Here, in one handy post, are the main rules many if not most White Americans seem to apply when thinking about black people:
- All blacks are niggers. No matter how well-dressed, well-educated, well-spoken or well-anything, at bottom they are all the same. Note: Do not use the n-word out loud. Blacks are sensitive about it for some reason.
- Blacks are emotional thinkers. Well, except when they say bad things about each other. Then in that case they are being utterly objective and profound in their observations. The same goes for when they agree with white people. Otherwise they are blinded by race loyalty and hatred of whites. Or at least lack the education and intelligence to know what the hell they are talking about.
- Blacks imagine racism. All 40 million of them. They suffer from mass hallucinations. Well, all right, sometimes they are just being “oversensitive”. Racism is pretty much dead because whites say it is – and they should know!
- Blacks are born bad. When they do something bad, it is because they are black. If they do something good, it is an exception. That is why black drug dealers who support none of their 13 children by 5 different women are TRBC: Truly Representative of the Black Community. Pathological killers too. And any black person arrested on the 11 o’clock news. For whites it is the other way round: Jeffrey Dahmer? An exception. Isaac Newton? White people are so amazing!
- The stereotypes are true. When you see a black person who fits a stereotype, that proves it! Even if the black person in question is a character on television created by a white screenwriter. After all, why in the world would whites make this stuff up? There must be some truth to it. Whites know blacks better than blacks know themselves. It is not like most whites are still racist or something.
- Television gives a fair representation of blacks. Especially the parts where there are mostly black people on the screen. Black comedians, hip hop videos and BET all apply rigorous anthropological standards to their work, just like National Geographic. It is like what a PBS documentary is to white people.
- White cultural institutions are reasonably objective. The press, universities, high school history, etc, present a fair picture of blacks and Africa. They are untouched by racist thinking. Whites are neutral and objective.
- American society is more or less fair. Slavery was outlawed in 1865. Racism was outlawed in the 1960s. Therefore the police, courts, schools, hospitals, banks, labour market, housing market, Congress, the Supreme Court, the president, etc, are pretty much colour-blind and fair. That means whatever troubles blacks still have must be of their own making.
- Bootstrap Myth. Anyone can start from the bottom of American society and, with nothing more than hard work and good values, make it to the top – or at least out of poverty. If millions of blacks are still poor, it is due to laziness and bad character. What else could it be?