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I am a Racist and I practice racism.

Updated on July 19, 2013

This brother and sister are very mixed race. Maybe not.

I think maybe aliens from outer space are a different race --- but hey, maybe not.
I think maybe aliens from outer space are a different race --- but hey, maybe not. | Source

What do these words mean? What should they mean?

Racist and racism makes good people jump and be repulsed. But these are only words. But the boogey man power we have given racist and racism is extraordinary. When I see the conduct that we take these words to mean, I cringe and get ill. But is that what racism and racist should mean. We have co-opted those words and I suggest the reverse should be used. This is dramatic to prove my point.

Buddhist means what? Capatalism means what? Biologist means what? pragmatism means what?

We put these suffixes in place to mean the study and proficiency or practice and faith in something.

So what the heck happened with racist and racism?

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Let me say that this is dedicated to a friend named Lastheart here. To me she is Maria de Santos the Americas. She does not endorse my fanciful flights of delusion but she supports the me in me. And that is what we must do. Support the her in her and the him in him. And glorify our individual beauty.

Yep I have different children with different races. That does not make sense.

Excuse me! Have you ever heard of the human race? I belong to that,,,, at least I think so, but when I see hate, I would rather not. (is a second gen German Mexican a different race that me an adopted child of third generation German Americans who was born black Irish and Italian) And what about my poor youngest born to his Vietnamese mother and a mutt like me?

I do not think there are races of humans. I think that is social political not science. I do not see Homo-sapiens split into subcategories. Tell me if I am wrong.

I mean I get some are dark and some are light and some are taller and some are fatter but I know of no genetic markers or significant physiological traits that could separate by race. Isn't if funny we say "red" man, "yellow" man and black man and my favorite -- "White?" man.

Ok Asianic, Negroid, caucasoid --- bull pucky. I have seen Asians with rounder I than mine, I have seen Negroes with lighter skin than mine -- and some real cocks that were not Caucasian at all ;-)

Is there a race difference here.

Hi, I am Eric and that is my Nina. I hear that we are both humans. How could that be? She is older and smart and I just poop and burp and eat and sleep.
Hi, I am Eric and that is my Nina. I hear that we are both humans. How could that be? She is older and smart and I just poop and burp and eat and sleep. | Source

Let us assume there are races. I can live with that for exterior reasons.

So what I do is study races. I love it. And I somewhat worship all they got. Not quite like a god but like something to be revered. Like ancestor worship. I suppose that is my ism. Or is it the fact like to assimilate and practice that is my ism or is that my ist?

On our base human condition I love races. I try to find differences and diversity that I can celebrate. And I like to find nuances and preferences and reverences that I can bet on on incorporate.

But my favorite is when something like a Tibetian type Chinese acts like a Rwandan. Now that is cool and tough.

I just love animals of the earth. And by golly jingles that includes man.

Here is a list of races that should be included.

New York People

Survivalists

Parisians

Tokyans

Really super duper almost translucent black people.

Really really pale Asians

People who are Red

Mutts. Hey we earned it.

Those deep Brezhnev looking Russkies

Someone who just plain looks Jewish, Likewise with Arabs.

How about Rastafarians? Tre cool.

Hippies

Homeless

Models

Politicians

Sports heroes

I think you get my point.

So are you like me that practices Racism?

boy o boy I hope so. I travel alot. I like my countries. I spend most my time walking or of course sleeping while visiting. That is funny huh. But I like either a mountain of shoreline or people to spend my days with. I like animals too. And I love botany, and weather.

But I reckon I like people most of all. From the fountain of Trevee(sp) to the Yellowstone geysers to NY and Puebla and Saigon and Hong Kong and New Delhi and Sydney and Moscow, Cairo and Oslo, I like em all. And so many more. But not the place, the space of my people who are your people who are our people who are us and we.

Do you like races, then you are a racist and welcome

Do you like to see the differences in people and celebrate them?

See results

I am a conservative warmongering bastard but I love this stuff. I guess I am just a lover.

So join me my friends in being true to the racist and racism card.

I love race. I love your race. I love my race. I love my children's races and my wife's and my cousins and I hope to keep learning about them. I want there to be China Towns and Cajuns and places like Quartier Pigalle, or Nepal or Appalachia.

We are all the children of this earth. Let us learn and appreciate.


