Racism to be classified as a mental illness? ... _adoc6.htm ... health.asp

"A mental disorder designation for racism would help someone like Buford Furrow Jr., the man who went on a shooting spree in Los Angeles that left an Asian-American mailman dead and several people at a Jewish community center day care wounded. Furrow had a history of involvement in hate groups, but he also had a record of treatment for serious mental illness. Could his racist rampage simply be another mental illness for which he needs treatment rather than punishment?"

Racism must be defined before anyone comments on this thread:

RACISM rac�ism Pronunciation: 'rA-"si-z&m also -"shi- Function: noun 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

Having posted the definition, the following groups are NOT races: Mexicans, Jews, Muslims, Christains, Anarchists, Arabs, Iraqis and any other ETHNIC group. Discrimination based on ethnicity is NOT racism, its prejudice. We already know that certain posters on this forum (whom the Mods have decided not to delete) are racists. I hope I havent been classified as one of them especially since my ethnic background crosses three major boundaries (White, Black, Latino). I admit that I have prejudices and I discriminate, but not based on race. Any ideas?

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