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I bet we can agree that racism is hurtful and wrong (Moved from American Politics)

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by PeachyKeane, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. Root of Jesse

    Root of Jesse Admiral of the Fleet/First Sea Lord Supporter CF Ambassadors

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    Anglican isn't Christian? Wonder what he thinks of Catholics? Though I don't care.
     
  2. Rion

    Rion Annuit Cœptis Supporter

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    Did you explain to him that Anglican is a denomination of Christianity?
     
  3. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    I meant Affirmative Action.
     
  4. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Senior Veteran

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    Racism means different things to different people. I posted a link that demonstrates that racism is only possible are part of the powerful majority. This differs from the dictionary definition.

    So, which definition are we talking about?
     
  5. Willie T

    Willie T St. Petersburg Vineyard

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    BTW, is there anyone here who thinks we are supposed to be "Color-Blind?" I know most Blacks must not feel that way, or else one of their favorite terms, "Black Pride", would be foolish.
     
  6. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Thanks to @Rion

    racism (rāˈsĭzˌəm)

    • n.
      The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
    • n.
      Discrimination or prejudice based on race.
     
  7. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Hooboy...
     
  8. Speedwell

    Speedwell Well-Known Member

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    He knew. But Anglicans are not conservative Evangelicals. Not "real" Christians. Mind you, not all Evangelicals are that way, even in the Bible Belt, and I soon got another job. But that episode is what gives me concerns about the Christian Right, who would have the whole country run that way.
     
  9. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Senior Veteran

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    Using this definition, I agree that racism is hurtful and wrong.
     
  10. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Here's something I want you to think about then. @Rion and @Ana the Ist, maybe as well. This is a bit of a post from earlier in the thread.

    Falsely accusing someone of racism, because the person if of another race, is racist behavior in my opinion. Playing the race card, with no evidence to back up a claim, is racist behavior, IMO.

    There's some context to it which informed my view, which is that someone claimed that they were being fired because their supervisor is racist.

    What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Does it fit our definition of racism? I think it doesn't.
     
  11. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Senior Veteran

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    Are we talking about racist attitudes or illegal racist activities (job discrimination for instance?)
     
  12. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Let's say attitude.
     
  13. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Senior Veteran

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    Attributing attitudes to someone because of their race is racist behavior.
     
  14. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Yes, but remember context.
     
  15. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Senior Veteran

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    What are you on about? Drop the shoe and make your point!
     
  16. PeachyKeane

    PeachyKeane Newbie

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    Well he's accusing someone of being racist because they accused someone of being racist. Maybe they believed their supervisor was racist. Maybe they thought it would save their job. It wasn't necessarily that they were racist.

    He's accusing someone of being racist based on his own definition of racism. He even points out that it's in his opinion.

    Do you have a problem with that?
     
  17. betterorworse

    betterorworse Active Member

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    I think you make a good point about that.

    Is it actually racism? or just a form of ideals/beliefs/moral code's. Traditions.

    I don't think it is bad to reject ways that harm other's.
     
  18. betterorworse

    betterorworse Active Member

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    I have heard other's accuse that also about Christians, yet I find no where in the Bible, Christians harming others the way described by some.

    I hope I don't offend any, I just personally havent found the Gospel's to contain such violent people as some claim Christian's to be. Is there a verse we can chew over?
     
  19. betterorworse

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    I have read the koran or w/e it want's to be called also, and noticed it said to go to jihad with other's who disagree and in some cases "lop" head's off of people. That doesn't sound like Jesus to me.
     
  20. betterorworse

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    Jesus rebuked Peter for cutting off the ear of an soldier coming to apprehend Him and then healed it.
    john 18:10-11
     
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