@ckaihatsu Still no source aside from videos? I am not watching videos. Show me some actual policy.
@Pants-of-dog I see you label me simply because I ask some questions and do not blindly agree with you. How is this an argument?
I asked for some legitimate evidence of systemic racism in policy, procedure or law. You cannot seem to provide any, or simply do not want to provide an argument. Instead you choose to attack me with this blathering nonsense:
Pants-of-dog wrote:In my experience, conservatives do the following:
1, They do not know what systemic racism is, then…
2. They do not believe it is real, then…
3. They refuse to look it up, then….
4. They ignore the mountains of literature on it, then….
5. They try to place the burden of proof on others, then….
6. They decide they have found a possible mistake that disproves it all, even thought it they have only glanced at a single paper looking at a slightly related topic, and (looking back at point one) did hot even know what it was when they first started talking to me.
I simply asked for some evidence to support your claim of systemic racism. You, and @ckaihatsu fail to provide it. Instead you attack both me with ad hominems. Is this how you convince others to believe what you believe? Is shaming next, or is that already implicit in this last post?
Pants-of-dog wrote:Som if people wish to feel that systemic racism is not true, it is not my job to tutor them in a subject they do not wish to learn about.
No, but it is your duty in a debate, or conversation, to provide evidence if you are making a claim.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Or you or any other conservatives could explain why black people in Japan feel that the racism there is very different, and provide an explanation other than the lack of systemic anti-blackness.
Yes, I can. It's a different culture. A more polite and non-confrontational culture is going to be less obviously racist.
This article, on a similar topic, if not the same one, cites this, including things like lower crime rate.
From 2015...What's it like to be black in Japan?Several of the people featured in the film cited personal safety as a key consideration. Crime rates in Japan are very low compared to industrialised Western countries, and several said they felt insulated from racist violence and targeting by police.
"I feel more comfortable, I feel safer. I feel like nobody's going to shoot me because of my skin colour," says Ayana.
But impressions of Japan were not universally positive. Several of the interviewees said there was widespread ignorance about black culture, that Japanese people like to randomly touch their hair and skin, and that racist remarks were common, particularly by children.
"Catcalling gets really specific when you're black," said one interviewee. "I get called Beyonce, or Whitney Houston, who I look nothing like."
The documentary was made by Rachel, an American woman, and Jun, a Japanese man, a married couple who make videos about everyday life in Japan for their YouTube channel.
"It would be careless of me to say racism/xenophobia in Japan does not exist," one of the interviewees, Andre Cunningham, told BBC Trending via email. "You do get impolite stares, that is for sure, but most things that have happened to me were minor."
Cunningham, an English teacher from Jamaica, said he has heard Japanese people bad-mouth other nationalities but that he hasn't witnessed any specific incidents, and compared attitudes to other instances of international tensions.https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34550264
watOn wrote:Systemic racism specifically refers to racial discrimination by institutions, be it deliberate or not. It does not include legacy effects of past discrimination.
QFT. I am only asking for the policies in place that are perpetuating this. If there aren't any, then there's a question of whether or not it actually exists, today. I have no doubt that, in the past, it may have existed. Where it is in play is also a factor. Does Canada have systemic racism of blacks? We didn't have a history of slavery, to any great degree, as it was abolished in 1833 by the Britain.
Wouldn't black people ALSO exhibit these same feelings about safety or lack of racism, in Canada?
Don't attack me. Listen to what I am saying and respond. You can't simple label and attack people who are trying to understand or asking for clarity on a topic.
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson