«Racism is not dead, but it is on life support — kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as ‹racists›.»
Yesterday I wrote in a posting:
… for quite some time, I have been unnerved by the tendency to make racism socially acceptable. To use skin color as a relevant defining characteristic, just with inverted consequences. Because, yeah, some people might feel virtuous (care moral foundation) or make money by denigrating White people. But in the end, you are just giving ammunition to White supremacy racists by agreeing that skin color is a defining characteristic. They agree on that … that they disagree on the implications is secondary.
These views — both the old kind of racism and the new kind — severely hamper creativity. Creativity needs the free exchange of ideas, of combining elements from different cultures and backgrounds.
Today I stumbled again across a comedy video that pretty much sums up this point. It’s by Ryan Long, titled: “When Wokes and Racists Actually Agree on Everything“: