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Thread: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Let's suppose that the person has never been to the city before and knows nothing about it, except that certain neighborhoods are black. If he avoids going to those neighborhoods because they are black and he therefore thinks that it is more likely that he will victimized by crime, that is discrimination based on race and it is not illegal.
    Doesn't answer my question though, but how are you going to enforce a law for something people did not do based on an opinion they did not share when they were not doing it?

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Doesn't answer my question though, but how are you going to enforce a law for something people did not do based on an opinion they did not share when they were not doing it?
    If you follow the thread, you will find that I said I am not referring to discrimination STRICTLY in the legal sense. Obviously in the scenario I put forward, the person is not doing something illegal.

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Since there are differences, don't you think that racial discrimination is sometimes justified?
    Depends what you mean by discrimination I guess. I don't think rejecting a job applicant based entirely on their race is legitimate. You have to asses everyone on their individual record.

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If you follow the thread, you will find that I said I am not referring to discrimination STRICTLY in the legal sense. Obviously in the scenario I put forward, the person is not doing something illegal.
    Are they being unjust or prejudiced toward someone by not driving through their neighborhood? The fewer people who drive through my neighborhood, the better. I am not a victim of their absence.

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Whoa lizzie, or should I say "whoa nellie."

    What I am saying is that IF you avoid going to a black neighborhood because it is black and you therefore think that it is more likely that you would be victimized by crime, that is discrimination based on race. It is not illegal. Is not such discrimination SOMETIMES justified?
    I don't personally know of anyone who is going to avoid a neighborhood because it is black- only because it's known to be dangerous. We have white neighborhoods and Hispanic neighborhoods in this part of the country that I avoid too. I don't think you are understanding what the issue is. It's not one of race, but of safety.
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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Depends what you mean by discrimination I guess. I don't think rejecting a job applicant based entirely on their race is legitimate. You have to asses everyone on their individual record.
    To discriminate based on race means to view and/or act in a certain way towards a person, based on their race, especially negatively.

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't personally know of anyone who is going to avoid a neighborhood because it is black- only because it's known to be dangerous. We have white neighborhoods and Hispanic neighborhoods in this part of the country that I avoid too. I don't think you are understanding what the issue is. It's not one of race, but of safety.
    Just because you are say that you don't know anyone like that, it does not mean that there are not people like that. There are people that don't like people simply because they are black. That is not illegal, but that is a fact.

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Are they being unjust or prejudiced toward someone by not driving through their neighborhood? The fewer people who drive through my neighborhood, the better. I am not a victim of their absence.
    If they don't drive through the neighborhood because it is black and they think they will be victimized by crime, that is discrimination. My question to you is do you think that is unjust?

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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If they don't drive through the neighborhood because it is black and they think they will be victimized by crime, that is discrimination. My question to you is do you think that is unjust?
    What do YOU think? You appear to have been trying to play some sort of game since you started this thread.
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    Re: Is Racial Discrimination Sometimes Justified?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    What do YOU think? You appear to have been trying to play some sort of game since you started this thread.
    I think it is a difficult question. That's what I think.

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