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MrMilkdud October 14th, 2013 2:28pm

Is it racist for the members of one race to assume that the members of another race are unable to help themselves or act in their own best interest?

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/14/13 10:39 am

Yes, if that assessment is based on race.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/14/13 9:18 am

Like the democrats treat blacks like they are unable to achieve without government help and preferential treatment.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/14/13 8:19 am

Assumption. The cause of many problems. If you're assuming that a whole race is unable to help themselves then there's racism there.

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rons screw politicians
10/14/13 8:15 am

If the facts exist then it's not racist. If they don't then get out of town!

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Posco SOS
10/14/13 7:56 am

If there is other evidence to base your idea on other than race then no. If only taking race into account then I would say yes.

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Ebola1 Florida
10/14/13 7:46 am

I hesitate to call all instances of this racist. There are many well meaning people who assume that someone may need an advantage because of their race.

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Ebola1 Florida
10/14/13 7:47 am

But their solutions many times just enslave them to the program and tacitly say "You can't do it without our help.". So, in the final analysis it is racist even if unintended.

MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/14/13 7:54 am

I think well intentioned racism is probably more prevalent today than some other kinds of racism.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/14/13 7:36 am

If it's based on a proven track record of that race, then no. That's rational observation.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/14/13 7:49 am

I think the distinction that MilkDud's question implies is whether the group is "unable" to help themselves, not whether they're "willing" to help of themselves.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/14/13 7:49 am

Or if they "do" help themselves.

MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/14/13 7:32 am

I don't think it's that obvious

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/14/13 7:30 am

If it is based on race - yes

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