Racism in America

Racism in America

(Note: Incomplete work in progress. –ENB, 2015 Jul)

Even to the casual observer, the overall tone of the debate about racism (in America) is becoming increasingly polarized in recent years, especially on social media outlets.  Obviously, any attempt to publicly explore such a volatile topic will invariably attract such extremist, racist elements who wholeheartedly believe in their own group’s superiority at the cost of another group’s equality.  Traditionally, the policy of moderate liberal and conservative intellectuals has been to dismiss these poor and unenlightened souls out of principle while, perhaps condescendingly, chiding them for their crude ignorance.  However, I would argue that by dismissing the many people who have been indoctrinated by racist propaganda, we have been derelict in our duty as responsible, ethical members of society.  Additionally, our collective ignorance and inactivity concerning the problem of ingrained racism in America has put the country at great risk.  Continue reading Racism in America