have NO idea how anyone can pursue racism .....maybe they live a very shallow life .... my best experiences have come in the company of people of a different race to me ....imagine being at a wedding in the bush of ghana with dancing ladies, drums, BBQs, and a thousand lights in the trees at night .... or luxuriating on a naturist beach at Neviot .... or being in a restaurant in Colombia and discovering neither yourself or your partner can pay, and then, the taxi taking you to your hotel is stopped by the police, the driver arrested and dragged off .... plus at least a score of other great experiences .....lets go for Stop Stupidity .....
I just came across a that I'm pretty sure was intended as a statement of anti-racism. I'm also pretty sure it fails in that intention. More than that, I think it's one huge step backwards.
I hate writing anything that is critical of any attempt at anti-racism. It's hard to put yourself on the line. By any measure, it's much easier and safer to remain silent. But the silence is deadly. It allows our racist systems to continue to operate unchallenged. It validates interpersonal prejudice and bias. We need to have more people who can recognize the bias and help others recognize it as well. And if they fail in their anti-racism attempt, well who among us hasn't? If you ride a wild bronco, you're bound to fall off eventually. No shame in that. It's just part of the process, and usually I want to celebrate the effort. Usually!