Racism is an excuse, a crutch. It is used by minorities and "white", or Northern European, alike.
The purpose of claiming racism in modern society is to demean another, and nothing more. Most of the time it has no basis in fact. Mostly it is just a slur used against someone that had opinions different from someone else.
It is used to try to deflate an argument, and to personalize the attack, because a person claiming it either wants something, or disagrees with something, yet has come up with no counterpoint.
I believe in trying to get the best performer regardless of personal characteristics. I have seen high performers in color, of any shade, and of Northern Europeans. I have also seen lack of performance by each.
The way to eliminate racism is to simply quit using the term. No reference to race or color should be on any paperwork. Work history, previous performance and education, should be documented.
If aggrieved by the accusation of racism, and proof exists, the courts have recourse to stop it within the power of the law. The courts will not eliminate racism (but may actually further aggravate it); however it is a legal recourse.
Racism claims exist because someone believes they have less, because of the actions of another. They feel it is certainly through no fault of their own. It is now used to acquire something that is desired, not to point out the existence of a real problem.
I agree with the posting that you don't have to be any particular color to be a P***k, they come in all colors and sizes. You just have to stop using racism as a crutch, and start worrying about competency, honesty and responsibility instead.
I do not believe in "original sin" either, by religion, or history. The past is gone. Get on with the present and future. Punishing for past perceptions is not a valid excuse for driving the future. Progress is the means of changing the future.
Some "cultures" see no value in honesty, education and working. Until that changes, racism will be the excuse.
Promoting the use of unsubstantiated claims of racism is a means to stagnate the future. It will ensure the present will not change.
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