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From the Show
Broadcast: 11th September, 2016
Last update: 5th October, 2016
Published: 5th October, 2016
- Read the feedback, notes from the last show
- Begin recording
- Introduction and description of the podcast, goals, modus operandi.
- What An investigation of everything from a British perspective by two brothers (who consider themselves to be relatively normal chaps), one topic at a time.
- Who Geoffrey Campos (engineer and devil’s advocate),
Benjamin de-Campos (designer and believer).
- How Choose a topic of interest, spend a little time researching it, have a discussion then publish the notes - which are available on the site to read along!
- Why The main benefits are the fostering of a greater understanding of the world before we die and hopefully, to prompt further thought and discussion from our listeners.
- The topic we will be discussing in this episode is Racism
Discussing race is never easy. It’s quite possibly the most divisive topic of our current era. A fair skinned person of european descent needs a lot of caveats before discussing anything pertaining to the lives and cultures of peoples of a different ethnic persuasion. And had better acknowledge his or her ‘privilege’ and apologise sincerely and profusely for his or her’s part in the exploitation of all non-white races since time immemorial. Otherwise, this person is a racist.
What we’re not talking about
Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.
- See the glossary
- institutional, systemic
- Ethnicity: cultural, religious
- Race: Biology. Whatever happened to the ‘Human Race’?
- The human race species sub group: Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Random humans vary genetically by less then 0.1%.
- Heterogeneity by county (or lack thereof)
- Most ethnically diverse: Uganda (among many diverse African countries)
- Not that diverse though. I mean, they’re all black. How can they be racist to each other? Doesn’t make any sense. Surely that’s not what we’re talking about here.
- Least diverse: Japan, Korea
- Are these cultures racist? – maybe discuss this later on.
- Environmental factors
- Facial characteristics
- Body types
- Discussion about ‘inequality’ in the range of features honkies have access to (eye color, hair color, hair type etc) compared with people from an ethnic persuasion (predominantly shades of brown) and the ethics of even pointing these things out.
- Brief overview of within living memory and explanation that we’re talking about the west as that’s what we’re more likely to know about
- What did the Bible have to do with any of this?
- ‘The Christian Bible was interpreted to sanction slavery and from the 1820s to the 1850s was often used in the antebellum Southern United States, by writers such as the Rev. Richard Furman and Thomas R. Cobb, to enforce the idea that Negroes had been created inferior, and thus suited to slavery.’ Scientific Racism wikipedia
- And what else?
- Youths in general are babies that are fragile
- This + victim culture can be a toxic mix
- America’s disproportionate attention
- Historic reasons for this.
- ‘not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character’
- The history of black counter culture, subversion
- is ‘gangster’ culture harmful?
- Obama said “hidden biases that we all carry around” once in an interview. Was this a nod to in-group preference?
- How ‘actually racist other parts of the world is. Spain for example.
- Racism can be useful to promote agenda
- As a white person, your opinion is invalid
- Calling people racists who are:
- People who call people racist are sometimes:
- Correct and it is right to call out racists
- Arseholes who have no argument other than shouting ‘racist!’ like Ben Affleck did.
- Why do some people call people racist when they’re not?
- Because they want to score points with people of color
- Because they want to score points with people who want to score points with people of color
- What are points?
- Special crampons for shinnying up the self-serving greasy pole to reach an fat overflowing bag with shiny gold coins hewn from pure political correctness and sparkling sanctimony-shaped diamonds.
- Implicit Association Test
- Civil Rights
- Black Lives Matter
- The social justice warrior
- The argument for equality
- Who would argue with that?
- Violent crime in America
- How statistics are being used to foment racial hatred
- Popular culture
- The blame game
- Victim culture
- Offense inequality If you were to reverse Black Lives Matter, there would be pandemonium. (This goes for most feminist activism too.)
- White guilt
- Do we feel this? Well, we should Mr Privilege.
Terminology specific to the topic
- The N-Word (Nuts) A dark-skinned person of sub-Saharan African origin or descent; = Negro n. 1a.This term is strongly racially offensive when used by a white person in reference to a black person. In written Black English and written representations of spoken Black English, however, there are usually not the same negative connotations. Recently the term has been reclaimed by some black speakers and used with positive connotations in various senses (esp. in the form nigga: see note in etymology, and senses A. 1c, A. 4, and A. 5). However, even among black speakers, use of the word is problematic because of its potential to give offence, as is clear from the following, from a black speaker:
1995 N.Y. Times 14 Jan. i. 7 The prosecutor, his voice trembling, added that the ‘N-word’ was so vile that he would not utter it. ‘It's the filthiest, dirtiest, nastiest word in the English language,’ Mr. Darden said. - OED (no access? If you’re a Brit, you can authenticate with your library card otherwise, you’ll need to pay!)
- Racism A belief that one’s own racial or ethnic group is superior, or that other such groups represent a threat to one's cultural identity, racial integrity, or economic well-being; (also) a belief that the members of different racial or ethnic groups possess specific characteristics, abilities, or qualities, which can be compared and evaluated. Hence: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against people of other racial or ethnic groups (or, more widely, of other nationalities), esp. based on such beliefs. - OED
- Details about site, contacts, next show: American Conservatism
- Outro music choice - something open source or out of copyright so we don’t get sued
- Recording ends, postmortem recording begins
- Add intro music, outro, any editing
From the Show
Notes, corrections and further references
Implicit Association Test https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/iatdetails.html