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  •  the statement is not racist it is a statement (1+ / 0-)
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    of fact; generalisations are made all the time.

    Why do you think the statement is racist? As generalisations go, this one has an element of truth to it. On the rest of what you say, I agree ...

    "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

    by NY brit expat on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 03:58:49 PM PST

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    •  It was racist because it dealt totally (0+ / 0-)

      with race. It wasn't necessarily a negative comment, but it was racially motivated. Having said that, I feel it was illogical to call for an apology on racial terms, period.

      "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

      by Cruzankenny on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 05:34:31 AM PST

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