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Ferguson tragedy reveals racism still overshadows minorities in the US [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-8-19 19:47:01 |Display all floors
After Michael Brown, a young black man in the Missouri town of Ferguson, St Louis, was shot dead by a police officer on August 9, the town has been swamped with anti-racism protests and a curfew imposed by the local authority. After police released a videotape allegedly of Brown attempting to steal cigars from a convenience store, tensions were increased dramatically.  The footage neither offered a convincing reason for the officer to pull his trigger, nor less why the latest autopsy reveals that the unarmed Brown was shot six times.

This is probably the largest protest launched by African Americans in recent years. It tells us that racism still overshadows minorities in the US even while they have got a black president.

There is no doubt that the US has made great progress in race relations over half a century. Barack Obama being elected as the president has reflected that there are now no public areas still considered "whites only" in the US.However,Racial discrimination at large has not been wiped out. An invisible gap between minorities and the white majority is still one of the biggest facts facing US society.

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Post time 2014-8-19 19:53:50 |Display all floors
The former Soviet Union and its socialist camp members relied on a policy of regional ethnic autonomy to adress the racial  problems, it tried to strike a balance between national unity and ethnic diversity. However, it finally resulted in many negative consequences.

The US owes African Americans historical debts, which has resulted in many racial problems. In order to address these, it employs a fairly tough approach by pushing African Americans to integrate into mainstream society. But we have to admit that this one-size-fits-all strategy benefits national governance.



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I'm just here for the money

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This post was edited by parcher at 2014-8-19 20:23

Do you have any idea how many black people commit murder, rape, assault on white people each year in America or Britain for that matter?...
The media are encouraged not to report it...
racism works both ways...
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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This post was edited by incarnationabc at 2014-8-21 16:57
seneca Post time: 2014-8-21 16:54
Be careful or we Westerners will hold you Chinese up to your double standards!

You - legitimate ...




An African claims he is Westerner? Stop lying. You made yourself a clown, baffoon, stooge in the forums
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Post time 2014-8-21 16:58:54 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2014-8-21 16:54
Be careful or we Westerners will hold you Chinese up to your double standards!

You - legitimate ...

Africa= West?

Don't have such a wishful dream.

Aren't you originally from S. A, and now seeking asylum in China? Ask Kiwi to verify it
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.-Victor Hugo

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