Yes I do think they are cultural residues. what else would they be? They certainly aren't legal ones.starving student wrote:you see I think here is were we see things very differently, I don't believe what is happening today is cultural residue, you think that all of the barriers are removed but that is not the case, if it was so it wouldn't be such a big deal that obama is president, there would be more than 1 black senator in the country, and more than 1 black judge on the supreme court, it wouldn't be such a big deal that we might get a female hispanic on the supreme court, things are only fine and dandy in the bizzarro earth dimension
but not in this one.
for instance you think what is happening to your mom is cultural residue?.........i think not.
these issues are serious they are systemic and they effect everyone.
What I find irritating is that people DO make it a big deal that we have a BLACK president. I could give a fuck less. What I care about is whether or not we have a GOOD president. Same with the supreme court pick. I hope against hope that he isn't making some kind of pick based on their race and gender in order to "balance out the court." I hope his pick is based on how awesome of a judge they are going to be, and to hell whether they are a latina or an old white man or a fucking hindu leper. We have a black supreme court justice and he is absolute shit, he's one of the worst people on there. I'd rather he be replaced with a rich old white man who judges intelligently and fairly than keep Thomas on for racial equality. It is these social, cultural ideas that serve to continue to keep race divisions intact. By making a big deal out of the fact that the president is black, you are adding fuel to the fire that there is something special about being black.