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Why are minorities treated like scum in the United states? Also people who don't have their papers?

Minorities such as Hispanics are always being bad mouthed and looked down upon, especially people who are "undocumented".

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I'd probably disagree with your terminology, but don't think it only happens in the US. Minorities are discriminated against everywhere. The good news is that attitudes are improving in most western countries but there will always be bigots and racists who take pleasure in their self-perception that they are better than somebody else. Sorry, there doesn't seem to be a solution. I wish there was one.

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So very true...
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Yes Dodgy, as you know Australia has these same issues, as do Holland,germany, and the list could go on ; here it may be Hispanics, somewhere else another Minority group; yet patterns seem consistent,
As economies weaken, the improvements in tolerance seem to go out the window. Sadly..
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Those people who do that are idiots. I wish people would accept others no matter what race they are.

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what if they are here illegaly, they dont deserve the respect if they cant just come here legally
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@dmonster-Everybody deserves respect!
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I don't disrespect Illegals, I'm even willing to help them get back home. Maybe they got lost and entered this country by mistake.
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if they are here illegally and takeing supplies my country needs they do not have my respect. how would they cross by mistake you have to go through a check point.
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@dmonster- You need to understand it's not easy to come to the US legally. And "your country" takes supplies from others not to mention most illegal immigrants can't even afford much here in the states.
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idc if its easy or not, come here legally. i never said they were buying stuff. they take away jobs from people in america, they take food stamps from people that need them, they take away health care from people that need it, so you tell me y i should respect someone that here illegaly. and alot of times they are selling drugs.
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Alright you tell me what gives you all those rights over them. They owned these lands before any "American" did. Anyone in the US that is a citizen can travel anywhere they wish to, so why isn't it the same for other people? you tell me that. You guys have a free pass to do what you want while we have to pay and fill out thousands of forms just to cross a border to get here. And what do you mean by selling drugs? What kind? last time i checked most of those drugs where either made in the US or brought here by money hungry Americans.
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if i go to another country i am there legally, im not not there illeagaly. and you full of it, most all drugs in america come from the cartell, wich is in mexico they bring it into the US, they bring in ever thing from pot to herione
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Because a lot of people in America have an elitist attitude and wrongly feel that they are privileged...

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Really? Another hater of feedom....sad.
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If you think I'm a hater of freedom bigred then you are delusional. Apparently you have no comprehension of the written word...
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you realize that the biggest "elitest" in the country is our President: Obama king of the minorities and Capt of white guilt.
we need to work on the attitudes of today's kids too, and blast the idea of entitlement and special privilege out of the water.

The problem is that when you work hard and get the good things in life ESPECIALLY IF (God forbid because apparently it's a horrible thing) YOU'RE WHITE, people label you as an elitest and start thinking they're entitled to the same things you have simply because they want them without having to work for them.
It boils down to haters gonna hate, and the more real, down to earth, hardworking etc you are the more people hate.
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@bigred50- "hater of freedom" tell me exactly what kind of freedom does this state offer because from what i see there really isn't much "freedom" here.
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Define minority? Poor/rich/ethnicity/religious orientation/sexual orientation/mental/physical abilities or lack there of, etc. The list goes on, and so do "Survivors".

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Read the post before you ask or attempt to answer the question! Minority was defined as "Hispanics".
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*such as Hispanics The statement is non-inclusive. Thanks.
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Hispanics in general, poor rich it doesn't matter.
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"undocumented" probably means that they are illegal immagrants, which, as the name implies, means that they are disobeying the law. As for the racist people, they are idiots. Stereotyping is weak.

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It is wrong for them to bad mouth people who do have papers and are here legally, but I am very Democratic and I think that people need paper to be in our country.

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and speak english
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agreed
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if by undocumented you mean here illegally, they arent treated like scum. they get the same stuff that unemployed people in the US do,sooooo

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Everyone is treated like scum here.. The minorities are the only ones complaining about it.

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Go to Beverly Hills, they are not treated like scum.
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minorities get catered to here. colleges have racial quotas regarding scholarship approval. I can't tell you how many of my friends haven't gotten scholarships they earned because they were white, had no kids, and didn't have a sob story about growing up in the ghetto or in a bad home.
Too many minority groups embarrass the people they claim to represent because they demand special accomodations based on their ethnicity, sexual orientation, family background, etc ad nauseum, none of which are qualifications for any preferential treatment.
Also illegal aliens are committing a crime by being here ILLEGALLY. nowhere in the world are illegal aliens treated so well which is why a lot people are so resentful of them.
anywhere else in the world illegal border crossing and a lack of proper identification are punished by immediate imprisonment and mandatory sentences. here in the USA we hand out benefits to them like it's going out of style.

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I just heard about a college in MN that now teaches classes on how awful white people are and have been throughout history, making minorities out to be victims. Our current president has done this all his life and look where it got him. It is a sad, sad state our country is in. Socialism really does s.u.c.k. along with liberalism being a m.e.n.t.a.l. disorder.
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that's ludicrous, it kills me how the liberal mindset and "white guilt" are being drilled into today's kids.
agreed on the rest of what you said
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They're not really minorities any more.

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Probably because they're illegal
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You really need to get out of your little world more and get away from these kinds of people. America is made up of all kinds of cultures, races, religions, etc. Always has been. I rarely see or hear people treating others like "scum" as you say. Most people I know judge people on an individual basis. Like, are they nice? Do they act appropriate? Things like that. All races and cultures can fail at being good decent people. And all races and cultures can be a true blessing to our lives.
Whoever is treating people like scum should be shunned (ignored) as not a good person to know or hang with. Find good, nice decent people to be around. There are many out there.

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By "undocumented" you mean illegal. Americans are expected to follow the law. From what I can tell, minorities aren't treated like scum here. On the contrary. They are given preferential treatment. Quit pissing and moaning!

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A nationality does not act as a whole.....we are individuals. If you go by what you see on TV shows, then that is plain silly. That is sensationalism and propaganda.

As an American, I can honestly say I have never treated anyone like scum nor do I know anyone who has. I do not care what your ethnicity is. I do care if you treat others poorly.

You must realize that people are treated as individuals. You get what you receive -- most of the time. If you have a poor attitude and are going around looking to pick a fight, you will get one.

Manuel...you singled out Hispanics. I live in California. I have never in my life lived where Caucasians were the majority -- ever. We have a huge mix of ethnicities...like most states do. If all you ever saw on TV was about Arizona and their immigration laws, then you are only seeing a very tiny portion of America -- I can guarantee you this is not the norm. That is sensationalism and that is why they are showing it on TV -- to get viewers. A few very vocal people do not equal a whole.

Bigots, racists, and idiots are in absolutely every culture on the face of this big blue planet. That does not make the world a hateful place.

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I live in California too, and you are right Hispanics do make up a majority of most of the places here. Yet they are singled out and looked down upon by others. I don't know about other parts of California but here in Los Angeles where i grew up i have seen Hispanics looked down upon a lot.
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