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    Theme Park Cancel Culture & Universal

    In the case of the Shaw Memorial, it was the flat granite back of the monument that was graffitied; the relief sculpture on the front was already boarded up. I can see how some uninformed individuals connected to the protest that took place in Boston that day would have vandalised the back of...
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    Riots

    There you go again with the insults. I should have stuck to my guns and exited this conversation when I said I was going to. Lesson learned. Good night.
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    Riots

    Nope. If someone doesn't get the interview because of their name, they can't get the job. There's an outcome right there.
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    Riots

    If they're not getting the same response rate as those without black names, they are being treated differently on the basis of their race. Hence systemic racism.
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    Riots

    Which is systemic racism in action, even with the "as well as".
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    Riots

    Here’s a definition that was already offered upthread: https://fpg.unc.edu/sites/fpg.unc.edu/files/resources/other-resources/What%20Racism%20Looks%20Like.pdf It is the standard definition, and you can find longer explanations very easily online. As for a concrete example...
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    Riots

    I have already acknowledged (confessed, if you will) that I can offer you nothing better in this regard than what others far more qualified than I have already written. I’ve also noted that this isn’t a topic I wish to discuss further, at least not at the present time. I’m sorry you’re...
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    Riots

    I'd thank you not to insult me. I have not discarded your argument, mindlessly or otherwise. I'm simply not interested in revisiting an issue that I've already spent countless hours and posts debating with you and others. We're never going to convince each other, nor do I derive any enjoyment...
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    Riots

    The difference is I’m not challenging your view. We’ve been there and done that, and I’m happy to disagree at this point. The only thing I challenged in the initial post of mine you quoted was someone’s misunderstanding of the term “systemic racism” (on which there really needn’t be any...
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    Riots

    If you don’t buy the evidence that has already been offered by those with much more knowledge in this area than I could ever hope to gain, I don’t see what good would come of my rehearsing their arguments.
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    Riots

    Again, my justifications are not original. They are those that have already been offered here in the forum (including by me, if I recall correctly)* and in countless academic and popular pieces online. * Indeed, didn't we already go through this in relation to the doll test?
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    General political chat

    I don't think it undermines your overall point to acknowledge that community spread (i.e., cases not traceable to the Biogen conference or international travel) had already been happening for at least a fortnight before the closure of schools.
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    Riots

    That wasn't actually my claim (though I agree with it). Rather, I was providing the standard definition of the term "systemic racism". ETA: Lest there be any misunderstanding, I do not believe that the unconscious bias in question is any way innate. It the result of exposure to one's family...
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    General political chat

    While I agree with you that the closure of schools was vital in reducing community spread, I think it's important to note that such transmission was already underway.
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    General political chat

    @ImperfectPixie, another relevant link (dated 15 March): https://www.wcvb.com/article/dr-bharel-reports-community-transmission-in-7-counties/31649045
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