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If you are prejudiced against a certain race, but still treat them fairly/equally, does that still make you a bad person???

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes. It does. Under the skin, we are all pretty much the same. You are using the color of someone's skin to judge them by. It means no matter how hard you try to hide it, you are a racist.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Yes. Because your heart dictates your actions and as much as you want to hide your feelings about someone....you simply can't. If you are prejudiced, you will remain so until you choose to feel otherwise. Treating someone "well" despite your bigoted feelings is not compensation for those feelings...it's being two faced.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:25 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • prejudiced against a certain race, but still treat them fairly/equally,
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    that's an oxymoron isn't it. How can you be prejudiced and treat equally or fairly?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • prejudiced against a certain race, but still treat them fairly/equally,
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    that's an oxymoron isn't it. How can you be prejudiced and treat equally or fairly?
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    Haven't you ever held your tongue back in any situation in your life? Of course it is possible to not like someone and still treat them civily.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • " Of course it is possible to not like someone and still treat them civily. "

    Then you are two faced....not truthful.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • I never asked about being truthful. Everyone holds back or tells white lies at some point in their lives.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • does that still make you a bad person???

    Being two faced makes you a bad person.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • "I never asked about being truthful. Everyone holds back or tells white lies at some point in their lives. "

    Um. white LIES are still LIES...as in not being truthful.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Yeah, I don't think I would ever believe anyone that says they've never lied/held back in their lives.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • "Yeah, I don't think I would ever believe anyone that says they've never lied/held back in their lives. "

    That wasn't part of the question. The question was are you still a good person for feeling prejudiced towards a certain race, while at the same time treating them as if you don't. If you want to feel better about your lying, then go right ahead. DOn't ask for permission from others.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:56 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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