action wrote:"Racism" should be defined as an irrational dislike of people with a certain skin colour, which can or can not manifest itself in positive actions, and which under certain conditions is illegal.
a certain kind of "irrationalism" is required to have racism. as per definition, disliking race because of race, is racism. disliking race for other reasons can or can not be racism.
it is of note to clarify that, just because something isn't "racism" per se, it doesnt mean it doesnt have other problems. for example a measure can be "not racist", but it can be "careless" or even "stupid"
if i dislike black people because i find them ugly; that's racism because irrational. it can't stand the test of "rationalism"
now take for example the travel ban by Trump. he disallows people from certain countries. it is impossible to tell, by that element alone, if it was a racist measure yes or no. to find out, we must investigate if the measure is "irrational". And here is, where the difficulties arise. Trump claims the travel ban is justified for safety reasons. he refers to the recent string of terrorist attacks on western soil. that reason, isn't irrational. it's based on facts and obvious safety concerns. it would only be racist if he issued a travel ban if say, terrorist attacks didn't happen. because then, it become irrational.
now like i said before, it doesnt mean that just because trump's travel ban isnt racist, doesnt mean it doesnt have other problems. maybe the safety concerns are inadequate or unfounded. but that is up to debate, and it's then a matter of majority against minority. if the majority feels that such a ban is justified by safety reasons, it becomes even harder to call it racist
Elessar wrote:Yup, turns out I'm still racist. Just done the test for the first time in about 8 years:
Here is your result:
Your data suggest a strong automatic preference for European Americans over African Americans.
There's no shame in it though. The shame would be to act upon it.
Kes wrote:Speaking of which, I wonder if anyone has ever come up with an algorithm that combines the predictability of someone trying to give a "correct answer" in a psychometric test, with the unpredictability of one of those #8 ball toys you used to see in the 80s and 90s.
Looking at that test, I guess they have.
YAFF wrote:Elessar wrote:The quickest and easiest way to stop being accused of racism is to stop this pretence that the only thing wrong with what you're saying is that it's 'not politically correct'. Political correctness annoys me too. What we're dealing with isn't it.
Absolutely! That's the new trojan horse for many closet racists. They use their anti-PC whining as a way to defend questionable opinions and comments. It's a bit clever in a surreptitious way (because most people are annoyed by the overreach of political correctness to begin with) but I don't need for it to be PC to call you a racist.
prostitute, simple question. Is Donald Trump racist?
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