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Is centralizing a race's sales counted as racism act?

so a campaign lets say for race A. they create a campaign name Buy A first. which means a campaign that support the act of buying products from A race than other races. so does the act counted as racism?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Many people who are quite vocal about their rejection of racism do not actually understand the first thing about what "racism" actually is.  (See the earlier question today about "Asian Ruby".)

    "Race" (of course) is an idea, not a real thing like facial features or skin-colour (which, if we had to say what's different between this person and that one, we could simply call "colour".  Colour is real.  "Race" is not.)  ...But enough esoterica.

    There are those who believe that any mention of certain things that distinguish us, one from the other, is an act of racism.  The certain things they concern themselves with are characteristics that have been the focus of racists over the centuries:  skin colour, hair texture, eye colour, language, height, visual acuity, nose shape, epicanthic folds, jaw shape, tooth arrangement, lip shape, ear size, traditional dress/weaponry/crafts, and so on.  As a result, if one was to observe "That man is red", there are those who would respond "That was a racist remark".  But it isn't, logically- or technically-speaking, so you don't need to pay any attention to those who respond like that, other than being polite for polite-ness' sake.

    There are lots of people who earnestly believe that you can know everything you need to know about another person simply by looking at them.  By virtue of the characteristics listed above, they think they know what "race" a person belongs to and, by virtue of knowing their "race", they then know what that person is good for, or incapable of - or what their liable to do, or unlikely to do.  This belief - that Humanity is broken down into "races" and that each of us has predictable attributes as a result of belonging to our particular "race" is what actually constitutes "racism".

    Telling a black-skinned person "I didn't see you because it was dark" isn't a racist statement.  Saying "I want to buy my goods from a black-owned business" is not either.  Saying "Members of the black race are morally superior to members of the yellow race" IS a racist statement.

    So, NO.  If you market your product by focusing on "race" then you ARE buying in to the myth that Humanity is divided into "races" (which is a necessary foundation of racism) BUT you have NOT taken the extra step of claiming that products made by or for "Race" A are superior to products of other "races", due to the inherent superiority of "Race" A.  Instead, it seems you are simply engaging in clever marketing or booster-ism, neither of which completes your journey to actual racism.  You're missing the critical notion that each "race" has its own predictable attributes.

    (So "the act does NOT counted as racism".)

  • 3 weeks ago

    If your people are properly educated, no campaign will be needed. 

    Personally I don't think it's racist, no.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    pretending that humans come in races is racist, yes

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