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Race is socially constructed but really most terms are socially constructed...

One could say ethnicity is less socially constructed than race...

DNA is even less socially constructed...

etc....
 

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Race is socially constructed but really most terms are socially constructed...

One could say ethnicity is less socially constructed than race...

DNA is even less socially constructed...

etc....
:confused: All terms are obviously societally constructed. In speaking of whether something has a scientific or societal basis the point is not what term is used to refer to it.

I'm certain you know all that so ???

On a tangent, I have to give due credit to those white supremacists who conjured up the modern concept of race. I bet they never dreamed they'd have been so successful in getting even many of the people they designed it to oppress to cling to it as if it were a lifeline.
 

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Feeling a German accent from the lady, especially the yaa yaa part. She gives more of a mentally unstable tinfoil hat vibe though, rather than a hateful racist. Certainly in a need of some care.
Why can't she be both?
 

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:confused: All terms are obviously societally constructed. In speaking of whether something has a scientific or societal basis the point is not what term is used to refer to it.

I'm certain you know all that so ???

On a tangent, I have to give due credit to those white supremacists who conjured up the modern concept of race. I bet they never dreamed they'd have been so successful in getting even many of the people they designed it to oppress to cling to it as if it were a lifeline.
What "success?" :confused:

Referring to myself as "Negro" or "Black" is not a product of White supremacy, especially when not used to raise or lower my social standing in relation to those who refer to themselves as "White."

And why no response to my race-specific reply to you concerning Sickle Cell Anemia? :shrug:

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She can. But then, we are supposed to be compassionate towards the mentally unstable.
All racists are mentally unstable, so institutionalize them like you do the rest.

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All racists are mentally unstable, so institutionalize them like you do the rest.

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The determination of who is a racist is very subjective. We can't go around institutionalizing everyone we deem to be racist.
 

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The determination of who is a racist is very subjective. We can't go around institutionalizing everyone we deem to be racist.
I'm not against having them face trial first. Jobs within the legal sector will surely be increased.

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Racism is not illegal. If it was, Jesse Jackson would be in an institution, along with Louis Farrakhan.
No shit. Tell me more.

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No shit. Tell me more.

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Racism is not illegal. There is no more.

Unless I was explaining it to someone who really has trouble grasping a concept. Then I might try telling them that murder is illegal, but murderous thoughts are not.
 

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What "success?" :confused:

Referring to myself as "Negro" or "Black" is not a product of White supremacy, especially when not used to raise or lower my social standing in relation to those who refer to themselves as "White."

And why no response to my race-specific reply to you concerning Sickle Cell Anemia? :shrug:

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:eek:Yes it is. Utterly and unarguably. That you refuse to see easily verifiable fact is understandable but perplexing. :cool:

My apologies for not checking that post. I'll do so now.
 

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Yeah, a myth as it was stated as.

What do you think of "race" when it comes to sickle cell anemia? I found out I had the sickle cell trait after joining the USAF. Meaning that had my son's mother also had the trait our son might've had it full-blown.
There is no connection between the modern concept of race and any disease. And while it is a well-known fact that in the US it is far more common among African-Americans, globally it affects many other groups of people at near similar rates. The proposed "ground zero" is that it is found in people with one or more distant ancestors that had malaria.

And even if it was a disease that affected only people grouped as "black," if we were to use the presence of it as a defining trait it would mean that 93% of people you think of as black, aren't.

Also though I may have stated in the past that "race is a myth" that is obviously not correct. The correct statement would be - the idea that the modern concept of race is an intrinsic, scientific parameter is a myth. IOW race as we know it is a societal, not scientific categorization
 

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:rolleyes:

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JN, I don't even know why you bother... ;)
 

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If you want to discuss issues of African slavery and what slaves should be credited for I'll be happy to do that here instead of derailing the political thread.

Of course if you just want to blast/mock/ personally attack me because my views about specifics of the issues then :shrug: so be it. TBH I don't get that reaction because whatever we each think about those specifics to me the most important thing is that we all want a US in which people are treated fairly and valued equitably regardless of "race," ethnicity, creed, etc.
 

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Racism is not illegal. There is no more.

Unless I was explaining it to someone who really has trouble grasping a concept. Then I might try telling them that murder is illegal, but murderous thoughts are not.

speaking of this, did anyone see that SVU episode where this man had a kill room set up but never actually killed anyone, he just had thoughts of it.
 

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Definition of 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

2a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

b : a political or social system founded on racism

3: racial prejudice or discrimination​
Another definition:

Racism, also called racialism, any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview—the ideology that humans may be divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races”; that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural and behavioral features; and that some races are innately superior to others. Since the late 20th century the notion of biological race has been recognized as a cultural invention, entirely without scientific basis.
 

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Another definition:

Racism, also called racialism, any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview—the ideology that humans may be divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races”; that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural and behavioral features; and that some races are innately superior to others. Since the late 20th century the notion of biological race has been recognized as a cultural invention, entirely without scientific basis.
I provided the definition of racism, while here you're speaking on race and continuing on to agree with Merriam-Webster when it comes to acting out on designations of race held by racists. :shrug:

Is culture a lessor entity than science in your opinion? How about when it comes to religion or spirituality... must they be denied in the presence of science?

I don't believe there are cognitive differences between the races, but I sure as hell know what racism is and looks like.

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