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It's Not About Race So Stop It

I read and follow several news media outlets via the Internet so when I find something worth reading I always go looking at the comments before I go leaving my own two cents worth. However, I am finding there is always that one person who brings in a racial slur commentary.


I was reading something from KCRA 3 (local news channel) about a five year old who was given a bill at their school to take home to their parents for doing a no show after accepting an RSVP. The child's parents were basically billed for not bringing their child to a birthday party because of the "head count" expenses.

Then along came some ignorant bliss who left a comment to the article saying, "white people problems."


Why can't people leave race out of things? Talk about a superiority complex. Then when two or three people attacked this person in reply (who shall remained unnamed) they were still ignorant as to why their comment was inappropriate. Well, I added my own two cents worth to it as well. I just had to because this type of thing infuriates me.

I don't care what the issues are. Stop this racial madness.

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Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:24 PM

I agree wholeheartedly! This drives me crazy and you can't escape it. Take this for an example, I watched the video Sugar from Maroon 5 with their "crashing" of the weddings. They admitted the grooms knew and they didn't know who else the grooms told. Still, it was cool to see this. During the video one of the weddings was an Asian wedding and some idiot comes in saying the whole thing had to be staged because the Asians were dancing like white people in the video. I mean really??? There was no need for that.

CountryWine wrote on January 20, 2015, 4:58 PM

Inferences like that are just as bad as the scenario that I presented here. It's bad enough I have to deal with a daughter who tells me all the time that I act too much like a white person when I am actually a Latina. I didn't even raise her to be that way.

Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 5:07 PM

Unfortunately friends, the media and other outside influences can shape your daughters views also. We can only do what we can to raise them right and hope it all turns out OK. I just wish everyone would stop bringing race into everything, all this does is divide everyone more.

CountryWine wrote on January 20, 2015, 6:25 PM

This country is already divided. I don't know why people act like it's not.

LadyTrouble wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:06 PM

I am sorry to say this but what aggravates me the most are those who don't want things to be made into a racial debate, but then they make it into one themselves. A lot of times race has nothing to do with it, but then something has to be said, an observation or a coincidence has to be noted, and BAM! it's all about that skin color, when it really shouldn't be!

CountryWine wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:12 PM

It never has anything to do with race. People just have to make it so because they are opinionated that way.

LadyTrouble wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:18 PM

Racism spurs from fear and misguidance, as well as a lack of courage or care to understand. It's turned people into bringing a skin color into something because of a judgement, or oh what is the word I am looking for? I'll get back to you if I ever think of it.

CountryWine wrote on January 20, 2015, 9:35 PM

You mean stereotyping.

LadyTrouble wrote on January 20, 2015, 10:02 PM

ding ding ding! give the lady a prize! Yup that was the word I was wracking my brain for, thank you.

CountryWine wrote on January 20, 2015, 11:54 PM

LOL You're a dork.

GemOfAGirl wrote on January 21, 2015, 12:32 AM

I used to read comments on news stories, but I had to stop soon after Obama got elected - the ugliness of the comments escalated so much after that, and I always ended up tense and angry about it. It's a waste of time trying to reason with people like that, so I no longer allow them to waste my time. I leave them to their own little echo chambers, and then I cross my fingers and hope that the website administrators have the good sense to alert the proper authorities if it reaches a level where someone needs to worry about sustaining bodily harm.

peachpurple wrote on January 24, 2015, 11:09 AM

yeah, it is unfair to blame the color of the skin, everybody is the same

CountryWine wrote on January 24, 2015, 4:19 PM

I look at the comments because it gives an opportunity to have a debate with someone's views. It's a healthy way to keep your mind sharp.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 27, 2015, 6:15 AM

I have to agree with you, remember also there are trolls out there who make up the most ridiculous comments just to get a rise.

CountryWine wrote on January 27, 2015, 2:28 PM

Yes, and, unfortunately, it works.

arthurchappell wrote on January 27, 2015, 2:50 PM

somebody always has to find a racial angle on things - it actually becomes racist in its own right when they do

CountryWine wrote on January 27, 2015, 6:29 PM

Yes, pretty much