Who Is More Likely To Be A Racist - A Liberal or a Conservative?

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    Racism appears to be a topic du jour in the Flame Zone. It brought to mind the following question: Who would you say is most likely to be a racist - a liberal or a conservative?

    Discuss.
     
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    Georgie....definition of terms?

    What is a 'racist'?
     
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    There are numerous definitions. This one is as good as any other, I supppose:

    "Racism is generally understood as either belief that different racial groups are characterized by intrinsic characteristics or abilities and that some such groups are therefore naturally superior to others or as practices that discriminate against members of particular racial groups, for example by perpetuating unequal access to resources between groups."

    Racism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But your question is well taken, because I suspect that before this thread is through, such things as overt v. covert racism will be discussed as well as ethnic v. racial differences in human beings and God know what else.
     
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    Not every American fits into one or the other categories.
     
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    Racism knows no political boundaries... It exists inside the individual...

    Generalizations of this sort serve no purpose...
     
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    By that definion both and none of the above.
    -Liberals tend to think in terms that certain groups are in "need" of assistance. The thought is contrary to equality.
    -Certain sets of Conservative types (your country club set) are known for a "some people just don't belong" mentality.
    -In most cases, the type of ignorance that perpetuates what I would call "hardcore" racism (Neo-Nazi and Supremicist groups), has no party.
     
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    True. But the question as stated in the OP can still be addressed. If you have thoughts on the racism or lack of racism in those with political persuasions other than liberal or conservative, please feel free to fire away. But my intent was to limit this to liberals v. conservatives only.
     
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    In such general terms the question is meaningless.
     
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    Liberals are the ones who, ad nauseum, over-exercise the use of the term "racist"...

    to an extent that borders on pathological denial of their own shortcoming regarding racism...


    however, I don't think racism is confined to any particular political persuasion...
     
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    Both are equally likely, and both have their own shameful lunatic fringe.
     

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