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  •  It's hard to separate the intent from the (0+ / 0-)

    environment of discourse.  Given the science and economics and social power distribution of the time, I don't see how anyone could have NOT been racist, even those who were fully aware of it and tried to fight it head-on.  Even the great works that offered the most powerful indictments of race relations -- like Uncle Tom's Cabin, Max Havelär, or Noli mi tangere -- embodied precisely the attitudes that they attempted to undermine.  

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