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Racism is natural.

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Submitted by Viiit (Thailand), Oct 20, 2010 at 11:07

There is nothing wrong with having preferences. Someone does not like hanging out with Jews, Blacks, Asians, or whoever, it does not matter. It is their business. Racism is only wrong when someone tries to hurt someone else because of their race.

Otherwise we all have preferences. I personally would not want to live in a black neighborhood, probably would not marry a black woman either. But I would never support violence or legal discrimination.

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