> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@>
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <drpetersutphen@>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > But let's say this classification is true with some
> > > > modification. The modification would be that any
> > > > specific individual of any race could have any of the
> > > > guna characteristics delineated by Bob. I've met some
> > > > very sattvic Black people and some very tamasic White
> > > > people. So perhaps as a group measure what Bob says is
> > > > true, but you will find that the within group
> > > > differences are greater than the between group
> > > > differences. So this classification can facilitate
> > > > nothing other than racism because it has no practical
> > > > application, does it? Since there is no such thing as
> > > > a "group" as a coherent interactive entity, it simply
> > > > reifies an abstract category.
> > >
> > > Not to mention that the concept of "race" is extremely
> > > fuzzy to start with in any practical sense.
> > >
> > "Any practical sense"?
> > You yourself, Billie, advocate a form of racism in a VERY real
> > practical sense: you advocate affirmative action.
> Affirmative action, of course, is not racism, as we've
> discussed before.
> But that has nothing to do with what I was talking
> about, as you know.
You were talking about the concept of race as being "extremely
fuzzy". Look up there, above, Billie. See it? You said it.
The concept of affirmative action is ALL about race. You have NEVER
been fuzzy about it and affirmative action -- whether one agrees or
disagrees with it -- has VERY practical applications.
You stand corrected.
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