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Diversity is killing America

Diversity is killing America

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RafeBaille

Or everyone could just grow up and look past skin color and upbringing. Being black and eating Chinese with a white girlfriend wearing moccasins shouldn't trigger anyone.


Which-Decision

No one cares about interracial relationships as long as you're not bashing/fetishizing someone. No one cares about eating food from other countries as long as you don't rename the food while claiming it's something you personally came up with. No one cares if you wear moccasins. Natives prefer you wear one's made on reservations or by natives to support them. Majority of natives have issues with mascots and people wearing headdresses they didn't ear while not caring that natives have to fight for clean water and to keep their land sacred. All of the the things you listed are non issues.


PersonMcHuman

I’ll take this over going back to how it was in the 50’s.


Leading-Bowl-8416

That's literally how it was in the 50s, lol. People were just as overly sensitive about different things, like sex outside marriage, or nudity in movies.


PersonMcHuman

It’s not tho? I’m not sure how well you remember things like segregation. I’ll take what we got now over “Black person goes to jail because they used the wrong water fountain.” or “Black person lynched in streets for being the wrong color in the the wrong part of town.”


ReadyCharacter

Diversity is more than skin color..


PersonMcHuman

It is, but that's one of the first things people see, and most don't want to look any further than that.


ReadyCharacter

Doesn't mean we just turn our backs and let them be racist does it?


PersonMcHuman

If we go back to the 50's like people seem to want, yes, it does.


ReadyCharacter

Who has said they wanna go back to the 50s?


PersonMcHuman

50's, 60's, 70's, they're all pretty bad years in America if you're not white and male.


RaptorSlayer76

A popular post above this one, and all the people in the comments, apart from a few


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CRT schools have reintroduced segregation as the “black kids need space to explore their ethnicity”…. So yea it’s the same as the 50’s. An elderly white man was bashed by BLM in the street; they stopped traffic and targeted mom and pop businesses for destruction if they didn’t promote an ideology…. It’s actually the same shit


PersonMcHuman

Ah, cool. Another person who doesn't know what CRT actually means and probably only learned about it from right wing memes exaggerating it. ​ >It’s actually the same shit Except in the 50's, the government celebrated and promoted this behavior. Today, those people tend to go to jail and the government is against what they did.


[deleted]

U could enlighten us then instead But because u want to tote it as “right wing” misinformation and memes, I’m going to assume that the incidents at loudon county are not a thing as far as ur concerned


PersonMcHuman

Memes treat CRT as “White people bad”, which is false. CRT is “A lot of systems we have in place now we’re created back when everything was super duper racist and even though things are better, the racist overtones of those systems are still persist.”


[deleted]

See I view it as a post modernist philosophy created largely by Kimberly krenshaw(sp) that holds an ethnocentric view on systems of government that swaps out Marxist class-conflict with an Americanism of racial conflict replacing oppressive ruling classes with white, heteronormative oppression and lower classes with minorities. Which’s holds that (like most postmodernism), all truth is subjective and this means that all objective truth is oppressive & then pushes these ideas along race focused lines. When it’s applied in schooling this leads to segregationist practices as well as an elevation of minorities by lowering standards and warping practices for any individuals subjective standards (in this case race focused, because of the branch of critical theory it stems from). I’m a teacher lol - I’m pretty confident I know what happens when administrators push this bs into a classroom


PersonMcHuman

>See I view it as a post modernist philosophy View it however you want, all I did was tell you what it is. It's a whole different thing when people with their own agendas turn it into something else. In practice, it's nothing more than telling people, "Shit was super fuckin' racist when we made this thing. Things are less racist now, but racism still persists all throughout this thing we made back then." Edit: For example, in the US, the police force was literally created to be a racist institution. It's started off as a way to deal with slaves (slave watching, trading, slave patrols, performing lynchings, etc etc), and eventually turned into what we see today. That's the sorta thing CRT is about. ​ >I’m a teacher lol Being a teacher doesn't instantly make you right. I once had a teacher that insisted that the history we were being taught tooooootally wasn't being rewritten in a way to portray the US in a more positive light...which was very, very wrong.