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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Abby isn't it just great getting older and wiser. Some just grow older. Boring

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Oh, I understand completely, Eric, as I am the "mutt" product that came from my parents. My father is white and my mother is Korean. Her skin is also whiter than my white father's. LOL. I had a difficult time growing up as it was after racial integration in the south. I lived in Mississippi where the state was probably 75 percent black. Though I don't have black blood in me, they were the race that accepted me the most. In fact, the whites didn't accept me whatsoever, though I was literally half and my skin was 100 percent. Thankfully, those days are long gone. I now live in the south again (North Carolina), and there is still much to be worked on when it comes to prejudices. But, it doesn't affect me the way it did when I was a kid. Thankfully, I have taught my children better. They are also racists. One daughter has been dating a very beautiful hearted black boy for almost four years; they will probably marry one day. Another daughter has dated young men from every ethnicity. They know to check the heart before the color of skin. Growing up with those who are not very tolerant of this, I'm proud of them to sticking to their convictions.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you, your opinion touches truth most eloquently. My wife is much whiter than I yet she belongs to a race they call ..........

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      Greg Schweizer 4 years ago from Corona, California.

      Whites are a minority these days right along with the rest of the world. There is no superior race and we can all be racists. Live and let live. People have become way to touchy about everything these days. Just my opinion, Greg

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am a minority in my community. I suppose that is strange to most white folk. So I identify with other minorities. It was this way growing up. I was a bastard illegitimate adopted boy. Believe me there were girls I was forbidden by their fathers to date. We all belong to a different race and yet a race of the same.

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Love this hub, Eric! I didn't know before, but I know now that I am a "racist." LOL.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You make me smile. Tell that daddy to get to teaching, and mommy don't watch. It is dangerous. Perhaps that is part of the fun.

      I do believe you are right and remind us that religion is tongue and cheek. So cool about the two churches. For a while I did Episcopal and Baptist, then Anglican and Catholic. I found love in all.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      I love it ~ great name to give a church...sort of "tongue-in-cheek"~ish in a way. A church name with a humorous bent would draw people. ~:0) Unitarians are sort of like that (I attend Catholic mass on Saturdays and UU church on Sundays...isn't that sort of funny?).

      Ever see the movie "Dogma"? It's very funny...a great outlet for laughing at ourselves....ooh, I should suggest that! one to Carly. :0)

      ...so that's why we have kids, right? They do make sure we keep those "laugh at ourselves" muscles in shape. So fun...and liberating!

      Hope you and your family are having a great day! I'll have to show your hub about whittlin' to my husband. He wants to teach our daughter how to whittle. ~:0)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Seafarer Mama. I just decided after reading your comment on that hub of Carly's that I am going to start my own non-denominational church. My wife has been on me about it. I will give it the name "The Big Picture Church" if that is OK with you.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 4 years ago from New England

      Oh, wow Eric. What a great hub! And the "We are the World" clip brought back such fond memories.

      You seem like such a thoughtful, caring person...that came out in your comments on Carly Sullens' hub about Catholicism that I had to check out your profile. Now I'll just click the "follow" button. :0)

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for giving me a reference, I appreciate it very much :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ladies and gentlemen. Before you just go on your merry way today, please do you and me a favor and read a Great piece by a great lady:

      https://hubpages.com/literature/There-Should-Be-No...

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Nice hub. Mutts are a good thing, my grandfather came from Cuba and my grandmother from France. On my father's side of the family we have Irish, German, blood.

      But, all of it is human blood.

      Great hub, thank you for writing it.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh lordy!!! I got this buddy, I call him Jesus. He is cool but He is busy. So he sends me this guy named Colin. And Colin just loves me for who I am (which is a bit strange) and I do alright. Yes I am a clutzte. but Colin he just puts out his hand and loves me. I will bet he would love you too: he is epigramman. leave me and visit him.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well there are only three people in my book:

      Good people

      bad people

      and Sir Eric Dierker who stands alone (with the Coconuts, naturally)

      Sending my love and respect to a king among men

      at lake erie time 7:17pm and out of the lake after a nice dip and time for dinner

      Must post this provocative title on my FB page for all to see and read

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I cheated. Bill Cosby once told me if you want a laugh, talk about poop.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I love Jackasses. They are so honest. My momma used to call blunt people jackasses. Often she just left off the Jack in my case. Jack was her dad's name and she felt it dishonored him. hihihi. I am not so much Hienz 57, more like Mutt.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hi Rose. Your name makes me have to make a confession. I am biased. I prefer mixed species. That is in my rose garden. But maybe with people too. You see my little 3 year old is Amerasian.

      My roses are cross pollinating. So with each new bud, I have happy anticipation as to what the flower will look like. I reckon I kind of feel the same each time I go out into the public.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Eric, I also gave the funny button a push, just because of the picture and the baby pooh comment. Very cute.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very well done Eric. I am one of those classic examples that you used; part this and that...Heinz 57 we used to call it. And now my children are offspring of Mexican Indian mother. Oh, my! I think we are related to that horse in the Wizard of Oz; you know...the horse of a different color!

