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Thread: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Wrong. You've failed to grasp the sociological implications of racism - a social construct.
    Well, considering you said earlier that people can only be racist if they're white I don't suppose we're going to be able to have an honest conversation about it.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Racism is racism.
    Racism is a social construct and must be examined at the societal level, not the individual level. Bigotry can be an individual thing, racism requires certain social factors.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    How do you even prove someone is black/white/or asian? Is there an ancestry percentage... do we all have to take DNA tests? Compare our skin to a skin color chart?

    What if from now on, I call myself black, yo! Who can tell me I'm not? Prove that I'm not black.
    Is it because I don't look it? Who determines if I look black or not?
    That is a very good question. I don't know what the answer is.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Well, considering you said earlier that people can only be racist if they're white I don't suppose we're going to be able to have an honest conversation about it.
    Not necessarily white, that's just US context. In order to perpetuate racism, as opposed to bigotry, one must be of the majority power (or a minority oppressing another minority). Racism against the majority is impossible due to the social factors of this social construct.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Not necessarily white, that's just US context. In order to perpetuate racism, as opposed to bigotry, one must be of the majority power (or a minority oppressing another minority). Racism against the majority is impossible due to the social factors of this social construct.
    yes that is one definition of racism

    many people reject this silly restrictive definition.



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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yes that is one definition of racism
    That's the whole definition of racism. Taking only individual factors to define a social construct is nonsense.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's the whole definition of racism. Taking only individual factors to define a social construct is nonsense.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's the whole definition of racism. Taking only individual factors to define a social construct is nonsense.
    So far as I was aware, racism is just race-specific bigotry.

    It sounds like you're arguing that a majority "race" in any population will nigh-invariably created a social construct of racism simply due to their larger numbers...or something?

    That doesn't really make sense to me.
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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    So far as I was aware, racism is just race-specific bigotry.
    That's just racial bigotry. Racism includes a system of unjust discrimination. Racism is a social construct and thereby cannot be defined merely by individual factors.

    It sounds like you're arguing that a majority "race" in any population will nigh-invariably created a social construct of racism simply due to their larger numbers...or something?

    That doesn't really make sense to me.
    I don't know if it's invariable, but it's the case in every western country I've visited and lived in.

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    Re: Are Affirmative Action programs racist?[W:110]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's just racial bigotry. Racism includes a system of unjust discrimination. Racism is a social construct and thereby cannot be defined merely by individual factors.



    I don't know if it's invariable, but it's the case in every western country I've visited and lived in.
    So every western country you have visited has a barely-visible social construct of unwitting bigotry and discrimination against the minority groups in that country?
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