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James- no country has been exemplary

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jul 29, 2012 at 18:20

I find that in reading your response to a very lively discussion several years ago my takeaway is that all countries practiced racism in one form or another, and the evolution of civilized society (in most countries) happens at different rates and to different extents. It has no impact to call someone a racist because one notes practices that were common decades or even centuries earlier, it is irrelevant and has nothing to do with the person or even the country today. If Japan today practices immigration limits for whatever considerations they have, that is their prerogative, as it is EU's choice not to limit (and now have the problems that they have).

The US has been more middle of the road in this respect (in today's time frame) and has a reasonable immigration quota. I find it ridiculous that quotas are even employed or measured because they are, in and of themselves, a way of singling people out according to race. Reverse discrimination is what it has evolved into in this country. Not so in EU.

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