      Or in my case, just a mottle skinned Jack ass! : )

      I have been preaching your message for a long time, and yes, you have to tiptoe when approaching the subject.

      Anyway...I could ramble on with this subject, but it is your and I will just go ahead and share it and let Sir Eric speak for himself. Thank you my brother, not that I'm calling you a Jack ass! ; )

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Then I guess I must be a racist too, lol! This is a wonderful perspective on a word that often evokes an entirely different set of emotions. Excellent hub! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I get to preach today on the story of Martha and Mary. It is kind of cool because they are both very different. They are sisters. But we really have no idea about their race or age or shapes or sizes. The beautiful diversity is in their attitude. And in the end it comes to be that we need both attitudes. Who knows they could have been identical twins.

      I would like to compliment myself and say that I am like justateacher.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Eric - well said...I have been arguing on a forum post at another site about this very issue. People I am arguing with are under the belief that we should first look at a person's skin color, then decide what kind of person they are from there....they say we should celebrate the differences, not shy away from them...and while I totally agree that we should celebrate our differences and our diversity, we should also celebrate how much alike we all really are - because we all are more alike than different...thanks for the inspiring read!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cat, thank you much. The thought had just been stirring in my mind for awhile and then Lastheart wrote a wonderful piece on the issue. So I went for it.

      We need an international overhaul on the stuff.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Dear Eric, does this title fall under the titles we recently spoke of?:D I was a little concerned when I came over here, but I know you well enough by now. It's simple, you just want people to understand that... why do we have to make things so hard when the answer is so easy? I love how you love, I love how you care and I love that you're you. You are an inspiration Eric, I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

      Have a glorious Sunday my dear sweet friend!

      Cat

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Froggy I confess to covet your lady. What spirit that motivates me to be better. I sometimes wish this stuff did not enter my head. So be it.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friends know that Lastheart is our friend also and must be adorned. Please renew your spirit and share your love with her. Angels are seldom so obvious.

      https://hubpages.com/politics/National-Prejudice-C...

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      All I can say is wow--great one!!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Eric you are diffidently something else. I sure see you got inspired. Very well said! Now I go to my hub and link this to your answer. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Billy I like your race. That one you are running until you die. I have decided HOW is Billy.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lurana, I agree --- except for those rare special people. My son spent a long time in wheel chair. His physical was changed. So his heart grew much larger and even more beautiful --- his choice.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Yes it was an easy decision to make politicians a separate race in my mind. Forbcrin thanks for visiting me and adding a comment.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      HScneider -- I wish my package was lighter and younger ;-) Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Last night we were blessed with 18 folks in the house. We all stayed together because we wanted to be together. How fun. They are from a small country 4 thousand miles away.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are so clever, Eric, and your titles are always provoking...love the message and I'm right there with you, a racist till I die.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

      Great topic, Eric. What we look like---skin color or anything else superficial--is irrelevant to our character and intelligence and talents. I look forward to a day when all human being understand that.

      "We Are the World" is one of my favorite songs! :-) Lurana

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      Crin Forbes 4 years ago from Michigan

      I agree with you, we are brothers, but some of our brothers are the black sheep of the family...

      I would never be like our brothers Fiscal, Conservative, Republican...

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      Howard Schneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Well said, Eric. We are all human beings just different packaging.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      And in that my friend we are brothers. And when one suffers so do we. You are strength for many and I for few. Your definition is spelled love in my book.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      You could not have said it better Eric. I wrote one a while back kind like this. It was about "My Country." My definition was (Is) The Universe is my country.

      Mark

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Well, you are one busy man then! I am just here biting my tongue because someone just said something totally uncalled for to me and right now I'd rather be studying some other culture - one that values respect, less drama, and family.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am just going to have to read in ?Vietnamese to my wonderful screaming babies. I bet they will not criticize my accent. Live is better than we can imagine, through love.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Shanmarie I have eight screaming children in my home. They are yelling for me to read a book. Not one is my race I reckon. But they are all my children. Word.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I was nervous by the title, but since you are the author, I decided to see what exactly you meant. Wow, exactly opposite of what it sounded like you meant! And now that I read this, I wonder how the term "racist" came to be bad, rather than good. Celebrating, rather than disliking. I love it! This is a very catchy title!

      Thank you for sharing this with us, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      What a way to catch attention with that title, yet I knew you had an ulterior angle. Excellent point, though, my friend. If people just saw each other as merely people, life would be much different. There would be no "race card" to be played and maybe looking at races through the eye of an anthropologist would be more effective.