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How Anti-Racist Are You Poll

How to be an Anti-Racist Poll  

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  1. 1. Check all of the below that you DISAGREE with:

    • Denial is the heartbeat of racism.
    • Saying one is "not racist" signifies neutrality: "I am not a racist, but neither am I aggressively against racism." 
    • The opposite of "racist" is not "not racist." It is "anti-racist."
    • Racist and anti-racist are not fixed identities. We can be racist one minute and an antiracist the next. 
    • A racist is one who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inactions or expressing a racist idea. 
    • Racism is a marriage of racist policies and racist ideas that produce and normalizes racial inequities.
    • The fact that 71% of White families live in owner-occupied homes, while only 45% of Hispanics and 41% of Blacks do is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed.
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    • There is no such thing as a race-neutral or nonracist policy, as each policy produces or sustains racial inequity or racial equity. 
    • We all have the power to discriminate. Only a few have the power to make policy.
    • The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination
    • The most threatening racist movement is not the "Alt-Right" but the regular American's drive for a "race-neutral" country. 
    • Racial groups are equals in all their apparant differences--there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group.
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: White people are more likely than Black and Hispanic people to sell drugs, and the races consume drugs at similar rates; yet, Blacks are more likely to be jailed for drug offenses. 
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Non-violent Black drug offenders stay in prison for about the same length of time as violent White drug offenders
    • High unemployment corresponds with violent crime; racial minorities do not correspond with violent crime.
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Black people comprise 13% of the population and at least 26% of those killed by police. 
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Unarmed black men are twice as likely to be killed by police as unarmed white men. 
    • There is no such thing as a dangerous racial group; there are only dangerous individuals. 
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    • Colorism is a serious issue among blacks and whites, creating inequities between light color blacks and dark color blacks. 
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Lighter skin people are more likely to receive good paying jobs and get accepted to better schools than dark skin people. 
    • Racist ideas suspend reality and retrofit history, including individual histories
    • Increased voter suppression in the states is making it harder for minorities to vote out people who are not promoting anti-racist policies.
    • A large percentage of black people hold anti-black racist ideas. That is, ideas that sustain or increase racial inequity. 
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    • Black people can be racist because black people do have power, even if limited. 
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    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Only 27% of white cops think the issue of blacks being killed more often than whites by violent cops are signs of a broader problem, compared to the 57% of black cops. 
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: The black poverty rate is 3x the white poverty rate
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Black unemployment is 2x that of white unemployment
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: The median net worth of white families is 10x more than black families
    • To love capitalism is to end up loving racism
    • The idea of the dangerous black neighborhood is the most dangerous racist idea.
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Black women with college education make the same or less as a White woman with a high school degree.
    • The following is an issue of concern that needs to be fixed: Black women have to earn an advanced degree to earn as much as a white woman with only a bachelor's degree. 
    • The United States is a racist nation because its policymakers and policies have been racist from the beginning.
    • Racism has always been terminal and curable. Racism has always been recognizable and mortal. 
    • [Check this if you don't disagree with any of the above]
  2. 2. Kendi lists 11 things that should be done to make America more anti-racist. Check those that you DISAGREE with:

    • Admit racial inequity is a problem of bad policy, not bad people. 
    • Identify racial inequity in all its intersections and manifestations. 
    • Investigate and uncover the racist policies causing racial inequity. 
    • Invent or find anti-racist policy that can eliminate racial inequity. 
    • Figure out who or what group has the power to institute anti-racist policy
    • Disseminate and educate about the uncovered racist policy and anti-racist policy correctives
    • Work with sympathetic anti-racist policymakers to institute anti-racist policy
    • Deploy anti-racist power to compel or drive from power the unsympathetic racist policymakers in order to institute the anti-racist policy. 
    • Monitor closely to ensure the anti-racist policy reduces and eliminates racial inequity.
    • When policies fail, do not blame the people. Start over and seek out new and more affective anti-racist treatments until they work. 
    • Monitor closely to prevent new racist policies from being instituted. 
    • [Check this if you don't disagree with any of the above]
  3. 3. After considering the above, Ibram X. Kendi would likely consider me......

