites.
    • Blacks under 18 are more than 12 times more likely to be arrested for murder than whites under 18.
    • About 90% of the victims of interracial crimes are white.
    • Blacks commit 7.5 times more violent interracial crimes than whites, although whites outnumber blacks by 7 to 1.
    • On a per capita basis, blacks commit 50 times more violent crime than whites.
    • Black neighborhoods are 35 times more violent than white neighborhoods.
    • Of the 27 million nonviolent robberies in 1992, 31% (8.4 million) were committed by blacks against whites. Less than 2% were committed by whites against blacks.
    • Of the 1.3 million interracial violent crimes, 90% (1.17 million) are black against white.
    • In the past 20 years, violent crime increased four times faster than the population.
    • In the last 30 years (1964-94), more than 45,000 people were killed in interracial murders compared to 38,000 killed in Korea and 58,000 in Vietnam.
    • Sheehan commented that the contents of his article could not possibly be published or discussed in the U.S. mainstream media.
    In the last 50 years, the white part of the American population has declined from 90% to 72%. The U.S. now has about 33 million blacks and 25 million Hispanics (legal and illegal). By the year 2050, American whites will be a minority, just 49%. By 2100, whites will be 25% of the population. What will life for whites be like in the future?
    NAAWP PREDICTION: The United States of America a white country in 1776 will be a Third World country in 2076!
    fatuous1
    MARK TRAINA
    [email protected]
    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    • Mark N Starla Traina

      188 ARTICLES of IMPEACHMENT against PRESIDENT OBUMA

      … and no one with the GUTS or the NUTS to put them on the FLOOR of the HOUSE and SENATE!

      The Conservative Papers

      •The Point of No Return for Obama
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      The Point of No Return for Obama

      Obama is about to play defense, for the next three years.sadobama_1

      Obama is facing the abyss. It’s that moment when a president’s plans are overwhelmed by his problems, and he’s relegated to playing defense for the rest of his White House term. Obama’s agenda already lingers near death. His poll numbers have slipped to new lows. His speeches are full of alibis and accusations.

      Obama hasn’t reached the point of no return, but he’s very close. His biggest problem is the collapse of Obamacare on its launching pad as the entire country watched. And there’s worse trouble ahead. More likely than not, Obamacare will be the dominant issue in the final three-plus years of his presidency. From that, there’s no recovery.

      Years on defense—impotent years—have beset even the strongest of presidents. Jimmy Carter’s presidency was hardly a powerhouse. Still, it had one shining moment, when the Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt was signed in September 1978. What clout Carter had vanished after the “malaise” speech in July 1979. It made him a target of ridicule.

      Impeachment in 1998 forced President Clinton into retreat. His popularity remained high, but he abandoned an agenda that included entitlement reform. Even an unexpected Democratic victory in the midterm elections in his second term couldn’t revive his presidency.Popular Posts: •188 Articles of Impeachment against Obama
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  • Mark N Starla Traina

    AARON ALEXIS was the REAL VICTIM according to the LIBERAL MEDIA!

    FACT: The LIBERAL ZIONIST MEDIA keeps repeating this TOTALLY BOGUS STATEMENT:

    “THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE NAVAL CENTERS ATTACK IS UNKNOWN!”

    “THE LIBERAL MEDIA ALWAYS SAYS IT DON’T KNOW THE CAUSE OF SOMETHING, WHENEVER, THEY DON’T WANT U.S. TO KNOW THE CAUSE OF SOMETHING!” (TRAINAISM, 2013)

    The NAAWP calls “BULL$HYT”, the cause of his HORIFIC CRIME is WELL-KNOWN and quite obvious after a quick review of the FACTS leading up to this HOMEGROWN TERRORIST ATTACK!

    AARON had a VIOLENT TEMPER, numerous run ins with LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS and he felt that he had been DISCRININATED AGAINST by the U.S. MILITARY and his EMPLOYER. He also felt that the GEORGE ZIMMNERMAN’S INNOCENT VERDICT was UNJUSTIFIED. AARON was also a raging ALCOHOLIC and a VIOLENT VIDEO GAMING ADDICT. In essence, AARON ALEXIS was a RACIST HATE BOMB just waiting to go off, which is exactly what happened on 09-16-2013!

    FACT: AARON ALEXIS should have NEVER had ACCESS to a U.S. NAVAL INSTILATION and should probably have been in JAIL or residing in a MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY!

