• Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?
  • Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 02:09 PM
    Posts
    2,373

    Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?

    I saw a few people arguing about this on another site and I wanted to ask about it here since you bunch seem to have a straight head on your shoulders.

    One was arguing that it was racist and you should want to live in a mixed community rather than just seeking out people who are like you (skin color, culture, etc.).

    The other said it is perfectly natural to want to live in a community where most of the people are like you in terms of race and culture.

    The first guy argued that the second was racist because of this thinking.

  2. #2
    Profile
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Last Seen
    9th May 2021 07:03 PM
    Location
    The ever-expanding cosmos
    Posts
    268
    I don't think that's necessarily racist, since people are free to associate with whomever they want.
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him....

  3. Like KorinKitty, Zemekis liked this post
  4. #3
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 02:09 PM
    Posts
    2,373
    Quote Originally Posted by OutlawBard19 View Post
    I don't think that's necessarily racist, since people are free to associate with whomever they want.
    This is how I view it. Unless you are actively seeking to avoid a certain race because you believe you are above them, I see nothing racist about it. I see it more as people wanting to be in a community they can grow in and feel comfortable being a part of.

  5. #4
    Profile
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Last Seen
    Today 12:35 PM
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Age
    32
    Posts
    7,247
    No, not really. I'd prefer to live in the rural areas of the Midlands of England. It's not necessarily because there's a large white population but mainly because it simply happens that the urban areas are filled with a lot of rude people. (Especially the big cities like London.) When I've been to the countryside and small villages there in the past I've talked to some of the friendliest people I've met in my life. It really blows me away how nice the people are in many of those villages in comparison. Meanwhile I presently live in some shithole surrounded by hoodlums, lol.

  6. Like KorinKitty, Zemekis liked this post
  7. #5
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 02:09 PM
    Posts
    2,373
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    No, not really. I'd prefer to live in the rural areas of the Midlands of England. It's not necessarily because there's a large white population but mainly because it simply happens that the urban areas are filled with a lot of rude people. (Especially the big cities like London.) When I've been to the countryside and small villages there in the past I've talked to some of the friendliest people I've met in my life. It really blows me away how nice the people are in many of those villages in comparison. Meanwhile I presently live in some shithole surrounded by hoodlums, lol.
    Yeah, it seems like more densely populated areas typically just have more unhappy people. Crime rates are often way higher as well because you have people living on top of each other with upper, middle, and lower-class people (earnings-wise) so it is no surprise. I like living in areas with more farmland and more space between houses, those areas are almost completely white but still "diverse" in other regards.

  8. Like Mantis liked this post
  9. #6
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Seen
    4th May 2021 06:25 PM
    Posts
    4
    I don't see anything wrong with wanting to live around people of the same race or religion or what have you. People should be free to associate with whoever they want. I also decided to move to a rural area away from the city because I was tired of living in crowded miserable pretentious places. Although I've never lived anywhere outside of 1 state as a kid but once I got out of the military I decided I would never live there or that state. I've lived my entire Adult life outside of the military in Texas and in a rural municipality away from the cities and I love it. It is for the most part quiet, nobody is close enough to my house since I'm in a quarter acre plot of land, the house is decently sized with a yard and pool and fully fenced out. I am able to enjoy my life now without having neighbors of a particular race that I had a problem with back when I was a kid. So I think I made the right call. If people want to call me a racist that's fine. I honestly don't think other people's opinions have any value when I value my happiness over other people's opinions.

  10. Like Mantis, KorinKitty liked this post
  11. #7
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Seen
    4th May 2021 06:25 PM
    Posts
    4
    Also the area I live in because people live further apart and there is farm land, but we aren't too far away from amenities, people are pretty nice. There are a lot of white people but there are also Hispanics here and they are just as cool as well. I will say this, there is a group my wife and I hang out with that tend to be the White equivalent of "Rachet" and they can be loud, obnoxious, rude, and overall just unpleasant to be around, however they don't live anywhere near us so its not like we worry about them being annoying or disturbing the peace in my home. And some of them are pretty cool people. I see the good in people no matter what color or creed, and I typically judge people by the character of their actions and words not anything else.

  12. Like KorinKitty liked this post
  13. #8
    Profile
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Last Seen
    Today 12:35 PM
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Age
    32
    Posts
    7,247
    That's interesting, Albert. Somehow a lot of people here are connected with Texas in one way or another. Nice to meet you, by the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert927 View Post
    I see the good in people no matter what color or creed, and I typically judge people by the character of their actions and words not anything else.
    Those are great words to live by. I don't think there's anything wrong with having an overall preference of living with people of your race. Others do it. Black people, Japanese, Indians, so on. White people are an exception to the rule. It is inherently racist for us to have such a preference, even if subtle. Or at least that's what people are taught to believe. I've known great black people and good people from other non-white backgrounds too. But yet, it seems the people I'd get along with the best in my country are in areas that are majority-white. I share your sentiment: if that makes me a racist according to modern ideologies, so be it. I will not let a fear of judgement dictate my actions.

