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Race and Ethnicity: Fallacies and Consequences

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCR7vSD2Ohw

Please watch this video (don't have to watch carefully, just get the concept) and tell me how you think about these questions below within 300-350 words.
(Don't try to explain about this topic, I know and understand it. I just need to know other people's thoughts in order to compare thoughts.)

Reflect upon the Individualistic Fallacy, Legalistic Fallacy, and Ahistorical Fallacy. Relate these fallacies to the information you learned from the video. Why might these fallacies exist? What are the consequences of these fallacies?

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Three logical fallacies and "Race: The Power of Illusion."

The three fallacies in relation to the video.
(I watched the whole thing).

Reflect upon the Individualistic Fallacy, Legalistic Fallacy, and Ahistorical Fallacy. Relate these fallacies to the information you learned from the video. Why might these fallacies exist? What are the consequences of these fallacies?

(The response below is my own and is not taken from any particular source. I deal with all questions more or less at the same time, since they overlap quite a bit).

The individualistic fallacy is based on faulty inference: it goes from the individual to the society (or group, community) in which they live. The classic anti-racial argument, of course, is that if you loathe a group on the grounds that 5 of them have treated you poorly, this is not a valid inference. On the other hand, if a group were to act like this all the time, throughout their geographic distribution, then it would be valid. In the early parts of the video, the narrator uses the pronoun "we" in an irritating and condescending way: "We" judge people by race (that is, skin color). She says this several times as if it's an obvious truth. I, personally, have never met a ...

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The race and ethnicity for fallacies and consequences are examined.

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