Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
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We’ve talked about the fact that the Dictionary definition for the word Racism was coined in 1907. Silly me, I thought that would be enough to make racists stop using it as a reference point. That was just plain old head in the sand thinking on my part. I have another idea. I’m sure that the only thing you racists need is perspective, right?
Along with the word Racism being defined, here are some other things that were happening in the year 1907:
No, you’re right. There is not one single reason to have concern or a second thought as to why THAT word being defined at THAT TIME could be a problem.
Here’s the deal. From here on out, I will decide that anyone that uses the Dictionary’s definition of racism is either typing their justification AT an actual Klan rally or is so whitewashed that they are driving the bus on the way TO the Klan rally.