Joined: 19 Apr 2003
|Posted: Thu May 29, 2003 11:16 pm Post subject: Racism OR White supremacy?
|Based on data I have collected through discussions with White people, I have noticed that many White people disconnect the practice of racism from the existence of White supremacy; and vice versa.
Sophisticated White people can even use words to make their position as passive as a non white persons.
For example, When asked for definitions of the two terms; "Racism" and "White supremacy", a White person gave these definitions:
Racism: the context in which we are born that has what happens to people be predictably different based on the color of their skin.
White supremacy: the belief that White people are superior to non white people
The White person then goes on to explain that they ARE a racist because they "perpetuate the context" but they AREN"T a White supremacist because they don't "believe what White supremacists believe".
See how that works?
The context we are born in is White supremacy and this is why he used the word "context" instead of White supremacy. He admits he "perpetuates the context".
What *context* is that?
Lets go back to his definition:
that has what happens to people be predictably different based on the color of their skin.
That sounds like White supremacy doesn't it?
But see his definition is too vague because according to it, the sun could be practicing racism. Think about it.
Remember his definition of racism:Racism: the context in which we are born that has what happens to people be predictably different based on the color of their skin.
White people sunburn, wrinkle, turn beet red, crows feet, chicken feet...all due to the sun...is the sun practicing racism?
or better yet is the sun "perpetuating the context" *smile*
see what I mean?
You gotta follow the logic and not allow the words "racism" and "White supremacy" to be separated because if you do, you might find yourself being mistreated on the basis of color by a White person who does not believe he is superior to you.
Think about that as they put the rope around your neck...