Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Robert Hartman (
31 Mar 1995 23:26:19 GMT

In article <3ld5s1$>,
Larry Olson <> wrote:
>In article <3lc9h3$>,
> (Robert Hartman) wrote:
>> ...
>>Are unconscious
>>prejudices really sacred? Is it not appropriate to confront and bring
>>to conscious attention those unconscious prejudices that the culture at
>>large has introjected into you? If you are unconsciously acting out a
>>racist agenda, wouldn't it add to your own personal freedom to
>>confront that information and consider the source of those thoughts?
>> ...
>>My freedom to speak includes the freedom
>>to confront you about destructive and evil beliefs that you may not
>>even notice you hold.
>> ...
>>And what is your basis for holding those attitudes? Where is the
>>truth? And if your beliefs are falsely based, do you really want to
>>perpetuate those faleshoods in your own life?
>> ...
>This is utterly warped, and at the root of why you guys are so disliked.
>It makes his point perfectly concerning "mind control", yes?

Well, if you can convince anyone that telling small children "all
niggers, kikes, and spicks are bad, you can't trust a one of 'em,"
doesn't leave an impression on them, then yes, your point is completely

However, if you can't argue that children's minds aren't poisoned in
this way. And if they are then who is more free: the person who
recognizes the ways in which the integrity of his or her own mind has
been undermined, or the person who doesn't?

I don't know what you're talking about, but I'm talking about the
need for a person to deprogram herself or himself from racism that
he or she may not even be aware of.

If you don't want to do that, I suppose that's up to you. But don't
then complain to me if the culture changes out from under you as
more people do and such values become obsolete.