WHAT RACISM IS AND ISN’T

Defining racism has become utterly metaphysical. Look, we have structural racism- which could be ameliorated by policy. Then we have hateful racist behavior- racism old style. What we don’t have is magic white racism, where “racism” is imputed to people based only on skin color. I agree that “privilege” colors the experience of *individuals* as they go through life, but privilege deals with an infinity of “categories” far more than just race, gender, and orientation.

Retired Sociology professor. Critic. Writer. Gun hobbyist. Veteran. More left than right. Anti-PC.