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The president could be black, or could be female that doesn't change anything watch

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    I just don't understand why people think the appearance of the world leaders is suddenly going to create an equal world for everyone to live in.
    The mixed race president of America hasn't changed the fact that the police is extremely brutal and is supposed to be protecting people yet is killing innocent black men.
    Similarly in UK labelling is a massive problem for people of ethnic backgrounds.
    A female president won't stop sexism or reduce it either
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    I personally think seeing minorities in positions of power and influence can help tackle stereotypes and ultimately tackle racism. It shows that wether you're black or white or male or female or of any race or sexuality you can still have the skills to lead and achieve great things. Not only is Obama (to use your example) an inspiration to minorities in America he also symbolises a defining moment in America's history and the hope that things can change for the better.
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    I totally agree!!
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    No world leader, regardless of their race, sex or background is perfect and will be able to solve every problem.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I personally think seeing minorities in positions of power and influence can help tackle stereotypes and ultimately tackle racism. It shows that wether you're black or white or male or female or of any race or sexuality you can still have the skills to lead and achieve great things. Not only is Obama (to use your example) an inspiration to minorities in America he also symbolises a defining moment in America's history and the hope that things can change for the better.
    Are you saying that we should select people based on their skin colour/gender?
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    Are you saying that we should select people based on their skin colour/gender?
    No.
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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    No world leader, regardless of their race, sex or background is perfect and will be able to solve every problem.
    That's not what i'm saying, i'm simply confronting people who say racism doesn't exist because there's a black president etc
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    (Original post by Ghaniza)
    That's not what i'm saying, i'm simply confronting people who say racism doesn't exist because there's a black president etc
    Er who says that?
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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    Er who says that?
    You'd be surprised.
    Also it's not about being a perfect leader, it's about the system aswell, there are people behind the powerful leaders who are powerful behind doors and who control many of the actions the president takes. It's almost ridiculous to have a leader because he's more like a puppet on a string
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I personally think seeing minorities in positions of power and influence can help tackle stereotypes and ultimately tackle racism. It shows that wether you're black or white or male or female or of any race or sexuality you can still have the skills to lead and achieve great things. Not only is Obama (to use your example) an inspiration to minorities in America he also symbolises a defining moment in America's history and the hope that things can change for the better.
    I just want everyone to have a fair chance which means that the government may need to focus on poverty which is more on the ethnic side, it's a trap that people find hard to get out of in the first place. Schools in those areas also fall behind.
    Seems like a huge plan but we have to start somewhere.
    I'm talking about UK and America, however the UK may not be so eager since ethnic minorities only make up 7.9% of the population.

    yup, he is an inspiration, i genuinely think he wants change but the structure is too powerful
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    Are you saying that we should select people based on their skin colour/gender?
    it's about giving everyone a fair chance and trust me as much of a 'free country' it may look, it damn well isn't.
    And no ones saying that
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    (Original post by Ghaniza)
    I just want everyone to have a fair chance which means that the government may need to focus on poverty which is more on the ethnic side, it's a trap that people find hard to get out of in the first place. Schools in those areas also fall behind.
    Seems like a huge plan but we have to start somewhere.
    I'm talking about UK and America, however the UK may not be so eager since ethnic minorities only make up 7.9% of the population.

    yup, he is an inspiration, i genuinely think he wants change but the structure is too powerful
    No one thinks electing a minority national leader will suddenly change everything - obviously there's tangible policy that needs to be implemented.
 
 
 
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