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Can a person be a racist yet still a morally decent person?

Paula Deen has been in hot water -- with her shows and sponsorships cancelled -- because of allegedly racist comments that she admitted to making in a deposition. (The lawsuit was brought by Lisa Jackson -- a former manager of a restaurant owned by her and her brother. She alleges sexual harassment and tolerance of racial slurs at the restaurant.) Based on Paula Deen's admissions in the deposition, is she racist? If so, can she still be a moral person? Do matters of race trump all other moral convictions?

Luke Alberts , 24.06.2013, 08:28
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