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Old 26 October 2018, 07:05 PM
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Honestly, if the people of the future are surprised at all, it’ll be at how enlightened the encacpsulater was. By which I mean, racism will only be a sudden "surprise" if they’ve become blind to the possibility (and are thereby probably pretty darn racist themselves without even considering it racism). Racism, at least refined racism, is learned, yes, but it is also innate within us. Ignorance doesn’t beget tolerance, it begets racism and bigotry.

So... if they (whoever they are) don’t get that racism is/was a thing, then they might just think it sure was nice of this enlightened thinker to include some positive depictions of these "half savages" too.
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