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  •  Sorry, you misunderstand the point .... (0+ / 0-)

    You might notice that it is called "ethnic cleansing" not "racial cleansing" when one ethnic group kills another.  

    And when religious intolerance blossoms into war or killing it is called religious hatred, not racism.  To mix it all together in one big emotionally charged and incorrect term serves no purpose except to arouse similar actions and responses.

    Words.  Remember what Wikipedia said: words mean.  

    concept of race.........Although still used in general contexts, it is now often replaced by other words which are less ambiguous and emotionally charged, such as populations, people(s), ethnic groups or communities depending on context.[14][15]
    Try it, and see if it makes your thinking more critical and less emotional.
    •  I was just asking questions because I didn't (0+ / 0-)

      understand your point. I'm still kind of mystified by what you're saying. I already know all about scientific racism, and that skin color

      So in my calculation, "race" is just another word for ethnic group.

      And I'm not feeling anything at all except slightly confused.

      Are you saying that we should get rid of the word racism? If so, come out and say that.

      Try spelling things out a bit clearer, because I don't know what you're trying to say here.

      I already accept that race is an artificial construct. Are you talking about replacing the word "Racism" with the term "Ethnic Hatred?"

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 01:27:33 PM PDT

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