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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Based off of their color of their skin? Nope.
    I don't.

    If I don't interact with you odds are it's due to your character not the color of your skin or your religious preference.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is their belief based off bigotry and holding their race more superior, and hold prejudices? If so that is racism.
    so if a person does no harm, physical and emotional to a another person of a different race.....

    remember the question is, "is that person a bad person".........what is making him bad?

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    On the heels of reading how it's just totally ok and no big deal to accuse people of racism because, hey, it doesn't mean you're a bad person if you are, I'm wondering if most people agree. Are racists good people?

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    I think it depends on the extent that it goes to. Some people understand that there are some cultural differences distinct to races and/or nationalities, but it doesn't mean they dislike them. Others have a distinct dislike for people who are different from themselves, but it doesn't result in any negative actions- just a preconceived expectation, which may or may not be correct. There's a small percentage who actual act negatively based on their racial attitudes, which are the ones I would consider "bad" if that's the term you really want to use. I don't really consider anyone bad unless they are extreme and criminally insane, but there are those that I would not associate with, based on their attitudes and actions regarding race, and they aren't all white.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    so if a person does no harm, physical and emotional to a another person of a different race.....

    remember the question is, "is that person a bad person".........what is making him bad?
    That person holds prejudice against someone based off their color of their skin.


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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Websters defintion is a good one: "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."
    Racism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary bold added by Hard Truth

    Thinking that the race of your child's spouse is significant makes one a racist, because it is based on the nation that "race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities" and infringes on your child's freedom to choose.
    I advised my children to stay in their own race because we are so few and some of us feel the need to make more of us. Is that racist to you?

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedemsocialist View Post
    that person holds prejudice against someone based off their color of their skin.
    sorry but i don't consider other people who do no harm to other people,... A bad person.

    The problem today is more and more people throw the word "bad" out .... with ease.

    BAD...
    having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible: ..........

    if we are talking morals.......then were are we giving them from.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    sorry but i don't consider other people who do no harm to other people,... A bad person.

    The problem today is more and more people throw the word "bad" out .... with ease.

    BAD...
    having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible: ..........

    if we are talking morals.......then were are we giving them from.
    You dont call people who are racists bad people? I sure do.


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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    You dont call people who are racists bad people? I sure do.
    well, i do look at the works of people, and not the color of their skin.

    but what i am asking is, were you get your interpretation of bad.........because if we take it from a religious prospective, yes...... the person would be bad.

    but since you don't use the religious prospective, where do you get your interpretation?

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    (Reposted with corrections to typos. Sorry.)

    Racists misuse statistics to view all individuals within a group as the same. That is not what the statistics indicate. Statistics on race may show some tendencies of a group, but they do not tell you anything about the individuals within that group. For example, East Africans as a group may tend to be good runners, but that does not mean every East African is a good runner. Humans are too varied and individual for any tendency to be universal, even within a relatively homogenous group. That can be measured and easilly observed. For accuracy, people need to be assessed as individuals, not as members of a racial or ethnic group.

    It would be a foolish error for someone seeking a team of good runners to only hire East Africans without assessing each individual's abilities. Some East Africans are not good runners and many people with other backgrounds are as good or better runners. The racist's error is the notion that racial tendencies are more significant than individual characteristics.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    well, i do look at the works of people, and not the color of their skin.
    If you are a racist you are a bad person. You hold your race more superior to others simply based off their color of their skin. That is bad.

    but what i am asking is, were you get your interpretation of bad.........because if we take it from a religious prospective, yes...... the person would be bad.
    Common sense.

    but since you don't use the religious prospective, where do you get your interpretation?
    Common sense.


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