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Thread: Where does racism come from?

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    I had a racist dog once.

    I moved the fence back so that I could park in the driveway without having to deal with the fence.

    My house was across the street from a building that made blue jeans. The husbands would come to pick up their wives after work.

    While they were waiting for them my driveway became the place they would pee. My dog looking out the floor to ceiling window at them grew to hate blacks. We couldn't understand why.

    I was always at work while this was going on and never knew any of this was happening until people bought the house next door and told me.

    A black friend came over to help me show "Binky" that his master was fine with black people. And I made it so that the dog could not see out the window.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    First, race does not biologically exist.

    Second, race is a socially constructed ideology. It is not simply taught as much as it is learned; people pick it up based on their environment, including both subjective (i.e. the people they associate with) and objective (the economic status of "another race" for example).

    Because of that, it is not simply an idea that can be refuted. In order to change, one must not only change how they think, but change how they live. It permeates someone's entire consciousness.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    First, race does not biologically exist.
    Yes, biologically it absolutely does. Different areas of the world have different amounts of heat, and different weather patterns, as such, in the primitive days evolution favored the prepared. Different races do have different amounts of melanin, different hair patterns, etc. It's not a good or bad thing, it's a fact. Also, different races have different genetic problems and advantages such as race specific diseases, risk enhancers for diseases such as heart problems, cancer, etc. differing norms for height and other physical features, et. al. So yes, race does exist naturally, it is the human condition to assign hatred to those of differing races.

    Second, race is a socially constructed ideology. It is not simply taught as much as it is learned; people pick it up based on their environment, including both subjective (i.e. the people they associate with) and objective (the economic status of "another race" for example).
    See above.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Cool Re: Where does racism come from?

    Where does racism come from?

    Africa


    Ali Larter's race is superior to the other 6,743,224,502 races.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Yes, biologically it absolutely does. Different areas of the world have different amounts of heat, and different weather patterns, as such, in the primitive days evolution favored the prepared. Different races do have different amounts of melanin, different hair patterns, etc. It's not a good or bad thing, it's a fact. Also, different races have different genetic problems and advantages such as race specific diseases, risk enhancers for diseases such as heart problems, cancer, etc. differing norms for height and other physical features, et. al. So yes, race does exist naturally, it is the human condition to assign hatred to those of differing races.
    Skin color, hair type, etc.. are not race. Race has never been able to be biologically defined.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Yes their is racism,but our major problem isn't that.
    I think that it's multiculturalism,and it's more of a problem than racism.
    Look at all of the genocides in China, Russia,Germany,Africa,and Cambodia.
    That's all about multiculturalism,and not racism.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    [QUOTE=LaMidRighter;1057847503]
    Yes, biologically it absolutely does. Different areas of the world have different amounts of heat, and different weather patterns, as such, in the primitive days evolution favored the prepared. Different races do have different amounts of melanin, different hair patterns, etc. It's not a good or bad thing, it's a fact. Also, different races have different genetic problems and advantages such as race specific diseases, risk enhancers for diseases such as heart problems, cancer, etc. differing norms for height and other physical features, et. al. So yes, race does exist naturally, it is the human condition to assign hatred to those of differing races.

    See above.
    I think i'm gonna go with this again:

    Species of organisms that are monotypic (i.e. form a single subspecies) display at least one of these properties:
    * The variation among individuals is noticeable and follows a pattern, but there are no clear dividing lines among separate groups: they fade imperceptibly into one another. Such clinal variation displays a lack of allopatric partition between groups (i.e. a clearly defined boundary demarcating the subspecies), which is usually required before they are recognised as subspecies.[28]
    Race (classification of human beings) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Humans exhibit clinal variation so they are monotypic (i.e. no subspecies or races). Population variation does not on it's own imply the existence of races, discrete variation does.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Racism is most often the waste product of ignorance.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Skin color, hair type, etc.. are not race. Race has never been able to be biologically defined.
    Yes, because they are race specific traits, therefore there exist differences.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Where does racism come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yes, because they are race specific traits, therefore there exist differences.
    No, they are not race specific traits.
    No hair type or skin color is specific to any one ethnicity.

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