24 Feb '16, 1pm

Yawning Bread warns about making the elected presidency racial

This is not to deny the fact that of the infinite number of characteristics, race is a particularly obvious one since it comes through visually — and the human is a strongly visual animal. Human societies have generally had long traditions of group solidarity where race was used as a key marker. It is therefore very easy for people seeking to manipulate us to let us assume that we are hardwired to always take race into consideration, and consequently, that active measures must be called for to counteract this hardwiring. Once we allow that assumption of irreducible hardwiring, it becomes difficult to argue against measures supposedly in the interest of non-discrimination. Yet, human societies have generally had long traditions of other kinds of discrimination. Gender and sexuality come foremost to mind. Economic class too. The fact that the PAP makes no effort to enact com...

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