The racism of non-racists
January 29, 2009
I’m sure you have heard on many occasions people describing how they have transcended race, accepting and liking people of all races and all cultures, etc. Indeed, I have been heard espousing such lines on occasion myself.
I have given this some thought recently, and thought I’d examine it a bit further here at Idea Fix…
The conjecture: Is the non-racist philosophy of whites, in privileged cultures, not itself racist? Indeed, is it not the ultimate, albeit to some degree benign, form of racism itself?
Think about it.
I’m sure you’ve heard many who speak of such things with a certain self satisfied superior tone as they assert their non racist credentials. I know, for I’ve heard it in my own voice.
Do not white people who consider themselves non racist, in fact consider themselves so superior racially and culturally, as to simply not care about race anymore? Consider, is being a white European in today’s Western world to be essentially unraced, as such? It is everyone else who is raced, and we the white European cultural masters who are unraced. It is we who decide these issues. We deign to ‘tolerate’ and ‘accept’ other races in our multicultural world view. It is we who decide the level of our love for our interracial brethren both overseas, and in our own countries.
We may even allow ourselves the odd racist joke to laugh at the old ways…
People who are racists, lets face it, are often insecure about their identity and culture, apropos they often feel the need to positively assert it and remind people of it. This can be found in many peoples of African, Asian and Mid Eastern descent and also in the skin head groups in the white community. Think of the Arab obsessed with his lands and religion, the Jew zealously discussing his heritage every chance he gets, the African American constantly talking about ‘whitey’, their race and culture, the Chinese discussing their ancient historical achievements, the Neo-Nazi obsessed with ideas of Aryan purity.
How many normal Western whites talk so about their culture and heritage? Its just self evident to them. They have no need to bring it up.
Does not this consistent assertion and obsession of race, and heritage, signal in fact doubts about its validity?
In other words the truly superior racial master is in fact the non racist. It is he or she who has transcended race. A person so comfortable in their own skin, and with the vast sway of own culture, that they accept everything and don’t mind mixing, cavorting, even marrying, etc., outside their religious, racial or cultural group. Is this indeed not the ultimate sign of racial superiority?
Is this, too, not a phenomenon mainly found in the unraced Liberal West?
In most ‘other’ countries an insecure racism remains alive and well. Is it not we non racists in our titan cultural superiority, and even those dullards who assert political correctness, who are the most refined and superior racists of all? Through our privileged assertion of the non importance of race we establish our natural domination and hegemony over the entirety of racial discourse itself.