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    Yeah, it's pretty horrible that these teens not only didn't help, but actually mocked the guy.

    But, truthfully, if you're going to rescue someone who is drowning, you better be a really strong...
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    I don't know if Zephos is laughing, but I definitely am.
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    Yeah, I've got a relative who was on the police force for most of her career. Every now and then she'll say something blatantly racist, and when I give her an incredulous look, she justifies it by...
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    Well... he just seems like a typical narcissist to me. Yeah, he can fool himself into thinking that he's infallible as long as he's the president. But that position won't last forever, and someday...
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    I understand your position even if I still completely disagree about your assessment of pretty much all of what I had to say. I do really think that my main point didn't change at all from beginning...
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    Indeed, we could all probably learn a little better where/when to draw the line. At least I kept things civil this go 'round~
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    This peace train doesn't have an end of the line.
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    It's one of those debates that refuses to die until all of one side has been completely annihilated. Kind of like racism in real life, except here there's a lot less actual violence and killing and...
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    Truce, buddy.
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    Ah, but in that case, we've already got words like misogynist and misandrist to work with. Maybe the answer to all of this is to introduce terms like whitist and blackist. Trump sure is a Mexicanist,...
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    I don't know. I've been arguing directly with six star moderators pretty much all year, and I'm not banned yet.

    ... yet!
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    Hmm. I wonder just how many professors out of all professors are tenured...? Also, why were all of those professors that I worked for driving around old beat-up cars and living in modest houses far...
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    The term slavery probably isn't so loaded anymore because of the Emancipation Proclamation. And you're definitely not hearing what I'm saying if you think I'm more concerned about being right than...
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    I'm not giving a free pass to anyone. You're misinterpreting what I am saying if that's what you think I mean. It's not about fitting a narrative, it's about acknowledging the reality of just how...
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    Sorry, I do know that you consider racial prejudice to be worse when directed at people who are already suffering under what I call racism. By "equal", I mean that you and others are in favor of...
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    Ah. Well, indeed, screw that "person". In my experience, it's far more common for that exact line ("soulless monster") to be used in describing people of racial minorities.

    It's despicable either...
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    Zephos is commenting on the fact that at least one of the people in the discussion here who is most heavily on the side that says individual racial prejudice should be viewed as equal regardless of...
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    I can't roll my eyes hard enough!
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    Basically the whole video hinges on the validity of being able to discuss personal and institutional racial prejudice as separate concepts, so I frankly have to disagree with your assessment that my...
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    This is really going to be my last post on the subject, so please let's drop it here:

    When I say "individual" and "institutional" concepts only, I mean "only" in the sense that each concept can be...
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    Wellllllp, you're wrong, then. I get what Femme is saying, I get what the point of the video was, but I think that the video was just about as wrong as you are in understanding the arguments of...
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    I think it's pretty clear that I caught that meaning in the video. I'm simply arguing that it's wrong to say that individual and institutional racism are separate issues. They're intricately...
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    Outerspec, the crux of my entire argument is that context matters. Racism becomes a different thing entirely depending on the individuals involved, what race they belong to or identify with, what...
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    Oh, there's no denying that the change in the way the word racism is used that I've suggested is an oversimplification of a more complex problem. The key is that it's a step in the right direction....
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    I just watched this video and... wow is it pretentious and pretty awful.

    Language is a human invention, but so is physics. Arguing that any one of these two things is more immutable than the other...
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    https://i.imgur.com/0hQyd5L.gif
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    You haven't been thread banned. No one is saying that you don't have the right to post in this thread or anywhere else on the forums. You're literally getting your undies in a bunch over people...
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    Problem is... no one said that.
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    More like: "Everyone has the right to free speech and can literally say whatever they want. Some people will find that it is not that fun to share their opinions before they've really thought them...
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    Nothing about what he said was wrong.

    Everyone has the right to try to deadlift 500 lbs if they want to. That doesn't mean that everyone is fit to do so, many people would be bound to hurt...
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