Thursday, August 05, 2004

On Treating People as Individuals

If you want me to treat you as an individual, rather than as a mere member of some group, then you should treat yourself as an individual and forego attempts to derive social advantage from group-membership. Don’t try to have it both ways. In particular, if you want me to judge you by the content of your character rather than the color of your skin, don’t try to secure benefits from your possession of a certain skin-color.