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    Can Racists be Good People?

    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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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    My step grandfather is unbelievably racist, I once dated an Asian girl and he told me not to "mix with those people" because "they're not like us".

    So I ended up marrying Japanese.

    And you wouldn't want to hear what he has to say about blacks.

    He's still a good guy, was a volunteer fire fighter etc.

    Just one aspect of him.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Depends. Simply being a racist does not automatically make you a bad person. The problem you'll run into is that severe racism can often manifest itself in bad ways. Take the KKK for example. Or the Nazis.

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    On the heals 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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    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



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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
    Actions speak louder but they don't make words go away.
    Especially in fiction.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    I would have to go with some are. To use an analogy, many otherwise "good people" will kill any snake that they encounter and see absolutely no reason not to. When asked why they will usually say "why not?", it could be poisonous/dangerous, snakes are creepy/icky/slimy or some biblical nonsense connection to satan. You could try to educate them, rationally explain the error in their thinking or tell them to seek professional help but you are unlikely to change many minds.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Need a minute to get the poll up.
    That's what she said.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Actions speak louder but they don't make words go away.
    Especially in fiction.
    I tend to worry more on how people act than what they say.

    if some drunk says "I am going to kill you" and he is obviously unarmed and drunk, I don't worry much

    if he says nothing and starts to pull a weapon, I will shoot him if I can

    plenty of people claim they are not racist but treat other races poorly. and I know people who bad mouth blacks, jews, Asians etc but treat everyone well.



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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    I don't think racism is ever a good aspect of a person. But I believe a person can easily be a good person overall despite that particular aspect. I've certainly known people who are racist as any, but are overall probably good people.
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    Re: Can Racists be Good People?

    A bigot can be a decent person in other ways, but they are bad in a significant way. Bigotry allows people to accept the unacceptable when it happens to the people that they are prejudiced against. Bigotry is a leading cause of humanity's worst behavior, such as warmongering, genocide, colonizing, enslavement, oppression and exploitation. Greed, envy and exagerated or irrational fear are the other significant causes.

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