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21274, RE: Does separatism=racism?
Posted by guest, Tue Sep-26-00 05:13 AM
this topic really brings up so many issues for me as a person of mixed "race".

two issues most significantly:

how can we talk about separation according to race when it is clear that the concept of race is a social construction. differences in ethnicity/culture (which exist naturally and are what make the world interesting) do not equal multiple races. we are all members of the human race.

also, although i agree with the brother who spoke of separation to develop knowledge of self, proximity (and dialog) are keys to developing comprehension between all people. separatism sidesteps the true problem which is a lack of understanding. imo, of course.