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    do races in humans exist certainly, heck we argue over races(locales) in plants why wouldnt it be the same in humans? as far if it really truely means anything in the end nope not really. i live on an indian reservation, a poor one at that, and i am by my own admition a Mutt although i am purely of European decent as far as i know, there is a wee bit of french canadian blood in there and who knows what thats comprised of. anyways the whole racisim issue is purely one made up by humans, nothing more nothing less. problem is i cant for see racisim ever going away because of one simple principle with our species as a whole(ofcourse exceptions exist): its always easier to blaim the other guy for your problems than to suck it up and deal with them yourself.
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    Race is certainly still a factor in America. The company I used to work for had a branch in Irvine, CA, which is in a very conservative part of California. They had a black employee who was harassed on his way home (he walked) almost EVERY NIGHT by the police, who made it clear they didn't want him walking around.

    When our company went to Atlanta for a conference, I witnessed one of our black employees get turned down for a cab ride, and the driver said openly it was because he's black. I was more pissed than he was, as he says these things happen all the time. As a black man driving a Mercedes, he gets pulled over for DWB all the time, and is just used to it. While it isn't the total impediment it once was, racism is still alive and well. There are still all-white country clubs and unequal treatment from police all over the country (not just the south!!)

    Fortunately, most people have moved on, and it's possible for a minority to succeed in America anyway. But remember, Bob Jones University JUST started allowing interracial dating. There are still backwards people out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Race is certainly still a factor in America.
    from racial profiling to how easy it is to enter colleges to even black history month... have you ever heard of "native american month"? or week? or day? I haven't... yet in my opinion they were treated as badly as "african-americans"
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    thats true..

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]There are still all-white country clubs
    CapsLock are you serious? tell me more about this...

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    In addition to working at a lab, I also work Saturdays at Home Depot, as a cashier. I was stationed at the self checkout and had to assist someone who had accidently pressed the Spanish option. I was joking around about it and the guy was dead serious when he told me that he was "American" and didn't want the Spanish option. Now I live in a suburb of Reading, PA and the City itself is highly Hispanic. At the same time he was showing his racist views, I happen to notice a Hispanic family checking out at another self-checkout station. If only they heard what this jerk was saying...

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    I don't really think that's too bad. (this is coming from a Mexican... remember? :P)
    I mean... if you're going to come here, you should at least learn the language! c'mon! and you don't even need to learn the whole language. Just the stuff you commonly use.
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    I don't see any problem if a private club wants to set certain rules. There may be some all white country clubs but there are also all black clubs, there are even all black colleges. I believe that if we are going to have freedom, then we should all be free to do what ever we want. As long as nobody is hurt. I also would fight so that groups like the KKK have a right to voice their opinions, even though I disagree with them.

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