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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    What kind of question is that Medusa?
    Racism exists everywhere and always will.
    Always will?

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Racism does not exist without someone to think it. Like all memes, racism has no concrete physical form of it's own. It's a meme, it isn't actually real, it's a catchy idea.

    The only way to stop a meme is for everyone to deny thinking of it. The moment you think of race, the moment you think of equality, the moment you post in this thread, you have perpetuated racism.

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    Exactly.

    The minute you call someone a 'race' - you keep the nonsnese going.

    To me, we are only one race - the human race.

    To call someone a different 'race' just because they have more or less melanin in their skin is ridiculous, imo.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Correct. The mountaintop Dr. King spoke of is a metaphor, unattainable and not 2014. People claiming corrective actions are racist are implicitly claiming we've reached the mountaintop.
    If the corrective action is special treatment based on race, then the corrective action is racist.

    Corective action cannot be based on race.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If the corrective action is special treatment based on race, then the corrective action is racist.

    Corective action cannot be based on race.
    Then how do we correct for unjust racial discrimination? Stop thinking about it?

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Abstract objects are real, no matter if I think about them.
    Look up the definition of that word. No, abstract objects are not real and stop existing when they aren't thought of anymore.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Look up the definition of that word. No, abstract objects are not real and stop existing when they aren't thought of anymore.
    1. Abstract objects are real though not physical. Equating real with physical is stupid. Of course abstract objects cease to exist when no one thinks of them. Do you not understand what abstract object means?

    2. We can think about racism and not be racists. Further, we can appreciate diversity; thereby paying attention to race and not being racists.


    You believe thinking about race inevitably results in racism. That's irrational. Thinking about race is not the cause of racism, ignorance is. To not think about race would be cutting off ones nose to spite ones face and losing out on diversity. Your proposed solution: "don't think about race" is horrifically idiotic.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-20-14 at 04:07 AM.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    1. Abstract objects are real though not physical. Equating real with physical is stupid.
    Quote me saying a meme is a phisical object.

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    Of course abstract objects cease to exist when no one thinks of them.
    You've been denying that all along.

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    2. We can think about racism and not be racists.
    Right, so long as you don't act on those thoughts, as I said.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Further, we can appreciate diversity; thereby paying attention to race and not being racists.
    Sure, you can sit there and feel the emotion of apreciation that divercity inspires within you and you won't be a racist as long as you don't act on it. The instant you take action based on race, you become a racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You believe thinking about race inevitably results in racism.
    Quote me saying that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    To not think about race would be cutting off ones nose to spite ones face and losing out on diversity.
    Divercity often occures independent of racialy motivated actions.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Quote me saying a meme is a phisical object...

    Divercity often occures independent of racialy motivated actions.
    Ok, that's it. I'm gonna have a beer.


    Sure, you can sit there and feel the emotion of apreciation that divercity inspires within you and you won't be a racist as long as you don't act on it. The instant you take action based on race, you become a racist.
    Can I talk about the joy of diversity or is talking about diversity always racist.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 12-20-14 at 04:34 AM.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    thanks


    Where on this planet does racism not exist?

    Fill us in.

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    Re: Does racism still exist in USA ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Can I talk about the joy of diversity or is talking about diversity always racist.
    Talking about race is racisly motivated behavior. Shades of grey but still not white. Talking about divercity is some degree of racism.

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