Author Topic: Some historical racism to ponder...  (Read 23 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline wright

  • Reader
  • ******
  • Posts: 2152
  • Darwins +97/-1
  • Gender: Male
  • "Sleep like a log, snore like a chainsaw."
Some historical racism to ponder...
« on: February 13, 2015, 05:53:59 PM »
From Slate:

From the linked article:
While we ponder today whether the recent murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina was a hate crime or a merely an argument over parking gone horrifically wrong, it’s worth remembering that acts of violence committed against religious groups in American history have rarely had a single cause. While some may see Bellingham’s anti-Sikh riot as a hate crime, others might claim it was simply a labor dispute.

One of the many evils of racism and tribalism is that it's so easily cast in terms that appeal on an instinctual, emotional level: defending jobs, defending your community, your "race", your family... Nevermind that the people you're dehumanizing have jobs, communities, strong ethnic ties and families of their own.
Live a good life... If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid.
--Marcus Aurelius