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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Actually, "racism" has been a rather new concept in human history. Prior to the African slave trade, slaves were merely of the poor of any color. People looked down upon each other in accordance to tribal identity or class. In the beginning of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Africans were merely a good source for cheap labor to supply the demands of early capitalism. The African slave trade saw blacks to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and South & North America. The American South became dependent upon the plantations and they became a very lucrative business for the U.S. because cotton materials were exported internationaly. Slaves were treated far more humanely in states like Louisiana where the Catholic church in Fance prescribed conditions. Protestant States like Kentucky were prescribed absolute freedom to treat slaves as they wished by the Protestant church in England.

    After a while it became natural in all slave owning states to associate slavery to blacks. But in the Protestant states slaves were viewed as less than animals in dire need of care taking because they were viewed as having the inability to educate and maintain morality. Some, like George Fitzhugh (Google him), even advocated a sense of socialism towards society where all poor people (blacks and whites) should be slaves. The argument was that poor people hadn't the means to feed themselves, but blacks slaves were free from the burden of having to find work and were cared for by the master. This view spread amongst plantation societies (with the poor white part dismissed) because it "legitimized" slavery as a moral responsibility. In time, "race" became the deciding factor for inferiority and the concept of "racism" unfortunatley became a concept far more predominate in the U.S. than the other locations.

    Racist thoughts and impulses may be human nature, but "racism," as we know it, was learned.
    Agree'd. "Racism" is part of the PC Narrative.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Agree'd. "Racism" is part of the PC Narrative.
    Does that mean accusations of racism are always false and racism isn't wrong?

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Racist thoughts and impulses may be human nature, but "racism," as we know it, was learned.
    Only if you define racism as black vs. whites. Humans have tended to look down upon other humans who are different, who look different, or act differently from themselves forever. That's what racism really is, the human tendency to look on anyone who is different from themselves as inferior to themselves.

    The differences may be cultural, physical, religious, whatever. It really doesn't matter.

    Can racism be overcome? Maybe. One of the hallmarks of educated people is the ability to relate to people who are different from themselves.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Actually, "racism" has been a rather new concept in human history....

    Racist thoughts and impulses may be human nature, but "racism," as we know it, was learned.
    Excellent point, and I don't disagree. I don't mean to say racist thoughts pop into our heads spontaneously. They are learned. The capacity to learn them and believe them, even though they are irrational, is what is human nature.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Does that mean accusations of racism are always false and racism isn't wrong?
    Did I say accusations of racism are always false? I put it in quotations to try and reference the contemporary term of racism that is thrown around as a blanket term. I was referring to the "RACISM" (see there I did it again) that plays into the Narrative of minorities being downtrodden or treated unequally because of their race as the sole motivating factor because that's what sells to the Public.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Did I say accusations of racism are always false?
    No, you didn't. That's why I asked the question. It was just a question, not an accusation.

    I was referring to the "RACISM" (see there I did it again) that plays into the Narrative of minorities being downtrodden or treated unequally because of their race as the sole motivating factor because that's what sells to the Public.
    Thanks. I just wanted to clarify that.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    No, you didn't. That's why I asked the question. It was just a question, not an accusation.



    Thanks. I just wanted to clarify that.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    exactly. different does not equal ... superior.
    Unless we are talking about a American.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Unless we are talking about a American.
    or a Kiwi... j/k

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    or a Kiwi... j/k
    No... Kiwis are inferior to Americans too.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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