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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    (This poll mirrors a different debate forum. I wanted to see the difference in their responses and our responses)
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    I find that racism is an ignorance. The problem with ignorance is that the ignorant do not know they are ignorant.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Okay, who are wiseguys that voted 'No'??
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Okay, who are wiseguys that voted 'No'??
    Presumably people who believe that racism isn't wrong. I know for a fact that there are several on this forum, even if our rules require them to be close-mouthed about it.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    I bet if you looked at those "No" answers you'd see that they were made by guests.

    Don't know many members here that would vote "No".

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottD View Post
    I bet if you looked at those "No" answers you'd see that they were made by guests.

    Don't know many members here that would vote "No".
    Hmmm..... A very astute deduction......

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Just for arguments sake. What if in the future absolute proof is found that show races are not equal. That some are superior/inferior to others? Will we still deem racism unjust?
    I think the key is the difference between thinking races are different and caring if races are different. Much of what I think we see are cultural differences based on generations of traditions passed down. As an example, I see my own cultural habits as different from those of Italians, but I don't mind the differences, and I admire some of their traditional practices that I don't have as a result of my own history.

    Racism seems (to me) to be based more in actual misunderstanding and not true hatred. I'm sure there are people who truly hate others because of the color of their skin, but I don't think this is common, nor do I think it is a problem that can be attributed to only one race or another.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Presumably people who believe that racism isn't wrong. I know for a fact that there are several on this forum, even if our rules require them to be close-mouthed about it.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    There's nothing wrong with honest assesment of the differences between races, and to an extent it's not even wrong to take pride in one's own race/culture.

    When it becomes racism (and wrong) is when that belief turns to the belief that some races are superior or inferior and should be treated differently.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Okay, who are wiseguys that voted 'No'??
    I voted no, thanyouverymuch. I won't hesitate to form an opinion about a person based on their race, creed, color, religion and national origin. You think I'm gonna take check from a Baptist preacher? **** no!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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