I can't help but notice there may be a couple of racists posting here.

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Indofred, Jul 12, 2012.

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    The question is, why are they racist?

    Plato suggest behavioural traits are innate, part of our nature we can't change.
    Aristotle disagreed, suggesting it was all down to nurture.

    Both, as with all ideas that use a "one size fits all" ideal, are wrong for the very same reasons extremist politics are in error.

    Behaviour of an individual is a mix of nature and nurture.
    However, there's a third, often ignored factor.

    We have a saying in Yorkshire, "There's no one so blind as those that don't want to see".

    Racists (and extremists of all other kinds) need to ignore obvious truths for their theories to work.
    Surely they must be aware all blacks/women/Muslims/Jews/whites and so on all individuals, not a group with all the same behaviour patterns.

    That hypothesis being the case, we have to examine what drives their irrational hatred.

    Suggestions?
     
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    There are more than a couple of them here. We generally ignore them or neg them into the red star zone.
     
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    Yeah, there's a few. Just like anywhere, I guess.
     
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    Maybe so.
    I rarely neg rep anyone for anything on any forum; nor do I use the ignore button.

    If I can't beat a poster in debate, I must be wrong.
     
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    you forgot the anti-semitic terrorist supporters.

    imagine that.

    :thup:
     
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    Dude.....you're one of them.:eusa_eh:
     
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    not even a little that i've seen.

    some of your stuff is questionable, though. :)
     
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    Plenty of racists on both sides of the spectrum.

    I'm not a shrink, I can't give psychological reasons, but I can definitely say that those who stand to improve their career by race-baiting are among the biggest culprits. If they took the energy they use fanning the flames and turned it in the other direction, we'd be getting somewhere.

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    Hatred, just like everything else, is taught.

    Trying to learn not to be hateful is harder when people around you are teaching hate.

    Best just to have fun with them and hope they don't have children.
     
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    I hate Democratic party policies therefore its often assumed as racial hate. This is my racial statement for the day, its racist to criticize Obama many people think ....:nono:
     

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