I have to abstain as I am not clear exactly what is or is not racist anymore.
I get the part where more people had red flags pop up when it was the black guy doing the deed, compared to the white guy. That way, it appears racist to me.
But is that racist or just a condition response rooted more towards self-preservation? Much like if you saw a pitt bull approaching a school yard vs. a Labrador Retriever. Work with me here. We all know the history of the dog breed "pitt bull," and their propensity to attack. Especially children. We also know that some pitt bulls are as gentle as kittens.
But if an unknown pitt bull was approaching your child, would you be wary and discriminate in your actions simply because of the dog's breed? Would that make one an animal racist? Or would that make on a wise and cautious person?
The same with people. It's all over the TV. It's all over the papers. It's on C.O.P.S. Black people committing crimes here. Committing crimes there. I submit a very HIGHLY disproportional amount of crimes are committed by young black males. Is that to say that all young black males are criminals? Certainly not. Just like not all pitt bulls are bad dogs.
But would you let your child wander into the yard of an unknown pitt bull? If your answer is no, I could not say if you are a animal racist or a smart person. Therefore I would have to abstain. Just like I did in the poll.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.