Wow, we really do love going around calling each other racists. How we use it as a tool to beat each other over the head and point the judgemental finger.
From the Oxford Dictionary:
Racist: “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another”
I’d like to add to this: “a person who considers the actions of a single individual or group of a particular segment of society (ie. by race, colour, ideological, religiosity, etc.) to be the penultimate definition of the whole of that segment of society.”
And don’t give me the PC bullshit line. An example, where I live, I often hear that is all Asians are bad drivers.
Well, that is racist.
I prefer to say, THAT PERSON is a bad driver without having to refer to his or her outward appearance. How difficult is that? Really?
In the end we are human beings of fragile flesh and blood. Get over yourselves.
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