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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    It is your right to be a racist, sub human, idiotic, asshole, dickheaded, stupid, moron, retarded, jerk ...if you so choose to be.
    But know this ... All those adjectives go inseparably together with that right.
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    There's nothing wrong with prejudice, it only becomes wrong when it results in discrimination in my opinion. I would go so far as to say everyone is prejudiced in some way or another (doesn't even have to be against a particular race, it can be against a social class, religion, etc.). I have huge doubts that there is a single person on this Earth who has absolutely NO prejudice whatsoever. I simply believe as a human community we need to reflect on ourselves and keep our fellow humans in check so that this prejudice is monitored and doesn't result in anything dangerous.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    If she tried to destroy him because she is a woman of color, and for no other reason than she is a woman of color, that would make her a racist.
    i pointed out that she is a woman of color because she would be even more likely to be offended by a racist asshole, perhaps,than one who was not.
    Does that make her a racist? No.
    I would say that Sterling destroyed himself, when he expressed to anyone words that he should have known would destroy him.
    BTW Sterling has not been "destroyed" ...He is still a billionaire... net worth 1.9 billion USD.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    There's nothing wrong with prejudice, it only becomes wrong when it results in discrimination in my opinion. I would go so far as to say everyone is prejudiced in some way or another (doesn't even have to be against a particular race, it can be against a social class, religion, etc.). I have huge doubts that there is a single person on this Earth who has absolutely NO prejudice whatsoever. I simply believe as a human community we need to reflect on ourselves and keep our fellow humans in check so that this prejudice is monitored and doesn't result in anything dangerous.
    Sorry no, racial prejudice is in a class of it's own. Racial prejudice held by an owner of a team in the NBA is probably unique.
    The argument that everyone is a little bit evil so therefore evil is OK does not hold much water.

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Sorry no, racial prejudice is in a class of it's own. Racial prejudice held by an owner of a team in the NBA is probably unique.
    The argument that everyone is a little bit evil so therefore evil is OK does not hold much water.
    No, my argument was that everyone is evil and it is ok AS LONG AS SUCH EVIL IS NOT ACTED UPON (this can even be in the form of simply saying something prejudiced although that's a little light in my eyes compared to actively physically harming someone out of prejudice).

    What you posted was only a fragment of my argument.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    No, my argument was that everyone is evil and it is ok AS LONG AS SUCH EVIL IS NOT ACTED UPON (this can even be in the form of simply saying something prejudiced although that's a little light in my eyes compared to actively physically harming someone out of prejudice).

    What you posted was only a fragment of my argument.
    IMHO talking racism is racism in action.
    Those who act as a racist in more overt ways started out talking racism .

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    IMHO talking racism is racism in action.
    Those who act as a racist in more overt ways started out talking racism .
    Yes, I did acknowledge that speaking racism is an issue that may be (and in most cases is) considered discrimination. I'm simply saying that people do have a right to be prejudiced in any way shape or form, they simply do not have the right to act upon that prejudice (which is when prejudice becomes discrimination).
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Yes, I did acknowledge that speaking racism is an issue that may be (and in most cases is) considered discrimination. I'm simply saying that people do have a right to be prejudiced in any way shape or form, they simply do not have the right to act upon that prejudice (which is when prejudice becomes discrimination).
    Of course we can not act on what a person thinks.
    But when they start talking racism they have crossed a bold line.

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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Of course we can not act on what a person thinks.
    But when they start talking racism they have crossed a bold line.
    Agreed, all I wished to say was that being racist (which implies only having racist thoughts without any further words to specify otherwise) is not an issue.

    Racism as defined by Oxford English Dictionary (A golden standard of dictionaries) = The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

    Racism is a belief. Now, racist as per the oxford dictionary = A person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

    Still, being racist simply implies that someone has a BELIEF of people being inferior.

    Therefor I declare personally that every human being in the world has the right to be racist as per my values on the subject of the freedom of opinion.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    i pointed out that she is a woman of color because she would be even more likely to be offended by a racist asshole, perhaps,than one who was not.
    Does that make her a racist? No.
    I would say that Sterling destroyed himself, when he expressed to anyone words that he should have known would destroy him.
    BTW Sterling has not been "destroyed" ...He is still a billionaire... net worth 1.9 billion USD.
    No matter whether or not she was offended, if her being black is the reason she ratted him out, that makes her a racist. That would assume her seeing herself as being black gives her some kind of license that a non-black person would not have. And whether or not she was able to 'destroy him', she had to be willing to hurt him as much as she possibly could to do what she did. There are a lot of things somebody could do to me that would be more devastating than taking away all my money.
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    re: Is being racist a right?[W:343]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    You are too funny. But not in a laugh with YOU funny kinda way. Nope . . . it's a LAUGH AT YOU kind of funny. I asked you 4-questions . . . answer one. Never mind, it would defeat the whole purpose of your thread. You are by far the least original . .. non-thinking/non-reading member of the forum. So, how did that work out for you Sparky?

    I truly gasp at the message you and your ilk try to pass along. You give me COPD . . . I hope OBAMACARE takes care of me. It's surely taking care of you unless you are a liar.
    You libs are nothing if not predictable. When you lose honest debate, which you always do, you start the personal insults. YAAAAWN

    EDIT: You know I was thinking, there should be a special forum for special people that can't hold a respectful intelligent conversation and have no arrows in their quiver except talking trash. I wonder what they could call that place.
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