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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're equating racial bigotry with a social construct.

    Have you ever called someone an "institutional racist"? No. Stop pretending that differentiating between types of oppression constitutes an change of context from social to individual.
    I'm actually just using the definition of the word.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're equating racial bigotry with a social construct.

    Have you ever called someone an "institutional racist"? No. Stop pretending that differentiating between types of oppression constitutes an change of context from social to individual.

    Institutional racism is explicit within institutions, it's not basic racism. It's a type of (real) racism.
    correct because thats what you are talking about that takes a GROUP of people hence the adjective institutionalized LMAO

    and a singular person is just racist

    each post you make it further proves your statments wrong and increase thier fail

    I love it, facts win again
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I'm actually just using the definition of the word.
    You're using 1. and ignoring 2. and 3. of the most basic definition.

    You're reducing to the absurd.

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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Anyone reading Agent J; any comment on his position?

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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    We're not that far apart in our conceptualization of the subject. We both agree that racism is is based on discrimination, ignorance and social conformity.

    What do you think about what Sterling said about Magic Johnson? He seemed to be basing his opinion on misfacts and ignorance?
    I don't have much detail on that event, but from the sounds of things, Sterling is an old racist who doesn't realize it's wrong.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You're using 1. and ignoring 2. and 3. of the most basic definition.
    Okay, dude, I'm going to sleep. You can continue to argue that someone using one definition of a word is wrong because he's not using all of them. Good luck. (Hopefully I used the words "good" and "luck" correctly in every definition, not just one or two)
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    sounds like he was just trying to save face from his racist remarks to me

    not to mention whats his example, he told his ugly whore that she could **** magic just dont bring him to the games or take pictures with him lol
    He doesn't look very well or cogent.

    In your example of racism in the OP is it based on personal experience, as a rule of thumb or simply an emotional bias not grounded in reality?

    I had a problem with hiring males in my profession. I'd try some but a majority of my employees were female, because the men literally were dishonest and arrogant. Though some of them were very experienced and smart, I never benefited because they were lazy, unproductive, required higher salaries and petty thieves. I couldn't afford to keep hiring, training and firing them after awhile. It was a literal reality for me.
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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Okay, dude, I'm going to sleep. You can continue to argue that someone using one definition of a word is wrong because he's not using all of them. Good luck. (Hopefully I used the words "good" and "luck" correctly in every definition, not just one or two)
    Your definition is incomplete. You are reducing the definition to the absurd by only using the most basic element of the concept. Even the dictionary includes 'system, policy'.

    Have you ever heard of someone "doing racism"?

    No. Because it's not an individual action, it's a social construct.

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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Your definition is incomplete. You are reducing the definition to the absurd by only using the most basic element of the concept. Even the dictionary includes 'system, policy'.
    It's not my definition. I didn't make it up.


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    Re: Is this scenario racism, Can minorities be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    The scenario:

    Where: USA
    When: today 5/12/2014

    I'm a black guy that owns a contracting Company. Its smaller, about 20 employees.

    Lets call it Agent J's Home Improvements and Landscaping.

    I dont hire any white people, I think they arent trust worthy simply because they are white so I deny everyone that applies. For me White = dishonest.


    Am I a racist, is this racism?

    For reference here the definition of racism:

    Racism:
    rac·istnoun or adjective
    1: a belief that
    race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    2: racial prejudice or discrimination


    heres links to 9 more
    racism noun - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online
    racism - definition of racism by Macmillan Dictionary
    Racism | Define Racism at Dictionary.com
    racism: definition of racism in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
    American Heritage Dictionary Entry: racism
    racism - definition of racism by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online
    Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English
    https://www.google.com/search?num=30...w=1600&bih=815


    Seems like it to me. What would be the remedy? Or is Agent J allowed to make hiring decisions without interference?
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