Racism is all over the news of late. Despite all the evidence to the contrary (ie, race riots in the northeast and stuff), the South is always held up as the poster child for racism. Hollywood doesn’t own a calender, so they don’t know it’s not 1955 anymore.
However, there is another type of racism. As C.S. Lewis said, the Devil sends sins in pairs. There is the easy to spot racism that involves lynching and what not. We’ll call this, “ugly racism.” However, there’s “benevolent racism.”
Case in point, I read an article wherein the writer refused to pass judgement on rioters “as a white male.” The mere terminology is indicative of someone that chooses to place all societal ills at the feet of the oppressor class as thrust upon them by college and Hollywood. So he will not call people out on inexcusable behavior because he’s a white male. Good thing he’s not a Southern White Male. He might have to commit suicide for that sin.
This benevolent racism is like that. It says that a race has been oppressed. As such, they are not responsible for their actions. As such, they are due x y and z. As a result, their schools should be judged by a softer scale (they really do this, btw). Job applicants should be given a preference even if a more qualified person is available. And so on and so on.
Do you know who are not responsible for their actions? Children. And even then, I hold them to the standard that I hold adults to. If a child punches someone, you should stop them and explain why they should not do that. Anyone that says, “Oh, kids will be kids,” is inviting trouble when those kids grow up. The only truly non-racist point of view is to hold everyone to the exact same set of standards. To do otherwise is to say that that race or group is inferior to the other group.
Long Live the Constitution!