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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    What is racism, by the way? Here we have a thread going about it, and no one has yet defined it.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    It's whatever Libs say it is....

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    What is racism, by the way? Here we have a thread going about it, and no one has yet defined it.
    Racism n.
    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Racism n.
    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
    I hate that definition.

    I think racism is simply prejudging someone based on race. Nothing to do with superiority and all that.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Of course it is wrong and pretty sad that questions like these still need to be asked
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    I can't really vote as there is no "other" option.

    Racism as a belief system isn't wrong in and of itself. Everyone has biases of some sort. Most biases are arbitrary.

    When it becomes wrong is when people allow their racism to cause them to engage incertain behaviors to undermine and oppress another race. Oppression is wrong, beliefs are simply beliefs.

    I can disagree with a person's beliefs, and I disagree vehemently with racist beliefs, but being tolerant of everyone includes being tolerant of people who hold beliefs that you vehemently disagree with.

    True tolerance is accepting people no matter who they are or what they believe.

    That includes racists.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I can't really vote as there is no "other" option.

    Racism as a belief system isn't wrong in and of itself. Everyone has biases of some sort. Most biases are arbitrary.

    When it becomes wrong is when people allow their racism to cause them to engage incertain behaviors to undermine and oppress another race. Oppression is wrong, beliefs are simply beliefs.
    Good point about racist thoughts vs. actions.

    I can disagree with a person's beliefs, and I disagree vehemently with racist beliefs, but being tolerant of everyone includes being tolerant of people who hold beliefs that you vehemently disagree with.
    So? What's wrong with intolerance every once in a while?

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I can't really vote as there is no "other" option.

    Racism as a belief system isn't wrong in and of itself. Everyone has biases of some sort. Most biases are arbitrary.

    When it becomes wrong is when people allow their racism to cause them to engage incertain behaviors to undermine and oppress another race. Oppression is wrong, beliefs are simply beliefs.

    I can disagree with a person's beliefs, and I disagree vehemently with racist beliefs, but being tolerant of everyone includes being tolerant of people who hold beliefs that you vehemently disagree with.

    True tolerance is accepting people no matter who they are or what they believe.

    That includes racists.

    But racism is based on ignorance. Should we be tolerant of ignorance, or try to educate those who don't know?
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But racism is based on ignorance. Should we be tolerant of ignorance, or try to educate those who don't know?
    It isn't always based on ignorance. I have already mentioned one line of thinking from an evolutionary point of view. And there are some well-informed people who still agree with Abraham Lincoln:

    ...and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I think "Intelligent" society can be interpreted differently...

    One man's 'intelligent' society is another man's barbaric, backwards culture.
    So, obviously you think darfur is an intelligent society then.
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