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    Racism is judging an individual on the basis of their race.

    While MBTI judges an individual on the basis of their type.

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    Type says more about a person than race, but I see what you're saying.

    I think it is possible to paradoxically "hate" one type but not actually be racist towards that type in real life.

    I would be lying if I said I didn't have some negative thoughts about SJs, for instance, but I never actually think about that when interacting with them, and some of them I like and some of them I don't.

    The mind tends to think in terms of generalities when it is removed from a situation, so yes, it is possible for a non-racist person to have racist thoughts, and a non "typist" person to have "typist" thoughts. What makes a real racist is when those thoughts are acted upon in real life.

    That's one thing a lot of people take to seriously. They think that any racist or typist thought they have is immoral and needs to be fixed. Better to just not take the thought seriously, or even joke about it. This is why so many stand up comedians can make racist jokes and not appear racist to anyone. We all know that they aren't taking these thoughts seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Racism is judging an individual on the basis of their race.

    While MBTI judges an individual on the basis of their type.
    MBTI doesn't judge, it's a categorical tool.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    MBTI doesn't judge, it's a categorical tool.
    Well, so is race, but it is all in how people use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    MBTI doesn't judge, it's a categorical tool.
    Quote Originally Posted by zago View Post
    Well, so is race, but it is all in how people use it.
    Agreed. It can be used scientifically, which is justifiable, or subjectively, which is unfair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zago View Post
    Well, so is race, but it is all in how people use it.
    Right. But these tools do not judge. People judge. So Victor is really saying he has a problem with idiotic people. And who doesn't?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Racism is judging an individual on the basis of their race.

    While MBTI judges an individual on the basis of their type.
    I do not agree with this definition. For there to be racism, there needs to also be a belief that one race is better than another.

    MBTI may be "judging" the individual in the sense that it gives you a certain four letters for the preferences that you are closest to, but MBTI in itself does not suggest that one type is better than another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zago View Post
    Type says more about a person than race, but I see what you're saying.
    Both are social constructs that have no scientific validity.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
    (from Blue Velvet)

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    African American is the supreme race.

    They make the greatest gangsters and radical rebels in the hood.

    Their Antisocial philosophy is one for change and transformation.

    Black people break all the rules and then redesign the system in accordance with their own constructs.

    That is the way of the genius and the most intelligent people in the world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    African American is the supreme race.

    They make the greatest gangsters and radical rebels in the hood.

    Their Antisocial philosophy is one for change and transformation.

    Black people break all the rules and then redesign the system in accordance with their own constructs.

    That is the way of the genius and the most intelligent people in the world.

    Now if only they would pull their pants up.

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