Tolerance Alone Does Not Equal “Not Racist”
Racism is not only hate-based, it’s fear-based. People usually fail to grasp this realization. The fear is what buttresses the hate, so technically the fear can exist without conscious actions of hatred. Because of this, there are many people out in the world who think they are not racist because of outward behavior control yet support racist practices, actions, or institutions because of a fear of non-white peoples. So, allow me to introduce what I learned from my uncle.
My uncle tolerates animals (cats, dogs, etc.) but he is not 100% comfortable around them because you see; they are animals. And animals are not like people. Animals are liable to be calm one minute but then scratch, claw, or sink their teeth in you the next minute. Animals are found wild but can be domesticated, tamed, or become feral. Animals are overall…
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