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Old 5th September 2019, 07:10 AM   #2351
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
How about you address the argument as I've made it, rather than some fantasy version you've made up?

The word 'racism' is not about consequences, or unconscious bias, but about how one views other ethnic groups.

This has nothing to do with complexity. It's about your use of the word being wrong.
I agree. I'd also like to add (I think you'll agree), that the complexities of the issue are certainly relevant and meaningful, but folding them into the word "racism" actually makes the complexities less rather than more clear.
"... when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
Isaac Asimov
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