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Racism is defined by Dictionary.com this way.
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
Okay, its time for a multiple choice quiz.
Which of these news stories are examples of racism at work?
- All of the above statements are examples of racism.
- None of the above statements are examples of racism.
- Some of the above statements are examples of racism.
And there are the results…
If you chose “none of the above” then, you might be racist as clearly one group of people is being systematically oppressed in the examples shared.
If you chose, “some of the above” then you might have been persuaded that the only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination as proposed by critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi. This choice suggests that you are on the fence of being a racist but not all the way there.
If you chose “all of the above” then, you are likely not racist at all. You may in fact, judge people as individuals and not by the color of their skin. If so, I commend your enlightened view.
That being said, I could be wrong.
I am open to reason.
Convince me otherwise. (Ideally, without name calling.)