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  •  You're a Racist (9+ / 0-)

    Let me cut through the insistent stupidity that enables racists to be racists.

    Racism is the use of race to make broad generalizations about people based on their race. Race itself is an invented categorization, and is useless to describe people's innate properties beyond some superficial appearances and a very few physiological tendencies (like succeptibilities to a very few diseases). Racism is an irrational basis for judgements, as is very well known, and has caused incalculable harm through all of human history (and doubtless before that).

    Saying that one race is smarter, while another race has some sensory advantage, the way different dog breeds have different advantages, is making a broad generalization about people based on their race. That's racism.

    Also racism is denying that a racist is racist, to enable their racism.

    Congratulations! You're a racist.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed May 15, 2013 at 09:07:06 AM PDT

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