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    • JE US
    • 02.12.11 | 19:54 (IST)

    What it says is that you are part of the majority. The majority culture in any country sees itself as "neutral" and minorities as deviant and resents the implicit rejection of the majority. But what you are really arguing for is the end of minorities because what you are advocating (intermarriage) will over time lead to the end of the minority community. Nothing neutral in that. In other words, as the majority you can through passivity maintain your culture, while minorities need to actively defend. To accuse the minority of discrimination in a perjorative way, though, is intellectually dishonest.

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    First published 13:59 02.12.11 | Last updated 13:59 02.12.11
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