Sunday, August 19, 2012

People Don't Know What Racism Is.

On another blog, I noticed some comment about Mitt Romney not being a racist, because, it was argued, he had no animus for black folk. My reply:
Animus is not required for racism. All that is required is some vague sense that your people (by race or ethnicity) are some how better than those other people. Or conversely, that those other people (by race or ethnicity) are just some how not as good as your people or people more like your people.
I have argued this with people before. Somehow lots of folk have come to believe one must be at least figuratively violently racist to be racist.  What bullshit.  But hey.  I am the guy pushing the idea that we live in the age of Racism 2.0.

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