Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Defining Racism

This blog is otherwise too provocative for my tastes, but here is an excellent post on how we define racism. He goes over standard definitions, then shows how some try to define it in a more postmodern sense. He concludes,

It's no coincidence, of course, that under these definitions, the only way to be white and not a be "racist" is to be a marxist.

Given these disparate definitions, it's no wonder that "typical white people" who don't hate anyone find themselves labeled as "racists" while being told that racial demagogues like Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan "can't, by definition, be racist."

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