I keep seeing it after the BLM protests and I don't understand how singling out black people isn't still racist. Positive discrimination is still discrimination and this is based entirely on the colour of their skin, not who they are or the quality of their goods.
Edit: I LOVE how many sweeping generalisations are made about my personal shopping habits. You know nothing about me. Thanks.
It was a question based on swarms of Instagram posts which flared up after the BLM riots in America and then basically died away as soon as it wasn't "cool" any more (which I find offensive in itself), and my black colleague saying it was pretty fucking condescending - in his words, "patting the n- on the head and saying look at what a good job n- over there is doing". The way he would emphasise the skin colour when talking about it just made me think that that's part of the problem, because I think judging anyone or treating anyone differently by the colour of their skin in any way is wrong, whether you think it's positive or not.
Also, thanks for assuming I'm Reddit's standard mid-twenties white American, that being the funniest part.
Walking into the back room, the boy said to the manager, "Some old bastard outside wants to buy half a head of cabbage."
As he finished his sentence, he turned around to find that the man had followed and was standing right behind him, so the boy quickly added, "...and this gentleman kindly offered to buy the other half."
The manager approved the deal and the man went on his way.
Later, the manager said to the boy, "I was impressed with the way you got yourself out of that situation earlier, we like people who can think on their feet here, where are you from son?"
"New Zealand, sir." the boy replied.
"Why did you leave New Zealand?" the manager asked.
The boy said, "Sir, there's nothing but prostitutes and rugby players there."
"Is that right?" replied the manager. "My wife is from New Zealand!"
"Really?" replied the boy. "Who did she play for?"
I was shining a laser on the ceiling and the reflections that came down seemed to have a somewhat grainy quality about them, and I'm not sure why. Is it the material that it is reflecting off of, is it the fact that me holding it isn't stable enough to keep the light consistent, or is that a property of laser beams? Thanks!
$1.44 billion in profit every. single. day. of. every. single. year. Not revenue, but actual profit. That’s nearly $530 billion a year. Literally more than half a trillion dollars. And some struggling homeless dude or a single mom who has lost work through no fault of her own gets caught and punished for stealing a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk? Is that really unethical on their parts? Get real.
EDIT: I have a correction to make. I was mistaken when I stated that Walmart’s daily $1.44 billion figure was actual profit. That figure is in fact Walmart’s daily revenue, so not all of the $1.44 billion is profit. My mistake. I didn’t realize the error, and I do apologize.
The Australian vaccine effort has been halted after it produced HIV antibodies, leading to a false positive for HIV. Why did a coronavirus vaccine do this?
I produce mainly melodic house/ techno but I rarely listen to that genre myself. I absolutely love the music I make but for some reason I get really bored of songs similar to mine. Is this a normal thing or should I perhaps rethink what style of music I’m making?
Edit: thank you everyone for your input, have a happy new year!