The world is too focused on forcing equality to not seem racist/sexist. We cannot continue to give special treatment to someone just because of their background, and instead give people exactly what they deserve as individually, not a gender/race, amirite?
@Naggs do you mind rephrasing what you are trying to say, because it's a little unclear to me!

I'm saying that those statistics, if true, couldn't possibly account for the entire disparity between the number of minorities in jail compared to the number of whites in jail.

The world is too focused on forcing equality to not seem racist/sexist. We cannot continue to give special treatment to someone just because of their background, and instead give people exactly what they deserve as individually, not a gender/race, amirite?
@Naggs "black offenders receive sentences that are 10 percent longer than white offenders for the same crimes." "African...

I did read it. I'm saying those might account for a small percentage of the difference between imprisoned blacks and whites, but certainly not the whole difference.

The world is too focused on forcing equality to not seem racist/sexist. We cannot continue to give special treatment to someone just because of their background, and instead give people exactly what they deserve as individually, not a gender/race, amirite?
@Naggs Please read this article I think it kind of explains it:...

The majority of those statistics are completely unrelated to racism. I mean come on, if "people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population [and] account for 60 percent of those imprisoned" it cannot be blamed on cops racial profiling. Minorities simply commit more crimes than white people, it's statistics.

And the article supports treating all people as equals and not paying attention to their color, which is exactly what affirmative action goes against by considering their skin color.

The world is too focused on forcing equality to not seem racist/sexist. We cannot continue to give special treatment to someone just because of their background, and instead give people exactly what they deserve as individually, not a gender/race, amirite?
@Naggs I think I agree with affirmative action because its trying to get people who were previously disadvantaged to get a...

If black people are overly-represented in jail, white people must be underrepresented. Maybe we should make it easier for white people to be jailed.

... Seriously, how do you not understand the stupidity of affirmative action?

The world is too focused on forcing equality to not seem racist/sexist. We cannot continue to give special treatment to someone just because of their background, and instead give people exactly what they deserve as individually, not a gender/race, amirite?
@1883484

"You aren't truly 'black' if you aren't a liberal democrat dependent on government handouts."

I think I agree with the general gist of what you're saying, but my God that's a horrible quote.

Because evolution is a religion, it should not be taught in school,
The reason atheists have such a bad reputation is because the ones who outright state their atheism are generally the militant ones
@1882861

What I mean is that if you don't know someone's religious beliefs, you just assume that they're theists because most people are.

The reason atheists have such a bad reputation is because the ones who outright state their atheism are generally the militant ones
@1882643

Not really because theism is the default.

I don't think cell phones should be allowed in schools. Cell phones make it easier for students to cheat, and with land line phones in the offices, students don't truly "need" their cell phones with them.

If there's a semi-attentive teacher in the room, it's unlikely that anyone would dare to use a cell phone on a test.

A more pressing issue is the distraction they cause, but students are going to find a way to distract themselves no matter what.

We all judge a person by the way they look before they even start talking, amirite?
Some people claim that the reason we have been experiencing all this gun violence lately is because we have pushed God out of our schools. Really, I was under the impression it was because we let anyone with a pulse buy a gun as long as they don't have any felonies, amirite?
Every woman has a choice! Our body, our choice. If abortions become illegal I see a lot more deaths from illegal abortions. Making abortions illegal is taking a step backwards!
@pikabeau Because there are other demographics that get abortions?

That's exactly why it's not a woman's rights issue. It's not like men can have abortions and women can't.

Every woman has a choice! Our body, our choice. If abortions become illegal I see a lot more deaths from illegal abortions. Making abortions illegal is taking a step backwards!

Agree with abortions... but making abortion into a whole women's rights issue is fucking stupid.

You'd prefer reincarnation over immortality, amirite?

It depends if you could remember your past lives.

If yes, than yes.
If no, than no.

Research shows that, when someone shouts "Oh no he didn't!", he in fact did.

And the speaker is black.