Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Donald Edwards (
6 Apr 1995 19:22:07 -0700

John Otteson ( wrote:
"In article <3lvttm$>, (Donald Edwards) writes:
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"|> John Otteson ( wrote:
"|> "In article <3lsd61$>, (Gary Strand) writes:
"|> "|> What difference does that make?
"|> "It determines whether or not you benefit from white racism. Note that this benefit
"|> "is independent of whether or not you are a racist.
"|> If a criminal, specifically Jesse James, robs one of the two banks
"|> in town and kills the owner, that clearly improves business prospects
"|> for the other bank.
"|> Should the owner of the second bank be fined, even though he had
"|> absolutely no part in the robbery, solely on the basis that he
"|> benefitted?

"The bank robbery is one incident. White racism is 400 years of systematic
"oppression. The analogy is not valid.

In what way is it not valid? In each case we have totally innocent
individuals benefitting from the wrongdoings of others.