Shall we talk? As long as racism is a closed-to-discussion-zone, it won’t ever be gone. Racism grows without thinking, but logic and reason make it shrink.
Racist? Perhaps racism is like lying. Most people will tell a lie, but few people accept being called a liar or will self-identify as a liar. Racism denial is widespread.
Racism-blind? It’s easy to be racism-blind and to fail to see the cruelty, horror, and evil of history’s color-based atrocities.
Color-blind? If you can recognize someone’s skin color, your definitely not color-blind.
Racism is effortless. It’s easy to think less of people because of their skin color and to overlook “the content of their character.”
Racism is sneaky. It’s hard to stop evaluating people by their skin color if you believe you aren’t doing it.
Racism sins. If you see someone as even slightly inferior to you because of their skin color, you won’t treat them as your full equal.
Being white doesn’t connect me with racist things done before I was born. I can admit the terrible details of those atrocities yet not feel guilt about them.