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Debate Score:36
Arguments:25
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Should white americans take "responsibility" for creating the "racist" system in the US?

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Side Score: 8
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Side Score: 28
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Should white americans take "responsibility" for creating the "racist" system in the US?

Hello K:

Well, it sure ain't the black folks.. DUDE!!

excon

Side: Yes
Amarel(5000) Clarified
3 points

While it was white people who created the racist system, it was also mostly white people who changed that system into the least racist system in history, as it is today. While there are people who suffer the results of generational poverty rooted in historical racism, blaming long dead people for ones own circumstances will never serve to lift one out of said circumstances. It’s even less beneficial to blame innocent living people who are the same race as long dead offenders.

Do you blame young Germans for the Holocaust? If so, you’re upholding Hitler’s legacy.

Side: Yes
excon(12869) Disputed
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While it was white people who created the racist system, it was also mostly white people who changed that system into the least racist system in history,

Hello A:

Well aren't we lucky?? White people CREATED the racist system, but TEMPERED it so it wouldn't be soo bad..

DUDE!

excon

Side: No
Caspion(205) Disputed
3 points

Well, it sure ain't the black folks.. DUDE!!

Who do you think sold them to the white folks?

Side: No
Chinaman(184) Disputed
2 points

In 1866, General Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the Ku Klux Klan in Tennessee as a “social club.” The name was supposedly derived from the Greek word “kyklos,” meaning circle. The Klan was not maintained by centralized national organization, but instead, operated as a network of local violent initiatives. The Klan referred to themselves as the “Invisible Empire of the South,” spearheading an underground movement against Radical Republicanism and Reconstruction in the hopes of maintaining white supremacy in the post-war South.

The Klan primarily performed heinous crimes against African Americans, especially those running for office in the South. In addition, many white Republicans and sympathizers were also targets of Klan violence. It is estimated that the KKK performed over 3500 racially-motivated lynchings in the South between 1865 and 1900. Furthermore, white Republicans who sympathized with African Americans, decried as “carpetbaggers” and “scalawags,” were frequently attacked.

White Democrats need to own up to what their history really is and that would be they are the racist and trying to rewrite history will not cover the Democrat history of racism.

Side: No
excon(12869) Disputed
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White Democrats need to own up to what their history really is and that would be they are the racist and trying to rewrite history will not cover the Democrat history of racism.

Hello poochy boy:

You're the right winger who keeps calling Obama a nigger, aren't you???

Look.. You're a perfect example of what's going on.. The south hasn't changed its racist ways.. They just went from racist Democrats to racist Republicans..

Like I said, you're a good example.. You're right wing as hell, and racist as shit..

Now, fetch this stick..

excon

Side: Yes
3 points

I didn’t personally do anything racist, and I cannot accept responsibility for any racist things that anyone else has done, even if a racist would put me in the arbitrary racial category of people who were racist. Nor can I accept any praise for being in that same arbitrary racial category of people who did more to make this the least racist country in history.

The desire to place responsibility based on race is itself racist. Those who have sought to change the definition of racism are trying to hide from this fact.

Side: No
3 points

I have no control over past events, all I can do is raise my children to be better than it by example. White people also fought to free slaves and while that doesn't excuse past atrocities, and pointing out that just about every culture and race has been a slave in the past doesn't make it any less egregious, I will not take responsibility for something I had no control over. Racism comes in all shapes and colors, it's not a "whites only" event so how about we stop pretending like white Americans are the only one's capable of acting racist and start putting responsibility on those (of any color) that do presently.

Side: No
2 points

Whilst it's arguable that whites in America may have been instrumental in creating a form of racism it is, and has been for a long time, the blacks who have prolonged this state.

The blacks have willfully protracted this national predicament as it provides a perpetual excuse for their laziness and inability to integrate with the rest of society just as Whites and Asians do.

Side: No
1 point

No because you couldn't tell me which ones are white, kinda white and not very white in the first place. Barack Obama is whiter than most people libs claim are white. Is he going to take responsibility, or pretend like he isn't half white?

Side: No

Actually, Barack Obama is White. The race of a newborn in Hawaii at the time Barack was born is determined by the mother's race. Since the mom is always present at birth and the father isn't, the race of the kid follows the mom's. Sorry Black folks and liberals, he's one of us. ha ha ha!

Side: No
1 point

If blacks ever accepted responsibility for owning slaves as well as capturing and selling the majority of them, then we MIGHT be able to have an honest debate on the subject

Side: No