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    Is racism wrong?

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    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.

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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    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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    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.
    What he said. ^^^^
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    What he said. ^^^^
    exactly. different does not equal inferior or superior.

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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.
    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?

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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?
    Yes - racism is more about treatment or a lack of respect and understanding rather than a factual, natural difference.
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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?
    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.
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    Re: Is racism wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is really only one race, the human race.
    It's a sociological construct. I'd say there are as many or as few races as society wants there to be-- and it seems to vary from society to society.

    Personally, I have little use for such constructs. I am happy with two kinds of people-- my tribe, and everyone else.

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