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It's difficult to think that someone could live in todays modern world and not know what racism is. Franz Fanon in his book, Black Skin, White Masks, describes racism as subjecting the black man (as a type standing for all under racist oppression) as: a zone of non-being, an extraordinarily arid and sterile place ... [where] black is not a man ... [and ...


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I suspect Pascal was pointing at something in the 'ignorance is bliss' category: e.g. that blind admiration is only possible when one lacks information. To give the obvious example, many a movie star, religious leader, and politician has been the subject of blind admiration up until the moment that elements of their personal life make it out into public ...


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The quote attributed to Pascal by Brainy Quote is "You always admire what you really don't understand." It may be viewed as a proverb. Here is Wikipedia's description of proverb: A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and ...


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