RE: Vicious Racism

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 23:33:43 MDT

>From: "Lee Corbin" <>

>Zero Powers writes
> > The problem, Lee, is that we are *all* racists.
>Don't you worry that you are robbing the term of any utility whatsoever?

Not really. Just calling a spade a spade ;)

>It is very useful, IMO, to describe those people who pre-judge people
>to the extent that they cannot be open-minded, for those people who
>believe that a person's race is far and away the most important
>of him or her, and for those who believe in some sort of magical necessity
>of people from a certain demographic gene pool to be always inferior along
>some measure.

No doubt, people who fit those descriptions are definitely racists. But my
point is that we all make snap judgments and decisions about people based on
their race. This makes us just as racist as the folks you describe above,
don't you think?

Question (answer honestly): You're waiting for an elevator, two elevator
doors open at the same time, you're an an equal distance away from both
doors, in one elevator is a white guy, in the other is a black guy. Which
elevator do you get into?


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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