The New Racism
By Bully Oshin on July 18, 2014 in Real Talk
“Hey, I’m not racist but …”
I always love to hear that statement because everything after that is the soft-porn of racism.
“Hey, I’m not racist or anything but why can’t those people get off of welfare?”
“I’m not racist, but I think that Somali women can’t drive.”
“Is it racist to say that Mexican women have a lot of children?”
Yes, why yes it is.
Listen, I’m not going to sit here and say we should like all people and we shouldn’t see color, but fuck if I’m not going point out what bothers black people about white people and their futile attempts to act like they are not contributing to the fuckery we call American society. Automatically people with little curiosity or closeted racist tendencies have clicked away from this page. Those that have stayed, thank you and welcome. This will not be a white people bashing commentary, rather an observation of 1 black male–not all black males. There are 3 types of caucasians that I have encountered in my life.
The Overt Racist
These are the Confederate Flag waving dickheads we see here and again, but we mostly see them in the south. They don’t like minorities. They don’t want to associate with any. In all probability, they would love to, peacefully or not, rid America of all people who are not white Christians (yes, the Jews too). Now, are there minorities who are racists? Yes, there are, but not in the numbers this particular group will lead you to believe. If you need a shining example of their thinking, you should look no further than the comment sections on Facebook about the Trayvon Martin case. I could go deep on this group, but there’s not much to discuss who or what they are. I digress.
The Covert Racist
This is the average American. They are aware that there is a race issue in this country. They have seen or experienced racism in some way. On this continuum, you will see the “I’m color-blind” group. You will see the “I’m not racist but …” group. This person has not had much experience with another ethnic group outside of their own, and they will have very little understanding on issues concerning those groups. In fact, the only contact they may have with another ethnic person may be work, which is a place of political correctness run amuck and passive aggressiveness layered so thick you could sop it with a biscuit. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they’ve never been the only white person in the room. Now, this doesn’t make you racist, but it will truly hinder your judgment in the matters of discussing race or issues concerning these groups if your point of view is so limited.
The Unaware Racist
This group is the most dangerous because they perpetuate the racist system but don’t know it. They are so insulated from any minorities at the workplace, home, and everything in between that race isn’t a factor for them. It’s not that they’re color-blind; they’re oblivious. It’s like the old saying: out of sight, out of mind. How can you think about what you don’t see? The majority of these people are conservative white men who think they are “losing the country.” They are so convinced that minorities are “takers” and don’t have the same value system as they do. Every one of us wants the same thing: safe homes and neighborhoods, good schools, and good educational and job opportunities. But again, how would you know that if your only experience with any other group is around the water cooler?
Let me be clear. I’m not saying all racist people are bad. Yes, I said that. We’re all racists. When you go to a lunch or a gathering where you don’t know anyone, which group of people do you sit with: the transvestite, albino, little people or the webbed-fingered sullied sap suckers? You sit with the group that looks mostly like you. It’s caveman shit. Biological decisions we make everyday. But the acceptance on my end stops when other people’s bullshit impedes my family’s life, liberty, and pursuit of a million.
Usually, I give some recommendation on how to combat the crazies, but you can’t change a belief system. Racism is a belief system not an innate behavior. It’s something learned and passed around like a blunt at a Snoop Dogg concert. All we can do is be aware of our actions and hope we can correct it a little. That way, when my age group starts tipping over, the next generation can get it down better for the next group. The only solution I have that would work like a dream would be for everyone to have a baby from a different race until there’s no one ethnic group left. Then we can tackle the religion problem after that.