re: Racism & origins

Bill Dozier (
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 11:18:44 -0500

At 07:27 AM 4/1/96, Sweitzer, Dennis is rumored to have typed:

> When I wrote,
> >Also, the white supremicists probably hold to a young earth.
> I did indeed mean that under a young earth theory, interracial mixing would
> be limited, so white supremicists could make the claim for whites being
> "sons of Adam".

I still see an obvious contradiction here. If one assumes that there are
(apparently) human beings in existence that are not descendants of Adam,
then he is not taking Gen. 1 literally. Why a young earth, then?

> What a time for this topic to come up. On Sunday, we were driving home
> through Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Strasburg, PA), and there on the corner
> was a KKK demonstration. White robes and masks, banners and flags, the
> whole works. One sign even said that it was proven that blacks (I think
> they used a term like, "monkey-men") were inferior (probably refering to the
> bell curve book, whose exact title I don't remember).

The title is, cleverly, The_Bell_Curve. A tightly reasoned book of 800
pages or so that has been characterized by caricature of a small part of it
(not that I agree with all of their conclusions -- it's just that I've seen
very few fair criticisms of the book).

> I'm still upset. Being of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction (but not Amish), my
> anscestors (and about 5 million others) fled Germany 100-200 years ago
> because of this kind of bigotry and repression. I hope that the rest of the
> German descendents of Lancaster, York, & beyond, have not forgotten their
> roots.

They probably have, but hopefully that still won't make them believe KKK

Bill Dozier
Scatterer at Large