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2017-09-14 04:06:40 AM  
28 votes:
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2017-09-14 02:08:08 AM  
18 votes:
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"Boston is old fashioned, which is code for racist"
2017-09-14 01:47:57 AM  
18 votes:
"Please don't be about Boston,please don't be about Boston....fark."
2017-09-14 12:03:22 AM  
14 votes:

MikeyFuccon: The more I see and hear of people, the more convinced I am that that's just how they are.


Well, the thing is, I have a friend, he says that human beings are blank canvases, like, humans would die from a lack of oxygen if they didn't learn how to breathe from their parents.  But I have another friend who says that our genetics overpower any cultural predisposition, and therefore, Pepe the Frog was right to deny memes based on the color of their skin.

Makes me wonder what you guy's think.  I know your all capable of hereing each other out.
2017-09-14 07:23:13 AM  
12 votes:
I see the Red Sox are still stealing signs.
2017-09-13 10:50:53 PM  
11 votes:
What good about that headline is "American", "racism", and "baseball" can be put in any order and still work.
2017-09-14 02:50:15 AM  
9 votes:
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2017-09-14 02:08:29 AM  
7 votes:
The banner wasn't black, it was African American you racist rednecks!

/Am I doing it right?
2017-09-14 02:03:33 AM  
7 votes:
Thanks Obama!

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//what a beautiful image
2017-09-14 07:42:13 AM  
6 votes:
I just want to say that both racism and baseball suck, and that I hope that my grandkids get to grow up in a world free of both of them.
2017-09-14 09:17:12 AM  
5 votes:

ElwoodCuse: Baseball that has exploited the hell out of Latin America for decades?


Yeah, who can forget those times that MLB staged coups in South American countries so they can forcibly take children to raise them as ballplayers to be exported to America and clearcut rain forests to grow baseball bat lumber.
2017-09-14 02:23:11 AM  
5 votes:
Man, Diamond City has really gone downhill.
2017-09-14 01:47:32 AM  
5 votes:
I can't tell if that banner was pro or anti racism...
2017-09-14 09:29:50 AM  
4 votes:
Mayor Tilman: Do you like baseball, do you, Anderson?
Anderson: Yeah, I do. You know, it's the only time when a black man can wave a stick at a white man and not start a riot.
2017-09-14 04:05:11 AM  
4 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: To quibble a bit, racism was definitely not invented here.


That's cool. After all, you can't say "quibble" without
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2017-09-14 02:33:10 AM  
4 votes:

parkthebus: Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.


Wanna try to explain that?  Does Japan have a bunch of statues of people who fought and died to keep others as property?

America didn't invent racism, but you damn well perfected it.
2017-09-14 02:01:51 AM  
4 votes:
Most people reading the article are trying to figure out if they should blame someone for something.  Is Boston racist?  Is baseball racist?  The answer to claims of racism is always "Yes".  Always say that everyone is racist.  Everyone is racist, because of racism.  You know it, you racist.
2017-09-14 08:41:50 AM  
3 votes:
I think this all stems from the baseballs being white.
2017-09-14 08:37:58 AM  
3 votes:

hobbes0022: What good about that headline is "American", "racism", and "baseball" can be put in any order and still work.


American is as baseball as racism?
2017-09-14 07:11:01 AM  
3 votes:

Mike_LowELL: MikeyFuccon: The more I see and hear of people, the more convinced I am that that's just how they are.

Well, the thing is, I have a friend, he says that human beings are blank canvases, like, humans would die from a lack of oxygen if they didn't learn how to breathe from their parents.  But I have another friend who says that our genetics overpower any cultural predisposition, and therefore, Pepe the Frog was right to deny memes based on the color of their skin.

Makes me wonder what you guy's think.  I know your all capable of hereing each other out.


Humans are a blank slate.  The racism you see around you is entirely cultural.  It exists because people insist on having things their own way.  So large groups of people that are of the same race tend to be together and exclude those that are not.  Every race does this.  It's not just about skin color, either.  People want to hang out with people that are culturally similar to themselves.  This is the instinctive part of the equation.

In super large populations, like urban areas, there tends to be many more races, all around each other all the time, therefore the groups interact with each other.  We call this diversity.  In those places, racism is not so bad.  Tolerance and acceptance are more the norm.  It's not usually any worse than identifying people who are from WAY outside the current groups. (foreigners)

In places where the populations are very small, the groups are spread out and have less interaction.  And here is where the problems start.
In those places, the people interact so very little, that they know very little about each other.  All they get is the bullshiat, stereotypes, and xenophobia passed down from their parents and friends.

This is where the concept that "racism is learned" comes from.  And in my experience, it is exactly the case.

In any event, the one thing that trumps all of this is education.  This, unfortunately, is also lacking in the very rural areas.  If you want racism fixed, then fix education.
2017-09-14 06:55:02 AM  
3 votes:
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American as apple pie.
American as baseball.
Racism is as American as baseball.
Baseball is racism.
Racism is apple pie.
Apple Pie is baseball.

