Re: MEMETICS: The Triumph of Reason

Crosby_M (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 11:12:37 -0500

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
< My guess is that he is now non-sexist and non-racist rather than
anti-sexist and anti-racist. Indeed, the latter are contradictory: to
be anti-racist, it is necessary to group people by race, evaluate the
conditions of each group /as a group/, and attempt to equalize those
conditions /as a group/. A non-racist on the other hand simply treats
individuals as individuals.>

Thanks for the clarification. The terms non-racist and non-sexist are
new to me. Your distinction is certainly more fine-grained than the
vaguer referent I had in mind where anti-racist and anti-sexist just
meant being against racism and sexism, not necessarily implying any
need for protest or desire for affirmative action.

I guess I'll have to work on my language transparency some more...