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July 13th, 2012, 22:09
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Not quite sure I understand you there. Neither race or culture should be a justification in that example.
What I mean is that feelings are beyond our control - so they're all justified. It's our actions that need justification.

He seems to be making a general connection between those acts and their race though.
Yup, that's what I meant.

Not that I haven't been guilty of that in the past. If certain things are prevalent among a certain people, it can sometimes be hard not to generalize.
I don't think there's anything wrong with recognising patterns of behavior in a culture - and one would be a fool to deny that there ARE patterns. I just think it's important not to confuse that with race - or assume your own culture is superior in any way.
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