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02-08-2013, 01:09 PM
"Racism" is a relatively new concept.
Google Ngram viewer on "racism": http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?con...g=3&share=

According to Google's Ngram viewer, which charts the yearly count of selected words and phrases, the term "Racism" wasn't even used regularly until the late 30s.

This makes sense, because "racism" as a concept and social critique was coined by Leon Trotsky, and has been perpetuated by Trotskyites and cultural-Marxists to this day.
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02-08-2013, 01:10 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
I think you mean to say that "racism" is a relatively new word.

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02-08-2013, 01:13 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
(02-08-2013 01:10 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I think you mean to say that "racism" is a relatively new word.

Yes, but the social critique is relatively new as well. Trotsky came up with the critique, and coined the word.
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02-08-2013, 01:18 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
(02-08-2013 01:13 PM)janthuffy Wrote:  
(02-08-2013 01:10 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I think you mean to say that "racism" is a relatively new word.

Yes, but the social critique is relatively new as well. Trotsky came up with the critique, and coined the word.

Homophobia could be said to be the same way.

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02-08-2013, 01:19 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
(02-08-2013 01:13 PM)janthuffy Wrote:  Trotsky came up with the critique, and coined the word.

That's not true.

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02-08-2013, 01:39 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
Racism as a concept/word is relatively recent, as a concept/practice, is older than language itself probably... As a pseudo-scientific claim was fairly popular in the XVIII and XIX centuries, some of the doctrines were used to justify slavery and it had its apogee in the nazi germany.

According to online etymology racism is first attested in 1936 from the french "racisme" (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term..._frame=0).
The term "race" was used long before that of course, and I wouldn't be surprised if the first usage of the word is disputed between russia and france as they had very close relations back then...

Are you trying to say that racism as a concept (and its negative connotation) is wrong because it was coined by some russian communist? because that would be fallacious at best

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02-08-2013, 01:47 PM
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It's the latest Troll messiah Rolleyes
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02-08-2013, 02:00 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
(02-08-2013 01:39 PM)nach_in Wrote:  Are you trying to say that racism as a concept (and its negative connotation) is wrong because it was coined by some russian communist? because that would be fallacious at best

Actually, a Jewish Communist who changed his name to something more Russian sounding.

Why trust a Jewish communist? Jewish communists created the Frankfurt School that has perpetuated academia with cultural Marxist principles, including "racism".
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02-08-2013, 02:01 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
And there comes the racism.

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02-08-2013, 02:04 PM
RE: "Racism" is a relatively new concept.
(02-08-2013 02:00 PM)janthuffy Wrote:  
(02-08-2013 01:39 PM)nach_in Wrote:  Are you trying to say that racism as a concept (and its negative connotation) is wrong because it was coined by some russian communist? because that would be fallacious at best

Actually, a Jewish Communist who changed his name to something more Russian sounding.

Why trust a Jewish communist? Jewish communists created the Frankfurt School that has perpetuated academia with cultural Marxist principles, including "racism".

That's an ad hominem attack of an otherwise valid concept (racism is wrong). So your argument doesn't stand.

The rest is irrelevant.

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