Racism without the power to act on it is no threat

Ian Jeffrey

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Vulcan, down the street from Darth Vader
#42
Unfortunately, anyone with racist ideas can act on them in one way or another, just through the way they treat other human beings.
Not only that, but excusing racist attitudes in the powerless merely empowers that racism should they attain power. A classically liberal society provides for majority rule with respect for minority rights, the most basic minority right being to attempt to become the majority. The powerless today could become the powerful tomorrow, and vice versa. And then it could reverse again. We must eradicate racist attitudes, not find ways to justify them.
 
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Devil505

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Jan 2008
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#45
We must eradicate racist attitudes, not find ways to justify them.
On Vulcan that's already happened I presume.
On Earth....what star date do you expect that to happen?

Nobody here is justifying racism or lobbying for it.
Simply accepting reality.
 

Devil505

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#46
Anyone could explain it better than you did, because you did not even attempt an honest effort at explaining it.
rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/Submit
noun
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
"a program to combat racism"
synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism
"Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia"
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
noun: racism
"theories of racism"



Better?
 
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#47
rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/Submit
noun
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
"a program to combat racism"
synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, casteism
"Aborigines are the main victims of racism in Australia"
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
noun: racism
"theories of racism"



Better?
No, what you posted can be looked up by anyone. You are trying to make a point and failing miserably. Instead of just coming out and saying what you need to say, you want to play little kid games.

I think your point is that anyone not in agreement with your definition of rascim is a racist. Is that corect? Knock once for yes, twice for no.
 

boontito

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Jan 2008
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#48
Those who cry "White Power" are FOS because...while some non-whites may have hatred towards whites, they don't have the power to act on their hatred.For racism to work you need both hatred and power.

Show me a white-power guy and I'll show you a real racist!
Maybe the reason no one is validating your point is because no one can envision what you're talking about. Could you give a few examples of people in the real world who have no power at all?
 
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boontito

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#49
Not only that, but excusing racist attitudes in the powerless merely empowers that racism should they attain power. A classically liberal society provides for majority rule with respect for minority rights, the most basic minority right being to attempt to become the majority. The powerless today could become the powerful tomorrow, and vice versa. And then it could reverse again. We must eradicate racist attitudes, not find ways to justify them.
True. It also allows the racist in power to feel validated.
 
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#50
No, what you posted can be looked up by anyone. You are trying to make a point and failing miserably. Instead of just coming out and saying what you need to say, you want to play little kid games.

I think your point is that anyone not in agreement with your definition of rascim is a racist. Is that corect? Knock once for yes, twice for no.
You nailed it.
 
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