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This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

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EDIT: It has been pointed out to meHowever, whilst I think that my question missed the point somewhat becausegenetic fallacy description is accurate, I think that such a practice is also partly a straw man fallacy; the asker was asking foraccuser has incorrectly (disingenuously) attacked the name ofargument for containing a person who would engage in such an act, rather thannegative quality which it actually does not have.

See the nameOP's phrasing: "Might have their views dismissed as racist or sexist .... thus labeling [said views] as something they might not be." That is an exact description of the act itselfstraw man fallacy: misrepresentation of an argument and then a denouncement of said misrepresentation.

A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument which was not advanced by that opponent.

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EDIT2: Upon reflection, and thanks to some discussion in the comments, I have decided that the person who engages in such practices would best be described as being ignoramusdisingenuous. This presumes that they knowingly behaved in such a manner, rather than unintentionally doing so.

An ignorant person; a fool.

  1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating: "Increasingly, the question of immigration has become a disingenuous stalking-horse for race and racial hostility".
  2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.

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This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org


EDIT: It has been pointed out to me that my question missed the point somewhat because the asker was asking for the name of a person who would engage in such an act, rather than the name of the act itself.

My suggestion along those lines is ignoramus.

An ignorant person; a fool.

thefreedictionary.com

This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org


However, whilst I think that the genetic fallacy description is accurate, I think that such a practice is also partly a straw man fallacy; the accuser has incorrectly (disingenuously) attacked the argument for containing a negative quality which it actually does not have.

See the OP's phrasing: "Might have their views dismissed as racist or sexist .... thus labeling [said views] as something they might not be." That is an exact description of the straw man fallacy: misrepresentation of an argument and then a denouncement of said misrepresentation.

A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument which was not advanced by that opponent.

wikipedia.org


EDIT2: Upon reflection, and thanks to some discussion in the comments, I have decided that the person who engages in such practices would best be described as being disingenuous. This presumes that they knowingly behaved in such a manner, rather than unintentionally doing so.

  1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating: "Increasingly, the question of immigration has become a disingenuous stalking-horse for race and racial hostility".
  2. Pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated; faux-naïf.

thefreedictionary.com

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This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org


EDIT: It has been pointed out to me that my question missed the point somewhat because the asker was asking for the name of a person who would engage in such an act, rather than the name of the act itself.

My suggestion along those lines is ignoramus.

An ignorant person; a fool.

thefreedictionary.com

This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org

This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org


EDIT: It has been pointed out to me that my question missed the point somewhat because the asker was asking for the name of a person who would engage in such an act, rather than the name of the act itself.

My suggestion along those lines is ignoramus.

An ignorant person; a fool.

thefreedictionary.com

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This sounds like a variation of the genetic fallacy.

The genetic fallacy is a logically flawed argument which claims something is invalid because of its origin, i.e., from where it was descended, hence genetic.

"The current Chancellor of Germany was in the Hitler Youth at age 13. With that sort of background, his so called 'reform' plan must be a fascist program."

Definition from wikipedia.

Example quote sourced from rationalwiki.org