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7714, Let's end this: Racism is....
Posted by FireBrand, Thu Jul-25-02 12:12 PM
There are 4 layers to racism:

1.) Personal: (beliefs, attitude, feelings)
2.) Interpersonal: (behavior including communication with others)
3.) Institutional: (rules and policies written or unwritten which maintain dominance and control)
4.) Cultural: (standards of beuauty, appropoiateness, goodness)

If you support any of these you can be both a good liberal minded white brotha...and a rascist at the same time. It's that simple

Enough with talking in circles.

Paul Bogle...nuff said.

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