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Old 28th February 2019, 08:01 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by p0lka View Post
Why does antisemitism get it's own category? why isn't it all just classed as the same thing, ie racist.
Because antisemitism has peculiar features not shared by other forms of racism. It's fundamentally conspiratorial, not supremacist. For example, whites in South Africa never believed that blacks were secretly controlling things behind the scenes, manipulating the country into war through their control of the banks.
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