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So was Tolkien racist?

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So was Tolkien racist?
« on: June 16, 2018, 12:51:22 AM »
I mean, he specifically described the orcs as looking like "unlovely mongol types", and in combination with the description in the books, its clear that orcs basically look like old yellow peril caricature posters. And the books treat The West as Heaven and The East is where both orcs and "wicked men" come from. Yet at the same time he specifically hated the Nazi's because of their racism. Hes a confusing man to analyze.

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Re: So was Tolkien racist?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 02:40:40 AM »
He was a product of his time, same as Lovecraft. Yes, in other words.
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