The blog “Tiny Cat Pants” has a great write-up on the differences between racist and non-racist comments.
Seriously, With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies – Full Post
Posted on August 12, 2007 by Aunt B.
Okay, Tennesee, it’s become apparent to me that y’all may need a little refresher course on what is racist.
Noticing that there are people in the world who are different than you–not racist.
Being uncomfortable with those differences, but assume that’s your problem to get over–not racist.
Seeing that people are different than you and assuming that you’re better than them–racist
Treating people who are different than you poorly because they’re different than you–racist.
Actively seeking to define how people that are different than you are worse than you and then seeking to cause them harm–REALLY REALLY RACIST.
That’s like the big no-no of racist behavior.