[deleted]

Ok, I’d bet u believe in the 1619 project too. so ur just insisting “shit be racist and bad” rather than knowing or caring to know anything about these philosophies or how they interact with my profession or any other system of governance. Not to mention that crt, atleast according to Harvard researchers actually leads to worse outcomes for students (especially minorities)…. It’s a bad philosophy & it’s bad for all people- especially minorities & it’s extra bad for the youth & the fight to keep it out of schools and government is an important one. But ppl like u will defend it, without even reading its prominent scholars- it’s like the catholic who never read the bible.


Odeeum

So college. CRT of course isn't taught in HS but rather is a higher level college course.


jazzcomplete

It doesn’t have to be a choice between two bad things. Things could improve.


PersonMcHuman

I'm just going with OP's "Diversity Bad" stance. So I assume they'd rather not have diversity.


jazzcomplete

No OP is saying identity politics is bad.


PersonMcHuman

OP: Diversity is bad! You: OP isn't saying diversity is bad. Hopefully, you can see my confusion here.


jazzcomplete

Yeah the title is poor but the additional text makes it clear it’s the ever increasing number of victim identities and corresponding intolerance of others (intolerance is fine if you’re “punching up”) which is divisive.


Chiliad9

Does it have to be one or the other?


PersonMcHuman

I'm just going with OP's "Diversity Bad" stance. So I assume they'd rather not have diversity.


Chiliad9

I focused on the body, rather than the headline. I think he's saying that conscious segmentation is the problem.


PersonMcHuman

What OP's calling "diversity" is more like segregation, but seems to want it all to disappear...which would just be what we had decades ago which was much worse.


ReadyCharacter

It's not "diversity" it's the bullshit they pretend diversity is. When they say "diversity" they only mean not White, but there are so many things that make us diverse and they're amazing. Focusing on skin color is racist and calling it "diversity" is some trick they do to hide their racism. If we had real **diversity**, none of this would be a problem. But yes, in the sense of "diversity" as it stands today, you are absolutely correct.


radialomens

I think OP's pretty clearly talking about the type of diversity you're saying is so great


ReadyCharacter

And what diversity is that


radialomens

Not 'white vs not white'; your definition of "fake diversity" excludes OP's statement "as we increasingly we divide ourselves into smaller and smaller “protected groups.”" Edit: punctuation added for clarity in the first clause


ReginaldJohnston

Says the oversensitive victim.


TioPuerco

*”overly sensitive victim groups”* You nailed it 🔨


Saborizado

There is something right here. The first is that diversity missionaries are only interested in 'diverse' when they are phenotypically different, but politically aligned people. If they see 5 white guys issuing opinions on something, they'll say some stupid thing about "cisgender straight white male, etc, etc, etc, etc", regardless of that person's background. It's literally a substitution for class warfare. The second is that not all multiculturalism is good because not all cultures are compatible with each other. Every day people feel less and less proud of being born in the USA, as if it were not a great country, which for a long time, was the best and freest country in the world.


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A room full of danger haired woman is maximum diversity.


someasianboi19

This, some people says culture X is important and then hating on same culture because it doesn’t fit to western standards.


Maeuthi

Diversity expressed and encouraged in the US isn't the "right" diversity. They seem to be looking for perceived diversity and not from the real and important diversity of thoughts. They want different looking people who think all the same and because they are different in appearance, they call it diversity! I'm kind of sad to be able to understand that and that it seem that nobody else has realised this.


