I’ve tried to sit this one out for quite some time now – mainly for the simple reason that people want to feel instead of think. Facts fall by the wayside and truth becomes relative, when by it’s very definition, truth is exclusive and absolute.
I have also tried to sit this one out because debate has been replaced with denigrating one’s supposed opponent and seeking to silence them, instead of showing mutual and civil respect, though one may disagree over the topic being deliberated.
Regardless of my apprehension to delve into this discussion for a number of reasons, this post should not prove to be controversial, though in today’s environment, even the simplest concepts of 5th grade biology can cause hysteria. There’s an important quote that is often attributed to George Orwell that says, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Whomever the author might be, he or she must have visited 2017.
Now, the reason for this entire post is to say this: Racism is not exclusive to a particular race of people. Racism can be practiced by all races.
There is a very strange and unenlightened idea making its way through discussions surrounding race that says racism can only be practiced by the racially dominate group within a society. That idea is false. The definition of racism is listed below:
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
Any human being is capable of holding the above mentioned belief. Saying that a particular human is the only human capable of holding such a belief, based on the race of that human, is in and of itself, racist.
I know it’s simple, but controversial. Then again, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”