Sunday blogging against racism–this isn’t all there is to racism

It’s disgusting, yes. I was sickened looking at it. 

But if we say, “oh, that’s so horribly racist and *I* would never be like that”, then we are missing the point entirely. Racism isn’t just the ugly stuff . . . it’s embedded in our DNA as citizens of this country. 

This is among the worst manifestations of this, to be sure. But I cannot escape my own culpability simply by decrying such ugly acts of hatred, any more than the woman who passed this on can honestly say that it was “just food”, that she had no idea of the hateful negative connotations these particular food items have.

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