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View Diary: Am I Racist? w/poll (87 comments)

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  •  If your decision to intervene (2+ / 0-)

    was based on the racial dynamic of the situation -- if it wasn't about saving the dignity and well-being of a fellow human being, and if it mattered that the woman was black and the guys were white (you don't really say if they were teasing her primarily for being black, or for being overweight, not that it matters much, I guess)  -- it was probably an example of practical racism.

    It's probably inescapable human nature to at least think with an awareness of the differences race brings to us, but it is the glory of the human spirit to overcome the urge to treat someone badly because of it.

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