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/17/Alexis-racial-discrimination

    fatuous1

    MARK TRAINA

    [email protected]

    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    NAAWP PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKEPERSON

    CANDIDATE for LOUISIANA GOVERNOR 2015

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    MASS BLACK on BLACK SHOOTING in CHICAGO (09-19-2013)

    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/national_world&id=9255244&rss=rss-kgo-article-9255244

    PROOF: CHICAGO is DEFINITELY the COON KILLING CAPITAL of the UNITED STATES!

    … so much for BASKETBALL be such a HEALTHY SPORT!

    fatuous1
    MARK TRAINA
    NAAWP PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON
    [email protected]
    http://www.marktraina.webs.com
    CANDIDATE for GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    LIBERAL
    DEMOCRATS are SELLING U.S out to STAY in POWER!

    … and they
    are doing it by DIVIDING AMERICA across SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL, RACIAL, POLITICAL,
    IMMIGRATIONAL and HEALTH CARE LINES!

    FACT: The
    DEMOCRATS are too STUPID to NOTICE that they have SORROUNDED THEMSELVES with a
    BUNCH of COMMUNISTS!

    FACT:
    COMMUNISTS that will eventually take CONTROL over AMERICA if not STOPPED!

    FACT:
    COMMUNISTS that are coming from CUBA, CANADA, CHINA, ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA,
    EGYPT, ISRAEL and other COMMUNIST NATIONS throughout the WORLD.

    FACT: Soon
    there will be no “DEMOCRATIC PARTY”; it will be replaced by the “COMMUNIST
    PARTY”. By the way, the “COMMUNIST PARTIES” have already established themselves
    in FRANCE, ENGLAND and IRELAND and the outcomes have been HORIFIC for the
    POPULUS!

    The DEMOCRATS
    are CRYING about a TEMPORARY GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN and the CONSERVATIVES amongst
    U.S. are VYING for the very FUTURE of AMERICA!

    FACT: if we
    as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” want to SURVIVE the 21st CENTURY we must STOP
    IMMIGRATION, OBAMACARE and the ZIONIST influence the SELF-SERVING LIBERLA
    MEDIA is having on U.S.

    FACT: We should
    not and I repeat “NOT” feel GUILTY about anything that PROMOTES
    AMERICANISM and DEMOTES SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM or ZIONISM!

    Here is a
    PERFECT EXAMPLE of ZIONISM in AMERICAN POLITICS and the AMERICAN LILY WHITE
    LYING LIBERAL MEDIA:

    Former
    President Bill Clinton (who DEFINITELY needs a HAND JOB) weighed in
    on an increasingly likely government shutdown in an interview with ABC’s ‘This
    Week’. Clinton criticized Republican demands, as well as their obsession with
    Obamacare.

    “I’ve
    never seen a time– can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major
    political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail?”

    The House
    voted early Sunday to make major cuts and delays to the Affordable Care Act in
    exchange for continuing to fund the government. The bill marks the 43rd time
    that House Republicans have voted to defund or repeal Obamacare. The White
    House and Senate Democrats have already said that this kind of a demand is a
    non-starter.

    Clinton (who
    used to put his PENIS in MONICA’S MOUTH every day) also said President
    Obama was right to not take Republican demands seriously.

    “If I
    were the president, I wouldn’t negotiate over these draconian cuts that are
    gonna take food off the table of low-income working people, while they leave
    all the agricultural subsidies in for high-income farmers and everything
    else,” he said. “It’s chilling to me. The entitlement spending is
    going down as the unemployment rate drops and the economy grows. Half of the
    deficit’s already disappeared. The rest of it just seems almost spiteful.”

    Clinton
    (who DEFINITELY needs a HUM JOB) stayed mostly mum on wife
    Hillary Clinton’s rumored 2016 presidential run, but he said he was “not
    at all” worried that any potential Obamacare failures would hurt her chances.

    fatuous1

    MARK TRAINA

    [email protected]

    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    certified
    school psychologist/economist/civil rights activist/504-231-3056

    NAAWP
    PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

    CANDIDATE for
    GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015

    NATIONAL FUN
    RAISING CHAIRPERSON for the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW SINNERS

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    PRESIDENT
    OBAMA is using OBAMACARE to DISTRACTS U.S. from all of his SCANDALS!

    NO
    TRUST in PRESIDENT OBAMA and no TRUST in
    his ability to lead U.S.!

    The
    INCREDIBLE NON-CREDIBLE U.S. PRESIDENT
    that now wants to take CONTROL of all of our HEALTHCARE needs!

