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Date: 05/01/12 03:20 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Link: Louis C.K. On Minorities - Minority vs majority, is he right or wrong I-A-B?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    He is a comedian, right or wrong is irrelevant as long as he is funny, and he is.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    Mmmmmm he may not be right, e.g. if white people make 20% of population, then 19% are black, 18% are Latino etc. and add it up to 100%, then whites could still be a majority. But yeah, kinda stupid.
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    rachaldenise Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    That would only make sense if the 80% were all one people. It`s didn`t say that 80% were....say black. It said 80% were minorities which would inlude black, hispanic, asian, middle eastern, persian, native american, jewish, immigrants, pacific islanders, etc, etc. While the othe 20% are (presumably) all white americans.
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    Mahaloth Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    80% is made up of different minorities, with white still being the single largest group.
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    CaneTrain Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    That`s not a white attitude. That`s a leftist view to the first part, and a leftist/racist view to the second.
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    Reaper171 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    The way it is phrased yes, saying 80% are minorties could mean there are 20% white 10%/10%/10%/10/%10%/10%/10%/10% in others, so yes that would be correct.
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    DeanoBoz Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    He`s not right or wrong, it`s a joke. Obviously "minority" in this case is not at a city level, but rather at a national level.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    The term minorities is stupid as it must make people feel inferior to whites.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    100% of people are members of a minority. More accurately, many different minorities. Less than 50% of the population are bald - bald people are a minority. Etc, etc.

    In politics, "minority" means "group approved by the authorities for special consideration and treatment". It has nothing at all to do with what the word "minority" actually means, so it could be applied to a situation where 1 person is a "majority" and 999,999,999 people are a "minority".
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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    Reaper, that makes every group by itself a minority. even whites
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    vv What @CaneTrain said!!
    Welcome to IAB dude!
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    he is a retard.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    @Quackor thank you
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    @Quackor,
    He is a comedian. Don`t be a retard.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    California, hispanics are the majority now so the state banned the use of the word "minority" in government programs. It`s "persons of color" now so that the majority can get the welfare checks.

    "Person of Color" is black, hispanic, asian, native american, ethiopian, mogol, ... anyone but a caucasian so tell me that`s not racist.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    @Gerry1of1, I was discussing this with my wife just yesterday: how is it ok for everyone but white people to be racist?

    The one answer I could come up with was that maybe it`s not that everyone else is allowed to be racist, but that due to their past behaviour about it white people lost the privilege to segregate.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    Im pretty sure 100% of the world are minorities, probably even visible minorities.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    jendrian - "white people lost the privilege to segregate."
    That implies non-white races do have the right to segregate.

    If my prejudice is socially immoral, how can their prejudice be moral? Does the goal of equality not inherantly imply that we all share equal privelage with equal responability? That`s what I believe, but that`s what makes me a racist. So I`m told by Persons of Color, anyway.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Of course he is right, perception is reality.
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    CaneTrain Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    @jendrian... so what you are saying is "it`s okay to be racist" or your saying that "it`s okay for me to be racist"?
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    He`s right but he used a double-negative, which makes the over all statement wrong.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    @Gerry1of1 and CaneTrain, I`m not saying it`s moral, I`m saying privately people get to peacefully marginalize and segregate; publicly, as is the case of the government, there should be no difference.

    But privately it`s ok to segregate, you wouldn`t welcome WBC supporters to a gay meeting would you?

    My point is that if it seems that only white people are not allowed to segregate anymore, it`s *probably* in response to the irresponsibleness of white people`s ancestors to the "peaceful" part of the tolerance to segregation.

    I`m not saying it`s moral, I`m saying it`s tolerated because it`s not wise to let everyone in everywhere.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    In my wife`s ethnic studies class, there was something in her book that troubled her.

    It said that no matter the situation, or location, a white person can never be a minority.

    Perplexed, she inquired to her professor about it. She basically said the exact opposite of what Louis said.

    She said that a white person in a community that was 98% black, is not a minority. Whites can never be a minority in this country.
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    ctobin34 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    what part of minorities (plural) does he not understand? So in his opinion they should have been referred to as "majorities"?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    @auburnjunkie; that`s exactly what I mean when I say maybe white people have used segregation irresponsibly in the past, and hence lost the privilege to do it... or at least public tolerance to it.

    It`s for example, we still have women`s only stuff, but if you tried to make a men-only gym, it would be called out. That`s because men in the past have abused the privilege of segregation against women.

    Again, this is all "maybe", "probably", it`s just what my only intelligent response was to that question yesterday during a stroll. But the more I think about it the more it makes sense.
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    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    "It said 80% were minorities which would inlude black, hispanic, asian, middle eastern, persian, native american, jewish, immigrants, pacific islanders, etc, etc."

