Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Eric N Shook (
22 Apr 1995 19:46:51 GMT

I've been skipping over this topic for some time now. I should
probably have continued to do so. It amazes me that there is such an
absurd number of threads which relate in some way to rascism, bigotry,
and prejudices against the skin. It obviously only reflects the size
of the problem in at least America.

However, what disturbs me most is this particular little topic line
which seems just the same old expression of prejudice eeking out its
useless existence, threading its way through the usenet. But, in as
much as one would _think_ that it is only eventual that this subject
will extinguish itself, I am now certain that it will not.

One only needs to look at this particular expression of racism:
"Is white racism necessarily all bad?" to see that it will sustain
itself for quite some time. The only real answer to such a question is
no, that it does not have any utility for those of us living in the
modern world. Yes, that it is necessarily all bad. But, you see, the
typical surfer will come upon the question as it is being discussed
and enter into reading it in mid-stream. He will see that this
question is a viable door of consideration towards other purportedly
related topics, and then he will believe that somewhere we have
previously discussed _at least_ one thing that would grant merit to
rascism in _some_ form, in order that we were still able to so cooly
discuss it at all.

I read today that some gentleman had spoken in anger on this topic. I
can respect that as much as you have been given respect for
apologizing for that same anger. But, this topic _must_ include
passion, or else we lose the truth behind the topic, that innocuous
little question...Is....rascism....bad? YES. It is bad. Point blank

Period. This must be treated with boldly. It must not be seperated
from absolute discouragement. Yes, speak reasonably, and encourage
peace. But, NO do not speak so cooly that your question is lost in
posturing like "white...necessarily...all."