Sexism is bad enough. What’s worse, by several orders of magnitude, is the dishonesty of those who deny its existence.
“Guilt is a luxury we can no longer afford.” — James Baldwin
Unless parents discuss racial inequity with their children, those children will likely develop an internal narrative to explain the inequities they can see. And that narrative will likely be racist
Fact: The average monthly benefit for what used to be called “Food Stamps” — is a whopping $125, or about $1.40 per meal, per person.
The right doesn’t care about people of color adopting a victim mentality. They simply wish to avoid a discussion of injustice, because such a discussion might lead us to do something to actually rectify it.
Critiques of black culture that rely on tropes about out-of-wedlock childbearing are false. And racist.
Even at age six I understood that the “everyone does it” defense wasn’t exactly compelling.
Race, White Privilege and Denial in America
The choice to withhold money is about moral judgment: the idea that the poor have not done enough for you so as to justify receipt of even your spare change.
Racists are not very original. It is always about the dominant group telling those with less power that they are not as good, not as clean, not as moral, not as human in some way.
We never question the accomplishments of those with names like DiMaggio, Williams, Ruth and Cobb, who benefited from a greater “performance enhancement” than steroids: namely, the racist exclusion of black athletes from the major leagues.
Despite years of so-called reverse racism, whites remain atop every indicator of social and economic well-being.
If I hear one more transparently racist white person insist they aren’t racist because they have black friends, I’m going to punch them in the face. But I’m not violent! After all, I have friends who are pacifists.
When system works to your benefit, taking that system for granted becomes second nature.
We cannot continue to hide behind a veil of innocence or silence about our own misdeeds, thereby allowing the conventional wisdom about criminality to remain unsullied.
A 30-second elevator ride and the depths of male obliviousness.