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Is racism ever justified?
Posted 12/31/15 , edited 12/31/15
Here are some arguments for it.

When racism meets probability... I mean, I hate to say it, but it's statistically true that black men and Mexicans commit more crime than white men and Asians. While this certainly isn't true for all members of those groups, if a crime has recently been committed and the police have four suspects, one from each category, then it's more likely that one of the former did it rather than one of the latter. And it's safe to proceed that way.

That might be racist, but it's more efficient.


It all depends on what you mean by racism I have answered yes because it seems to be built in to the human psyche to prefer your own kind.
Trendy liberals deny this of course but very very few immerse themselves in the culture of another race. Ie practice what they preach.

That racism which seeks to exploit abuse or denigrate is unjustifiable.
That racism that does not wish to assimilate but directs no harm to any groups is accptable.



Cognitive Racism builds justifiable racism and racism is part of the human condition Marginalising ethnic minority communities and discriminating against them universally creates a sub-class which then has to turn to crime/low-skilled jobs to survive. People also enjoy ridiculing accents/cultures in their own countries and these foreign people receive a concentrated version of it. Because of initial racism and inherent racism is always present (preference to natives rather than immigrants, often unbeknownst to a person).



Categorizing people is necessary People always seek a way to categorize to make things more easier to deal with. Race is a giant category, and it is one of the main crime predictors (within the top 3 normally) in a racially diverse environment. Acknowledging race is just like acknowledging age or gender. Race is a category which we can use for good when we make decisions.



Yes, but only when considering an entire group. Although it may be true that not every individual follows their racial stereotype, there is a lot of data that show trends of certain things among racial groups. For instance, there are facts that show that African Americans are much more likely to commit violent crimes. There is a difference between being racist and ignoring hard facts.



Racists DO NOT believe That they have a right to subjugate, exploit or try to exterminate another race, or races. Rather, they believe that it is essential for each race to possess its own land, own nation or territory. Where they will not be forced to follow other cultures' customs, just for their sake, and can live in freedom among their own kind according to the laws of their own culture. But this is speaking in terms of perhaps rather modern racism. Why is racism such a large deal when people are discriminating everyday? Regardless of whether it may be due to their race. And it should be noted a lot of people confuse race with religion. Racism is also sometimes confused with patriotism. A lot of people argue that racists have no right to blame a race as a whole. But to rebut that, what is society made of but stereotypes? And who makes these stereotypes? Us. And the things we've done. So therefore, racists blame a specific race, not purely because they are that particular race, but because of the things that race has done. If that makes sense. They are merely referring to them as a whole simply because it's easier and due to their racial stereotypes. To provide a more humble example, if a caucasian individual comments on an asian individual's intelligent, and they are saying that asians are smart, they are saying that due to the fact that asians have built themselves a stereotype as people who achieve very high standards. This same example can be used to attempt to racist people's motives. I personally think that it is all right to be a racist however, to an extent.
Thanks for reading, I hope that I haven't offended anyone for I am rather new to this.


So is racism ever justified or not?
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Posted 12/31/15 , edited 1/1/16
No.

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Hmmmm
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Seconded.
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It's only natural to treat other differently on a subconscious level because of their appearance. Because skin colour changes appearance this leads to changes in behaviour to different people.

I'd also like to think we should be moving on from "race" now. We're all human here.
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Yes it is becasue sometimes its funny. And the word is over used.
I mean iam offended that a Muslim wont come to my BBQ and drink beer with me and eat a bacon sandwhich i consider the Muslim racist.
But really that would make me racist? lol its just stupid. Everything is racist these days.
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Personally don't think so.

But I will point out that (the way I personally see it), there's a difference between ethnicity (or race) and culture. If you don't want to assimilate a particular culture, or if you want to make generalizations based on "cultural tendencies", I can understand that.

Categorizing people based on race or ethnicity never really made any sense to me. I just don't get it. It doesn't click with me. I tend to think practically everything people ascribe to "race" is really a result of culture, environment, and (in more advanced nations) economic status, but maybe i'm wrong? It certainly seems that way to me. I don't see how "races" can be that different from each other when we're all humans. I truly think that it's all a function of culture and environment.

Maybe I just think that way because i'm around so many people who are the complete opposite of their racial stereotypes, and perhaps my own identity has something to do with it as well, but i'd rather not go into that.

But that's just how I see it, of course.
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Define "Racism" and in which context it's used. I've been called racist for saying "Merry Christmas" for fuck sakes.
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agreed, its never justified.
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My reaction upon seeing that the matter of racism's status as a positive or negative is still a question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCOxVaQQrbk

And my God, every. single. quote. in. the. OP. is pseudointellectual bullshit. The first one is the closest to something resembling a thought in the whole bunch, and it still confuses having information about a perpetrator with racial profiling. It's not racism to search for black people meeting a particular profile (wearing certain clothing, having certain distinguishing features, etc.) when the victim says the perpetrator was black. It's racism to start off assuming that a black person committed the crime without evidence suggesting that this was the case.

Edit: This was over the top, and while I'm not proud of it I'll leave it here. I still strongly disagree with the quoted segments, but there was no need to be so harsh in that disagreement.
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Posted 12/31/15
Nope it's not ever.

However racial jokes between close friends are fine and fit under humour but Racism is not ok.
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D4nc3Style wrote:

Define "Racism" and in which context it's used. I've been called racist for saying "Merry Christmas" for fuck sakes.


wtf man why would you say that
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No, racism is never justified.

I DO believe that it is important to acknowledge the trends within certain races, so that you may identify the cause within their culture. I don't think it is bad to make assumptions based on those facts. For example, if you're dealing with a drug issue in a low income white neighborhood, you're probably looking at meth. If it's a black neighborhood, you're probably dealing with crack. But, that's not really racial. It's a cultural thing, like the assumption that most Indian immigrants are familiar with curry.

There are also actual genetic differences that we should acknowledge. Clearly black people have a much, much bigger issue with sickle-cell anemia. They have higher bone densities, which results in slightly more difficulty swimming. (I know people are going to try to say I'm stereotyping here, but that's actually fact.) Lighter skinned folks have more issues with skin cancer and sun-burn. We need to be honest with ourselves about these things.

The problem is when you take those statistics and make a judgment on a person. Or think that a person is a certain way based on their race. Or hate someone due to race. Or discriminate.

At the end of the day, all differences are extremely minor, we're all people, and we all deserve to be judged on our own merit. We need to love each other for our differences. Hell.... just imagine how boring and bland the human race would be if we were all just alike... Be thankful we live in such a colorful world. :)

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MrAnimeSK wrote:

Yes it is becasue sometimes its funny. And the word is over used.
I mean iam offended that a Muslim wont come to my BBQ and drink beer with me and eat a bacon sandwhich i consider the Muslim racist.
But really that would make me racist? lol its just stupid. Everything is racist these days.


So because a Muslim individual will not come to your BBQ, drink beer with you and eat a bacon sandwich that makes the Muslim racist?

The Muslim is not choosing to not do those things because of their race. It's because of their religion.

Besides, if we're going to claim that the reason the Muslim isn't doing any of those things is due to their race, then it would be safe to say that because you won't go to a Vietnam gathering and have some delicious balut with some locals then that would be racist, by your standards. Don't be racist, MrAnimeSK.
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Ryulightorb wrote:


D4nc3Style wrote:

Define "Racism" and in which context it's used. I've been called racist for saying "Merry Christmas" for fuck sakes.


wtf man why would you say that :(


Because that's what I celebrate. I got called racist for it... I laughed at them when they demanded an apology.
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