Combating Racism & Discrimination

What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?


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  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Remove Trump who is the biggest White Supremacist himself, and he supports Bannon and Sebastian Korka who had worked for him in the hallowed halls of the White House. Trump has empowered the haters to come forward and gave them a national stage/platform to go after Blacks, Hispanics, Middle Easterners, Asians, Native Americans, Whites who don’t go along with their bs. Banon wanted a race war and Trump was willing to go along with the program to get what he wanted, WWIII for the Military Industrial Complex. Read Bannon’s speech he gave at the VAtican in Italy in approx 2012 or just after that. We change the law that allows KKK to not have to pay for the police that have to be hired to protect everyone as these crazy groups go to black areas to incite hate. The KKK don’t have to pay for the extra security because that is somehow discriminatory. I call bs on that. If you want to protest you should have to pay for it and not stick the bill to the tax payers of that city that you are destroying. The groups like the KKK and other groups that protest often don’t have to pay the necessary fees that are required to request to protest if is going to cause them a hardship. If you what to protest you pay for the fees. You don’t get a break. In this day and age people can find a way to pay for the fees. It is time if you want to protest you act like a grown up and pay for the fees and the protection. Do you think the KKK, White Supremacists, Jew Haters and the like would show up in a black neighborhood or Mexican neighborhood if they didn’t have police with big guns protecting them? We never allow anyone to have a gun, wear a helmet, carry a tiki torch or any thing that looks like a torch, that lights, that has an LED light, no poles, flags, or anything that can be used as a weapon. All they can bring is their big mouth and ugly face. The protests need to be in areas where no cars can have the opportunity to run people down, and if the KKK want to fight we put them in an arean with a bunch of lions, perhaps black lions since they are racist against blacks and black lions, panthers, etc will make it more fair for them. I don’t think I have seen a black lion but let them get ripped by lions and see how tough they are as they spew hate. Change some of the laws on the internet that doesn’t let the KKK, White Supremacists, Jew Haters and others to hide under false names. Make it so the government can track them down and we know who they are when they hide with the fake names they use. We can not allow police who say racist things to people they pull over and jokingly say, “you don’t have to put your hands up we only kill black people.” We not only fire them we make sure they can not have any healthcare coverage they have earned and they don’t get the financial benefits they have earned prior to the incident that they caused. The officer needs to lose everything he earned because of his racism. Free Speech does not mean allowing folks to incite hate. Rush Limbaugh is not going to go out and fight someone or kill someone but he has no problem saying crazy things that he knows some of his mentally ill listeners and viewers will act out on. Limbaugh and his types need to be held accountable the way Sarah Palin was not when she put targets on Democrats backs that she disagreed with. Former Governor Palin put hashmarks that are used for killing on Representative Gabriel Giffords and others and by omitting certain words but by making sure the crazy folks knew she meant these Democrats needed to be eliminated, a crazy young kid from Arizona shot Representative Giffords in the head and she almost died, and a well respected Judge from AZ died along with Giffords Aide, and children and many seniors as Representative Giffords was having her regular meetings with constituients on the cornor. Government on the corner that many attended everytime she had them. My mom and I were supposed to go the day Gabby was shot but I was too tired to go. Sarah Palin pretends to this day she had zero responsibility because she didn’t shoot Gabby but she knew full well that the folks who are mentally ill and hear voices and are unstable will do act. We see this all the time. Trump said he wanted more police to let people who get in police cars to bump their heads as he gave a speech at a graduation of new officers. Don’t mind the part of the Constitution (that he didn’t read) that one is innocent until proven guilty. Trump, the racist encouraged the folks who attended his rallys to beat up the protesters who weren’t happy with what he said and that he would pay their legal fees. Another reason why he is the first racist we should get rid of. Little did POTUS know that the racist he encourgaged beat up a man at one of Trump’s rallys and is asking for legal fees and blames Trump for telling him to hurt the man he hurt. Trump tries to play dumb like he didn’t have anything to do with this. Free Speech needs to not be as literal as people use it. We need more education for the police and teachers to see how incidious racism is. How most good teachers and officers don’t even realize that they are being racist without even realizing it many times a day. We see racism in commercials, ads drawings movies, etc. I just saw an ad ( I don’t remember what the advertisement was for) but what was shown was the black dog was the bad/dangerous dog. Why would one choose the black dog? Why not use a cute, yellow Labredor as the bad dog? I love the yellow lab and I have a beautiful black dog. But the message was subtlely that the black dog was bad. Racism is that incidious. Most folks aren’t even aware that black dogs have a difficult time getting adopted because of the color of their fur. If that isn’t insane. If we want to stop racism in the courts than we need to give everyone the same sentence. No more Kardashian’s getting next to nothing sentences for drinking and driving, and Rob Kardashian getting off, Paris Hilton who carried cocaine for herself in all her handbags and cars and did next to no time in jail but a black chick did not get the light and easy sentence then Hilton who broke the law regularly only the black chick didn’t have a rich daddy. The Hilton boy’s who were arrested twice for breaking the laws on the airlines and being stoned and high threatening everyone. The kid should have been in handcuffs when he was led off the airplane. The Hilton boy didn’t go to jail. Daddy Hilton paid the 