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Politicians and Racial Bias (PTM 228)

Abigail Murrish

Jemar and Tyler are back talking about Cindy Hyde Smith’s contentious comments during her race to be Senator of Mississippi. They discuss how to process racial bias in politics, why it matters, and how we can practically push back while holding our convictions.


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  4. James

    They discuss how to process racial bias in politics, why it matters, and how we can practically push back while holding our convictions.

  5. Joe keery

    The politician is a single individual who competed and won the election in a certain position of responsibility. This also ends and ends the time period, depending on the country’s constitution.

  6. Rose Rogers

    Jemar and Tyler good moved to talking about Cindy Hyde Smith’s contentious comments during her actual race to be Senator of Mississippi.

  7. Jeff

    I don’t understand what you wrote.

  8. Jennifer Grace

    At the point when governmental issues is never again a mission however a calling, legislators turn out to be more self-serving than community workers. As material science has demonstrated, we’re eventually particulate issue, which implies we are each of the ones. That is the reason racial and gender predisposition is so silly. It’s practically amusing how un-liberal Hollywood is with regards to battling gender and racial predisposition.

  9. Jo

    I’m with Jeff. The whole point of getting to know the different party reps is to see what their view of things are and if they align with yours. If they do, vote for them; if not, don’t.

  10. Thomas W.

    Once again, the presumption of other people’s thoughts or worldview is irrational, and leading you to irrational, judgmental conclusions.

    It displays your bias far more than it does her. Y’all presume her lack of racial awareness, her bubble, etc. Confirmation bias rejects any other possibility from your perception.

    Further, once again, it’s entirely possible to agree with the governor on aborted black babies, regardless of the specific number, and the problem. It’s not a dichotomy or competition in which you can only agree with your worldview.

    Worse you appeal to the typical response many have once that’s brought up, you appealed to the current status of living black people and the presumption of what others are doing about it (which lacks foundation as much as a the governor’s wiki stats). Why is this a poor argument in response? 2 main reasons:

    1. There are millions of christians, charities, non-profits working toward the needs of the mother and the unborn. There are more of these ministries and opportunities than abortion clinics. The point here though is your perception and assumption of the lack, without objectivity.

    2. Would you ever, if you lived in 1860, accept the same argument as an abolitionist in terms of slavery? As if you would think it’s a good argument to not end, discuss, or agree with ending slavery because you aren’t doing something (say underground railroadish), yet?

    How absolutely absurd. Abortion is a problem. And the stats are easy to find and calculate yourself when it affects african americans. So maybe instead of rejecting common ground, it would be wise to find some?

  11. Jeff

    So if she says something you don’t like or don’t agree with, don’t vote for her. That’s what I typically do.

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