Tag Archives: racism

No more evil races

Dungeons & Dragons is probably the most famous fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, almost 50 years old and today more popular than ever. It also followed the old tradition of assigning qualities to “races”, good and evil, clever or stupid, and … Continue reading

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Bleeping hilarious backend

This is Bleep, coming from Intel to censoring audio chats between gamers: An end-user facing application that uses AI to detect – and redact – audio based on your user preferences — Craig Raymond There is absolutely no way this can … Continue reading

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Racism, again

I have linked to this article by Scott Siskind before, but then I focused on the end of article. This time I’ll suggest you read the first six question-paragraphs and consider what your answers would be: Alice is a white … Continue reading

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Morrison’s distraction

Toni Morrison’s argument about the real function of racism – which applies to equally to sexism etc – is this: The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you … Continue reading

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The soft bigotry of low expectations

If you don’t expect someone to perform well, you have low expectations of them. If you don’t expect disadvantaged people or minorities to meet the same standard of achievement as most people … and you then claim to do it … Continue reading

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Again, no. No to discrimination

No: The defining question is whether the discrimination is creating equity or inequity. If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist. If discrimination is creating inequity, then it is racist. […] The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist … Continue reading

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Prediction: The Rock will star in every movie onwards

So, AMPAS has announced that in order to be considered for an Oscar from 2024 onwards, a movie will have to satisfy two of four standards of inclusiveness. To satisfy standard A, it would be sufficient to have At least … Continue reading

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How about, no?

Got this headline in one of the major national newspapers: “Guide for the white, heterosexual, cisgender man: How to become woke” Yeah, no thanks. I don’t actually think becoming a misogynist racist is a good idea, at all. I prefer … Continue reading

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Are you a racist?

I hope most people will answer no to this question, or at least would have, until they came into contact with the concept of implicit, or unconscious, bias. Because fortunately for all, there is a test you can take that … Continue reading

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