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A lot of racists don't think they are racist.0
I am not racist, but I do beleive many stereotypes are true. I try to excercise my intuition as best I could when there is little more to go on other than their appearance. As soon as I meet someone though, I give them a blank slate and I will reconfigure my ideas of them based on what I experience in reality.
Just to be sure, stereotypes are not races. A white man can fit the stereotype of a black gang member, and I will judge him the exact same way. Skin colour has nothing to do with it (at least in this case in particular)
I didn't used to be a racist but about five years ago I came to realize that black people already viewed me and other white people as racist. They were playing for their team and taking advantage of many things as they feel it is their right. I woke up and realized I need to get on my team. The blacks have different in values that I don't agree with and use race to their advantage all the time. Argue with a black person and in 5-10 minutes, no matter what you say, and they will call you racist.
I'm not. Most of the racism I have encountered is Black on White racism. It is institutionalized in the US, where for example, preferential funding is given to blacks for college (my children had to pay, were they black it would have been free), preferential hiring (I was an executive at a drug company and we had a lot of pressure to hire blacks over whites)... it is all a sorry statement on racism in America.
Some people are so shitty that they single handedly drive others to become racists.
I'm not a racist by I think people become racist because they're taught to hate. When you put little kids with people of different races they talk to each other, they ask about one another's hair, they acknoledge their differences yet want to learn more about each other and it's beautiful. They don't see that differences are a bad thing yet they feel no animosity between differences.
It isn't until we teach them that something is wrong with people different. It isn't until we teach them about these stereotypes that they begin to believe them. And it isn't until we teach them that hating is okay, that they start to not have a problem with their actions.
But someone said (I think it was Gandhi) that if we can teach people to hate then we can tech people to love
Cause I want to.
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