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OfflineoDin
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define what it means to be a racist
    #2118331 - 11/17/03 10:59 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

i have been labeled as one

what makes a person a racist?


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118344 - 11/17/03 11:04 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

I think it is if you meet an individual and automatically assume things about him based on his race.



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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118348 - 11/17/03 11:05 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others, or discrimination or prejudice based on race.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118351 - 11/17/03 11:06 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

thinking that their race or bloodline is better then another

and or

Hateing another group of people due to some trait, mannorism, physical feature or anything else that might set apart two groups of people


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: AliceDee]
    #2118358 - 11/17/03 11:10 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

>The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability

I'm uncomfortable with that because I believe that race can account for differences in human character and ability.

But this belief is only applied in general terms, and are kept open for debate


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #2118361 - 11/17/03 11:11 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

"The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability"

is this not true?


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118384 - 11/17/03 11:16 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

all humans generalize, catergorize, and stereotype to some degree, hell animals do.

its how we survive. if we say had to re examine a thornbush each time, without remembering what one thornbush was like, we would get no where. even tho say some thornbushes dont hurt nearly as bad if at all as others.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118385 - 11/17/03 11:17 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

Exactly, it's true. Irish drink, Jews entertain, blacks sing and play basketball, and the whites try to kill everybody.



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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118399 - 11/17/03 11:19 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

Quote:

define what it means to be a racist




from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

Main Entry: rac?ism
Pronunciation: 'rA-"si-z&m also -"shi-
Function: noun
Date: 1936
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
2 : racial prejudice or discrimination
- rac?ist /-sist also -shist/ noun or adjective


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: Xochitl]
    #2118410 - 11/17/03 11:22 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

so if you just observe what is there, say what is

not say anyone is better than anyone else

if you say the truth...can that make you a racist?


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118449 - 11/17/03 11:37 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

Quote:

so if you just observe what is there, say what is

not say anyone is better than anyone else

if you say the truth...can that make you a racist?




Can you say that again more clearly? Thanks - not exactly sure what you are saying.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: oDin]
    #2118464 - 11/17/03 11:47 PM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Well, if you say "This black man is a lazy, fucking asshole", without meaning you think every single black man is, then I doubt it's racist. Nor is saying that you've been mugged by more black men than white.
It's not like you're trying to discredit an entire race, it's just an observation. Kinda like how I make observations on my own race as well.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #2118473 - 11/17/03 11:50 PM (13 years, 26 days ago)

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WildCardsRevenge said:
Hateing another group of people due to some trait, mannorism, physical feature or anything else that might set apart two groups of people



I hate murderers. Am I a racist?


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: z@z.com]
    #2118511 - 11/18/03 12:10 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Racism is the belief that a different race is inferior to yours.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: Sheepish]
    #2118521 - 11/18/03 12:14 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Quote:

Well, if you say "This black man is a lazy, fucking asshole", without meaning you think every single black man is, then I doubt it's racist. Nor is saying that you've been mugged by more black men than white.
It's not like you're trying to discredit an entire race, it's just an observation. Kinda like how I make observations on my own race as well.




exactly :thumbup: 


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #2118539 - 11/18/03 12:22 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

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The_Red_Crayon said:
Racism is the belief that a different race is inferior to yours.




What if you feel that another race is superior to yours, but you still hate them?


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: z@z.com]
    #2118550 - 11/18/03 12:27 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Murdiers fall into every race and creed, they are not a group of people onto themselves but rather are apart of every group.

Its like saying I hate people with eyes always seeing and shit!
thats just crazy talk


BUT when you start to classify people by a trait such as blue eyes then your stepping into the relm of racism


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2118560 - 11/18/03 12:29 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

We're not talking about Canadians BH, we're talking about racism.


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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: Rose]
    #2118576 - 11/18/03 12:37 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

"so if you just observe what is there, say what is

not say anyone is better than anyone else

if you say the truth...can that make you a racist? "


is it racist to say that a group is more prone to alcoholism or is more likey to graduate college based on stats?



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Re: define what it means to be a racist [Re: Rose]
    #2118581 - 11/18/03 12:39 AM (13 years, 26 days ago)

Be nice to the Canadians.


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