Professionally, Mr Blow is definitely obsessed with “racism.” Which is pretty much the prerequisite for Black “op-ed” writers in major newspapers (scream “racism” and scream it loudly).
Come to think of it, I can’t recall the last time I read an op-ed piece by a Black columnist that wasn’t in some way correlated with racism.
The last one I remember was in the , in which the author theorized that high Black mortality rates were due to a combination of cruel treatment by White doctors and a lack of Black doctors. If this were Barack Obama, Tiki-torch-toting Nazis would have descended on the White House and burned it to the ground.
Even if White people were scientifically determined to be an inferior race, that shouldn’t eliminate Whites from collectively pursuing self-determination as a people (nor any other race for that matter).
These beliefs are racial Racism can only exist if race exists.
That’s what race is; variation within the species between groups that evolved in different places for thousands of years.
And it needn’t imply that race is a “determining factor, but it’s quite compatible with research indicating Blacks are different than Whites on certain important traits like IQ and that this average difference has major influences on outcomes like academic Grambling, but even I understand that race just means differences.
And, as with anything, differences shape perception.