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Wilbon absolutely is racist. I can't believe it is even up for debate.
The guy is awful. He also blindly hates everything related to the south. Even if he knows NOTHING about the topic on which he is speaking.
What race is the south?
I don't disagree that he isn't a big fan of the south. But there are tons of races down here.
Stereotyping people based on where they are from is at best just as bad as stereotyping based on race. It's not racism by definition but is absolutely the same line of thought and at best just as ignorant.
I agree, but neither is necessarily racism.
And furthermore, it would be crazy to call you racist for pointing out what you perceive as unfair discrimination against southerners.
Whatever you are on I want some of it. "Semantics aside" you say but your whole argument is semantics. This has nothing to do with the definition of racism or prejudice. The OP used the term that is typically used against white people as some sort of kryptonite. People are constantly accused of racism if someone doesn't get the job, doesn't get the scholarship, doesn't get the contract etc etc. The nuclear option is always to cry "racism". Pieces of dog squeeze like Wilbon (I can't stand Kornheiser either so I guess I'm not a racist) always resort to this.
The term racism and discrimination is used the same way even though technically they are two very different words as you have so eloquently pointed out. You know this of course but you have successfully trolled a thread that should have died hours ago into some kind of philosophical mental ping pong.
BTW Vegas I hit you up for that +1 for your humor.
When I said semantics aside, the first half of that post was totally semantics as someone else had asked for an explanation. Then I proceeded to talk about something else.
Do you think it's fair to accuse a white person of being racist with very little to back it? Of course not, that's why wilbon is an idiot (tho he didn't call anyone racist). But that is exactly what OP is doing. It's wrong if black people do it and wrong if white people do it. It's just wrong.
It shows no respect for people that experienced real racism.
This post was edited by ReasonableDoubt 18 months ago
No because I am not stereotyping I am talking about a specific person. The logic breaks down.
My pointing out that he's prejudiced against the south was separate from his obvious racist slant.
He's both racist AND prejudiced against anything southern.
Yes, there are racist people of all colors. But there are also a lot of @assholes in this thread. Roll tide and go to hell!
Wilbon is talking about one school...he never mentioned anything abiut all white people.
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