Originally Posted by bahbahmickey
Thank you for pointing out the only reasonable argument that has ever made against the point that the US is less racist today than ever before.
We have racism on the run and I see this downward curve that is getting steeper and steeper. I don't think you can say 3-10 years ago had less racism. There is far less racism in housing and hiring practices today than from that time frame and those two things alone can overcome your argument. Also, there are more people who aren't racist today but were 3-10 yrs ago than people who weren't 3-10 yrs ago but are today.
well, I think you are wrong. we have seen the rise of the alt right. we have seen a dramatic increase in racist web sites like breitbart, 4chan/8chan, and various youtubers.
and ofc, the rhetoric from our so-called leaders is just downright detestable.
you cite hiring practices and housing, but you dont provide any numbers. I have no way of knowing if you are right, but I would guess you are at least over emphasizing.
but we do know that the federal govt deemed voter id laws to disenfranchise minorities and thus should be considered racist. and our new administration has given states the go ahead to implement such policies. to me, that is institutional racism.