Mr. Turner, you're highly intelligent...but intelligence does not preclude ignorance, and informing someone of their ignorance is not an insult. Please don't take offense to that. If a White man can be called 'qualified' to speak on the subject, I am. See the link at the bottom of this response.

First off, are Whites somehow automatically racist, or are we as a race naturally more racist than other races? Of course not.

On the other hand, in America, we Whites ARE the most racist and DO commit the most egregious acts of racism.

Whites are not naturally more racist, but in America (and other places) we do commit the most - and the most egregious acts of - racism. Doesn't that sound a bit oxymoronic? But it's true. The key is understanding how and why both statements are true.

It took me a long time to see the link, and it came from my experiences in Asia. Here's the rule:

In any given nation or region, the race, ethnicity, or religion that is socioeconomically dominant *will* be the most racist, and *will* commit the most egregious acts of racism.

That rule applies to every nation on the planet. In China, it's the majority Han against the Uighurs and the Tibetans (and all the other ethnic minorities). In Japan, it's the 'normal' Japanese against the Ainu in Hokkaido prefecture. In India, it's the Brahmins against the Dalit (the 'untouchables'). In Iran, it's the Shi'a against anyone who isn't Shi'a. In Saudi Arabia, it's the Sunni against the Shi'a. In Rwanda, it's the Tutsi against the Hutu. In Mexico, it's the Hispanics against the indigenous Mexicans (the same dynamic applies throughout all South America). In Italy, it's the 'real' Italians against the Roma.

And in America, it's White Anglo-Saxon Protestants - WASP's - against Blacks (and other minorities).

That, sir, is why it's not racist *at all* to say that in America, Whites are the most racist...because we are. And it's because of the very same dynamic found everywhere else on the planet.

But that by NO means excuses our conduct towards Blacks and other minorities. The fact that such racism is often accepted as normal in some other nations doesn't make it right.

So you and I and every other White have a choice: we can either allow the status quo - American Whites being the most racist and committing the most egregious acts of racism - to continue, OR we can do what no other nation in human history has ever done: truly ensure that everyone is equal before the law.

https://medium.com/@glennrocess/my-journey-out-of-racism-602e23225baa

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