    • Anti-racist, because I actively support anti-racist policy and anti-racist ideas.
    • Racist, because even if I am not actively supporting racist policies and ideas, I am indirectly sustaining these ideas through my inaction in supporting anti-racist policies and anti-racist ideas.
    • I disagree with Kendi that being neutral on race is racist and that being just "not racist" is racist. Thus, not being "anti-racist" does not mean one is racist.
  4. 4. Will the United States ever have approximate equality/equity among different races, ethnicities, gender, etc.?

    • Yes, but it will take a lot of effort and determination by federal, state, local governments and the citizens and companies therein.
    • No, our country was founded on an inequality/inequity that will be impossible to shake.
    • I don't know/don't have a hunch
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  5. 5. Is capitalism and/or Socialism helping or harming the quest for racial inquity

    • Capitalism is absolutely anti-racist; Socialism is absolutely racist
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    • Capitalism is more anti-racist than Socialism
    • Socialism would be more anti-racist than Capitalism
    • Socialism is absolutely anti-racist; Capitalism is absolutely racist
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    • It is unclear to me if any of these systems have any impact on racial inequity or not.


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2 minutes ago, SilentLiberty said:

I enjoy the counter to this one more though, in general these are all pretty lame.

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I think the bland, vapid, blanket statement that "Capitalism is completely, 100% good and is the solution to everything and Socialism is completely, 100% bad and is the cause of most problems," is kind of a braindead, unthinking, absolutist, binary, and somewhat ridiculous Cold War propaganda cliché. But somehow, people believe these simplistic tropes, because the much more nuanced and complex world is unappealing, so denial and self-delusion seem more comforting. :P

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14 minutes ago, Patine said:

I think the bland, vapid, blanket statement that "Capitalism is completely, 100% good and is the solution to everything and Socialism is completely, 100% bad and is the cause of most problems," is kind of a braindead, unthinking, absolutist, binary, and somewhat ridiculous Cold War propaganda cliché. But somehow, people believe these simplistic tropes, because the much more nuanced and complex world is unappealing, so denial and self-delusion seem more comforting. :P

I mean all 3 images that were shared are propaganda. One could argue that they are political cartoons. I'd say they are just propaganda though. 

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14 minutes ago, SilentLiberty said:

I mean all 3 images that were shared are propaganda. One could argue that they are political cartoons. I'd say they are just propaganda though. 

Notice my emote at the end, which is often lacking from similar responses I've made in the past. :P

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41 minutes ago, Patine said:

I think the bland, vapid, blanket statement that "Capitalism is completely, 100% good and is the solution to everything and Socialism is completely, 100% bad and is the cause of most problems," is kind of a braindead, unthinking, absolutist, binary, and somewhat ridiculous Cold War propaganda cliché. But somehow, people believe these simplistic tropes, because the much more nuanced and complex world is unappealing, so denial and self-delusion seem more comforting. :P

I think cartoons like these (let me also add @SilentLiberty) are oftne propagandistic. I think the Capitalism one would more accurately still have the little guy below the fence line, and possibly have the middle guy and tallest guy well above the fence line. There's clearly losers in capitalism. To ignore that is to be ignorant. If it hadn't flaws there would never be economic protests and Sanders, Warren, etc. wouldn't get as much support as they do. Even the best of systems is flawed. Same goes for Democratic Socialism or Social Democracy. 

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20 minutes ago, Patine said:

Notice my emote at the end, which is often lacking from similar responses I've made in the past. :P

I know, I did notice it. I was just saying that I think they are propaganda too even as the poster of two of them. I didn't post them as an endorsement of what they are saying. Like I said they're all pretty lame.

8 minutes ago, vcczar said:

I think cartoons like these (let me also add @SilentLiberty) are oftne propagandistic. I think the Capitalism one would more accurately still have the little guy below the fence line, and possibly have the middle guy and tallest guy well above the fence line. There's clearly losers in capitalism. To ignore that is to be ignorant. If it hadn't flaws there would never be economic protests and Sanders, Warren, etc. wouldn't get as much support as they do. Even the best of systems is flawed. Same goes for Democratic Socialism or Social Democracy. 

I'd agree with this too. Also a lot of propaganda is dressed up very casually so as to not be what the average person would consider propaganda. Every party, ideology, business and religious organization is guilty of propaganda in some form or another.

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