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    Harry Potter... racist?

    HARRY POTTER: A 'Half-Blood Prince' Revealed

    Today, as millions of people rifle through freshly minted copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to discover the identity of this mysterious new character, I can't help but imagine this prince as biracial rather than "half-magic."

    "Half-breed" — akin to mongrel, mutt or half-caste — flies around as a jab at biracial people more often than "half-blood."

    In J.K. Rowling's world, half-blood means "half magic." But the term — reflecting a dichotomy between magic/powerful and mundane/helpless — implies a hierarchy. This "magic" hierarchy directly resembles racial hierarchies.

    http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=1256

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    So in addition to chinese bootleggers, the Tolerance idiots now want their slice of the Harry Potter pie too? How wonderful.

    Never mind that their expose of "racism" is so farfetched and contrived that the only people it will appeal to are those who are already hopelessly brainwashed by them.

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    LOL, so now the multiculturalist Jacobins set up the guillotine for Harry Potter. The panegyrics they lilted a few years ago are still ringing in my head: of Harry Potter reflecting our modern, multicultural society and being the positive counter-example to the crypto-racist world of Tolkien.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordgau
    The panegyrics they lilted a few years ago are still ringing in my head: of Harry Potter reflecting our modern, multicultural society and being the positive counter-example to the crypto-racist world of Tolkien.
    Off-topic, but I've always found the "accusations" that Tolkien's Middle Earth is "racist" completely absurd. If anything, the Fellowship is multicultural and multiracial cooperation at its finest eyes:

    But the fact remains that you can take the Orc outta Mordor, but you can't take the Mordor outta the Orc.

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