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The Heart of Racism J. L. A. Garcia volitional conception of racism(matter of attitudes) ---volition: has something to do with will ---“racism is in the heart, not primarily the head” Intrinsic racism --- it is the attitudes, motives, feeling, not the beliefs, that make the person a racist ---the most fundamental conative states of mind that are relevant to the charge of racism are hatred, animosity, hostility, dislike, contempt, ill-will, hard-hearted indifference, and disregard for the welfare of a certain race. volitional Nazism epithet rhetoric of paradigmatic injure paternalism fraternity supererogation hardheartedness germane objectionable antebellum mendicant Class notes Based on feeling of Hate, contempt, disregard for fear? Of other races. This is more difficult to correct having vice=hatred, injustice, lacking beneficence. (resentment, competitiveness, threat to social status) Critical feature. Those are the things make a person racist. 1) It’s possible to hold racist beliefs without being a racist. e.g. positive discrimination(?) stereotype vs racist:ignorant, or dub mistakes, but not being vicious (???big debate) e.g. affirmative actions =/ (doesn’t equal to) racist. It involves separate people in accordance to different race, but it does not involve e.g. voluntary self-segregation =/ (doesn’t equal to) racist. e.g. Race preference, not necessarily racist, doesn’t involve hate. (romance? Innocent racist. I don’t hate them, but...) e.g. “hate speech” =/ (doesn’t equal to) racist. If you don’t have the intent of hatred attitude. Some are just innocent mistakes. & then more ready to accept beliefs about that group (chicken and eggs problem) if racists are just beliefs, then it is like an error that can be corrected by education, such as geographical mistakes made by people hate is more vicious than an innocent mistake Reading Questions: How does J.L.A. Garcia define racism?
1. Garcia claims that his volitional conception of racism can explain its immorality. What explanation does his view offer?

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