Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Old White Lady Clearly Does Not Get It, Part Deux.

 She sort of gets the error  of Scott Adams' rant.  Her words:  

"The offensive part was not saying to stay away from people who hate you. It was presuming, based on race, that a person is hateful. That form of reasoning, judging an individual by a trait you ascribe to his race, is racism. It doesn't matter whether the trait is true or false as a generalization about the group. It is racism to make a generalization about the group and use to to determine how you will treat an individual. Stick to that and see where it goes."

But that is not a proper definition of racism.  Personally, my default is the UN definition:  

1. In this Convention, the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

And the US DOJ working definition is not that different, as I have said before here.  What Althouse does is sorta get to the core of the diseased way his argument if not mind is/works.  But of course, part of the problem is how so many people have a different and often greatly wrong understanding of the actual meaning of the words and the idea benind the words.  And bigotry, and racism, and intolerance can get mashed up by well meaning people.  

She tried though.  I will give her a C- grade here.  Someone who used to teach American Constitutional law should understand this shit much better.  

But she gets an F generally, for permitting her white supramacist trash post their white supramacist trash on her blog.  Giving a sorta not totally awful definition for racism  and clearly calling Scott Adams out as such is not really nearly good enough.  She is free to do or not do as she pleases.  But she isn't doing Black or brown people any favors,

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