posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:04 AM
It's amazing the lengths some white people will go to try to prove that they are not racist or they are "totally cool with black people". I think
it's a result of all the constant cries of racism so people feel they need to do whatever it takes to separate themselves as "one of the good ones"
out of all the imaginary racist white people out there. I don't believe in racism personally. What people refer to as racism is merely fear of the
unknown or reacting based on past experiences which any bad experiences with a person of another race is going to stick out more in your mind just
because of the visual difference of that person is going to have more of an impact on your memory. Tricks of the mind, nothing more.
Ok I take that back, racism does exist but the only true racist is the one who admits it openly without fear. They have a phikosophy. Anyone else who
denies it, even if their actions show otherwise, are almost always not racist but merely victims of their own fear of the unknown or a biased memory
that has a bigger impact due to the distinctive visual cues associated with it. Of course in situations in a court of law, where there are serious
consequences involved, someone who is a true racist may deny it. But I believe there are very few true racists so looking for them around every
corner is paranoia. So i believe in racism just not as rampant as most people think.
And every human is guilty of the fear of the unknown. But most of us have, through multiple interactions with people of other races and or a well
informed upbringing, overcome these fears for the most part. The fears are understandable. Coming into contact with a person of another race, you
don't know what their culture is like exactly unless you've experienced enough of it. You don't know if they share the same values as you, it makes
them appear to be more unpredictable. Which triggers a fear response which humans react to with either honest fear or overblown bravado that can turn
into cruelty or mistreatment because your brain justifies it as "as long as I'm established as the superior one here then there is nothing to
fear". Anyway this is why religion, when done properly, can eliminate these fears because you then have a higher degree of confidence that this
person does indeed share many of the same values with you.
Anyway, I see this as a psychological reaction of a white person living in a world where all whites are demonized and considered racist before they
have even uttered a word or taken an action. A desperate attempt to validify and solidify their reputation as "one of the few good ones". He assumes
people will say "well he sure can't be racist or there's no way he would replace the traditionally (yet perhaps not accurately) white jesus with a
My 2 cents. And I fully admit I could be way off. About all of what I said. But it feels right.