Racism is not a neccesary feature of human society
People ask, ‘Professor Graves, you say biological races are not real?’ I say, ‘Yes. Biological races are not real, but socialized races are real as a heart attack, and do not confuse those two.’ There are no genetic barriers to dismantling racist ideology; it is a question of whether we want to.
Much more at “The Power of the Myth of Race“
Head coach C. Vivien Stringer at a news conference Tuesday said about comments made by radio talk show host Don Imus,
“When there is not equality for all or when there’s been denied equality for one, there’s been denied equality for all.”
Coleman Young became Detroit’s first black mayor and stayed for 19 years.
“Racism is something like high blood pressure — the person who has it doesn’t know he has it until he drops over with a goddamned stroke. There are no symptoms of racism. The victim of racism is in a much better position to tell you whether or not you’re a racist than you are.”
Certain socially-skilled people learn early in life to parlay arrogance and dismissiveness into social prominence, and Imus is the poster child for these poseurs. Naked emperors all, they ply a trade even older than the so-called oldest profession (that would be “Ho”). I submit that this pose is so effective that other bullies have parlayed it into temporary dominance of the globe. — Britt Blaser, posted at Doc Searls
In my view, this editorial scrapes the barrel and sifts the most concise retort:
“He hurt tens of millions of people he has never met and has no reason to hate.” Edmund W. Lewis