  14. Like KorinKitty liked this post
  15. #9
    Profile
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 02:09 PM
    Posts
    2,373
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post

    Those are great words to live by. I don't think there's anything wrong with having an overall preference of living with people of your race. Others do it. Black people, Japanese, Indians, so on. White people are an exception to the rule. It is inherently racist for us to have such a preference, even if subtle. Or at least that's what people are taught to believe. I've known great black people and good people from other non-white backgrounds too. But yet, it seems the people I'd get along with the best in my country are in areas that are majority-white. I share your sentiment: if that makes me a racist according to modern ideologies, so be it. I will not let a fear of judgement dictate my actions.
    Maybe that is the fault of white people in the west though. I noticed not many actually have cultural roots. Like I do, my family immigrated to the US from Italy so I have a lot of Italian cultures that have run through my family, especially when it comes to holiday traditions and food. I don't feel "white" in the ways the modern wokey dokey people view as white. I have a culture outside of my skin color rooted in family and traditions. This is what keeps blacks, Hispanics, Indians, Asians, etc. tied close together. Most white people don't have that so they try to be a part of other cultures and get yelled at for it. Blacks in America have greatly lost their cultures (from Africa, Jamaica, etc.) but they have adopted a new culture (while not a healthy culture in many regards) that separates them from other people. I see so many white people, particularly white liberals who scream about other white people not having culture but you can see it when you look around the world. There is plenty of culture and diversity within white people, they just boiled them all down into having the same skin and hair types which to me is racist.

  16. #10
    Profile
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Last Seen
    Today 12:35 PM
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Age
    32
    Posts
    7,247
    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    Maybe that is the fault of white people in the west though. I noticed not many actually have cultural roots.
    Only in America. The USA was founded less than 250 years ago. It makes your country a bit of a baby, really. It hasn't had the time to develop a real cultural identity yet. And with the way things are going, will it? Honestly, I could argue the same thing for African Americans. How many of them really associate with their ancestors and the people of Africa as a whole? I think black western culture developed into its own thing independently.

    As for here, our culture has been developing for a couple of millennia. Almost 2000 years ago there was the Roman invasion of Britain. Before that this island was largely inhabited by Celtic tribes (Celts got to keep Wales though) but this invasion made all the difference to British culture. Later came the Dark Ages and Middle Ages. Great Britain used to be made up of many kingdoms:

    Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?-b464e140da60656c13019d88f1cfd64d-jpg

    Where I live used to be called Mercia. Over all these years the British developed a lot of culture. And then you have the Irish. The Romans didn't touch them. They were left alone and Irish culture is so vast. I'd call it just as vast as the cultures of many people of colour. Is it any wonder that when Britain tried to join Ireland, Irish terrorists attacked England for decades to preserve their cultural identity? Well, eventually we got Northern Ireland. These two small islands were made up of many different kingdoms/territories, but we mostly became one United Kingdom. Apparently now we're United Everything and our culture is fading away. Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland (not Northern Ireland) that preserved their culture is 95% white.

    These days England is around 70-80% white. You'd think a lot of tourists wouldn't know it. Major cities will soon enough only be 50% white. It's due to the many nearly all-white small towns and villages that nobody thinks of that the overall number is higher. Immigrants don't really touch those places because they don't find a lot of opportunity there.

    So yeah, there's a huge deal of white culture and I'm only talking about the UK and Ireland. The rest of Europe? There's so much, far more than Americans will ever know. But supposedly we're white supremacists or Nazis or whatever else for trying to hold onto that in Britain. Nobody gives the Irish shit for this. Lucky bastards. They've preserved their culture and their Irish, white identity.

    White people have only become truly hated in countries that have opened the floodgates to immigrants. We give them and refugees with nowhere else to turn a home and we're the bad guys. I might sound like a nationalist but I'm hardly patriotic when I'm thinking of immigrating in the future. Unlike most whites I'm simply not afraid of saying how it is. Even though I don't like what happened to British culture it doesn't mean I hate people of other races. Anyone with other cultural backgrounds would feel the same way if this happened to theirs.

  17. Like KorinKitty liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Affiliates
Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you? Revillution.net - Your portal to entertainment! The Syndicate Lounge