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  •  The definition of racism is NOT (3+ / 0-)

    "majority culture imposing upon minority ones." It's not the imposition of one culture upon another that makes it racism, but the specific ideology of racial superiority that justifies and codifies the imposition.

    •  That was presumed (1+ / 0-)
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      since we were talking about racism. The majority culture thinks it's better than the minority for whatever chosen reason. Wise listed several that could 'justify' the racism.

      •  so are we saying (0+ / 0-)

        that the american melting pot is the source of racism? is the only way not to be a racist society is to be a multicultural society? I don't buy that for one minute. Culture has nothing to do with racism. Race is inheriently a discussion of the superiority of one's own genome to anothers, usually based on the color of one's skin. The american melting pot allows for all peoples of any color to integrate into society but don't have their traditions totally destroyed. The more pronounced a certain group is in the pot the more of it's features show up. Tex-Mex food is one great example of the melting pot in action.

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        by SetaSan on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 04:34:31 PM PDT

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        •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

          with your characterization of perceived genetic superiority being the sole basis of racism. list several others (which aren't original he's just compiling).

        •  You just invented a straw man: (0+ / 0-)

          "the american melting pot is the source of racism," which nobody said.  And it's not defensible to argue that "culture has nothing to do with racism," since in racist societies culture reflects, reproduces and reinforces racism.  If you think Tex-Mex food is an example of the kind of "American melting pot" that will solve our racial problems, I think you're seriously mistaken.

          Tex-Mex food is better described as an "appropriation" than an assimilation.  

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