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  •  No it's not. (2+ / 0-)
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    novapsyche, ozsea1
    Favoring one race over another is pretty much the definition of racism,
    The dictionary definition is really on point:
    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    I'm sick and tired of the idea of favoring individuals or even talking about anything about the races or varieties of people as racist. That is what allows people to put down groups like the NAACP who work for the advancement of 'Colored People' but don't as a group say or push any idea that ALL white people are, well anything as a group.

    That some studies show that at some ages babies favor familiar faces where color is certainly a distinction doesn't mean they are racist. Such use of the term deprives it of meaning.

    I agree that early socialization is desirable but it doesn't prevent actual racism for some people. Teaching to see people as individuals rather than groups and accepting differences as interesting rather than scary is a big help.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 04:53:18 PM PDT

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