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Episode 97 — Are We All Racist?


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Is everyone racist? Andrew Ti and guest Julian McCullough get into a great discussion on their personal definitions of racism, the dangers of answering yes to this question, and the simple answer to the question. Challenge us with a question by leaving a message at (323) 389-RACE.

#2 Shariq Torres

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

The problem is that this guest, while promoting the concept that everyone is racist, on the other hand will never ever call anything racist without getting the last minutiae of detail about the situation. Which is it, Julian? If everyone is a little bit racist, then it is not really out of line to automatically assume that their actions are racist.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Well that was dumb. Racism is not the same thing as simple xenophobia, the fear of the other, whatever you wanna call it. You have to have an element of supremacy, ethnic nationalism, nativism, etc. Racist ideology is only a few hundred years old. There's a huge difference between Greek/Roman style "we fought those barbarians over there and they lost so they're our slaves" and racist chattel slavery where someone is thought to be naturally inferior, created and doomed to be in a position of subservience, etc.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

Racism has a hard definition. It is the feeling that one race is superior to another. That is the definition! It is funny that the host of a show called Yo is this racist doesn't know the actual definition of the word. I think it should be called "Yo is this prejudiced" because now I see why Andrew thinks everything is racist.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:05 AM

Hoagie, that was well written, and has a kernel of truth to it, but to claim the ancients weren't racist but rather just - shall we call it ethnocentric or...uh...'culturalist' lol? - well, lets fo with 'culturist', is silly. Read Aristotle, Plato, or Tacitus and you'll find plenty of references to different races or groups of people as inherently inferior. When the Greeks nobly talked about democracy, it was democracy for the true human. The Greek. I will however agree that racism became more virulent and crystallized as a belief system not unlike religion with European expansion, and finally the hijacking and misuse of Darwin to codify racist "science" like eugenics. rns.