The young lady who comments on here as "Kymie" sent me this from Facebook (she's also Kymberly, in case you're wondering) and this is to prove a very important point I'm trying to make here with my blog.
1) Racism is a problem, and it is common. This tendency whites have to say "there will always be idiots" implies that racist whites are an insignificant minority - they are not. They are not "few".
2) Racist statements about POC out of the mouths of whites are not and never will be funny. We will not "lighten up" about them. We don't have to "accept" any racist humor from white people whatsoever. Yes, we can take a joke, but these are not "jokes". As one great commenter on here has stated, "This is just an excuse to be racist."
3) Racists who refuse to grow up, learn, and change are cowards. The preservation of racism by whites, for example, maintains white privilege, or the "magic shield" and "silken cushion". It is a system which provides whites with extra advantages while deliberate excluding POC, and thereby causes a side effect of sociopathy. Anyone who insists they should always be given a headstart, and should be immune from consequences resulting from illegal/inappropriate behavior and/or thinking, is a spineless, pathetic weakling who knows nothing about the real world and is too chicken to find out. They are no different from their predecessors who thought killing, raping, and stealing were perfectly appropriate, normal everyday activities, rather than a nonviolent honest day's work.
Neil Gaiman wrote, “It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.”
What Gaiman neglects to add, however, is that any emperor who can be duped into going naked is not a real emperor, but an imposter, a laughable pretender whose privilege has made his mind weak...like that of a half-wit's. He is not one who will sit long on his throne.
4) Accepted racism is a mark of great stupidity - not ignorance. By admitting you are making judgments about people - not only whom do you not know, but whom you've deliberately refused to know - strictly on the basis of skin is a most ridiculous notion. You've not only betrayed your own stupidity, but you've also commended yourself for it.
Ridiculing those who analyze racism to dismantle it only further exposes your own stupidity. If you think you can educate yourself about people and still hang on to your racism, you're not only a sick drapto, but an official half-wit as well.
Savor what's left of your privilege while you have it.
And now...from Kymie's Facebook:
Chase: My daughter better not bring any black, mexican, or gays into my house, until I've tidied up and created a welcoming environment.I will not "explain" this one. But for those of you who come here often, by all means...discuss.
about an hour ago · Comment · Like
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Chase: Or Jews mind you, not until I've cleaned it up a little, maybe picked up a good bottle of wine, and made damn sure I have everything I need to make them feel right at home.
59 minutes ago
Chris: Embrey clever..... I enjoyed this
55 minutes ago
Baustin: lolz. i almost agreed with u for a sec!
33 minutes ago
Kymberly: @Baustin...excuse me?
20 minutes ago ·
17 minutes ago
Kymberly: What were you almost agreeing with? I'm rather confused.
13 minutes ago ·
Baustin: well if its the fact that u think im racist or prejudice thats far from the fact.
12 minutes ago
Kymberly: Ahahahahahahahahahah! You all ready proved otherwise.
7 minutes ago ·
Baustin: proved what? that im racist or prejudice?
*Up Next...Jensen's Law.