Is this racist?

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    I can't make my mind up about this.

    Say you are working in a tractor store and someone of a different ethnic background comes in to buy something and they cop a superior attitude.

    If you sell them the inferior tractor because their attitude annoyed you are you being racist?
     
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    Sounds to me like you are more anti-elitist than racist, but I suspect it would depend on why you really sold them the inferior tractor. Was it because of color or because the guy was an arrogant jackass?

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    You answered your own question. .....NO!
     
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    Because you believed their superior attitude stemmed from the color of your skin.
     
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    Then I would say it is racist.

    If I thought they were being arrogant because they were politicians, then it would have nothing to do with racism. They would simply be arrogant pri... um, assholes.

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    It's possibly racist. The one fact you note is that the person has a different ethnic background; you are attributing a motive to their attitude, which is really just speculation.

    That aside, you engaged in a dishonest bit of business which could be considered fraudulent if the customer communicated requirements and you recommended something you knew was inferior.
     
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    Need more info...

    Is there a history of not liking people of a different ethnic background by the salesperson?


    Also, can you define "inferior"? Is it a lower feature model or one that you know is defective?
     
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    Lower feature.

    There is a history of not liking people that cop a superior attitude by the salesperson.
     
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    Both parties are assholes.
     
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    Is there a history of not liking people of a different ethnic background by the salesperson?
     

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