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I’m not sure what you’re thinking of. You’ll have to explain it to me. Race isn’t a cornerstone of western society in most anyway. All societies throughout time have valued their ethno-linguistic peers more than outsiders. This is an understandably natural occurrence for a social species. The West is the first and possibly only culture to have really done away with this trend. It took us time surely, but we’re not in a vacuum. You have to look at other cultures and judge by comparison.
First of all, while race played a sizable part in classism in the US, overall wealth was a much more prevalent indicator of a person’s treatment in society. The poor italians and irish that came to the US over a hundred years ago weren’t even considered white. While they weren’t treated as badly as African americans at the time, it is still something to think about. For the second question, I’m honestly not sure. Clearly someone whose grandparents were legally discriminated against will have a harder time than someone whose grandparents supported that legislation.
First, Mexican's are largely European descent; so, don't think you escape any "inherited guilt" from allegedly white actions.Second, whites are not the ones who molded society to consider race a characterizing factor of people/ groups, that's just human behavior (as well all have eyes, and have sentiments of exceptionalism, regardless of our race). We are the race that can be credited in enlightenment ideals, such as epitomizing the individual, and forming the concept that all men are created equal. NO other race/ civilization gave any credence to those ideals, and while "white" societies have not always lived up to the highest ideals, we should be credited (if it makes any sense to give credit to descendants of philosophical giants) with establishing societies where descendants of primitive people, and individual losers, can be far more on par with high class people than in ANY other society.
How exactly is race the foundation of society? And why, yet again, are all white people being adressed as if we're all one homogeneous group?
Except they didn't. They talked about *universal* ideas. Your Marxist "professors" didn't tell you that, did they?
Congratulations, this question qualifies as the #1 dumbest questions of the year thus far.
Race is not the foundation of our society. Liberty is.
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