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Re: Mark Twain charged with racism?

"Huckleberry Finn" was used politically (still is?) by the NAACP and other organizations. I'm not sure they ever made any sense. They were taking words/phrases out of context and decried "racism" among other things. Again, they probably had not read the book....

 

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"Race",  and "racism" to some degree, was always a hot topic on the CE and H board- certainly on the genocide thread. "Racism" implies that there are different "races"- I think we open a whole other can of worms when we use this word. But I believe we geenrally accept that there are different races of human beings....what do you think? Anyway, a definition of "racism" is in order, but your definition might be different than someone else's...

 

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chad wrote:

"Race",  and "racism" to some degree, was always a hot topic on the CE and H board- certainly on the genocide thread. "Racism" implies that there are different "races"- I think we open a whole other can of worms when we use this word. But I believe we geenrally accept that there are different races of human beings....what do you think? Anyway, a definition of "racism" is in order, but your definition might be different than someone else's...

 

Chad


You are quite right, Chad, there is no such thing as race in a scientific sense; however, there is such a thing plainly as difference and for that we must have tolerance.  But I will never forgive anyone who says that Mark Twain was anything less than a sincere and decent man as I will never forgive anyone who calls Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. anything less than the greatest.

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carusmm wrote:

chad wrote:

"Race",  and "racism" to some degree, was always a hot topic on the CE and H board- certainly on the genocide thread. "Racism" implies that there are different "races"- I think we open a whole other can of worms when we use this word. But I believe we geenrally accept that there are different races of human beings....what do you think? Anyway, a definition of "racism" is in order, but your definition might be different than someone else's...

 

Chad


You are quite right, Chad, there is no such thing as race in a scientific sense; however, there is such a thing plainly as difference and for that we must have tolerance.  But I will never forgive anyone who says that Mark Twain was anything less than a sincere and decent man as I will never forgive anyone who calls Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. anything less than the greatest.


"However, there is such a thing plainly as difference." - and equality :smileywink:

 

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chad wrote:

carusmm wrote:

chad wrote:

"Race",  and "racism" to some degree, was always a hot topic on the CE and H board- certainly on the genocide thread. "Racism" implies that there are different "races"- I think we open a whole other can of worms when we use this word. But I believe we geenrally accept that there are different races of human beings....what do you think? Anyway, a definition of "racism" is in order, but your definition might be different than someone else's...

 

Chad


You are quite right, Chad, there is no such thing as race in a scientific sense; however, there is such a thing plainly as difference and for that we must have tolerance.  But I will never forgive anyone who says that Mark Twain was anything less than a sincere and decent man as I will never forgive anyone who calls Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. anything less than the greatest.


"However, there is such a thing plainly as difference." - and equality :smileywink:

 

Chad


...and liberty and fraternity.  Does revolution not begin and end in the human heart?  It does.  It is the reason I read.

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"and liberty and fraternity.  Does revolution not begin and end in the human heart?  It does.  It is the reason I read."

 


 

 

....and I'm thinking a revolt of the African American slaves, according to what Twain wirtes, was either not possible or almost impossible during the 1800's. A revolt seemed to come later in their history with leaders like Martin Luther and Malcom X. And interestingly, other civil rights groups formed a coalition with King during the 60's....

 

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chad wrote:

Carusmm wrote:

 

"and liberty and fraternity.  Does revolution not begin and end in the human heart?  It does.  It is the reason I read."

 


 

 

....and I'm thinking a revolt of the African American slaves, according to what Twain wirtes, was either not possible or almost impossible during the 1800's. A revolt seemed to come later in their history with leaders like Martin Luther and Malcom X. And interestingly, other civil rights groups formed a coalition with King during the 60's....

 

Chad


Progress takes time, Chad.  I have learnt this as a humanist like I have learnt nothing else.