    1) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED a more CIVIL WASHINGTON D.C., then went on
    to DIVIDE AMERICA on the ISSUES of RACE, WEALTH and GENDER?

    2) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to BALANCE the BUDGET and ZERO OUT the
    NATIONAL DEBT, then went on to TRIPLE the NATIONAL DEBT and has never actually
    PASSED a BUDGET through CONGRESS?

    3) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE that no one can
    AFFORD?

    4) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED U.S CHANGE and then continued to do the
    SAME OLE POLITICAL BULL$HYT?

    5) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED U.S JOBS and instead put most of U.S. on
    the WEFARE, FOOD STAMPS, PUBLIC HOUSING, SECTION 8 HOUSING PUBLIC DOLE?

    6) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who laid off 7-thousand POSTAL WORKERS and 20-thousand
    TEACHERS, so that he could give over 8-BILLION DOLLARS to his MUSLIM BROTHERS,
    SISTERS, AUNTS, UNCLES and COUSIN in EGYPT! By the way, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
    is a well-known TERRORIST GROUP that HATES U.S and wants to KILL all on the
    NON-MUSLIM INFIDELS on PLANET EARTH!

    7) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to INVESTIGATE BENGHIZA then COVERED-UP
    everything related to the BENGHIZA TERRORIST ATTACK, especially with regard to
    the RESPONSE to the ATTACK, or LACK THERE OF?

    8) Is
    this the same PRESIDENT who PROMISED to INVESTIGATE the ILLEGAL ACTIONS of the
    NSA, CIA, FBI, DOJ, IRS months ago and FAILED to INVESTIGATE any of those
    EXECUTIVE AGENCIES?

    Now
    PRESIDENT OBAMA wants to take control of our HEALTH CARE and no one seems to
    have any FAITH or TRUST in his ability to LEAD U.S.!

    FACT:
    OBAMA is a “DOUBLE TALKER”, a “TALL TALE
    TELLER”, a “GRIFTER” and his LEGACY will be along the lines of “THE WORLDS GREATEST LIAR” or “THE CON MAN WHO BROUGHT
    AMERICA TO HER KNEES”!~

    fatuous1

    MARK
    TRAINA

    [email protected]

    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    certified
    school psychologist/economist/civil rights activist/504-231-3056

    NAAWP
    PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

    CANDIDATE
    for GOVERNOR of the GREAT STATE of LOUISIANA 2015

    PS: If
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has any say so in the fatuous1’s HEALTH CARE, I’m in DEEP DO
    DO!

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    DEMOCRATS
    are SELLING U.S. OUT in their DESPERATE ATTEMPT to STAY in POWER!

    MEXICANS
    ILLEGALS are taking away JOBS from U.S. and are HURTING U.S. by receiving
    AMERICAN ENTITLEMENTS! “ENTITLEMENTS” that we can no longer AFFORD to
    give away to “ILLEAGAL ALIENS”!

    My
    FATHER and MOTHER were both HARD-WORKING SOUTHERN DIXIE KENNEDY DEMOCRATS! My
    PARENTS LOVED JOHN KENNEDY!

    “ASK
    NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT RATHER, WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR
    COUNTRY! ”

    My
    MOTHER and FATHER LOVED those WORDS and taught my BROTHER and I how to LIVE by
    SERVING our COUNTRY!

    The
    BIBLE tells U.S.that …

    “GOD
    HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES!”

    “IT’S
    BETTER TO TEACH A MAN HOW TO FISH, THAN TO GIVE HIM FISH!”

    QUESTION:
    Why have we as “ONE NATION FORMED UNDER GOD” allowed ourselves to
    become so DEPENDENT on the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

    FACT:
    PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has CORRUPTED the entire EXECUTIVE BRANCH of our
    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, including ever LEAF and every LIMB.

    FACT:
    AMERICANS now have NO FAITH in the IRS, NSA, SS, DOJ, USDE,USSD, EPA, CIA and
    the FBI.

    Our
    PRESIDENT is MISLEADING U.S. by LEADING U.S. away from “GOD’S WORDS”!

    PRESIDENT
    OBAMA’S PARENTS were both ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-COLONALISTS MUSLIM COMMUNISTS who
    HATED AMERICA and wanted to DESTROY U.S.! Sadly, I don’t think that the APPLE
    fell very far from the FAMILY TREE when it comes to PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN
    OBAMA!

