I know this girl who is racist. And I'm not saying everyone in her race is, but she most certainly is.
However, her boyfriend is of the same ethnic background as I am, so I don't entirely understand.
I noticed this with another case as well, where this guy so obviously looked down on those who were not the same race as him, and yet he seemed enamoured by this other girl who is the same race as those he looks down on.
I considered that maybe they are not racist and I have misunderstood them, but that is likely a weak theory as I remember what I remember. So how come these people are only racist to certain people and not all?
Most Helpful Guy
Bigotry in all forms, including racism, has been linked to lower iq. So expecting someone with bigoted views to have intelligent internal logic is a bad idea in general. That said, there are a lot of people that have problems with a group of people as a whole, but don't have problems with actual individuals that may be a part of that greater group. I think it's a nod to the fact that any generalization is a statistical trend, not a certainty. So they may think that 'group X are liars and thieves', but really they understand that means they actually think '85% of group X are liars and thieves', but any given individual could fall within that 15% that are not liars and thieves. So the people they end up liking, they simply view as exceptions to the statistical norms of the group they dislike. It's a self-centred worldview, really, in the sense that they put so much stock in themselves as the centre of the universe that anything that contradicts their opinions is seen as some rare exception that doesn't change their overall view of the whole.
You see a lot of this with Islam right now. There are 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world. But a handful of terrorists and suddenly everybody starts saying ALL Muslims are terrorists. Even if there are 1,000,000 Muslims that are so extreme that they would do something like that, it is a tiny, tiny percentage of the whole. Tiny to the point of ridiculousness to paint an entire group with that view. But the notable actions of a minority become the paint used to colour an entire group, and then the members of that group that a person ends up knowing on a personal level become the exceptions.3
Most Helpful Girl
a lot of racist are actually only racist against their gender.0