December 6, 2001 at 12:00 am #37041
'I believe that all of the American majority is racist. It's to a much higher degree in some, and not so apparent in others.' By 'American majority', I am assuming that you are refering to white folks. Are you sure you want to make the all-inclusive statement at all white folks are racist? That in itself is a racist statement - to make a derogatory generalization about an entire race. Of course there is racism in this country. There is racism all over the world, and there probably always will be, but that doesn't mean that everybody is racist. In this country we need to honestly deal with our history and the values of our society, but to do that, we must attempt to put our anger aside, as well as our pre-conceived ideas about each other. Otherwise we will all just go around being defensive and misjudging people.