    If the other 80% is asian, persian, native american, etc why is the 20% not italian, german, british, etc (& how does jewish/immigrants fit in at all? jews can`t be white? immigrants can`t be white?). Why just "white" if you`re going to break everyone else down more specifically. It`s a skewed statistic.
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    Horus175 Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    @auburnjunky let`s see what that smartass has to say in 2050 when white people are projected to comprise less than half of the US population.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Here`s a handy chart (from wikipedia, based on the US 2000 Census), as to the purpose of the joke, for those who missed it or argue against it. Sure in general it`s decidedly mostly white, but it`s a white thing to think that`s how it is everywhere.

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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    @leesah:

    same reason blacks aren`t nigerian, south african, rwandan, etc; and hispanics aren`t mexican, puerto rican, dominican, guatemalan, etc

    yes, its a flawed system because, seriously, why does race still matter? if you talk to someone online and you have no idea what race they are, would you feel differently about them if you met them in person?
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    And that`s pretty much the whole story on Louis CK. Stupid dressed up like smart.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    @jendrian:

    what does your chart mean by "american"? at first I thought native, but then saw there is a separate one for that...

    most of the "african" in the south probably qualify just as much as the whites for `american`, same with most of the rest of the country, with southern border, east and west coast having the only coloration
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    @darkmagic14n I haven`t got the slightest clue, it`s from wikipedia but the graph itself isn`t fully explained.

    My best guess is that they`ve been so mixed up for so long it`s hard to tell, making the "race" something different. But that`s a stretch from saying that`s what it is.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    this is what it says about the classification of "american", if you`re confused I don`t blame you

    The United States Census Bureau also classifies Americans as "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino", which identifies Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity that composes the largest minority group in the nation.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    No, all pooled together 80% of the people belong to some minority. It`s still not a majority because it`s a bunch of small groups. If 80% of the people were Asian or Mexican, THEN it wouldn`t be a minority. But a group of Asians, Mexicans, Russians, Greeks, and whatever else is still a bunch of minorities.

    Stupid post is stupid, just like the stupid "comedian" (and I use that word very loosely with him) who made the stupid comments.
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    AGit Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    "That`s a leftist view to the first part, and a leftist/racist view to the second."

    Nope, that`s your view of a leftist view to the first part, and your veiw of a leftist/racist view to the second.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm
    it`s - a - joke
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    @freddyferret, you mean like in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and everything on top of Florida? Funny ain`t it? It almost seems like white people are not really the majority everywhere, yet that`s exactly what the joke was saying... ooohhhhh
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    how can some of you not get the joke? dummies
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    "Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity"
    That`s politically correct dribble.
    They say that because latinos claim there`s a differance between guatemalans and niceraguans, and both are differant from panamanians. The nationality is differant, but the racial makeup is the same.

    It`s like the differance between germans and french. At the end of the day, they`re just white guys.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2012 at 12:15 am
    haha yeah... I haven`t heard any mexicans in Mexico trying to make a racial distinction based on nationality... maybe racism infects them once they get to the US, the latinos in Vancouver certainly don`t seem like they`re trying to differentiate like that...

    I think it`s hilarious that the US Census defines "american" as "hispanic" AND "not-hispanic"
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2012 at 2:40 am
    Reminds me of a french comedian, Coluche that died in 86, he said :

    "There`s too many foreigners in the world."
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2012 at 3:08 am
    "All I can say is now that us white people are the minority, I`m sick and tired of being kept down by The Man." - Dennis Miller
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    Psimon Male 40-49
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    May 2, 2012 at 5:00 am
    I love Louis CK but this is far from him at his best:
    What the stat means is 80 percent of New Yorkers are minorities in terms of the US at large.
    Also, just because you put a bunch of smaller groups into a big category called "minorities" it doesn`t mean any of those groups isn`t a minority. If I have 2 bananas, one orange, one apple and one pineapple, the bananas are still the largest group.
    Speaking of which, you should eat more fruit.
  45. Profile photo of Quik2TheStab
    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2012 at 5:57 am
    The term "minority" refers to political influence, not population.
  46. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2012 at 8:30 am

    The term "minority" refers to political influence, not population.
    In what universe?
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    May 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    The "minority" is everyone who is not white. yes, the "Minority" outweighs the "majority", the white people. But the Black population, the Hispanic population, and Asian population, alone do not outnumber the white population.
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    3justme3 Female 18-29
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    May 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    This all pisses me off.. >.<
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    N-Vet Male 30-39
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    May 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Last time I checked Majority = more than 50%...
    once the largest group is less than 50% there is no Majority...
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    @ryan99: look at the map, there`s several places where hispanics and black people are a true majority

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