White people aren’t racist, we’re just better at everything than everyone else. Crap, that was racist, sorry.
Via US Chronicle: If you are reading this, and happen to be white, you probably haven’t realized this yet, but you are a racist. That’s correct, the very color of your skin has dictated that you are undoubtedly a racist. Do not try to explain that you have black friends, or your spouse is black. Just own up to the fact that you are a racist.
That message was brought to you by George Yancy, a professor of philosophy at Emory University. Yancy is the author of the books, “Pursuing Trayvon Martin,” “Black Bodies, White Gazes,” and “Look, a White!”
In an open letter published in the New York Times on Christmas Eve, Yancy asked all White people who were reading his message to reach deep down in themselves to admit that they are racist.
Yancy quotes legal scholar Stephanie M. Wildman as being a white person who has realized that she is a racist.
“I simply believe that no matter how hard I work at not being racist, I still am. Because part of racism is systemic, I benefit from the privilege that I am struggling to see.”
Another enlightened individual Yancy decided to include in his letter to White people was from a journalism professor.
“I like to think I have changed, even though I routinely trip over lingering effects of that internalized racism and the institutional racism around me. Every time I walk into a store at the same time as a black man and the security guard follows him and leaves me alone to shop, I am benefiting from white privilege.”
Aren’t you glad he’s teaching at a college and preparing eager-minded students for the real world?
“Two of America’s biggest racists are sleeping in the White House on taxpayer dollars.”