I’m Not a Racist? (Conversation 9)

Confronting racism in all of its forms is not pleasant or easy. We all make mistakes. We live in a world that is being ruin with hate, ignorance, pride and greed. Unconscious and systemic racism is just one of many clever tools used to destroy the world by using people to destroy themselves.

The racist is as much of a victim in this formula as the persons or things discriminated against. I say that they are a victim because they have been tricked, bamboozled, fooled, led to believe in a cultural mathematical theory that allows one to make the psychological assumption that equates you more than instead of equal to in order to proof its inequalities.

The character of the person is obvious when they correct themselves. Not for political correctness sakes or even social perception sake, but for the betterment of themselves. When you find yourself thinking and acting differently towards someone who is not like you, because you do not understand something about them you should become aware of yourself. Look at what you are doing, thinking and saying. Why do you act or think the way you think about them and then put yourself in their position.

Being a racist doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, but a person who either has or continues to practice bad thoughts or actions. Examine your actions, your thoughts, your attitudes towards others and environments. That is an indicator of your inequalities that need to be address and corrected.

As we approach the beginning of the conclusion of these conversations I want reiterate that no one is excluded from racism. Working to eliminate racism in all its most obvious forms is hard enough. Unconscious and systemic racism is more embedded into the psyche of society than many are willing to admit. It is found within religion, politics, education, relationships and entertainment. Many will say that they are not a racist, but is that really true after you examine it.

There’s a DVD disingenuously titled “A Conversation about Race” that is not a conversation, but propaganda for racism. I give them credit for creative marketing. The so-called documentary, but I say propaganda is dedicated to proving that racism is a bogus concept invented to oppress White people. Don’t take my word for it because Craig Bodeker says it for himself. “I … can’t think of another issue that is more artificial, manufactured and manipulated than this whole construct called racism.”

But wait he has more… “This construct of racism is not an objective term. It has no concise definition. In fact, it’s used too often as a tool of intimidation, like a hammer, against Caucasian whites.”

Really?

You know I would address this, but why and what use would it be. This guy and all of the people who believe what he’s saying is equally as crazy as he is. I bet each of them calls themselves Christians too, but that’s an assumption.

Listen, this type of nonsense makes non-Whites wonder about Whites, but I warn you not to indulge in those types of assumptions. Perhaps when I get to that point I may write my doctorial thesis arguing the facts to the American Psychological Association and International Psychological Association that racism is a psychological disorder. I can find no other logical, theological, academic or medical explanation for racism.

Racism in all of its clandestine forms has got to be one of the most cancerous, barbaric, inhumane, illegitimate, illogical, intellectually deficient, morally and socially torturous and a behavioral disorder of human psychological relationship with itself. Racism is not the proprietary of any one race or group. In all of its form it has been passed down generation after generation, promoted, practiced and incorporated into the fabric of every part of our lives.

Racism in all of its versions serves simultaneously both to rationalize the hierarchical domination of one race, one ethnic group or one relevance over all others and maintain psychological, social and other advantages for the dominate group. Racism, active and passive, intentional and unconscious or systemic acceptance of race-based privilege disrupts the mental health and psychological functioning of both victims, and perpetrators, of racial injustice.

The only viable means of recovery for the perpetrator and victim of racism, bigotry, discrimination, intolerance or prejudice is with patience, truth, compassion and consideration for others.

Toward the end of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life he said, “Most whites are unconscious racists,” and that despite the work of a relatively small number of white allies, “There has never been any single, solid, determined commitment on the part of the vast majority of white Americans–to genuine equality for Negroes.” The time was different, and King wasn’t lost of the fact that many Whites, Latinos & Jews marched and struggled with him. That has been documented in his own words and voice. What he is saying is that unconscious racism is perhaps one of the most dangerous forms racism, because it acts like a cancer to your sense of moral awareness.  Many will say that they’re not a racist, but often their words does not align with their actions and inactions when it comes to issues of race.

*Next, the conclusion.*

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