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[–] Drunkenmoba 19 points 68 points (+87|-19) ago 

Wait wait wait, people are raging over this? Seriously, the country was founded by and for white upper class men. He's not lying, he's speaking history. Any other interpretation on it is veiled through history and removing some of those pesky 'facts' that those historians talk about. For all the ragers in this thread, go get a damn history book and read up on the founding fathers.

Damn shame when facts are turned into a 'negative' thing; just because those facts conflict with your personal view on a subject.

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[–] Grunge 4 points 18 points (+22|-4) ago 

the term SJW has pretty much lost all meaning. Now the definition of a Social Justice Warrior is "I don't agree with that"'

But he's right, this country was indeed founded on genocide and slavery. It still is as far as the slavery goes, slavery is still live and well here in the states, its been outsourced and confined in prisons.

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[–] RaxSnax 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I feel like a lot of first-world/civilized nations these days were founded on similar principles. Not saying it makes it okay, just a fact.

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[–] Kotoran 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not necessarily genocide. We didn't target natives because of their race, we just displaced them because they were in the way. The natives that were willing to assimilate were free to do so, but most couldn't.

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[–] Dereliction 8 points 11 points (+19|-8) ago 

Which founding principles do you consider racist or specifically for white upper class men?

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[–] tonycongo 11 points 26 points (+37|-11) ago 

Defining blacks as subhuman.

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[–] wuziwu 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

killing off native Americans

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago 

'all men are created equal' was only meant to apply to white men. Not the negroes who they did not even consider men, just like how they did not mean the cattle or women.

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[–] Hateblade 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Racism was systemic in the nation's founding, not a by-product that just happened to occur due to unrelated circumstances. It was systemic worldwide and the US was no different.

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[–] china_troll 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That might be a small part. By that standard, you may as well say USA was founded on sexism, homophobia, Christianity, and whatnot.

But really, the only defining feature of USA is that they didn't want to pay taxes :) And that's what Bernies really hate about founding fathers.

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[–] Hateblade 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, I too am concerned at how the existence of Coontown affects me in my daily life.