Saturday, November 15, 2008

Was the CPS attack on the FLDS Racist?

What if you complained at work, that you couldn't tell the black people apart, because they all "looked alike," or the people of oriental origin? Having living in the orient I know that Japanese can tell Koreans from Japanese. Koreans can tell themselves apart from Chinese, and Chinese can tell themselves apart from Vietnamese an vice versa and so on. In Africa, Tutsi, Hutu and Twa peoples can tell themselves apart.

When different races encounter one another there is often a disconnect. The first thing Caucasians often see when encountering Orientals is the shape of the eye, the upper eyelid, the color of their hair and it's uniform straightness. We see sameness, at least initially, then later we realize they're very different people, each and every one of them. This is particularly true when you live among them.

For 100 plus years the FLDS have been keeping to themselves and have been practicing their own brand of religious eugenics. Are they now a separate racial group? If so, can this be applied to their case and anti discrimination laws applied? I haven't asked, but I do think they already see themselves that way.

Even the spell check in Fire Fox is racist. It insisted that Caucasian be capitalized, but Oriental was not spell checked in the same way. I fixed it.

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5 comments:

Lucille said...

Firefox spell-check is rather odd. I've been told terms such as "New Zealand" and "Google" are misspelled.

ztgstmv said...

Saying "they all looked the same" is a racist statement. It doesn't matter what race the subjects are.

The Pharisee said...

By asking the question, I contend it was racist, and that the FLDS have a credible claim to minority racial status.

cheese said...

Saying we all look the same is a compliment to us.

We don't want a 'minority racial status'! What we want is to live the 'Mormon creed' and hope that all others will do the same.

The Pharisee said...

I'm thinking it might be an angle.