Bias and Oppression: Internal or External Causes? Spiritual or Social Conditioning?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by emilynghiem, Jul 6, 2011.

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Which bias causes more oppression? Is the cause internal or external?

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  1. class division (economic or social)

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  2. gender bias

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  3. racial bias (or cultural)

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  4. religious division (or political)

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  5. internal cause projected outward

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  6. external cause imposed inward

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  7. spiritual cause manifested physically

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  8. social conditioning from environment

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  1. emilynghiem
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    I started a discussion on religion that quickly became political.

    Do you think oppressive biases in the world (whether gender or class, race or religion) are caused more
    by INTERNAL or EXTERNAL causes?
    by SPIRITUAL motivations or SOCIAL conditioning?

    BOTH, or one preceded the other?
    One is more the cause and the other the effect? Are they BOTH equally responsible?

    1. What bias do you blame the most ?
    2. How do you explain it in terms of spiritual/social causes or
    internal/external (in other words: it comes from individuals first then reflects in society, or it comes from society first and then affects individuals)
    3. Do you notice if people's culture (race or religion) affects if they are influenced more by EXTERNAL or INTERNAL conditions? SPIRITUAL/INNATE or SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENT causes?
     

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