Some of you mentioned that “racist” is spouted when the person has no logical argument. I believe you are correct. I’ve engaged with many people by asking a simple question, and when they have no logical answer, they may use the “racist” word or some other ad hominem attack.
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I’m actually thinking about “white supremacy” and “white privilege” as those seem to be used as often as “racist”.
What does the word “racist” mean? It is used so flippantly today that it seems to have lost all meaning.
Want to prevent people from coming across the border illegally? RACIST!!!
Want to wear a hat that says, “Make America Great again”? RACIST!!!
Want to walk down the street waving an American Flag? RACIST!!!
Want to stop people coming from China that might be infected with the China virus? RACIST!!!
Want people to protest peacefully without rioting, looting, and destroying property? RACIST!!!
Want to acknowledge that most police shooting incidents involve resisting arrest? RACIST!!!
I think the word “racist” is giving “run” a run for its money as the word in the dictionary with the most definitions. See what I did there?
The electoral college is now racist and supports white supremacy according to some people. It’s absurd.
How does one prove they’re not a “racist”?
If I’m white and I give my African American neighbor a ride to work, does that mean I’m not a racist?
If half of the employees of my company are minorities, does that mean I’m not a racist?
If I donate money and time to organizations that support minorities, does that mean I’m not a racist?
If I am black, and I helped my white neighbor install a fence in his yard, does that mean I’m not a racist?
I had the good fortune to spend some time taking with a female sheriff’s officer this week. She’s completed 21 years on the force. She talked about how hard it is on the streets today and how there is little respect for law enforcement. She described how criminals will bait them to get a pay day.
I asked, “You mean to say that they are purposely acting a certain way to cause a problem so they can make a complaint?”
“Absolutely!,” she said.
She described a recent encounter where the officers arrived on the scene only to find that there was already someone standing off to the side videoing. The person was prepared before they arrived, apparently hoping to catch something on camera that could be used in a civil suit.
I told her I had seen video after video of police officers doing their jobs, trying to make a peaceful arrest, only to encounter resistance.
We agreed that once the words “you are under arrest” are uttered it is too late to go back. At that point an arrest is going to be made no matter what, and that is where “comply and you won’t die” comes into play.
She said, “At the end of the day, I am going home that night.” If she is being threatened and hit by a perpetrator, she is going to defend herself with force.
Did I mention she is African American?
There are always two sides to the story.
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