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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Yes, but when a respected and popular dictionary puts out a definition it's usually a good idea to consider that the right definition.
    No it isn't. Especially when even dictionaries disagree with each other.

    There are two kinds of dictionaries - descriptive and prescriptive.

    Racism is discrimination based on race. Really nothing more to it.
    Pretty close to my definition - and not the dictionary's.

    Discrimination in thought as well as action.

    Bigotry and Prejudice have their own definitions too
    Yes, but racism is simply a kind of bigotry or prejudice.

    so we have to apply them correctly because if everyone said..."Eh I disagree with that definition" then what's the point in even having a dictionary? Instead of disagreeing with a definition, how about finding a more proper word that fits what you're thinking about?
    Word meanings aren't fixed.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    I believe the way everybody is defining everything as racism these days is wrong.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    I believe the way everybody is defining everything as racism these days is wrong.
    So, how do you define it?
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    As citizens of advanced countries it is our duty to be tolerant of all our fellow citizens. And to promote tolerance.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, how do you define it?
    I know it when I see it. It is derogatory in nature for the sake of demeaning. But when someone is criticizing a fact of history, humanity, culture, or any other thing that pertains to any given situation I don't rush to define racism.

    The fear of being a "racist" has people subscribing to stupid things.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    I believe the way everybody is defining everything as racism these days is wrong.
    Seriously, most of the people who cry racism the loudest, don't understand what is and is not racism in the first place.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    As citizens of advanced countries it is our duty to be tolerant of all our fellow citizens. And to promote tolerance.
    Yes, we should be intolerant of intolerance.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    yes, we should be intolerant of intolerance.
    tolerance should have it's limits......

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    I know it when I see it. It is derogatory in nature for the sake of demeaning. But when someone is criticizing a fact of history, humanity, culture, or any other thing that pertains to any given situation I don't rush to define racism.

    The fear of being a "racist" has people subscribing to stupid things.
    So, you can't define it, b ut the way others have defined it is wrong. Is that correct?
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    As citizens of advanced countries it is our duty to be tolerant of all our fellow citizens. And to promote tolerance.
    Our fellow citizens, certainly. Not foreigners. Too much tolerance of alien behavior leads to a decay of native culture.

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