Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ayn Rand on Racism

In The Virtue of Selfishness, Rand wrote (AynRandLexicon via Instapundit):

Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

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