Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What does "race" have to do with it?

There are a lot of things called "racism" that I don't think qualify. Such as the recognition that some cultures are "better" than others, or that people should be rewarded for their merits and abilities.

But there are some things not necessarily considered racism that sure seem like it to me.

Such as... I don't understand unnecessarily bringing "race" into conversations where it is irrelevant. Like if someone is saying: "This Black guy at work gave me half of his hamburger..." or something like that. Why mention "Black" at all? What does it matter to the story? It almost never does.

Now, if you are trying to help someone identify an individual, I can see the point. "Look for the Black guy wearing the fedora" makes sense. Just like if you had said "look for the guy with the big nose and long red hair". That is a basic description to help you know who you are talking about. It's useful information.

It probably doesn't really matter, it's just something I notice, especially when it comes from people very proud of their post-rascism.

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  1. Well, there's also the opposite of that, the awkward dancing around of avoiding using ethnicity or gender to identify someone even though that obviously would be the easiest way of doing so, in a weird attempt to show how woke and PC one is:

    "I like that shirt that person is wearing"

    (Looks around very crowded Starbucks with exactly one black person in it) "Which person?"

    "The person with the black clothing and blue jeans"

    "This is Austin. That barely narrows it down at all"

    (Ten comments later attempting to ID the person): "The person with the very curly jet black hair and kind of a ... callipygous ... rear."

    "Oh, you mean the black girl with a booty? Yeah, I like her shirt."

    "You're such a racist! You know you're supposed to say Person of Color TM. And you know I don't see race, everyone's just an individual to me."

    "You mean, except when you were outraged that a few black people and a bunch of white women didn't vote for Hillary, because people are supposed to vote based on skin melanin and genitals?"

  2. There's a very shocking example of racism expressed by one of the outfits that pretends racism is terrible: Google. Details at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/10/no_author/dear-google-ceo-sundar-pichai-where-have-you-buried-the-great-european-american-inventors/