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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That is so unlikely as to be nearly impossible. Species homo sapiens is 99.9% genetically identical. There is more variation between individuals than between the races.

    There is really only one race, the human race.
    Races are hard (or impossible) to define scientifically. But whether you call it "race" or "ethnicity" or "heritage" or whatever, how anyone can deny the obvious differences is beyond me. People of Japanese lineage tend to have the similar skin color and facial features. This doesn't make them good or bad people, it makes them Japanese. Because the races can interbreed, there can be no clear rules as to who is Japanese and who isn't. But I don't see how anyone can deny that the race exists, or even why they would want to. There are some significant biological differences that make race worth noting, especially related to the medical field.

    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".
    I voted "no" because of the following line of thought. I don't consider myself any more racist than the next guy, and I don't necessarily care whether it is right or not, but I think the points I am about to make are theoretically valid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Race is a sociological construct that divides society, especially multiracial societies like the United States and Canada. I think any observation concerning race detracts from national unity, and that discrimination on a racial basis is irrational.

    Racism is the mental defective's version of nationalism.
    Racism is totally natural. Many animal species practice something akin to racism. For example, wolf packs are known to kill wolves of a different fur color. This behavior may carry over into dog species. It is fairly common for pets to show aggression towards humans of a different race than their own family. Many other species are known to discriminate similarly, including birds, horses and primates. We are primates.

    From an evolutionary point of view, discrimination is healthy for the species by encouraging differentiation. Equality is detrimental to natural selection in the same way that inbreeding is dangerous to a species. Genetic similarity can leave your entire species vulnerable to a single disease or other danger. Diversity leads to adaptability and is a good thing whether it is in your stock market portfolio or your species.
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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)
    I choose the "OTHER" option that was not in the poll.

    Racism is natural, therefor right, but in an "intelligent" society it is wrong, and is suppose to be wrong. Human nature and development is at odds with each other.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    It depends on who is being racist, how, and who you ask.

    If you ask a liberal, there's nothing wrong with black-against-whiet racism.
    Heck... if you ask a liberal, there's nothing wrong with [x]-against-white racism.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Only if white southern Christians (Who? Do Catholics who live in Dixie count?) ignore scientific fact and tell us that blacks are inferior to whites, that evolution isn't really how we humans came to be, or that the modern science of genetics is wrong about there being more variation between individuals than between the races.

    If they, or anyone else, wants to try to refute science with superstition, we will pick on them.

    and that counts for all of us, not just the "libbos".
    I see you have a BS in Trollology. Lumping all these characteristics together and implying they only pertaining to Southern Christians.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I choose the "OTHER" option that was not in the poll.

    Racism is natural, therefor right, but in an "intelligent" society it is wrong, and is suppose to be wrong. Human nature and development is at odds with each other.
    I think "Intelligent" society can be interpreted differently...

    One man's 'intelligent' society is another man's barbaric, backwards culture.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Race is a sociological construct that divides society, especially multiracial societies like the United States and Canada. I think any observation concerning race detracts from national unity, and that discrimination on a racial basis is irrational.

    Racism is the mental defective's version of nationalism.
    Once again I agree with The Rat.

    The age of Racism in America was built on a foundation that nestled only within a very superficial analysis. A White Supremacist did not take blood samples from other skin colors, compare the genetic code to his own, and then make a statement on differents. It was all based on a perception of Xenophobia, that they "look" and "act" different, so they must be subhuman, and I must be better.

    My hair color, my eye color, my posture, my gait, my leg to torso proportion, my torso to shoulder proportion, the symmetry in face, the texture and growth of my hair are all different than my Brothers and Fathers.

    If I were to make a good racist accusation, built on traditional racist elements, I should consider my brother and my father to be of an entirely different race than myself.

    The fact, now that geneticsts are actually able to compare D.N.A between the areas find that there's very small differents or mutations between an Irish man and a Sudanese man.

    etc. etc.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Last time I checked, Catholics are Christians.
    Don't kid yourself Apdst, we all know the Baptists were here first
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I choose the "OTHER" option that was not in the poll.

    Racism is natural, therefor right, but in an "intelligent" society it is wrong, and is suppose to be wrong. Human nature and development is at odds with each other.
    Sorry for leaving the option out - I wanted to mirror the other poll, without an other for the otherers

    Your point is a good one.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I see you have a BS in Trollology. Lumping all these characteristics together and implying they only pertaining to Southern Christians.
    You obviously didn't read the post I was responding to. It wasn't me who brought up the southern Christians.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I gotta better question: all those folks--yes, all you Libbos--that claim to hate racism and insist on diversity, are you all going to stop picking on White, southern Christians? I'll bet not.
    Your generalizations of all those who voted "yes" are both amusing and sad at the same time.
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