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Why is the racial label “Black” not disrespectful?

There exists a common classification of people into races. My question is about the label of one particular race - "Black". When I think about this label, I think nobody could deny that the ...
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Best books on gender and racism

(Please excuse my poor wording and bad english) What are the best books to learn about gender and racism as of July 2020? I feel like my generation (born between 1990 and 2005 approx) may be the first ...
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Why people say I'm being prejudiced by judging ragged clothing?

In a conversation with some friends, we agreed that people should not judge by skin color, which by now should gradually become a more common opinion to society. But I said that sometimes, conscious ...
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Is this quote flawed when it comes to not understanding racism and also not admiring it? [closed]

Can anyone please help me with how to respond to someone who has told me that he doesn't understand racism and can't admire it either? Is it possible that someone doesn't get what racism is? Here is ...
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Does utilitarianism justify racism in some circumstances?

Utilitarianism says that we should maximize aggregate utility. Greatest happiness for the greatest number is the usual catchphrase. Suppose there is a wealthy country A with lots of extra resources, ...
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Is it wrong to keep a friendship with a person who is racist?

I have grown an enjoyable friendship with a person I have known for a few years. I have become aware over time that this person is a racist in particular towards Australian Aboriginals. This person ...
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Is race a social construct?

Recently, I watched two videos (links below) by Philosophy tube and they confused me a bit. The general idea that I took from these two videos is that any group of people can be termed a race if there ...
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Was Marx an antisemite?

Marx wrote about Jews quite a bit, despite having Jewish blood or ancestors. Was Marx an antisemite?