OmegaRevenge42

Actually america has always been diverse. Its actually a misconception that has always been white dominated. Places like south carolina would literally not exist without cherokees helping whites defeat the creek. Or how black soldiers literally saved teddy roosevelts life amd were heavily involved in the spanish- american war. When people complain "diversity is killing us" they are really saying "white people cant be openly racist no mo" lol


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krauksikp

You are talking about two different things. Diversity doesn't mean people can't come together as a nation. Butthurt and oversensitive individuals who live in their echo chambers and claim to represent some larger social group are the problem.


Adventurous-Doctor43

Tell me you’re racist without telling me you’re racist.


Cornishman23

Tell me you're an sjw without telling me you're a sjw


Adventurous-Doctor43

In relation to your sentiment, Im proud to be an SJW. Are you equally as proud to be a racist?


Cornishman23

I'm not racist lol, you think what you like


Adventurous-Doctor43

Kinda like how men who blow other men (which is completely fine, btw) say they aren’t gay or bisexual?


Cornishman23

Why do you assume I'm racist then?


Adventurous-Doctor43

Obviously because I’m an SJW who just walks around looking for situations to get triggered in, not because there’s any validity to the content of my observations.


Cornishman23

That's seriously how you are coming across yeah


Adventurous-Doctor43

What kind of diversity specifically do you think is killing America? What specifically can’t a person say because “people are too sensitive? Certainly a no nonsense, speak the truth type like you isn’t concerned about others peoples’ feelings in response to what you say, right?


ElVerdolo

It's really funny how they're super receptive with lgbt stuff but then racism But yeah, you're absolutely right and I wish more people thought like you


HopnDude

Diversity isn't the problem. "muh feelins" is the fucking problem.


MarkAmocat6

Not an unpopular opinion. Also, it's not a melting pot. It's a stew, where different ingredients flavor the whole but also maintain some of their own identity.


wordtomytimbsB

Least racist r/unpopularopinion user


ChindOfWenge

Muh booooy


Limp-Reaction-3131

So you’d rather straight, white people run the country and everyone else gets treated like shit?


[deleted]

Would I rather an old straight man, with dementia run the country…. Sounds exactly like the current situation except without the rioters destroying family business like all of last year. Yea it’s preferable


Which-Decision

There are riots every super bowl and all throughout American history.


[deleted]

This is true, but those riots don’t occur simultaneously with major K split recovery’s and government sanctions killing businesses that rioters are actively destroying. It also doesn’t come with a major one sided political response- u can shoot a hooligan rioter who comes n loots ur property…. Blm will get u arrested for showing a weapon and telling them to stay off ur lawn.


Which-Decision

You're not allowed to shoot people for stealing in many states either. Protecting your life and property are not looked at the same under the law in most states. The insurance will cover it most times.


[deleted]

It sickens me that ur attitude is “let them destroy ppls livelihoods and hard work insurance will cover it”; fuck those ppl


[deleted]

lmao right


Limp-Reaction-3131

At least black and gay people can run businesses these days and become successful, it’s slowly moving in a better direction.


[deleted]

What’s the end game? In my life time black and gay ppl have never not been able to participate in all aspects of the world


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OmegaRevenge42

Do you realise that most of the positioms white people are in are literally given to them lol. If white people actually had to compete theyd lose their place. This is why for the last 400 years theyve literally been interupting other nations instead of just building up europe.


Wintores

Sure sure


SouthernMartin88

To a degree I agree


naruka777

I wish we lived in you gys's delusion. Diveristy seems even more based if it means death to America lmao.


DayEnvironmental3642

Diversity makes America look even more beautiful though. One group of people is boring. And diversity keeps the USA away from racism. I’m not from the us by the way. They need diversity.


ALG0R1DDUM

America is an empire in the midst of falling.


kindParodox

This is why I hate Ghettos being made. That's not Diversity it's division.


Still-rhino

I was born in the USA but I am hispanic. I am a veteran. I now live in latin america because I never felt at home anywhere in the United States. I agree with you.


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OmegaRevenge42

Doubt. If america balkanined the entire west would collapse as places like Europe, Australia, and japan literally depend on the US war machine and are integrated finacially.