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    Default Definition of a racist

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ibram-k...akeout-racism/


    Someone who repeats racist statements and doesn’t challenge racists statements



    Just saying “I’m not a racist” is meaningless


    ACTIONS are how you claim anti racism


    Watching racist things go down and doing and saying nothing is being racist


    If you are not clearly ANTI RACIST


    You are racist



    The people who tell you this is false



    Are racists

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    Kendi observes a tendency in people who support racist policies to say that they personally are not racist; he argues that racism should not be defined "in a way that exonerates us," but instead "based on the evidence and the material reality."

    "[A] racist is someone who is expressing an idea of racial hierarchy or supporting a policy that's leading to racial inequity. An anti-racist is the very opposite: someone who is expressing an idea of racial equality, or supporting a policy that's leading to racial equity," Kendi told Garrett. By that definition, anyone who supports a policy that results in racial inequity is being racist.

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    poor dumbass e.... spreading the liberal mantra once again

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ibram-k...akeout-racism/


    Someone who repeats racist statements and doesn’t challenge racists statements



    Just saying “I’m not a racist” is meaningless


    ACTIONS are how you claim anti racism


    Watching racist things go down and doing and saying nothing is being racist


    If you are not clearly ANTI RACIST


    You are racist



    The people who tell you this is false



    Are racists
    Like Obama is the first clean articulate African American? Or poor kids are as smart as white kids? I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of the Revolution View Post
    poor dumbass e.... spreading the liberal mantra once again
    It's the meaning of words, or one word in this case. An illiterate asswipe such as yourself ought to pay attention instead of launching a criticism over your head.
    White lives matter but are overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    It's the meaning of words, or one word in this case. An illiterate asswipe such as yourself ought to pay attention instead of launching a criticism over your head.
    Prove that anyone here who you think is a racist actually is a racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    Prove that anyone here who you think is a racist actually is a racist.
    TDAK may even not be a racist.

    He might be a leftist troll playing a racist on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin View Post
    It's the meaning of words, or one word in this case. An illiterate asswipe such as yourself ought to pay attention instead of launching a criticism over your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    Maybe but I don’t have to read it to know what’s in the book. Just read the posts in JPP.
    "Where the people fear the govt. you have tyranny. Where the govt. fears the people you have liberty."

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    A racist is someone by words and/or actions used against another either negatively or positively that differentiates that person based on their ethnicity, heritage, lineage, or genetic make up.

    Note how I didn't use the word "racist" to define a racist (Kendi, the referenced source in the OP does--repeatedly). Using that word to define a racist is a logical fallacy in circular reasoning. That is, evince's argument (and Kendi's) is that someone is a racist because they say racist things. That means that whatever evince wants to claim is racist makes someone a racist. There is no attempt to specify what actually constitutes a racist statement. Instead, it's a case of I know it when I hear it (or see it).

    Likewise, evince's claim that if you don't physically act against racism makes you racist. This too is wrong. Racism is an idea, a thought. It isn't a physical thing. You can't touch racism. You can't point to an object and say that object is racism. Sure, a physical object can have qualities that make it racist but the idea or thought that went into making that object is racism, not the object itself.
    Thus, one can be anti-racist in thought even if they don't act. Failure to act can be attributed to other reasons such as fear of retribution. That is, someone may be anti-racist and not want to get into a physical altercation with another person that is spewing racist statements (as defined above). That doesn't make the person unwilling to enter a confrontation racist, that's an absurd proposition. It is another fallacy reducing the argument to the absurd.

    An example of that would be to be non-racist / anti-racist you have to be willing to suffer personal injury or even death taking on a racist. Anything less and you too are a racist. That's what evince claims above.

    Evince's argument is false. It uses a false definition, then uses more logical fallacies to try and force anyone accepting it into a straight jacket of actions to prove their acceptance of the original false definition, possibly at the risk of injury or death.

    Ibram X. Kendi's book How to be an Anti-Racist is little more than a puerile exercise in academic fraud that is easily demolished when reason is applied to it. The man is an academic lightweight of no credibility based on the poor reasoning he has shown in his works and in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    Prove that anyone here who you think is a racist actually is a racist.
    I don’t need to


    You racists prove it your selves all day long here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of the Revolution View Post
    poor dumbass e.... spreading the liberal mantra once again
    Just admitted it’s a racist hate filled unAmerican fool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakuda View Post
    Like Obama is the first clean articulate African American? Or poor kids are as smart as white kids? I agree.
    Just admitted it is a racist and proud of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    Maybe but I don’t have to read it to know what’s in the book. Just read the posts in JPP.
    Proud racist who loves racist memes

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