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Old 15 February 2018, 09:52 PM
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I think there is a tendency to think that prejudice, bigotry, racism must include hostility. While hostility's often part of it, there's no essential connection. It's perfectly possible to genuinely love somebody, and to think (if sometimes incorrectly) that you're doing your best to see that they live in the best possible situation, while simultanously being convinced they're inferior to you -- many men through history have pulled this trick off with regards to their wives, sisters, and daughters, after all.
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