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Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by pinback » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:19 pm

If you (a white person) want the best for all people, but only want to live around your own race, are you a racist?

If a black guy or an A-RAB moves into your neighborhood and you think "I wish him and his family only the best, but ah geez, why did it have to be here?" Are you a racist?
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Post by pinback » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:20 pm

(To clarify, this is not me "asking for a friend". I dislike living around white people, particularly in these times.)
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 pm

Yes, this would seem to be the very definition of racism, is it not?
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Post by pinback » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:34 pm

I dunno. I like spiders, but I wouldn't want them crawling all over my house. Am I a spiderist?

I would think the definition of racist is that you hold some sense of superiority over, and hostility toward, other races.
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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by RealNC » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm

Hm. Is it racist if a black person or an A-RAB only wants to live around white people? If I were black, I still wouldn't want to live around them, and I'm not even racist.

But to answer the original question: not sure if that makes you racist, but it sure does look like it makes you a xenophobe.

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Post by AArdvark » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Spiders wont break into your garage and steal your tires

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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by pinback » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm

What if I don't like avocados? I just don't like eating avocados. I have nothing against them, I'm glad they're around for people to enjoy, but they're not for me.

What if I don't living around a bunch of Frenchmen? I think they're smelly and I don't like listening to their language, because there are too many vowels. I don't dislike them as people, I have nothing against the French, I'd just rather hang out with Peruvians.

Am I given a pass on the first thing, and not on the second?
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 pm

I think we're gonna learn a lot about JC denizens that I'd rather not know. This doesn't mean that I want anyone to stop posting, just that I may be reading this thread without having glasses on.
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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by Casual Observer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:14 am

pinback wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:19 pm
If you (a white person) want the best for all people, but only want to live around your own race, are you a racist?

If a black guy or an A-RAB moves into your neighborhood and you think "I wish him and his family only the best, but ah geez, why did it have to be here?" Are you a racist?
Its not racist as long as you keep it to yourself, it's just you're prejudiced. For example, I can think that Asian women can't drive very well and that's prejudiced (or observant) but if i post about it to someone who adopted an Asian daughter then that's racist because it could hurt your feelings or make you feel discriminated against. As long as you don't act out your prejudice then it's not racist.

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Post by AArdvark » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:08 am

Well said!

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Post by pinback » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:18 am

We will not be allowing our daughter to drive.
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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by Casual Observer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 am

pinback wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 pm
What if I don't like avocados? I just don't like eating avocados. I have nothing against them, I'm glad they're around for people to enjoy, but they're not for me.
what's wrong with avacados? Avacados are "Mexican butter", they're pure fat in a nicely sealed rind. Did you know that avacados can give you the most gloriously horribly smelling farts? Like, literally if you wanted to get back at someone you work or live with you can eat 3 avacados and wait a day then attack.

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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by pinback » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:22 am

I like avocados. I think they're great!

Some of my best friends are avocados!
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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:53 pm

pinback wrote:
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We will not be allowing our daughter to drive.
Insanely racist. Institutionalized racism.

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Re: Is it racist to only want to live around white people?

Post by Tdarcos » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:10 pm

pinback wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:19 pm
If you (a white person) want the best for all people, but only want to live around your own race, are you a racist?

If a black guy or an A-RAB moves into your neighborhood and you think "I wish him and his family only the best, but ah geez, why did it have to be here?" Are you a racist?
When I heard 7-11s started selling donuts a few years ago I said, "there goes the neighborhood." I knew it would start attracting riff-raff and troublemakers, i.e. police officers.
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