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Reply to "Are You a Racist?"

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Everyone is racist.


No, that's the dangerous line of unthinking...

I don't know what kind of definition you're using but it's one hellafied one.

And the semantics of RACISM vs. DISCRIMINATION is ridiculous. Saying "Everyone Discriminates" by equivocating the meaning of the word would be more plausible.

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racism

1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

Now, how is it that you maintain that "Everyone Is Racist"?

Everyone subscribes to or practices #1?
What about #2? How do you determine either?

FYI, this is the working definition/distinction established in the title-post:
If someone is denied a job, a bank loan or a promotion because of their race, that is racism. Everything else, Sanchez writes, is simply bias or prejudice. And we all do that.

It's dangerous unthinking to say "Everyone Is Racist" when we know the word and idea called RACISM has a very defined CONTEXT and CONNOTATION. Slavery, Jim Crow and the attendant beliefs used to justify, buttress, perpetuate and maintain those Racist/White Supremacy Regimes was merely about "Discrimination" nor does "Discrimination" adequately describe the pseudo-scientific theories and things that became the prevailing stereotypes that served, fostered and justified "[Racial] Discrimination."
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