Subject: Re: You want racism? I'll give you racism
"BillB" wrote in message
>If you walked down the same busy street every day, and every time any black
>person passed you, he punched you in the head, pretty soon you're going to
>have a strong aversion to black >people. I don't think that's racism. Do
Well, that's a good question, isn't it? Your rationale would seem to
support racial profiling, something that you've condemned here in the past.
You're getting tied up in knots here, Bill.
I would probably have a strong aversion to people who punched me in the head
and try to figure out why they are doing it. It probably has nothing to do
with skin pigmentation and a lot to do with cultural or other factors. It's
easy to fall into that trap of just ascribing evil to every black person,
which is what racists do, Bill. And you seem to suggest that there is
nothing wrong with that. It's so odd.