Skip to comments.The R-bomb: Are You A Racist?
Posted on 09/25/2009 3:15:04 AM PDT by Scanian
You may think racism means prejudging or discriminating against people because of their race. All right: can you define race? Go on, try it.
Or host a party and challenge your guests to come up with an explanation that doesn't start a fight. Is race a biological classification, an ethnic one, a religious one, a geographic one, or what?
If the meaning of race is slippery, how precise can this term it feeds - racism - be? And if the definition is what enables us to evaluate the facts, where does all this leave us?
Racism today belongs to a class of words whose definitions have remarkably little fixed meaning. But racism once described unwholesome behavior that on its own was measurable -- like refusing to sell your home to members of certain minorities.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Thanks to a lot of clowns using the term to bludgeon people that disagree with the big 0, it's more like snapping gum!
Really irritating, but harmless!
What we commonly call a race is really an ethnicity and ethnicities change over time. In another 100,000 years or so the earth might have one ethnicity or several but few of them will be ones that exist today.
proudly posting without even reading the article....see tagline
“I am Spartacus!”
My answer is......WHO CARES?
No, I'm still BUCKHEAD!
Or John Robertson....
The racism thingy would be pretty hard to explain to the family. 'Dad, why do I have to do homework?"
"Because I'm a RACIST..."
I say answer the R-bomb with some F-bombs!