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    Is that racism?

    The situation is this:
    One guy calls another person an ape in the internet, without visibly seeing him.
    This person then reveals to the other guy that he is black, and then continues to accuse the other guy of racism for calling him an ape.
    The first guy explains that he didn't know that the other person was black, but that he would not change his mind, because he made the comment without knowing what the second person's race was, and changing it once knowing what his race is would be wrong.
    The second guy claims that he is still racist because he did not change his opinion once he was informed about the race.

    Now my question is this:
    Is the first guy a racist?

    Edit: Please add a poll, and make it public.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    if someone insults another person's race, is he considered a racist, even if it does not project his views in general?

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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by youknowwho View Post
    if someone insults another person's race, is he considered a racist, even if it does not project his views in general?
    The first person called the second an ape because the first person thought the second was acting like one, races were not involved until the second person's comment.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    If he called him a dancing ape, yes I see that as racist. Of course you know this.

    Funny how you are now trying to prove something by making a thread about it upstairs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    Well i personally do not see the word 'ape' by itself a racist comment but then again i am not American where the word may have a totally different meaning and history of use.


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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    If he called him a dancing ape, yes I see that as racist. Of course you know this.

    Funny how you are now trying to prove something by making a thread about it upstairs.
    Because upstairs if you are acting stupidly someone is going to make that clear to you, while in the basement it's pretty much screaming and kicking.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Well i personally do not see the word 'ape' by itself a racist comment but then again i am not American where the word may have a totally different meaning and history of use.
    Would it matter?
    The first person did not know that the second is Black once he made the claim.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Because upstairs if you are acting stupidly someone is going to make that clear to you, while in the basement it's pretty much screaming and kicking.
    That true, but this is getting stupid. Nobody should have to tell you that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Would it matter?
    The first person did not know that the second is Black once he made the claim.
    Don't leave out after it was known he stood by the claim even after being told it was racist and the second person apologized.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is that racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Don't leave out after it was known he stood by the claim even after being told it was racist and the second person apologized.
    I made that clear in the first post.

    The first guy explains that he didn't know that the other person was black, but that he would not change his mind, because he made the comment without knowing what the second person's race was, and changing it once knowing what his race is would be wrong.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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