500,000.00 for the first offense as they lied and said his son took a pill for anxiety that caused him to get violent, abuse passengers, tell them he could bring down the plane and daddy could own everyone on the plane and that his dad knew the CEO of the airlines and he wouldn’t be punished. The Hilton boy was right. The Hilton boy did the same threatening things a second time on a flight, high as a kite and arrested without the hand cuffs and got the same easy sentence of daddy Hilton paying a fine. The FAA laws insist the Hilton kid should have been in jail for years for threatening the crew, hitting an attendant, etc., and got away with the fraud again. I know if I flipped out on a plane, wore leggings, was an Asian doctor who purchased a seat on a plane, or a lady who purchased a seat for her son for the plane would be dragged off the plane, arrested, and thrown in jail because they weren’t a Hilton and racism is a one way street. It only depends on what part of the street one stands on. Americans refuse to speak about racism as we have seen with the Black football players who don’t want to stand for the Anthem. We don’t have the courage to speak out about how certain people in the Country experience differently than another. I wake up everyday as a White woman. I drive a 1998 Camry with some dings from where people have hit the car with hit and runs, and I can promise if a Black lady drove my car she would probably be pulled over, despite the lights of the car all working, nothing hanging from the rearview mirror, using the signals for everyturn 50 feet in advance as the law requires. If the same Black lady were driving a Ferrari would most likely get pulled over for being Black, because how could she legitimately afford an Italian car. That is how incidious racism is when someone would even ask, “how could the black person afford the car, the house, the purse, the shoes, the whatever.” Too many people forget that America, our beautiful Country has broken every treaty with Native Americans and Native Americans are the original citizens of this great land. I love my country, I stand for the anthem and put my hand over my heart and I respect the people who are protesting over the fact that they are not receiving equal rights. I respect the LBGQT who deserve all the rights that they are denied everyday and their are over one hundred of them. The preachers, Imams, Rabbis that preach racism should lose their right to be tax free, along with preaching about politics which is against the law. Racism and discrimination also continues because we have forgotten the simple fact that we separated from England over church and state and that we need to abide by that. It is funny that when Houston, and Florida were under water and people were willling to come together to save one another from drowning no matter what their color, sex or creed and two weeks later we are back to the same racist crap. GUESS WHO IS LEADING THE CHARGE? POTUS. The man who did not serve his country and lied about his feet as he danced his way throughout NYC and Europe and brags that his contribution to the Vietnam War was not getting a sexually transmitted disease. This is a man that can golf and does golf more than run the country. The White Supremacist President of the United States who brought in other White Supremacists to the White House along with the Russians and continues to try and start a race war is the man that is leading the charge. Trump is going after the NFL. Who is next? Let us speak openly about racism and discrimination but by starting the conversation with the anthem is not where the conversation should begin. Perhaps we should start with the photo of President Trump’s father Fred whering his KKK shirt that he was arrested in. God bless photography from the police station that keeps records as Trump tried to deny it happened along with the lawsuits as Trump and daddy Fred denied blacks from moving in to the Trump apartments. Today the Trumps profit from government money that helps to pay the rent on Trump apartments which are not the golden, fancy apartments in Manhatten in NYC. These would be the rundown apartments that they are now willing to rent to Blacks to get the government money. Racism is a different conversation than discrimination to me. I think racism is where we start as discrimination is where many groups face forms of discrimination that is different that racsism. As a disabled white lady, the discrimantion I have endured, not in a huge way, does not come close to the racism that Blacks face when they open the front door. Good luck and thank you for asking the difficult questions. Look at how Senator John McCain and the head of the Senate committee treated Senator Kamala Harris on two occassions saying she should treat the person being interrogated who we all knew was bs=ing her, lying to her and wasting her limited Senate time and they tried to lecture her because the Black Senator should treat the White man with respect, and the discrimination was “how dare a woman speak to a man in this way.” The very same Senators have spoken do Democratic people who have appeared before the committee, including Hilary Clinton and others in the very same manner and they never reprimanded the Senator asking the question or asking the head of the Senate committee to tell the Senator to act in a certain way. Senator Kamala Harris was expected to act in a demure and to use a Trumpian word, act like a p…y because she was a woman in a man’s Senate. The beauty is that Sentor Kamala Harris is a smart, educated and tough former prosecutor who is not going to be run over by anyone in the Senate and if they keep up these ridiculous antics of racism and discrimination we will see a Black female President of the United States who I would campaign for and vote for and boy wouldn’t that give Mitch McConnel, Sessions, Cornyn, and all the other racists in the House and the Senate a heart attack. Given that we won’t have any health insurance those lovely people will have to just take an aspirin, but since they deny global warming they hopefully fall into a sinkhole while they are visting Mar-a -largo.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Get rid of the Marijuana Dispensaries in African American and Latino communities. We need all voters to remain sober and vigilant so the can report racism or discrimination. We need clear minds to advocate for ourselves and our communities. There are too many liquor stores and dispensaries in our communities. If too many people are getting high to escape the realities of racism, who will be left to fight for our children?
