The Clare Spark Blog

July 19, 2019

Is “America” racist?

LibertarianRepubllic.com

Is “America” racist? I have already written about “the Squad” and their mistaken women of color meme, here: https://clarespark.com/2019/07/15/the-women-of-color-meme-is-bogus/.

Since the liberal media won’t let go of “the Squad’s” antics, another blog is merited; this one is about their claim that “America” is racist. But is “America” racist? “America” is a collectivist category; we do better to emphasize individuals.

What is “racism”? The belief that  mental, and moral characteristics are inherited and confer mental or moral superiority. Physical characters are indeed inherited, but mental and moral characteristics are not.

Upon reflection, In our history men did indeed remove and kill Indians, fight Mexicans for the Southwest, and exclude and exploit Chinese and other workers, inter Japanese during WWII, enslave blacks….but that was in the past.

 Antisemitism (a separate category from racism) was fierce after WWI and WWI and is still present in many persons, some unconsciously. But that does not mean that racism is utterly vanquished;  that does not mean that ”America” is racist, though some persons clearly are. Jews are definitely not a race.

The accusation that “America” is racist (and ecocidal), is part of the hard Left’s repertoire, and now, it appears that moderates and social democrats are picking it up. Just read the Wall Street Journal and watch Fox News Channel. 

Again, I ask, are we fascists yet?

1 Comment »

  1. I’m gratified that you’ve taken on the neologism of “person of color.” It has disturbed me from the first moment I heard it said. My problem with the expression is that aside from being an expression of pure racism, it posits a binary. That’s why I wish that conservatives would stop using it, and instead, use the literal translation; “non-white.” *(the issue of working class white women aside)

    The intent of the expression “person of color” is to imply a victim/bully narrative as the foundational relation. IN order to do so, it negates individuality, which as you’ve stated elsewhere, is one of the more significant problems with Marxism.

    Comment by terbreugghen — July 20, 2019 @ 8:06 pm | Reply


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