Originally posted by @suzianne to Uzless
And yet you equate "cracker" to "nigger".
I still wonder just what is wrong with you. Is it just that you're white?
No, that can't be all it is. I know plenty of white people (most of them millenials) who genuinely do not use pigmentation to pre-judge people. But it is an unfortunate fact of life that most white people still do. At leas ...[text shortened]... ople. But I do know that the people who actually give me hope for my race are ALL young people.
"I know plenty of white people (most of them millenials) who genuinely do not use pigmentation to pre-judge people."
Let's replace 'pigmentation' with 'differences in racial appearance'.
Skin 'pigmentation' is far from the only difference in appearance that influences racism.
Let's not pretend that Suzianne and, say, a Vietnamese woman with her skin 'pigmentation'
would have exactly the same experiences of racism in the USA.
What Suzianne means is that many white people may be sincerely, though often mistakenly,
unaware of racial prejudices in themselves or other white people. I would submit, however,
that it's almost impossible for a white person to grow up in a deeply racist dominant culture
(where white people are treated as superior) WITHOUT acquiring some racial prejudices,
at least at a subconscious level. While younger white Americans may be growing up
LESS RACIST, they are not yet usually growing up COMPLETELY NON-RACIST.
It's easy for white people to congratulate themselves and other white people for their supposed absence of racism.
But how many of their non-white acquaintances would privately agree with their self-perceptions?