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From: "Henry Szymonik" <heszy at jetcity.com>
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Subject: ELL: Re: Waiver
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 16:11:04 -0700
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> I can not say why it is almost solely white people doing
this, but don't
> you think one might make note of it?
> It is part of white religious culture in my opinion to
do this. Why is
> that such a leap in logic.
> But for me to point it out is racist?
This is such a basic root of racism, I'm surprised you
don't recognize it.
White racists like the KKK will point out that the
fact that blacks in the
U.S.have higher unemployment rates and lower
educational levels than whites
shows that black are lazier and stupider than whites.
The same arguement
is used for Native Americans. This without looking at
the reasons why
these groups in general are less well off.
My grandparents lived in downtown Hartford during the
60's riots. All the
people they saw rioting were black. From that time
until their deaths, they
always saw blacks as violent people to be avoided.
Was this appropriate?
Many say that Jews are "only interested in money."
But it is not an ethnic
trait, merely a negative stereotype based on
historical circumstances that
forced many Jews to work in finance in medieval
In Los Angeles' predominantly black neighborhoods,
many if not most of
the corner groceries are owned and run by Koreans.
Many blacks complain
that the Koreans are rude to them and charge
exorbitant prices. During the
many of these stores were destroyed by rioters. For
many, these Korean
owners were the only Koreans they knew. Is right,
therefore, for them to
"Koreans are rude and money-grubbing"?
How many white Christians are in the U.S.? Even if
only half of the U.S.'
population is Christian, that means 100,000,000. And
how many white
have you dealt with in Thailand? Yes, I think it's a
huge leap to assign
see in the missionaries you deal with to the entire
"white religious culture"? Amazing how you've
created this monolith.
As someone who has gone from being Catholic to a
born-again Christian to an Atheist, and experienced
about a dozen
other denominations as well as Buddhism and Judaism, I
"white religious culture" is much more varied than you
> Isn't it odd that in the White dominated west, there
is little venue for
> addressing missionary abuses and the missionaries
in most cases happen
> to be white and come from the west?
"White dominated West" As opposed to the "Asian
dominated Orient" or
the "Arab dominated Middle East"? The West [and I'll
assume you're talking
about U.S./Canada and Western Europe] is "dominated"
by whites because
the vast majority of its population is white.
Should there be a High Court for Addressing
Missionary Abuses? Have you
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