In a world of white supremacy and using the Unesco definition of racism, only white people can be racist:
Racial discrimination is defined by the International Convention
on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination as “any
distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race,
colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose
or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or
exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental
freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other
field of public life”.
This is hard to digest for some of my fellow white people who are used to be God, Jesus, Saints, a sympol of peace, clean, pure, innocent and so on.
And now they have to deal with the ugly word RACIST
But whites weren’t white if they couldn’t immediately use the system of white supremacy to their advantage. In a system of white supremacy looking and finding somebody else to blame for ones own problems is nothing new.
Therefore there are “real racists”: KKK, Neo-Nazis, Rednecks, in Germany “the East”, in America “the South”, Conservatives, Republicans.
And of course there are the “good ones”: Democrats and liberals and any other white person who doesn’t commit “real racist” acts.
The essence of this is nothing else then othering. Instead of realizing certain groups nonetheless as one of us and part and product of our society, many whites disconnect themselves from them by stereotyping them. They are reduced to the mere fact “bad racist” and everybody who is familiar with some radical whites from the left knows how contra-productive any attempt will be to dismantle white supremacy until people don’t realize their own Eurocentrism. They use the familiar tactics of dehumanizing to justify their violence and hatred towards a certain group.
All this prevents the “good ones” from looking into the mirror. And all this also creates a “protective shield” which is necessary to keep up an illusion from oneself, to be uncritical of other whites who do “good work”.
What counts are “good intentions”. Not the result.
There comes a group dynamic into play when it comes to “good whites”. Because the “good whites” are not the “real racists” they should be granted immunity and offered support. And with this racism and the perpetuation of racism gets a new face and works sometimes on a very subtle level and is difficult to challenge.
Macon D is for me the perfect example why many [real life] white organizations fail. Macon D is so friendly to offer the WWW a view into the true nature of many white organizing.
At the top there is a white male who sees himself in a superior position. Some months ago he came up with the plan that I could participate on his blog as “guest writer”. No, I didn’t have the possibility like I have on this blog swps, to write without censorship [therefore you also have to live with my grammatical mistakes], he first wanted to “correct” my writings. Not only in terms of grammar. Even there he couldn’t let go his controll-issues.
Macon D is able to surround himself by some white protectors. They are uncritically loyal. The goal (unconsciously or not) is to create a place, where predominantly white male will define and decide what racism is and what not [watch his finger-pointing to certain groups like “racist Republicans” etc], who is allowed in his group and who not (censorship) and what is allowed to be said and what not.
The structures of white supremacy are in full action on Macon’s blog. And this is the problem of many white organizing, the already internal perpetuation of racism and white supremacy without living what somebody prays. One cannot “spread” equality without truly living it. Without looking into the own mirrors it just can’t work. They tell you they are your friend, that they are on ‘your side’ only with the attempt to remain in power. Hypocrisy as a way of life. My fellow white people who are used to be God, Jesus, Saints, a sympol of peace, clean, pure, innocent and so on just can’t let it go, the white supremacy deep in their soul.