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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Do you think accusations of racism should be made lightly? I'm sincerely asking for your opinion on that (not at all suggesting it's something you do). And the reason I ask is that it's occurring to me that, for some, it may be no big deal to say that about someone because to them, it's not the same as saying they're a bad person.
    By the same token, it's difficult to not take extreme exception at being accused of it.


    Anyone who doesn't want to be called a racist shouldn't engage in racist behavior, pretty frickin' simple.

    If you don't want to be a accused of it -don't do it.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Racists are very bad people.

    Good examples are the WWII Nazis and some people in the USA who are always ready to re-fight the Civil War.

    We will probably always have people like that, but they'll never rule this world.
    They did, for a long time, European Imperialism.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    I struggle with this question a lot. I live in an undeniable racist area. I have talked on this forum before about my hometown so I wont go into it again, but it is white, I am talking very white to this day. Growing up here I never seen a minority of any kind until we started going to church in the big city. I get racist email from my Mother and other family members on a regular basis. Sitting around having a beer Friday evening with my friends down at the legion the Furegson riots came on and the discussion turned to the N****** exhibiting normal n***** behavior said it proudly pointing out he aint racist. I was raised here and really did not know any better until I moved away in the Marine Corps and for years after I got out I lived in Philly returning to my home town in late 80's. It was culture shock. I really could not vote because I dont know if they can be good people or not. I guess at best they are very ignorant. But I dont know about good. Others are just haters.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Believe what you want to believe, I have no use for racists and won't associate with them.

    I'm talking about Nazis and those who would like to see the South re-fight and win the Civil War

    I could say a lot more, but that should tell you how I feel about racists.
    How was that statement construed to mean that I'm fine with racists?

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Thread needs to define what sort of racist we're talking about. The kind that denies the existence of systemic privilege or the kind in the KKK? The former can still be a good person and is not even a racist in the common sense of the word, just ignorant. We're all ignorant about some thing. The latter, of course, is a bad person.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ever see the movie THE WILD GEESE. mercenaries sent to rescue the proper president of an african country

    one of the mercenaries was a Boer who constantly insulted blacks including the president his mercenary unit freed. IN the end, the racist south African died protecting the black president from attackers. I guess actions spoke louder than words
    That's an old movie with roger moore. I am surprised anyone remembers it.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Anyone who doesn't want to be called a racist shouldn't engage in racist behavior, pretty frickin' simple.

    If you don't want to be a accused of it -don't do it.
    Ah, it does seem simple, alas, it's not. Apparently one can be guilty of racism regardless of what they think or how they act.
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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?

    Need a minute to get the poll up.
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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?

    Need a minute to get the poll up.
    I think you should have defined what being a racist is in your mind for the purpose of this thread. Lynching blacks or wanting to is never good but wanting your children to marry in their own race could be by some to be considered racist thinking. The two extremes here are not comparable.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No one is "good" or "bad", they are some of each. Absolutes do not exist.
    You realize you just ended that with a statement of an absolute, right? And I actually do believe that some people are bad, like in my example of someone cruel to animals. I could never see someone like that as being sort of good too.
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