Started by GSOgymrat, December 28, 2021, 01:07:13 PM
Quote from: aitm on January 07, 2022, 01:18:24 PMI have a problem with the â€œantiâ€ label. I mean, shouldnâ€™t that be the default? No child is born racist, they are taught to be. If racism did not exist there would be no â€œantiâ€. And exactly what should â€œantiâ€ be? It would be against racism, in all forms, and when racism continues year after decade and a hundred more years what would â€œfighting against racismâ€ be called? Anti-racist should be seen as the default for everyone. Racism is the evil that provokes the â€œantiâ€ why not work on eliminating that instead of whining about people trying to get the same rights that others inherit simply due to skin color. â€œYou mad broâ€? Well, fuck yeah we be mad! For fuck sake youâ€™ve had three hundred years of abusing us and now weâ€™re fucking â€œantiâ€ because we are getting a bit pissy? You ainâ€™t seen pissyâ€¦shoulda been here in 68. Iâ€™d tell the writer to go fuck himself.
Quote from: GSOgymrat on January 08, 2022, 01:29:32 AMJust to be clear, McWhorter did not coin the term "anti-racist". Anti-racist is used by progressives such as Ibram X. Kendi to emphasize actions that are actively opposed to racist policies. As Kendi defines in his book, an anti-racist is â€œone who is supporting an antiracist policy through their actions or expressing an antiracist ideaâ€. The definition of an anti-racist or anti-racism must be center on the support of antiracist policy and not simply the transformation of racist ideas. Anti-racism is about changing power structures. A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups. An anti-racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial equity between racial groups. There is no such thing as a nonracist or race-neutral policy.
Quote from: Cassia on January 08, 2022, 10:11:43 AMI only call something to be "like a religion" if it is based on untruths...
Quote from: Mike Cl on January 08, 2022, 09:23:19 AMRaces are not subspecies of the human species. There is only one â€œraceâ€â€"the human race. So why canâ€™t we sort humans into subspecies like we can with other animals? The answer is that the human species doesnâ€™t have much genetic variation. We are too alike to split into groups.
Quote from: aitm on January 08, 2022, 10:09:26 AMAgain, I take issue with whomever is calling the default human condition, or what should be the default as â€œantiâ€, when racism is the active resistance to the norm of a non-racist upbringing. I cannot see being resistant or defensive against racism as being â€œantiâ€ when again, it is the norm at birth.
Quote from: aitm on January 08, 2022, 10:09:26 AMI also take exception to the idea that there cannot be a non-racist policyâ€¦the reality of course is there may be few because the non-racist child is eventually jaded by his parents or peers into the racist. I do think there can be non-racist policies, and that it is easier to do than we think. For instance, perhaps, as much as we all dread another number assigned to us, we had a secondary number much like a private drivers license but. But not our SS number then job applicants or home buyers applicant or college bound students would submit the pertinent information and were judged specifically on the basis of that information and we remove those subtle bias by names associated with ethnicities, and of course remove the person of such application from revealing skin color or perceived religions.