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Begin to address the racism and discrimination, bias, preferences in our own heart.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Impeach Trump then elect a person of color, like Barack Obama, or a woman to the presidency….
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Protect and strengthen voter rights so that the people’s voice and needs are not silenced! This can be done in several ways. 1) Rally Congress to abolish Trump’s so-called “Election Integrity Commission” because it includes some of the country’s foremost architects of discriminatory voter suppression laws. 2) Congress must resist Trump’s appointments of radical right judges on the Federal Courts when at all possible, since those are the courts that are currently striking down unconstitutional discriminatory laws that are being proposed (like the recent one in Texas) 3) Introduce legislation to make voter registration automatic for 18 years old American citizens and for newly naturalized citizens – remove the extra step! 4) Make election day a national holiday with pay so that everyone, regardless of industry or income, can participate without loss of income or recrimination 5) Introduce federal legislation to ensure that voter initiatives have titles that truly reflect the intent of the law so that voters are not confused about what they are voting for (i.e. calling an anti-affirmative action initiative “Support of Affirmative Action Bill”. That kind of bait and switch causes some voters to vote against their own interests because of tricky wording) 6) Introduce federal legislation that creates a fair, consistent process to draw voting district boundaries to abolish state level gerrymandering practices. 7) Get rid of the electoral college, it’s no longer needed! One man, one vote!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Dear Karen Bass for Congress. The most important thing we can do is to make it illegal to promote white supremacy and racist symbols.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: This is not the most important thing but we should take down statues all over the US which are monuments to the Confederacy and Confederate soldiers. The monuments are symbols of racial prejudice and inequality and they were intended to be symbols of racial inequality. They should not be permitted in public places.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Recognize and stop all mechanisms in government agencies that side step and avoid substantiated poor administrative reports to the existing documented resolution process in EEOC. This is the best way to improve systemic dysfunction within institutions that are government funded; e.g. schools.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: First and foremost help all Americans realize that racism does in fact exist and will take a nation as a whole to fight it. The nation must realize that there will always be the belief of unequality amongst certain groups of people. They are raised either belief of white priviledge.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Stop the government from giving spoken or tacit permission for people to act out their hatred. STOP THE NAZIS.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Stop the attack on voters rights!!! Strengthen and expand the right to vote and fight to make voting day a national holiday!!! And most importantly, STOP the Russian hacking!!!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Educate and empower especially the youth by providing accurate depicting of history and providing them the opportunity to make history through varied civic leadership training and interning.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: impeach Trump for starters!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Talk frankly about past and current inequalities
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: There are certain words, like “racism”, that inflame Trump supporters – who may or may not actually be racist. However, by using this word, they stop listening to us (if they ever listened to us in the first place). You can’t change someone’s poison heart, but you can appeal to our shared interests, such as valuing our families and communities, and helping people be employed, get health care, and have a place to live. Getting rid of the electoral college is also a great idea. As a Californian, I definitely feel that my vote counts less than those in other states. That’s the very definition of disenfranchisement!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Impeachment the president.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: We need to get Americans to understand that we truly are " All in this together". We need to get Americans to really understand that if we don’t work together for the betterment of us all, then we really won’t make as a Country!
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Get rid if the Electoral College, then Gerrymandering will lose s lot of its power and make voter registration automatic and voting by mail
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Voting out the heinously complacent republicans and regaining democratic majorities
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s, eurocentrism and white supremacy in our hemisphere is underscored with the discovery doctrine.
  • Q: What's the most important thing we can do to fight racism and discrimination in our country?
    A: The most important thing we can do is love. Martin Luther King Jr told us only light can drive out darkness and only love can drive out hate. However, the love I speak of is not passive. This love is progressive, because we can make America stronger than before together. We are the united states of America not divided. I feel like the democratic approach is so focused on the fires we haven’t tackled the sources of the flame such as Trump’s twitter account. We also don’t have a public counter voice to his hate speech. Free speech is not hate speech and now we must reteach how to love again. Please help America love again. For example, there was a car stuck at the at free way exit. I stopped and helped pushed. I’m a small women so the car got stuck again. Then another American helped and we got the car to a safe place together. United we succeeded. We have to push together to make it happen.

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