RE: Definition of Racism (without rent-a-riot)

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 21:26:49 MDT

Lee said

> One who is antagonistic towards someone else based on that
> person's race alone.

I think this captures a lot of it. But it might not be antagonism - someone
who feels friendly contempt, or who feels pity for an "inferior" race, would
also be racist. And what if it's based predominantly on the person's race
but also on something else?

I think it's a term that can do with a lot of careful unpacking whenever it
is used in serious intellectual discourse.


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