Monday, 24 May 2021

"...small racism problem ..."?

Philosopher Stephen Hicks, author of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault, says this about the U.S.:
“We have a small racism problem in this country. We have a medium-sized perceptions of racism problem. Mostly, we have a huge race-hustle ideology problem.”
Does that apply here too?

Answers on a postcard, please.


  1. It is not a small problem for those who experience it. Having a broad perspective is all very well, but we experience life as individuals. Homophobia was a small problem - getting smaller, but very major for those who experienced it directly.

    1. We can disagree about the size of the problem - and you're correct that your perception of how big the problem is often influenced by whether you personally experience it or not.

      But we should all be able to agree that whatever the size, an over-reaction that creates bigger problems elsewhere than the original problem is undesirable.


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