Look, racism is a hard discussion in this country, and there are some sincere folks on all sides that want to make things better but harbor racist ideas themselves. Heck, I myself feel some kinda way, based on some certain situations. I ain’t proud of it, but I work hard at trying to be a better me, every single day. But if you don’t want things to be better between all races in this country or you think that you and your “people” are better than “those people”, you will never live in a better America, you just want to live in your own version of it. But as I said, it is a hard discussion, but it IS a discussion that we need to have if we are going to make things better. Discussion is part of what makes America’s Democracy the envy of the world, we need to embrace that factor and stop retiring to our own silos and complaining about how bad things are. Democracy was not created in America, it has just been defined here better than anywhere else. But Democracy is not the exclusive property of some people; the Constitution was not meant for SOME of the People. It is said that slavery is America’s “original sin”, but it is not. The “original sin” of this nation was to steal land from, subjugate, and relocate the indigenous peoples of this land and to this day, keep them from achieving socio-economic equality here. Racism does not mean you have feelings of superiority against just Black people. It means you feel that regardless of who anyone else is or does or how they treat you, YOU always know that “they” should not have more than you and you will work to do whatever you can to keep perpetuating that belief.
Let me let you in on a little secret, we are ALL in this together, ain’t not a one of us getting out of it alive. We might as well love, respect, and get along with each other because hating someone else just gives you a reason to make your life poorer for the few minutes you have left.
Oh, and as for scoring the test; how many do you have to “get right” to be a racist? ONE!
As my good friend used to say: America is a tough town, you snooze you lose, you can’t get everything you want, sometimes you can’t get nuthin’, but you can ALWAYS get somethin’, whether you want it or not!