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Submitted by Fahd (United States), Apr 23, 2008 at 16:56

Anyone who has studied racism to ANY degree knows that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RACE. Race is a social construct that changes and fluctuates depending on social and political conditions. When determining the boundaries of a 'race,' cultural factors and religious factors are readily taken into account. Therefore, yes, if you group muslims together and ascribe inherent attributes to them, then you are constructing them as a race. ...

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