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Racism- an inevitable disease that transpired from our animal instincts?

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Started: 6/9/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TheAce

Pro

Was racism something that we couldnt have been stopped? Something that will not cease?

I believe so.

Im new to this whole site so... Gimme a sec to oreint myself.

Brainmaster

Con

Thanks!

I will be taking the position that a. Racism is true or b. Racism comes without evolution depending on which one I feel like :)
Debate Round No. 1
TheAce

Pro

Thank you

I believe Racism, was an inevitable occurrence, because of the separation of our different types (color).

1.) The fact the we all are separated-under who evers will, god, the universe, Uncle tom, Adolf Hitler whomever-has made this to be true.

a.) As we've noticed, races become distinct where there is a boundary-Be it oceans, mountains, or an an impassable river-That separates large land bodies. It's apparent that it wasn't until 728 BC, when the Greeks began 250 years of expansion. Before this time (at least to our knowledge) humans didn't normally migrate unless there were environmental problems-famine,drought, etc.- so interaction between the races became hindered greatly. So every culture and race was forced to stick to its own. Even today people of the planet aren't circulating, the only way we can get to know other cultures is through corporate media, and National Geographic.

Basically we are naturally segregated. Don't blame racial segregation solely on bigotry, its just our natural comfort zone.
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2.) Humans are animals, no matter how much we'd like to believe we aren't. Racist prejudice is not only apparent in the human species but it is also in wildlife.

b.) Take for example a wild deer: This deer is apart of a family bloodline that has little to absolutely NO human interaction. This deer has a family, lets say 3 fawns. One day, an English settler, lets say John smith and his struggling party of settlers come along, and kill the deer and 2 of its fawns. What's left? One terrorized, permanently scarred fawn. The fawn grows up, and has its own family, and what do you think this fawns' survival instincts (survival instincts that every animals has, INLUDING humans) Have taught it? TO STAY AWAY FROM HUMANS. This has been so far ingrained into its head that its sperm knows to stay away from us. Now that fawn (who is now an adult) has taught its kids that humans are just another predator to add to the list.

Now apply this same scenario, to a sub-Saharan African who had been victim to the treacherous slave trade. That's the way I believe modern racism works,through animal survival instinct.


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3.) The fact that races of people are too easy to distinguish, make it far easier to stereotype, and prejudge.

c.) Color. Our skin is not only our largest organ, but it is the first thing you will notice, even if you are not a color conscience person. We rely so much on our sight, that is how we categorize things, by the way things look. And the fact that the contrast is so great in skin color only makes it so much easier. As animals we natural prejudge people, food, and nearly everything else because it is a basic animal function to do so.

Nature made racism only so much easier, because of the fact we rely mostly on sight, and that our racial differences are mainly distinguished by the way we look.

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Thanks for your time, love to hear back.
Brainmaster

Con

Now explain why the hell this has anything to do with you argument.
Debate Round No. 2
TheAce

Pro

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My opponent doesn't seem to understand the topic of this debate. I thought it was clear. But I must clarify further.

My argument-racism was an inevitable disease that transpired from our animal instincts.

Con-is supposed to argue that racism was indeed, avoidable, and has nothing to do with our instincts.

Con, What exactly didn't you understand? This being the last round of the debate-your next response must be a rebuttal to my arguement or an argument of your own. or I can extend it. Which ever you please.
Brainmaster

Con

*forfeit*

Yeah I forfeit so I'm speeding it up
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Doritosguy93 5 years ago
Doritosguy93
Nice, thoughtful response, Brainmaster.
Posted by TheFreeThinker 5 years ago
TheFreeThinker
This is a very sensitive theme and it might turn into a very interesting debate.
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't agree with pros position, but con didn't give a single valid argument, an conceded all points to pro.