Racist Logic vs Actual Logic
If your logical argument to justify your racism only works in conversations about racism, you are just a racist. There is this invisible list that every racist seems to pull from. It’s the racist logic list. The most amazing thing about this list isn’t that it’s invisible. It’s not that every racist, no matter where they live, what their upbringing or even what their financial situation is, seems to read directly from it. No, the most amazing thing about this list is that the “Logic” of it is deemed acceptable. Rarely is this logic questioned. Rarely is this logic thought about or made to seem unreasonable. When this logic is held up to situations other than racism, you’ll see how not only absurd the thinking is but you may even begin to question why so many people get away with it in the first place.
“Pointing out racism is what keeps it going.”
- Pointing out cancer is what keeps it going.
- Pointing out grass is what keeps it going.
- Pointing out cartoons is what keeps it going.
“I didn’t mean it in a racist way.”
- I didn’t mean it in a murderous way. (After hitting someone with your car)
- I didn’t mean it in a thieving way. (After eating someone else’s lunch at work)
- I didn’t mean it in a animal hating way. (After kicking a dog)
“Everyone is a little bit racist.”
- Everyone is a little bit of a NASCAR driver.
- Everyone is a little bit HIV positive.
- Everyone is a little bit in love with Kim Kardashian.
“Calling me a racist is a racist act.”
- Calling me fat is a fat act.
- Calling me rich is a rich act.
- Calling me tall is a tall act.
“If Black people can say it, everyone should be able to say it.”
- If people with milk in their breast can breast feed, everyone should be able to do it.
- If people who are unable to walk on their own can have wheelchairs, everyone should be able to have one.
- If blue eyed people get to have a recessive gene, everyone should be able to have it.
“If there were a White History Month it would be called racist”
- If there was a nursery for old people, it would be called age-ist.
- If there were parking spaces specifically designated for larger vehicles, it would be called large car-ist.
- If there were hairless cats, it would be called fur-ist.