Whoa, looks like you guys got sidetracked on a discussion about the definition of racism. If racism is a concept, then why can't you both be right, there is structual racism that affects whole societies and then there are normative beliefs that individuals hold. They are different things clearly---and if you both acknowledge they are different abstract concepts does it really matter which one gets the title racism?And whats this about everybody being prejudice? I certainly agree we all look at the world from a unique (very narrow, self centered) perspective, but that doesn't make you prejudice per se. You may just very well not be aware of the other sides position, feelings, and desires. Not everybody takes Atticus Finch's advice and puts themselves into other people's shoes. But then there are other people who actively hate and spread messages of hate, and whatever you call the two, they also seem worth distinguishing.
Do you think that a Ralwsian justification of AA follows from the Difference Principle?
Quote from: SapientiaEstPotentia on July 10, 2006, 08:53:04 PMDo you think that a Ralwsian justification of AA follows from the Difference Principle? Let me guess, you were one of those students who would read his hand in class and ask "What would Durkheim say about globalization" to mask the fact that you didn't finish the reading. Next.