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Racist, or naw?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Father Heathen, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Audie

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    he would conquer me. Is this not racism because I'm not a minority?

    It seems to me that while the "white people" are in the majority,
    the democratic process can keep them dominant.

    I've a feeling that there are a lot of people "out there" who
    would love nothing better than to get whitey.

    And of course, the dominant status of the caucasians
    is slipping away. You see how this reality and perception
    brought Trump to power. This, before they really-you know-
    had anything to complain about.

    I am not sure what I mean by "just wait till", but,
    I kind of think the demographic shift is not going
    to produce more harmony.
     
  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    I guess that Europeans have the right to remain "dominant" in Europe.
    If you please...of course.
     
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  3. SkepticThinker

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    I'd say it's xenophobic, rather than racist.

    I'd also say that anybody can be racist or xenophobic.
     
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    Yes.:mad:

    Well that just complicated things didn't it?:confused:
     
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    That guy needs to take his meds.
     
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    David1967 Well-Known Member
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    Did he give you a time frame for said conquest?o_O
     
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    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    Sadly, he wasn't very specific. I initially though it would ne right after he finished stealing Coke from my drink station. But said conquest will likely have to wait until he is released from jail.
     
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    They will need to elect politicians like Marine Lepen and stop aborting their babies, of course...if you please! ;)
     
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    More likely xenophobic than racist.
     
  11. Shad

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    Racist and xenophobic are not mutually exclusive. Racial profiling based on nothing, nationalism and a dose of xenophobia is my view based on the OP article.
     
  12. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    As near as I can translate the whole Intersectionality thingy, no, it was not an act of racism but of acting out due to life long oppression. He just happened to lash out at you and if you are a part of the White Supremacist patriarchy (ie. if you are simply white) you eminently deserved the upbraiding. If you were a thoughtful ally you would thank him and buy him a drink after.
     
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  13. SalixIncendium

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    Well, he was helping himself without paying to Coke at the dining room drink station, so I guess it could be said I bought him a drink.

    As far as thanking him, should I have done this before or after he threatened to dump out his drink and steal more Coke every time I spoke?
     
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  14. YmirGF

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    I'm not really sure, you see, my white privilege stops me from ascertaining such nuanced details.
    (You do realize that, for the most part, I am pulling your leg and simply applying Intersectionality Theory as I understand it.) :D
     
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    I do. I was merely introducing irony into the premise.
     
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    Epic Beard Man Bearded Philosopher

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    Why would some random guy say that? What happened in the beginning? Was he on drugs? Was he having a mental breakdown?
     
  17. Kirran

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    I'll be honest Ymir, it's not how I see intersectionality theory at all.
     
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  18. dawny0826

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    Racism requires belief that one race is superior to the other.

    A minority can only be racist against a majority, if equal in authority, pull/influence, societal stature, etc.
     
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  19. Kirran

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    I think racism is ultimately just the perception that there are separate human races and that there are differences between them.
     
  20. SalixIncendium

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    He didn't appear to be on drugs, but clearly, he wasn't what I'd consider mentally of sound mind...

    I never saw the guy before in my life. I was outside the restaurant taking care of switching menu boards. He entered the restaurant just ahead of me. He grabbed the door handle and I though he was going to hold the door open for me, but instead he pulled it shut and held it. He did that with the second door as well.

    Once inside, he demanded my cashier give him a cup. I intervened and told him that after those shenanigans, that wasn't going to happen and to leave. Rather than leave, he argued with me and then put his mouth under the Coke dispenser and drank. He then left and came back 30 minutes later with a Big Gulp cup got in my face, and began stealing Coke.
     
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