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pedigree17
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InnovativeEphemera
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being mixed race makes u immune to racial stupidity

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/11/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pedigree17

Pro

Mixed race people are immune to racial ignorance
InnovativeEphemera

Con

Thanks for the topic. I accept! Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
pedigree17

Pro

pedigree17 forfeited this round.
InnovativeEphemera

Con

I'm sorry my opponent hasn't posted an argument. I will supply a short initial contention to support my case but if my opponent doesn't come back I won't pummel him in future rounds.

Immune: "protected or exempt, especially from an obligation or the effects of something."- Google define.

One can assume that by immune to racial stupidity, my opponent means bi- or multi-racial persons are not subject to racism.

One example of where this is not true is US President Obama, who is often the subject of discussion due to his mixed heritage: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2171751/Dont-forget-white-momma-Morgan-Freeman-says-Obama-black-President.html

Obama's mother is white, and this has led to arguments about whether or not he is the first black president or the first mixed-race president. This is an example of a mixed-race person not being immune to racial stupidity.

Another example, this one from the entertainment industry, is Alisha Dixon, who has had problems associated with open racism in Britain: www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/alesha-dixon-hits-out-at-racial-prejudice-in-the-british-media-8557625.html. She is mixed-race.

I feel that these two examples demonstrate that being mixed-race does not, in and of itself, make one immune to 'racial stupidity'.
Debate Round No. 2
pedigree17

Pro

pedigree17 forfeited this round.
InnovativeEphemera

Con

Extend. Vote con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by InnovativeEphemera 2 years ago
InnovativeEphemera
@Thelegalist, I have mixed-race family members as well. I'll win this one for you! ;)
Posted by Thelegalist 2 years ago
Thelegalist
BS. I'm mixed and I am definitely not immune to "racial stupidity", whatever that means. Anyone can be racist, anyone can think they are superior, and anyone can be a bigot.
Posted by InnovativeEphemera 2 years ago
InnovativeEphemera
Sashil, I think Pro is referring to racial vilification as racial stupidity. Just a quirk of language, I don't plan on getting too hung up on definitions and technicalities.
Posted by Sashil 2 years ago
Sashil
Whats 'racial stupidity'? o.O
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lannan13
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