Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Blame Whitey

My CF friend Voegelin posted this to Ethics & Morality:

The Official "Definition of Racism" offered by the Seattle Public Schools

Is Racism Worse Now Than in the '80s?
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
By Wendy McElroy
Fox News

. . .The institutionalization of racial bias occurred on both a federal and local level.

The official "Definitions of Racism" offered by the Seattle Public Schools . . . (is) . . . "The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society."

By this definition, it is impossible to commit an act of racism against a white person . . .


To which I responded:

If they valued economy of speech (such folks rarely do) then they could replace that perambulating paragraph with the phrase "blame whitey," which carries the same explanatory power and connotation.


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