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Frederick Perez Professor Dennis PHI 2600 6 October 2019 Who am I to Judge? “Who am I to judge?”. We’ve all heard this at one point, and if one were to analyze this saying past its face value, they could see that it represents a great example of cultural relativism. Simply put cultural relativism can be explained as understanding that someone’s beliefs and actions pertain to their own culture. Along with that, as outsiders of that culture we have no right to judge the choices that are made by that culture. So back to the saying “Who am I to judge?” I personally believe that was the outlook that the world and more importantly the countries that belonged to the United Nations had when it came to Rwanda and The Rwandan Genocides. Now yes, I have never heard of a so called “good genocide” maybe I haven’t done enough research to fine one. But for the most part we can all agree that genocides are bad. To add on that if my theory that the countries of the United Nations shared in that belief system that who are they to judge. That is basically showing that having cultural relativistic mindset can lead to some pretty bad things, and that’s okay. I personally believe that “we” meaning everyone that adheres to a cultural relativistic mindset have to accept that not so great things are going to happen in other cultures/societies. No matter how gruesome and vile they may be we can’t judge because that is allowing someone to have the right to say what is right and wrong in the world and no one should have that moral absolutism.
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