I'm confused.
2017-09-14 03:10:22 AM  
3 votes:
Racism in baseball? That's disgusting! I bet Ty Cobb is rolling in his grave.
2017-09-14 02:44:50 AM  
3 votes:

Madman drummers bummers: Man, Diamond City has really gone downhill.


Nah.  It's widely known that mutants aren't typically allowed due to racism in Diamond City.
2017-09-14 02:04:12 AM  
3 votes:
I'd wager this was a cute little stunt performed by some millennials. Anyone care to bet against that?
2017-09-14 09:36:22 AM  
2 votes:

parkthebus: jso2897: That America is supposedly "less racist" than other nations - a demonstrable falsehood - we are a nation whose VERY EXISTENCE was only made possible by racism, and that was literally built out of racism -- block by block.
It was built on land stolen from people who had been declared subhuman, mostly with labor extracted from people who had been declared subhuman.

Someone needs to learn a bit of world history and stop being so parochial. Perhaps you could consider traveling a bit too. America is not the first place what you described has happened. The library is full of books, maybe you could read a few?


I never said it was unique in any way, fool. Quit putting words in people's mouths and fighting strawmen.
I've read more books than you have ever seen, most likely.
2017-09-14 08:41:33 AM  
2 votes:

machoprogrammer: hobbes0022: What good about that headline is "American", "racism", and "baseball" can be put in any order and still work.

racism is as baseball as American?


Racism is as baseball as America (is baseball)
2017-09-14 08:17:01 AM  
2 votes:

Mike_LowELL: MikeyFuccon: The more I see and hear of people, the more convinced I am that that's just how they are.

Well, the thing is, I have a friend, he says that human beings are blank canvases, like, humans would die from a lack of oxygen if they didn't learn how to breathe from their parents.  But I have another friend who says that our genetics overpower any cultural predisposition, and therefore, Pepe the Frog was right to deny memes based on the color of their skin.

Makes me wonder what you guy's think.  I know your all capable of hereing each other out.

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2017-09-14 06:28:03 AM  
2 votes:

LordJiro: parkthebus: HedlessChickn: parkthebus: Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.

MMhm.

OK.

So, because we're less racist than other countries we should...?

What?

Continue working on making it less racist?

Stop working on it because it's good enough?


What exactly is your point?

I would suggest that we focus on ourselves as Americans who share the opportunity this country provides, and quit dividing ourselves by our racial genetics. More on the order of MLK's beliefs, you know.

Ideally, would be nice. Not gonna happen in the near future, 'cuz there's still a shiatton of work to do to actually make the races equal, and to make up for past abuses.


Neither MLK's dream nor reparations/"equity of outcomes" are ever going to happen in the US.  We will break apart within 50 years along ethnic/racial-geographic lines.  The West coast/Hawaii will be the first block to secede.
2017-09-14 03:17:04 AM  
2 votes:

ralphjr: Racism in baseball? That's disgusting! I bet Ty Cobb is rolling in his grave.


Ironically, Ty Cobb put a lot more black kids through college than the Red Sox ever did.
2017-09-14 02:57:10 AM  
2 votes:

8 inches: NotTooLittleRichard: parkthebus: Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.

Wanna try to explain that?  Does Japan have a bunch of statues of people who fought and died to keep others as property?

America didn't invent racism, but you damn well perfected it.

Um, I'd imagine the Nazis might disagree.


The Nazis who took inspiration from American's treatment of black people and Native Americans? Those Nazis?
2017-09-14 02:46:03 AM  
2 votes:

Mike_LowELL: MikeyFuccon: The more I see and hear of people, the more convinced I am that that's just how they are.

Well, the thing is, I have a friend, he says that human beings are blank canvases, like, humans would die from a lack of oxygen if they didn't learn how to breathe from their parents.  But I have another friend who says that our genetics overpower any cultural predisposition, and therefore, Pepe the Frog was right to deny memes based on the color of their skin.

Makes me wonder what you guy's think.  I know your all capable of hereing each other out.


I had an entire essay written out here before I saw who I was replying to.

A hat tip for the Poe slaw, good sir.
2017-09-14 02:39:34 AM  
2 votes:

8 inches: NotTooLittleRichard: parkthebus: Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.

Wanna try to explain that?  Does Japan have a bunch of statues of people who fought and died to keep others as property?

America didn't invent racism, but you damn well perfected it.

Um, I'd imagine the Nazis might disagree.


The Nazis kept people as slaves for hundreds of years and refused to recognize them as full-fledged people until the 60's?  Lots of government-sponsored monuments to great Nazis around these days?

Badge-wearing Nazis do a lot of killing unarmed black men without reprisal here in 2017?
2017-09-14 02:06:18 AM  
2 votes:
Well, its kinda true.

