Follow TIME After a recent event where i spoke about racial identity, a white woman sidled up to me, leaned in close so no one near us could hear and said, "I'm racist. Here was someone who could tell me firsthand how the racist mind works. Social scientists have done studies on Klansmen and neo-Nazis, but those sorts of people are outliers, socially and mentally, while this woman seemed indicative of the sort of mind-set we'd be most likely to encounter. So I decided to talk to her and find out how her mind worked.
Racism sets off all the fireworks as it should.
Nov 21, · Racism is a pernicious sin, a sin of the flesh, which manifests in different ways. It manifests in pride, envy, jealousy, outbursts of rage and hatred, all stemming from the mindset that one is superior or that others are inferior because of their ethnicity. A lot of people seem to confuse racism with prejudice, I'll try to explain people's reasoning for both. Let's start with racism. Racist people are under the delusion of . One important implication of this colorblind mindset is that the problem of racism exists in our society only because of those abnormal, backward people who refuse to ignore race and who continue to harbor hateful and bigoted mindsets. The problem is that this belief is incorrect.
A large amount of FB groups, upon entering when you read the guidelines says no racism. A lot of us post about how bad racism is often on the internet, blog sites and on social media.
The fight against racism is the most popular.
Nothing is more offensive than racism and we will not tolerate it. But here is the irony. It is like racism without the involvement of skin color.
Sometimes the same people who hate racism are guilty of the racist mindset. What is a racist mindset? We also have no conscious control over the established group identity. Breeds of nonhuman animals also have no conscious control over their breed. However, judging a person we have never met solely on popular consensus because of something they have no conscious control over comes from the same concept of racism.
The semantics is different, yes, but when you remove language from the equation, the mentality behind racism and the mentality behind blanket automatic judgment that does not involve individual scrutiny is exactly the same. So, it makes sense why we might see a lot of anti-racist people clinging to a racist mentality.
You may accept an aboriginal person, but might engage in blanketly hating jews.
We might accept a Mexican person, but blanketly hate men. We cherry pick who we love and who we hate and we have the best reasons for doing so. And we often hide behind love to justify our hate in the same way we believe war brings peace. If we accept stereotypes that belong to other groups while looking down on white supremacists, that is the height of hypocrisy.
We might have an indiscriminate hatred for all American people, Jews, Muslims, Christians, poor people, rich people, fat people, skinny people, and even pit bulls.
Yes, even pit bulls. We automatically fear pit bulls due to all the fear-mongering and dishonest stories in the media. If they smear a group of people, we will blindly believe it.
We will obediently hate who we are told to hate. Common sense these days is what is commonly repeated in our culture and automatically accepted as truth.
And the few that question it are marginalized as pariahs and idiots. The media, alternative media, FB feed, our teachers, our parents, Hollywood and our televisions all teach us to hate people for stories that cannot be proven, that are either inaccurately reported or made up.
We are all taught from womb to tomb that we are all separate from each other. The separation is artificially reinforced and manufactured through national borders, territory, religion, customs, cult-ure, skin color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, income, status, and other superficial minutia.
So, it is very easy to teach people how to fear and judge others. And this, my friends, does that not sound racist to you? We might hate racism because we hate the racist ways in which we think and have always thought. The only source of knowledge is experience.
We are often not aware of our shadow which is the unconscious part of ourselves. Over my life, I have seen lots of people who are against racism but also carry the racist mindset. We often say the unintelligent are racist.
But it takes the same lack of intelligence and the same lack of critical thinking to blindly dislike people who we have never met.
Before judging an individual, maybe trying talking to them. Get to know them. If you are judging a person without first acknowledging their full story, that is coming from the same unintelligent place as judging someone for having the wrong skin color. The nature of being human is to be hypocritical.
If we are all honest with ourselves, we are all hypocrites. Our road to non-judgment starts with being against skin color discrimination… Our journey to accept and forgive all people for their unique path and differences including ourselves will probably follow if not in this lifetime, lifetimes to follow.One important implication of this colorblind mindset is that the problem of racism exists in our society only because of those abnormal, backward people who refuse to ignore race and who continue to harbor hateful and bigoted mindsets.
The problem is that this belief is incorrect. A lot of people seem to confuse racism with prejudice, I'll try to explain people's reasoning for both.
Let's start with racism. Racist people are under the delusion of . "Racism in Mind. is noteworthy for its focus on racism, rather than racial categories, the concept of race, or racial identity.
The greatest strength of the book is its specialized, interdisciplinary combination of philosophy and psychology. It must confront directly the deeply-embeded racist mindset which the hurricanes revealed, and demolish it. More after the break.
In Hurricane Katrina, we saw the racist mindset kill people. Nov 21, · Racism is a pernicious sin, a sin of the flesh, which manifests in different ways. It manifests in pride, envy, jealousy, outbursts of rage and hatred, all stemming from the mindset that one is superior or that others are inferior because of their ethnicity.
1. Eliminate racist actions, including behaviors that any member of the organization finds intimidating, threatening, or harassing. 2. Promote inclusive actions, including behaviors that support diversity in the workforce.
Build a six-source influence model. Racism is supported by a .