And if so, to what extent?
I have a friend. He is a liberal, or even a Leftist really. He votes straight Democrat and would never vote Republican even if you paid him. He supports working class and in general progressive politics. As far as Blacks go, he supports the Blacks in government, supports Obama and supports the Black political project in general, with the exception for busing and affirmative action. He supports Barack Obama.
He has little to no animosity towards Blacks at all. Truth is, he’s indifferent to them. He doesn’t hate them at all, and he thinks Whites who hate Blacks are morons. He’s not a Black-lover either. He just doesn’t think about them much or have deep feelings about them. He is a bit sympathetic towards them because he feels sorry for them since we brought them over here.
He is friendly towards Blacks, and all other non-Whites, frankly, and has no personal racism whatsoever.
On the other hand, he tells me openly that he is a White Supremacist in the sense that he thinks Whites are better than everyone else. Nevertheless, this is a lightly held attitude, as he despises all real White Supremacists and White nationalists as idiots. Does he think Whites are better than Blacks? He never talks about it, but I suppose he does, but only in that he thinks Whites are better than anyone else. I suspect that a very large % of Whites have a sort of secret feeling of White Supremacy and that Whites are better than everyone else.
He’s also a Nordicist, as he thinks that Northern Europeans are better than the rest of the Whites. But he despises all the real Nordicists as idiots and assholes. Once again, it’s just a private belief. I have reason to believe that quite a few Northern Europeans harbor secret feelings of superiority towards other Whites.
He doesn’t support any aspect of the White nationalist or White racist agenda. MLK was a hero, and he likes most Black leaders. He’s an integrationist and hates segregation.
On the other hand, he uses the word nigger freely, though not exclusively, often simply as a synonym for the word “Black.” It’s as if he uses “nigger” without any feelings of animosity towards Blacks, as if this was a proper way to refer to Black people. It’s almost a casual use of the word. He does exempt what he calls “White Blacks” from being called niggers.
Like many to most White folks, he’s down for a good nigger joke, and freely tells all sorts of racist jokes, including jokes about Blacks. Once again, this is done lightly and casually, with little to no animosity in the case of Blacks. I suspect that the majority of Whites tell racist jokes in at least this manner, so this attitude must be common.
I questioned him about his use of “nigger” and the racist jokes, and he said, “Oh come on! That’s not racism!” I would suspect that a large % of Whites would agree with them, that using that word and telling those jokes is not necessarily racist at all. Absent any malice attached to them, many Whites just think that word and the jokes are “nothing.”
Blacks I talked to said he’s definitely a racist. The White nationalists I talked to all said he was definitely a racist, and not only that, but he sounds like one of us (a White nationalist).
Thing is, I don’t agree at all. He’s not a White nationalist; he hates them. I don’t know if he’s even all that racist. To me, he just seems like a regular ordinary White person. If anything, it’s soft racist or racism light, but this kind of soft racism seems like it is everywhere in White America. I mean everywhere. I’d also argue that it’s fairly inconsequential.
What are your feelings on this matter? Please comment.
And if so, to what extent?