The reason why people “act” shocked when racist evidence is in their face is because they want soo desperately to believe their own nerrative I’m not mean i’m just too old to pretend i like you shirt that the small micro racism that makes the Whole doesnt matter or affect any one. This is the culture of pretty bandage over a festering wound, air fresh er to mask a cesspool of detestable
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But to add to to the complexity Racists are Not Only the hood covered KKK burning and hanging people, racists can also be the collegue who forces a smile when you are around (because it would not be proper ettiquete if they sneered) but are of the belief you are inferior and are only allowed in their presence because of the “stupid” government. Racist wear suites and carry briefcases reluctant to hire POC beyond the quotas BEE , racists smile whilst enforcing in their children a notion of “us” & “them” to raise another generation just like them to continue the legacy that rears its Ugly head every generation or so when the coast is clear.
behaviour masked as “friendly” banter. We choose to desensitise our selves and accuse others of being overly insensitive to justify the horrors done by those We consider friends and by association”average well meaning Joe” when in Truth it was those Joes I’m not mean i’m just too old to pretend i like you shirt that Voted in governments that agreed to Slavery, that were comfortable for Apartheid(in my case) to continue because it wasn’t “them” personally who were locking up and torturing 16 year olds(they just raised Joe’s kids and made him supper)
Take it and hang out with it