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ShubhamVerlekar
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Doomspider92
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Does Chess Promotes Racism

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Started: 12/4/2013 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ShubhamVerlekar

Con

Chess is the Game of Intelligence but it was Two kinda of Peices these are Whites and Blacks.
And as they say White have more advantage then Black from Beginning.
I am taking CON side because I am Ameature Chess Player. And I also won Black games more then Whites. and I love Chess. Some say chess promotes Racism.
Do you think Same ??

Doomspider92

Pro

My argument: International Chess do not promote racial discrimination

-White and black are two inverted basic colors. They can be used to describe Taoism in Chinese (An ancient religious tradition that describes the evil and the good).

-The fact that this is called the "International Chess". Do you believe that black and white describes racism around the world?

Is there racism in Asia that includes the color black and white?
Debate Round No. 1
ShubhamVerlekar

Con

Chess Doesnt Promotes Racism as these are Just Basic Colours White and Black.
then Checkers is Also the same.
Chess is the best Casual Game
Doomspider92

Pro

What do you mean by that?

-Checkers is also an international board game.
-As mentioned earlier, the colors black and white are only used to describe the racism happening in America; they do not apply racism to other countries.
-Checkers also come in red and black colors.
Debate Round No. 2
ShubhamVerlekar

Con

Excuse me Sir,
You are Con or Pro for this Debate?
That's ludicrous. Usually it's the whitest people who complain that everything is racist, and "white" isn't necessarily a reference to melanin or genetics either. I'm whiter than a redneck, who are usually racially around 100% white but whenever they do something stupid people go, "rednecks are stupid" instead of, "that person is stupid". Rick Sanchez is Latino racially, yet he's super-white. Just because someone is white doesn't make them white, if you understand.
"Chess is racist" one of the most overused and annoying jokes you'll ever hear as a chess player :|.
and Yes

No, it has nothing to do with race.

The basic color scheme of chess was established long before the modern era, much less the various racial issues that exist in United States or the rest of the world.

Chess has it's beginnings in Persia sometime in the year 600 with a game called chatrang. Over the centuries the rules and pieces evolved into the game we now call Chess.

Also note that there are MANY styles of game pieces varying from Chess set to Chess set. This differences includes how they look and what color they are.

For centuries, chess has been thought of as a masterful game of wit. Our elderly play it in the park; we organize inner-city leagues of children, as afterschool programs. All of this happens in our "enlightened" Western civilization; we ignore the lessons we pretend not to teach.

Behind the facade of normalcy and academia lurks a darker lesson: racism! Chess pits black against white and white against black. Has no one noticed the underlying prejudice to this supposed game? Chess was invented by white supremacists, why else does white have the first move?!

It is an outrage that our minority children are being taught to revere this hideous activity. We claim that chess teaches self-discipline and strategy. Perhaps, but the true lessons are too evil to ignore! They are being taught that, as blacks, they will never have an advantage, and that they will have to fight the white man all of their lives. White children are being taught that they are a step above their African-American counterparts, and that they must struggle to keep their black brothers down.

Not only does chess promote race wars, the horror does not stop there! Each piece has certain moves it can make, and those moves are based on the type of piece. Yes, you guessed it: not only does chess teach racism, it alsoglamorizes classism, snobbery, and kidnapping!
Not to mention, it doesn't really matter who goes first in a causal game because (theoretically) the guy who goes first has the advantage. The lighter color going first - be it white, green, purple or whatever - is simply a tradition.

The person who told you that was attaching relatively modern racial terms (Black & White) to a game that's pretty old historically speaking.

This person should realize that not EVERYTHING is about race and that in fact very few things are.
Most of the forces and pressures that effect you every second of every day (like gravity, inertia, molecular cohesion, sub-atomic reactions, etc, etc) have NOTHING to do with your skin pigmentation or superficial facial features.

Whatever the hell people Say chess ISNT A GAME OF RACE

Doomspider92

Pro

I agree with you xD that was my point...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by FluffBucket 3 years ago
FluffBucket
Black and white are colors, not races...
Posted by danil 3 years ago
danil
i think that in it doesn"t promote the rasism because they color black it can be used in many things and not only because is on the game with the White color it promotes rasism
Posted by andreamendoza 3 years ago
andreamendoza
I think that chess doesn't promote racisim, chess is only a game. People should not attribute more meaning to something that has been going on for so long. Anyody can play chess, it doesnt matter if you are black or white, american, oi chinesse. Games can bring people together in a positively way.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro appeared to lose temper during the debate. Both sides also seemed to be arguing the same point.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con won. Both sides were arguing the same thing, it looks like. Con explained his position in the beginning, but Pro did not seem to catch it (but neither did I reading through the first time quickly). Congrats Con!
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Reasons for voting decision: CON proved pro's point.