A Question For “The Colored Man” On C-SPAN

YouTube Preview Image

“May I speak now?”

“Yes, Ma’am!”

“I’m 90 years old and I just wanted to ask the colored man, why don’t colored people instead of seeing what we did to them, why don’t they see what we did for them. They talk about the slavery but since they’ve given welfare, free medicine, free everything.”

“Ma’am, I think this is more of a conversation about the relationship between the administration and the people on Wall Street and not necessarily one that is based on race.”

“Oh, oh, okay. I’m not a racist. That was my comment. Thank you.”

You know how you can tell a racist? They’re the only people who think that the words “I am not a racist” can magically, by themselves, prove that they are not racist and that this phrase can even prove they are not racists right after they say things so demonstrably racist that they themselves feel compelled, unprompted, to find a way to prove that they are not racists.

Your Thoughts?

Patheos Atheist LogoLike Camels With Hammers and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

"You're Tired Of Hearing About Racism?"
Why is Eric Garner's Unjust Death the Black American's Problem?
Reverse Racism
In Defense of the Moral Cause of Feminism
About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X