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3. A lot of overt racists don't believe they are racist
Sun Oct 3, 2021, 06:20 PM
Oct 2021

They believe in a (self-serving) hierarchy with men over women, whites over blacks, etc. they think this is simply the way it is, the natural order of things, god's plan, whatever.

So all the crap they spew and their politicians spew is merely saying that's the way it is.

In their minds, to be a racist, you have to go well beyond exercising privilege and putting down the lower rungs of the ladder. You have to be violent against a minority *who didn't "deserve"* it, for instance.

They see a big difference between active animosity towards all members of a minority, and merely holding members of that minority to the lower level of privilege and rights that they think is appropriate for that lower place in the hierarchy.


If you don't believe in that hierarchy, this is all a distinction without a difference, or maybe only a matter of degree. But within their bigoted worldview, the real racists are always someone worse than themselves.

Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Oct 2021 #1
when somebody says "I am not a ________" just wait for the next rurallib Oct 2021 #2
America knew Nixon was a crook when he said he wasn't a crook Clash City Rocker Oct 2021 #4
Remember the Idaho senator The Wizard Oct 2021 #36
In my day agingdem Oct 2021 #20
Just like whenever someone says, "It's not about the money." It's about the money. OMGWTF Oct 2021 #38
A lot of overt racists don't believe they are racist unblock Oct 2021 #3
When you've lived your whole life with privilege, equality feels like discrimination Clash City Rocker Oct 2021 #5
+1 uponit7771 Oct 2021 #39
This is an excellent post. Beartracks Oct 2021 #7
My experiences have been OldBaldy1701E Oct 2021 #16
Yup. And they do hate minorities, but they always have an excuse unblock Oct 2021 #18
Yep! (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Oct 2021 #19
This is a perfect way to explain the seemingly un-explainable. rhiannon55 Oct 2021 #23
That's quite a good analysis, unblock. calimary Oct 2021 #32
THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 MOST move the bar on what racism is so they don't fit in it well enough uponit7771 Oct 2021 #40
Because they are in fact bigots, racists, anti-Semite's, misogynists and whack job conspiracy IDIOTS Tommymac Oct 2021 #6
K&R K& R K&R K&R K& R K&R K&R K& R K&R TigressDem Oct 2021 #8
Peas in a pod? kentuck Oct 2021 #9
Because they are bigots, racists, anti-Semites, misogynists & idiots who believe in whack-job CT's spanone Oct 2021 #10
Garbage in, garbage out? AZLD4Candidate Oct 2021 #11
Nobody has to BELIEVE anybody for long Red Mountain Oct 2021 #12
Recommended. H2O Man Oct 2021 #13
"cuz, they say what's on their minds?" - a bigot, racist, anti-Semite, misogynist and idiot. n/t TeamProg Oct 2021 #14
How to tell if someone is racist: SCantiGOP Oct 2021 #15
Old bible verse. Matthew 7:16 paleotn Oct 2021 #17
I have heard them say Diamond_Dog Oct 2021 #21
Whenever I hear people say that Donald Trump did some "good things' Mad_Machine76 Oct 2021 #30
1972 Nasruddin Oct 2021 #22
Thanks for a great thread, Nance. rhiannon55 Oct 2021 #24
My brother tried to use that same reasoning during a "discussion" Klondike Kat Oct 2021 #25
Save yourself the trouble. Act_of_Reparation Oct 2021 #26
My experience is that they simply can't hear or understand simple logic. jaxexpat Oct 2021 #27
Only racists say "I'm not a racist." lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #28
Exactly Mad_Machine76 Oct 2021 #29
An observation I'm sure the great majority has also made. BobTheSubgenius Oct 2021 #31
Because from the media they are getting. None of them are ... Caliman73 Oct 2021 #33
Why do they vote for [fill in the blank] candidates? windje Oct 2021 #34
That's just a larger version of another GOP meme, namely: rlegro Oct 2021 #35
Anyone who refers to The Wizard Oct 2021 #37
the hardcore wingnuts will say Dems are the real racists... because of course... LymphocyteLover Oct 2021 #41
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