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Question posted on June 13, 2013; 1 response
For a while now there have been controversies about professional sports teams that use Native American characters or tribes as mascots (the Washington Redskins, for example). One point often made by people that support keeping the mascots is that there...
Race Show

Question posted on March 29, 2013; 1 response
Isn't racist to find the word "nigger" racist? As in when it's merely said around you and not directed towards you. When someone calls another an "asshole," there isn't a normally a particular ethnicity that comes to mind -- yet...
Language, Race Show

Question posted on February 28, 2013; 1 response
Given how evil slavery was isn't it inappropriate that we (Americans) have portraits of pro-slavery politicians on our money?...
Ethics, Race Show

Question posted on November 8, 2012; 1 response
Is it racist to assert that violence within African-American communities is driven more by cultural factors than economic factors?...
Race Show

Question posted on October 11, 2012; 1 response
Is the expression "white trash" racist toward non-whites because it implies that non-whites or certain non-white races are "trash" by default? Does the expression really imply that though? That is, is it (either the expression itself or the utterance, considered...
Race Show

Question posted on September 6, 2012; 2 responses
Is it racist to use the word "niggardly," despite the word not being etymologically related to the notorious N-word?...
Race Show

Question posted on January 26, 2012; 1 response
Can a white male ever legitimately speak about racism or sexism?...
Feminism, Race Show

Question posted on January 18, 2012; 1 response
What is the nature of "privilege", as in "white privilege"? Is it just the statistical fact that (for instance) people of European descent tend to be more prosperous overall than others? Or is it something more substantial?...
Race Show

Question posted on July 5, 2011; 1 response
When a child is born of a mixed union between a black and a white person, white people and the media tend to consider this child to be black. When this child becomes an adult, people will assume he...
Race Show

Question posted on May 18, 2011; 1 response
Is it racist to believe that African Americans are less intelligent than Caucasians on the whole since scientific studies show that African Americans have lower IQs? Does not being racist presuppose the hypothesis that cultural biases predispose African Americans to...
Race Show

Question posted on May 12, 2011; 1 response
Most people, I'd guess, have racial preferences in dating. I don't think that this is morally problematic in itself, since there is surely no obligation to date anyone, or members of any particular group. Still it strikes me that many...
Love, Race, Sex Show

Question posted on March 9, 2011; 1 response
Dear Philosophers, Can we regard Race discrimination as an aesthetic issue? By this I mean to view the differences among different races as aesthetic preference. So, can we say that when a person doesn't like a specific human race, he/she is...
Beauty, Race Show

Question posted on March 9, 2011; 1 response
What is racism and why is it wrong?...
Ethics, Race Show

Question posted on December 16, 2010; 1 response
I studied Sinology for a year, and met a great deal of Chinese people. Whenever the topic came up, most of them - particularly the women - insisted that they would only ever date Chinese men, and were particularly...
Love, Race, Sex Show

Question posted on July 22, 2010; 3 responses
Why is it that when a white person says a racial slur, such as "nigger" it is thought to be the most heinous crime. However, when a non-white, in particular blacks call whites "crackers" it is dismissed as nothing. Why...
Race Show

Question posted on January 28, 2010; 2 responses
I recently had a discussion about racial pride. It is my belief that circumstances of birth are random and just as they should not be a source of shame, cannot be claimed as a source of pride. One...
Race Show

Question posted on August 27, 2009; 1 response
Is racial profiling immoral because it is ineffective? For instance, would the racial profiling of blacks become increasingly justifiable if blacks increasingly became criminals?...
Ethics, Law, Race Show

Question posted on May 7, 2009; 1 response
For months I have had an exhaustive debate with various colleagues on the ethics of testing for correlations between race and IQ. I have arrived at the conclusion that while current methodological quagmires surrounding the testing render the results of...
Race, Science Show

Question posted on February 18, 2009; 1 response
Before I married I dated a few guys from my group of friends from university. This group included a great variety of people in terms of health, wealth, race, looks, etc. The only common point was that we were all...
Race Show

Question posted on January 25, 2009; 1 response
Is racial profiling against Muslims morally permissible under any circumstances? If so, why?...
Race Show




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