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I think that a lot of racist people hide behind the line "I'm not a racist, I have [black, mexican, white, jewish, arab] friends". That sentence doesn't change anything... such hateful speech or actions is never appropriate.

deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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Hm... I think racism used to have some evolutionary purposes. (Fear those that are different.) I could be wrong, though. You could say outright, "I'm not a racist." That doesn't matter. It's your actions not your words...

Thank you sela. I knew you would have the comment I was looking for. Racism can be very subtle. Almost everyone has a tiny little nagging prejudice somewhere. It is very hard to have a clear conscience in this issue. I try but am sure at one time or another may have fallen short.