The potential reprecussions?

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JMISBEST
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The potential reprecussions?

Postby JMISBEST » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:56 pm

What's the potential legal repercussions for someone who's on holiday or on business on a world he's never been to before and whose not racist pretending to be racist to avoid trouble with a large group of people that are racist if the planets police find out, investigate and he gets arrested?
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:22 pm

What does it say happens next in the story's plot?
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Sigtrygg » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:49 pm

How do you pretend to be a racist?

If you act like a racist you are a racist unless you have governmental/police authority to be undercover as a racist.

'I was only pretending to be a racist' while committing racist acts, saying racist things etc is no legal defence, it makes you a racist - guilty as charged.
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Reynard » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:11 am

Saying you're a racist and acting in some racist manner are two different things. You still need to break laws to be criminal. Pretending to be Santa Claus does not make you Santa Claus. A high law level could make the point moot in both cases.
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Darkmoon » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:02 am

Reynard wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:11 am
Pretending to be Santa Claus does not make you Santa Claus.
That's because I am Santa Claus :)
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Reynard » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:18 am

Oh, you're the one who knocked Santa off the roof and put on the suit.
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:48 pm

JMISBEST wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:56 pm
What's the potential legal repercussions for someone who's on holiday or on business on a world he's never been to before and whose not racist pretending to be racist to avoid trouble with a large group of people that are racist if the planets police find out, investigate and he gets arrested?
What if your character visits a planet where the people there hate all humans and your character is human, does pretending to be racist help?
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby steve98052 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:40 pm

This classic Star Trek episode says all you need to know about racism in a science fiction setting:
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Condottiere » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:54 pm

Contact your nearest Imperium representative for consular assistance.
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:50 am

steve98052 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:40 pm
This classic Star Trek episode says all you need to know about racism in a science fiction setting:
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
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I think Star Trek represents a mixed racial heritage incorrectly, most people who are half black and half white do not look like that!
;)
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Re: The potential reprecussions?

Postby Hopeless » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Here I was thinking what if the person in question is a member of a discriminated race but unlike many of their brethren they've walked away from their violent racist stereotypes that's all people remember.

It's quite likely they've spent years rebuilding their lives posing as a member of another nationality even preferring them to their own, but some slip causes others more familiar with their native people has brought on this prejudice even though they've done nothing to deserve it.

Does that sound like what they've described above?

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