The entire country was founded on the principal of "only white people are important, so lets just take this land from these native folk".

Then it was built up from that foundation with the principal "only white people are important, so lets enslave these people to work in our fields and exploit these other people to build our railways."

The only mitigating factor is to remember is that the rest of the world was just as bad.  However, the rest of the world civilised world seems to have moved on rather more than the less educated parts of the US.
2017-09-14 02:03:56 AM  
2 votes:
Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.
2017-09-14 07:37:17 PM  
1 vote:
Everything bad in America originated in Massachusetts.
2017-09-14 04:09:19 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, this shiats starting to get really old, really fast.
2017-09-14 11:30:02 AM  
1 vote:

Likwit: machoprogrammer: Frank N Stein: jso2897: It was built on land stolen

No that I think of it, the United States is the only country in the world that has displaced the population of peoples previously living on the land.

It's not even the only country in North America that has done that. Canada did it, too. Look up their schooling system for the indigenous folks, it's horrible.

Japan. Lots of places in Europe too. It's just the people doing the stealing we're a different culture, not color, so for some reason that doesn't count.


South America's history of racism and racist culture makes ours look like amateur hour.

Worldwalker: SteveGrogansGoat: Some background - an 8 year old black kid was nearly lynched by some teenagers in New Hampshire recently. They hanged him, and he damn near died. New Hampshire. And at the memorial/protest, pickup trucks flying the confederate stars and bars showed up to roll coal. In New Hampshire. The Red Sox are New England's team, and that means New Hampshire. In light of that, I don't have an issue with the protest banner.

I moved from New Hampshire to South Carolina.

There is significantly more racism in New Hampshire. It may (sometimes) be less overt, but there's nonetheless more of it. New Hampshire is a lily-white state, even more so in the rural areas. In South Carolina, people of different races interact on a daily basis. Certainly there are exceptions, but the sheer difficulty of dealing only with people of your own race, while others around you obviously have no such problems, makes it clear to such a person that they are the exception.

Anyone who flies the Southern Cross (note: the Stars and Bars is a different flag -- see: Georgia state flag) in a Union state should be forcibly relocated to the south. :p


That's a trend i've noticed throughout the western world, sort of like gay homophobes - areas of an overwhelming homogeneous ethnicity claiming to not be racist but then turning out to be racist as soon as minorities show up.
2017-09-14 10:04:17 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: varnigus: We need to come together as Americans to rid ourselves of both scourges.

There are only two scourges?
Looks like a lot more, to me.


"Scourges" is archaic. They're called "leagues" now.
2017-09-14 09:57:37 AM  
1 vote:
We need to come together as Americans to rid ourselves of both scourges.
2017-09-14 09:16:27 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: That America is supposedly "less racist" than other nations - a demonstrable falsehood - we are a nation whose VERY EXISTENCE was only made possible by racism, and that was literally built out of racism -- block by block.
It was built on land stolen from people who had been declared subhuman, mostly with labor extracted from people who had been declared subhuman.


Someone needs to learn a bit of world history and stop being so parochial. Perhaps you could consider traveling a bit too. America is not the first place what you described has happened. The library is full of books, maybe you could read a few?
2017-09-14 08:20:57 AM  
1 vote:
Some background - an 8 year old black kid was nearly lynched by some teenagers in New Hampshire recently. They hanged him, and he damn near died. New Hampshire. And at the memorial/protest, pickup trucks flying the confederate stars and bars showed up to roll coal. In New Hampshire. The Red Sox are New England's team, and that means New Hampshire. In light of that, I don't have an issue with the protest banner.
2017-09-14 05:50:34 AM  
1 vote:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: To quibble a bit, racism was definitely not invented here.


No, just perfected.
2017-09-14 02:44:08 AM  
1 vote:
Well... yeah, but we've gotten a lot better over the years, it isn't enthusiastically backed by as large of a percent of the population as even a couple decades ago. We've been dealing with the racism bit too.
2017-09-14 02:24:27 AM  
1 vote:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: To quibble a bit, racism was definitely not invented here.


Neither was baseball.
2017-09-14 02:11:24 AM  
1 vote:

HedlessChickn: parkthebus: Which is funny as racism is something the whole world shares, with America being one of the least offenders. If the sign said "Racism is as Japanese as baseball" it would have been more accurate.

MMhm.

OK.

So, because we're less racist than other countries we should...?

What?

Continue working on making it less racist?

Stop working on it because it's good enough?


What exactly is your point?


I would suggest that we focus on ourselves as Americans who share the opportunity this country provides, and quit dividing ourselves by our racial genetics. More on the order of MLK's beliefs, you know.
2017-09-14 02:10:38 AM  
1 vote:

Harry_Seldon: Thanks Obama!

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//what a beautiful image


One of my favorites on this subject was this one:

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And yes, for those who don't know, the woman Obama is talking to is Ruby Bridges, the little girl from the painting.
 
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