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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    "That's my question about these guys. If we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had ski masks on, do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn't look like typical bad guys? As we define them when we think about terror groups."
    Simply identifying a person or group of people based on their voices and looks isn't, by definition, racism. There could and likely is a level of prejudice in the comments "typically bad guys" and "as we define them" but that's not necessarily racism. All acts of prejudicial ignorance are not necessarily racism.
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    As far as I've heard the terrorists in France weren't of Arab descent either, they were of African lineage. To think that someone "looks like a terrorist" because they're of Arab descent is still pretty dang racist.
    Are Arabs a race? For the most part, aren't Arabs considered Caucasians?

    Putting aside the ignorance of the generalization, how can a statement such as "Arabs look like terrorists" be racist? Isn't that simply ignorant prejudice?
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Are Arabs a race? For the most part, aren't Arabs considered Caucasians?

    Putting aside the ignorance of the generalization, how can a statement such as "Arabs look like terrorists" be racist? Isn't that simply ignorant prejudice?

    They are a race actually, Semites.
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    "That's my question about these guys. If we know they were speaking unaccented French and they had ski masks on, do we even know what color they were, what the tone of their skin was? I mean, what if they didn't look like typical bad guys? As we define them when we think about terror groups."


    Seriously?

    You are introducing straw men into the equation?

    How do we know Obama wasn't born in Kenya?

    Same **** pal.

    Same ****.
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    They are a race actually, Semites.
    Interesting.
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Simply identifying a person or group of people based on their voices and looks isn't, by definition, racism. There could and likely is a level of prejudice in the comments "typically bad guys" and "as we define them" but that's not necessarily racism. All acts of prejudicial ignorance are not necessarily racism.
    I think I agree with you, I am not saying the person who uttered those words is a racist, I would not do such a thing without know much more about that person. However, I do believe the words are racist because it reinforces certain stereotypes about skin color and criminality.


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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I think I agree with you, I am not saying the person who uttered those words is a racist, I would not do such a thing without know much more about that person. However, I do believe the words are racist because it reinforces certain stereotypes about skin color and criminality.
    The part I've bolded in your comment is undoubtedly true. And it's particularly ignorant and prejudicial, in my view, when discussing terrorism and terrorists considering the large number of white Canadians, Americans, white Europeans, etc. who've been radicalized in the past few years and have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join up with ISIS fighters.
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Interesting.
    yes....so anti-semite is actually anti all people in the middle east and north africa.

    more interesting is that Indians are cuacasians, a people originating this side of the caucasus, and "aryan" is the highest caste in the Indian culture. Spain and portugal are a mix of caucasus and semite.

    Jesus was a Semite
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    Re: Is the following statement racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    yes....so anti-semite is actually anti all people in the middle east and north africa.

    more interesting is that Indians are cuacasians, a people originating this side of the caucasus, and "aryan" is the highest caste in the Indian culture. Spain and portugal are a mix of caucasus and semite.

    Jesus was a Semite
    Thank you sir for the lesson.
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