    FACT:
    The DEMOCRATS don’t like MEXICANS any more than the REPUBLICANS, its just that
    the MEXICANS typically VOTE for DEMOCRATS and the DEMOCRATS are SELLING U.S.
    out in their DESPERATE ATTEMPT to STAY in POWER! In the SHORT RUN, the
    DEMOCRATS will BENEFIT, however, in the LONG RUN their STRATEGY will DESTROY
    all of U.S.!

    GOD
    BLESS U.S. and HELP our NATION in this time of CHAOS and TYRANNY!

    mark
    N STARLA TRAINA

    fatuous1

    MARK
    TRAINA

    NAAWP,
    PRESIDENT, CEO and NATIONAL SPOKESPERSON

    CANDIDATE
    for LOUISIANA GOVERNOR in 2015

    http://www.marktraina.webs.com

    [email protected]

    mark
    a. traina/certified school psychologist/economist/civil rights
    activist/504-231-3056

  • Mark N Starla Traina

    The NAAWP is a PRO-WHITE, PRO-CHRISTIAN, PRO-AMERICAN,…

    … PRO-LIFE, PRO-LIBERTY, PRO-REBEL, PRO-FREEDOM of SPEECH, PRO-VETERAN, PROFESSIONAL GROUP of HARD-WORKING WHITE AMERICANS!

    Now for the ZIONNIST SPIN about fatuous1:

    Look out, folks, cause Mark Traina’s a fairly dangerous man.
    I’m telling you folks, Mark Traina’s a spy;
    He’s an undercover agent for the FBI,
    Sent down to Louisiana to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
    Would you believe this man has gone as far,
    As tearing Reagan stickers off the bumpers of cars;
    And he voted for Hillary Clinton for president.
    Well, he’s a friend of those long-haired, hippie-type pinko punks,
    And I’ll bet you he’s even got a commie flag
    Tacked up on the wall inside of his garage.
    He’s a snake in the grass, I’ll tell you guys,
    He may look dumb, but that’s just a disguise,
    He’s a mastermind in the ways of espionage.

    … and YES, I am a very DANGEROUS MAN, because I am willing to DIE for everything than my FATHER fought for in WW-II and everything he STOOD FOR and the TYRRANY that he fought AGAINST throughout his LIFE!

    “FREEDOM ain’t FREE”, many RED-BLOODED AMERICANS PAID the HIGHEST PRICE for our FREEDOMS – FREEDOMS that should NEVER be taken for GRANTED! “SPEAK you PIECE and let the CHIPS fall where they MAY – that’s what I SAY and exactly what I DO!(TRAINAISM)

    fatuous1

    … and EFF anyone who has a PROBLEM with me telling the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING but the TRUTH, without the LIBERAL SPIN or ZIONNIST TWIST!

    … oh by the WAY, we are also ANTI-LIAR – so by that STANDARD we are also ANTI-OBAMA, ANTI-PELOSI and ANTI-REID.

  • Mark N Starla Traina
  • Toku

    Racism is not pervasive? Really? Are you serious? What about the Charleston shooting? What about Richard Collins III who was murdered for the color of his skin just a few days ago? What about the fact that black men are almost three times more likely to be killed by police than white men? What about the fact that a resume with a black name at the top is 33 percent less likely to get responded to than the exact same resume from an applicant with a white sounding name. There is a lot more data out there proving that racism is pervasive, but I don’t have the time to write you an essay in the comment section. (Citations and sources available upon request, though everything is easily Googled.)

    • Finrod Felagund

      Name one country as diverse as the United States that has a better record on race relations.

      • Toku

        Our friendly neighbors to the north are currently doing a better job. They’re definitely not perfect; indigenous peoples suffer from pervasive discrimination and systemic inequalities, and income and health gaps between racial populations still clearly exist. However, on the whole they seem to be doing slightly better than the US.

        20% of people in Canada were not born in Canada, yet Canada ranks 5th on tolerance and inclusion on the Social Progress Index, while the US ranks 23rd.
        http://www.socialprogressindex.com/?tab=3&code=DNK&compare=CAN&compare=USA&prop=OPP-03

        And I know that if you google this you will find a bunch of articles claiming that Canada is worse on racism than the US. I think the data paint a different story, though I’m sure we could throw stats at each other all day and still not agree.

        Anyways, the point is not that there are countries out there that are doing a (slightly) better job on promoting equality than the US. The point is that there are massive racial inequities baked into the legal and cultural systems in United States, and that is morally wrong. The American people and government should work towards a society built on equality of opportunity for all people, regardless of skin color.

        • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

          I don’t agree, but that’s what makes horse racing. Thanks for the comment.