What could be more divisive than denying the humanity of people based on their physical appearance?
Nothing. The question is how that “denial” is measured.
Defensive little screeds like this do everything to prove the op’s point and demonstrate the insidious nature of denying the experience of others.
Hm. You seem to have missed Svetlana Voreskova’s point, which is that you can’t determine (using a math example here) the formula from the solution. If I tell you that the answer to the problem is “6”, the formula might be 4+2, it could be 5+1, it could be 12*2/4……you just don’t know.
This is why it’s logically fallacious to claim that a disparity in (for example) unemployment between races is caused by discrimination. There are other variables in that equation which cannot be ignored, but if you claim that the disparity between employment MUST BE due to discrimination, you are in fact ignoring them.
The issue here is not one’s views on the matter ; the issue is sloppy thinking. And sloppy, illogical thinking is rampant in today’s political dialogue, and in particular on these social issues. It’s like we’ve raised an entire generation of college graduates who never took a rhetoric course in their lives, yet they engage in it every day.
People with such archaic points of view will no longer prevail as their numbers dwindle into obscurity. Time’s up as they say.
No dear. You cannot govern from illogic and emotion. This too will pass. We saw this same stuff all happen in the 60’s, and the outcomes of the 60’s which STUCK were not the illogical perceptions, but the outcomes based on hard evidence.