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    Yes.
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    Interesting. It's quite possible that they could distinguish between nationalities by accent etc, and between races by touch (in films you get blind people recognising people by feeling their face, I don't know how true that is), but I think they are far less likely to distinguish between a very British white person and a very British chinese person, and therefore are far less likely to care.

    What about if they were conditioned by their parents to hate certain races even if they couldn't see them? That would still be a racist attitude.

    On the whole I'm going to say it's possible for them to be racist, but they probably won't have that gut reaction of disliking someone upon seeing them that other people might have.
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    Yes. You could distinguish races on more than just appearance. You could judge by accent, for example, so long as you understood which accents were associated with different nationalities and ideologies etc.
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    of course.
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    (Original post by Mullah.S)
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    Yes, for reasons Octohedral has proposed. Why do you ask?
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    Yes, because racism isn't actually about anything real, and being blind doesn't turn your imagination off.
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    Yes! You can generate opinions and prejudices by what other people tell you and how they act around people of a certain race.
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    Let me submit to you thought experiment.


    Say a normal person is racist against brown person.

    Now, nature of racism is being that you not liking a race purely because they are particular race.

    The racist person does not care how nice this brown person is or how he acting or how he behaving or what he says. No matter what he is like, if a person is racist, they will naturally have a prejudice against this brown person because they know he is of the particular race.


    Now, let's say you have a blind person who is talking to this brown man. The brown person may not have an accent, not behave in any particular distinguishable way, not talk in a distinguishable way, not act in a distinguishable way.

    The brown person gives zero evidence of his race and the blind person does not have a clue what race this person is.

    Can the blind person be racist to this person if he does not know the persons race?

    Let's say someone tells the blind person what race the brown man is. The blind person is now able to dislike the person because of his race because he knows his race.

    But this blind person is only able to do this once somebody is telling him the brown persons race.

    Before this, he does not know, and whether he likes him or not, it has no connection to his race because he did not knowing his race.


    Therefore, if you are blind, can you really truly be racist without aid?
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    Of course. If i was blind and in charge of a hotel, and i employed a policy that no (insert race) people could stay at that hotel, that is racist.

    Why is this so difficult to understand?

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    (Original post by Mullah.S)
    Let me submit to you thought experiment.


    Say a normal person is racist against brown person.

    Now, nature of racism is being that you not liking a race purely because they are particular race.

    The racist person does not care how nice this brown person is or how he acting or how he behaving or what he says. No matter what he is like, if a person is racist, they will naturally have a prejudice against this brown person because they know he is of the particular race.


    Now, let's say you have a blind person who is talking to this brown man. The brown person may not have an accent, not behave in any particular distinguishable way, not talk in a distinguishable way, not act in a distinguishable way.

    The brown person gives zero evidence of his race and the blind person does not have a clue what race this person is.

    Can the blind person be racist to this person if he does not know the persons race?

    Let's say someone tells the blind person what race the brown man is. The blind person is now able to dislike the person because of his race because he knows his race.

    But this blind person is only able to do this once somebody is telling him the brown persons race.

    Before this, he does not know, and whether he likes him or not, it has no connection to his race because he did not knowing his race.


    Therefore, if you are blind, can you really truly be racist without aid?
    Disliking someone because of their race is racism, no matter how you find out the race...
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    (Original post by Mullah.S)
    Let me submit to you thought experiment.


    Say a normal person is racist against brown person.

    Now, nature of racism is being that you not liking a race purely because they are particular race.

    The racist person does not care how nice this brown person is or how he acting or how he behaving or what he says. No matter what he is like, if a person is racist, they will naturally have a prejudice against this brown person because they know he is of the particular race.


    Now, let's say you have a blind person who is talking to this brown man. The brown person may not have an accent, not behave in any particular distinguishable way, not talk in a distinguishable way, not act in a distinguishable way.

    The brown person gives zero evidence of his race and the blind person does not have a clue what race this person is.

    Can the blind person be racist to this person if he does not know the persons race?

    Let's say someone tells the blind person what race the brown man is. The blind person is now able to dislike the person because of his race because he knows his race.

    But this blind person is only able to do this once somebody is telling him the brown persons race.

    Before this, he does not know, and whether he likes him or not, it has no connection to his race because he did not knowing his race.


    Therefore, if you are blind, can you really truly be racist without aid?
    Yes, the absence of faculties just makes their job harder.
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    Yup, they just have a harder time working out what race a specific person is.

    They can still think black people are inferior, they'd just have a harder time finding out who's black. Otherwise, it's like saying you can't be racist if it's dark...
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    (Original post by Mullah.S)
    Let me submit to you thought experiment.


    Say a normal person is racist against brown person.

    Now, nature of racism is being that you not liking a race purely because they are particular race.

    The racist person does not care how nice this brown person is or how he acting or how he behaving or what he says. No matter what he is like, if a person is racist, they will naturally have a prejudice against this brown person because they know he is of the particular race.


    Now, let's say you have a blind person who is talking to this brown man. The brown person may not have an accent, not behave in any particular distinguishable way, not talk in a distinguishable way, not act in a distinguishable way.

    The brown person gives zero evidence of his race and the blind person does not have a clue what race this person is.

    Can the blind person be racist to this person if he does not know the persons race?

    Let's say someone tells the blind person what race the brown man is. The blind person is now able to dislike the person because of his race because he knows his race.

    But this blind person is only able to do this once somebody is telling him the brown persons race.

    Before this, he does not know, and whether he likes him or not, it has no connection to his race because he did not knowing his race.


    Therefore, if you are blind, can you really truly be racist without aid?
    Perhaps not in practice, in this scenario, but the blind person still upholds the belief about that particular race and that is enough to warrant racism. You don't have to express racist thoughts to actually be racist.

    Besides, in reality, other aspects always come into play i.e. accent and so forth.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Yes, because racism isn't actually about anything real, and being blind doesn't turn your imagination off.
    well it does, they haven't seen anything (if blind from birth) so how can they imagine?
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    I think it is possible..

    But at the same time a lot of effort would be taken to be deliberately racist. But racism is prejudice against certain races, so on a basic level, they could always prejudge by voices and accents.
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    Yes, absolutely. People are racist for a wider variety of reasons than disliking a person's skin colour.
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    Well i hate to say it. But certain races smell differently to others. You all get what i mean, and dont deny it.
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    (Original post by miser)
    Yes, absolutely. People are racist for a wider variety of reasons than disliking a person's skin colour.


    Are you saying there are innate differences in humans of different races other that physical appearance?

    I.e a newly born Chinese baby is innately different from a newly born English baby, aside from physical appearance?


    You are saying there are behavioural traits genetically ascribed to different races? And the behaviour of the individual is directly related or caused by their race (in a genetic sense, not a social upbringing sense) ?

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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    Yes, the absence of faculties just makes their job harder.
    What does this mean about the racism of this person if he needs so some kind of faculty to be able to do it?



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