Log in

No account? Create an account

in a web of glass, pinned to the edges of vision

Writer's Block: Free your mind

I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

mucha mosaic

Writer's Block: Free your mind

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
bad grammar
Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

I do. However, I think the answer to making this happen is roughly my approach to encouraging it: simply not voicing the racist bullshit that you grew up with, and letting it die with you. I may occasionally think racist bullshit- but I'd really love for it to not live longer than me, which is why I try to avoid saying it.

Here's where the tone argument comes in, I'm quite sure.
  • It all depends on how you define 'truly overcome', of course.

    Cynic that I am, I think that racism will only ever completely die out when the hostile aliens(TM) land, because (like all the other -isms) racism is fueled by aversion against perceived Otherness.

    However, I do hope that (given enough exposure to "Others" of all types), racism and the other -isms will eventually atrophy, until they join the roster of bad habits that children are routinely socialised out of at an early age.
Powered by LiveJournal.com