Was This A Regression on My Part?
A comment at Black @ Michigan:
Racism is a mental illness; it is in the marrow, encoded in every person from birth and in every institution in this country. It is simply unavoidable. Racism is like breathing. In fact, they are synonymous.
I had a thought the other night. Racism is like an Oreo cookie: Superior facade, concealing an inferior core. A superior person doesn’t have to stack the deck in their favor, doesn’t need to discriminate, doesn’t have to horde, mistreat people who are allegedly less than.
A superior person doesn’t need white affirmative action in a thousand different shades. However…
An inferior, shame based being does. He does need the tanning salon; he does need the discriminatory lender.
How do you get the superior-inferior-white-person to tear down the facade of superiority – whether consciously or unconsciously held – when it will expose the sham at their core? How do gain the strength to expose the hoax in your heart?
To admit racism is to admit dependence on an incredibly cruel and inhumane system that barely makes white folk feel human, let alone superior. That’s why they gotta keep taking, taking, taking, buying, buying buying, stealing, stealing, stealing.
Then — they project their theft onto us, project their nihilistic shit on us, analyze US!
I believe whites already know the Big Lie at their creamy center, but they are not willing to do the necessary work to reclaim their truest selves. Or are they?