Re: Vicious Racism was RE: Reparations

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 13:51:57 MDT


From: "Mitchell, Jerry (3337)" <Jerry.Mitchell@esavio.com>
> I'm still waiting on someone to say what the racists statements, tones, and
> attitudes have been said here. I haven't heard anyone make any racists
> statements. I haven't heard anyone say that any particular race was
> inherently superior. I've heard bigoted ones, and I've heard discriminatory
> ones. I know this may seem like nitpicking definitions, but its important
> that words keep their meanings else more confusion erupts. If your going to
> use the word racist, please have the common courtesy to know what it means,
> and how it differs from bigoted and discriminatory.

Very astute observation, Jerry. Thank you for stating it so eloquently.

> P.S. Another pet peeve of mine is there is no such word as "Disrepecting"!
> Webster would be rolling over in his grave :)

Trouble is, what is disrespecting to one person is "Vicious Racism" to another
because no one bothers to stick to solid definitions. Your pet peeve is imo
well justified and quite valid.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, and ego.

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.



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