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I ran across a New York Times piece by columnist Nicholas D. Kristof called “Racism Without Racists”. He supports, in a grey, watered-down way, what I have been saying about white people – even though he is white himself. Instead of making absolute statements based on personal experience, like I tend to do, he makes […]

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“Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion” (2015) is an opinion piece written by John McWhorter, a Black American writer and professor of linguistics at Columbia University in New York. In the past, he has argued that racism is pretty much dead. In this piece, he argues that anti-racism is a religion, one that merits a capital […]

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The White racist guide to riots

When there is a riot going on somewhere in Black America, the important thing is to excuse the unjust, racist social order of the US. So, be sure to say the following (commenters can add their own suggestions below): “Violence is counterproductive. Be patient. Let the system work.” Because it has worked so well in […]

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Racism before 1400

Racism before 1400 was not common to most human societies. It is not mainly rooted in the human condition. The common mix-up is between ethnocentrism and racism: racism – dividing humans into “races” based on physical appearance, like skin colour, with the aim of ranking them from highest to lowest according to supposedly unchangeable, inborn qualities, like intelligence, […]

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NOT a cure for racism

At least in the US in the 2010s, the following are NOT a cure for White racism (click on the links to find out more about a supposed “cure”): Good intentions – or even “not hating” people of other races. Most White Americans these days do not seem to so much hate people of colour […]

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Racist Uncles

A Racist Uncle is my name for a person so racist that even most White Americans will see it and condemn it. Examples: Paula Deen Don Sterling Dan Snyder Dr Laura Schlessinger Alexandra Wallace David Duke Hitler But not, say: George W. Bush Madonna George Zimmerman Stephen Colbert Grey cases: Rush Limbaugh Bill O’Reilly Most […]

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Disclaimer: This is a parody of White American racist thinking. Are you racist? Take the test! Do you use the N-word? Do you hate people of other races? Do you have false beliefs about other races? Do you belong to the Klan or other racist organization (the Republican Party does not count)? Scoring: 1 point […]

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According to the Oxford dictionary, the official dictionary for this blog, racism is: The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races: ‘theories of racism’ – Oxford dictionary, 2014 As far as […]

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Black pathologies are those things that hold Black Americans back, like crime, drugs, illegitimacy and dropping out of high school. These are things they are doing to themselves. Racism is dead. They need to stop whining about white people and face up to the problems in their own communities. How to argue black pathologies: Make […]

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In America there are only racists and recovering racists. It is like alcoholism or Catholicism. There is no point at which you are rid of it completely – racist thinking is too much a part of American culture. No one completely escapes it, not even people of colour. Signs that a White American is a […]

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calling out racism

Calling out racism is where you point out that something is racist. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is an important part of fighting racism. It can even stop genocide, as crazy as that sounds. Genocide: Genocides unfold in eight stages. Stopping it at any one stage, stops the genocide from […]

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You cannot “prove” racism to most White Americans. Some white commenters seem to think that is what I am trying to do! Important terms: Most: means like maybe 80% in this case, not “all” White Americans. “Prove”: means to move them from a state of intellectual unbelief to one of intellectual belief that racism is still […]

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The Anything But Racism argument, common among White Americans, says that racism is so dead that it is the least likely cause of the races being unequal, like in housing, education, unemployment, police protection, banking, life expectancy, infant mortality, etc. There must be some Perfectly Logical Reason that has nothing to do with racism. For […]

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Accidental Racist

“Accidental Racist” (2013) is a song by White American country-rock singer Brad Paisley. In it he defends wearing the “red flag”, the Confederate flag under which General Robert E. Lee defended the South’s right to keep Blacks in iron chains as slaves. It features black rapper LL Cool J, who says stuff like this: I […]

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America has a proud history of anti-racism – like the Declaration of Independence, abolitionists, Nat Turner, the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, the civil war, the Gettysburg Address, Emancipation, the Radical Republicans, Reconstruction, Ida B. Wells, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr, the civil rights movement, Malcolm X, […]

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