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    AoT, Nattiq

    Tribes, even the most remote hunter gatherers you can find, have defined themselves against the others. If you translate the name of many native groups it just means The people or The humans. The ways to mark that difference even with people that look like you were particular hair styles, particular clothing, scars, tattoos and so on.

    In the 19th century, also with the development of Social Darwinism, there was a clear intent to put the cultural social ethnic believes in categories. The physical traits became the most important thing.  

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      into "the people" thing. Our history of othering goes back a long, long way and it's going to be hard to break.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 02:41:40 PM PDT

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