How can you tell if you are a 'racist' in America today?
(1) If you think you are and say you are, you probably are. KKK, neoNazis ... yep, probably 'racists'.
I call this kind of racist a Principled Racist. They've got a view of the world and no evidence can
change that view.
(2) Now, for the other 99.9% -- take this simple test:
You're walking down the street in a lonely area of the city, at night.
You hear footsteps behind you.
You turn around ... it's two young white men. Or, if you like, two young Oriental or Asian men.
Do you feel a sense of relief, that you wouldn't feel if it were two young Black men?
(Not what you should feel, what you do feel.)
If you do feel a sense of relief, you're a "statistical racist". Your brain has been sampling the world
and has drawn some conclusions, using inductive logic.
If you don't feel a sense of relief -- if it would make absolutely no
difference to you who was behind you -- then either
--- you've just landed from Mars, or
--- you're a fool.
If you turn out to be a 'statistical racist', don't worry, you're in good company.
Because that test there.... that's taken from Jesse Jackson. He said it made him
ashamed to feel that way, but ... that's the way he felt. And he should know.
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