Thejeff, are you saying that minorities who are targets of racism cannot be racist themselves?
And, yes, people seing racism everywhere are usually racist too.
It doesn't mean that they are not right to an extent. I'm sure that there were racist people at Gencon, after all, as much as we wouldn't want tgem to exist, they do. But to see things and immediately conclude the worst is irrational. And unfair.
No, I'm not. And I don't see how you get that out of my post.
I'm saying he's being attacked and vilified way out of proportion to anything he actually says.
As a rule of thumb when someone talks about racism being everywhere, they're not talking about all white people being like slave masters or the KKK. Especially when they then describe what they're talking about
“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that...
Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on.”
You may want to argue that not all of that should be called racism, but you can't argue that author is accusing you of being a slaveowner whenever he mentions the term.
So in that sense, when someone says they see racism everywhere, they're probably including themselves. Which doesn't mean they "hate whitey".