If there is no such thing as race...

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by manifold, Jul 15, 2009.

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    ... how can there be racism? :eusa_think:

    I've seen at least a handful of people make posts to the effect that race is a fictional construct and there really is no such thing. This handful includes Anguille, Ravi, Valerie and at least a few others that agreed with them. Yet I've seen these same individuals decry racism on multiple occasions. And that seems just a little inconsistent to me.

    So I ask them and everyone, if race doesn't exist, how is it possible that racism does?
     
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    Liar.

    I've responded to all of your strawmen and word games, including the retarded accusation that I think "redneck" is a bigotted equivalent of "******." :cuckoo:

    When you have to make up stupid shit like that, it's clear you have nothing left in your arsenal.
     
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    More extremely pathetic Mani Bald faced Lies.
    sigh

    point out where I or anyone said race is a fictional construct.

    Fictional constructs is something you've been excelling at recently. :lol:
     
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    It's called the make as much noise, start as many delusional threads as you can last resort manifold line of defense.
     
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    So you do believe that there is such a thing as race Angi?
     
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    think? sigh you truly can be a bore when you're bored. :eusa_angel:
    Context plus observation:

    race is a social construct and within that, one can be a racist or act in a racist manner.

    I have always written on forums that we've belonged to, that race was a social construct.

    You have never disagreed.

    ravi is an idiot.

    more on this later.

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    :confused: I never decried anything, first of all. I never called anyone a racist or bigot or anything like that, so please link to what you're referring to.


    I can remember a thread you started long ago about race where someone else (Diuretic?) said race is really a social construct, to which I agreed and if i recall correctly you and I repped each other once we came to an understanding.

    I think I see your point...if race is indeed a social construct, isn't it then comparable to "redneck" in the context of your recent thread on that subject.

    Honestly, I still don't understand what you're getting at, even if that's the case. I asked whether or not you are trying to justify certain types of bigotry and you said you're only trying to shed light on hypocrisy. You really should stop making things up about what people say, if that is truly your goal here Manifold. I never posted anything about anyone being racist, but because I responded to your thread you lump me in with the imaginary PC police decrying racism? :eusa_hand:
     
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    If race is a social construct it does not follow that all insults or stereotypes based on race are equal in venality or even intent. Nuance, nuance, nuance...look IT up and then STFU.

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