RACISM; AN OLD SUBJECT.
Will it ever go away?
Racism has somehow cropped up in the news lately, due to the Bundy nasty comments in Nevada and the Donald Sterling insinuation against, first, blacks, and personally against Magic Johnson, a consummate Basketball star and an influential African American businessman.
As if race or racism has ever left the minds of people or anybody in America; well, it has not, because they (people) ate it for breakfast, lunch and supper. It has been part and parcel of societal conversation everywhere; in college and university campuses and in the gyms across the United States.
So, it was not surprising that many reacted vehemently to those recent episodes, as mentioned above.In other words, any person, who visualized that it (racism) was a bygone subject would be regarded as a stranger to world affairs.
However, to get to the bottom of the matter, the truth was that everybody in the world was in many ways a racist
When asked the question, "Do you love your race?", and anyone would say "yes"; and "How about your color; do you like it?" and the answer would be, "Yes; I am proud of it".
So, that made everybody in America, and in fact, in the rest of the world, a racist. It was only that people have hidden that feeling or pretended it was not there; and only Bundy and Sterling, and other individuals like them, would be stupid to expose themselves, revealing how they felt about race.
They tend to forget that racism was a "two-way street"; and that the more one looked down on another person for reasons of one's race, the feeling became reciprocal.
If people would keep that at the back of their minds, when discussing or talking about others of a different race, racism would not go away, but they (people) would not be making fools of themselves, by being vocal about those others in any negative way.
Caucasians would remain Caucasians, and blacks would remain blacks, forever.