If you listen to Colin Kaepernick, Jesse Williams*, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Roland Martin, TaNehisi Coates, Joy Reid, CNN(and every other liberal news outlet); and sadly, the majority of university professors—America is the most racist nation, not only in our contemporary world--but that has ever existed!!
On the contrary, if you prefer facts, reason, and logic, to emotion—an entirely different image of America emerges. For example, researcher Dr Inan Dogan, updating the original list compiled by the Washington Post, released a new list of the 25 Most Racist Nations In The World: 25.Japan; 24.Morocco; 23.Turkey; 22.Cyprus; 21.Thailand; 20.Russia; 19.Hong Kong; 18.Yemen; 17.Pakistan; 16.Algeria;15.Ecuador; 14.Kyrgyzstan; 13.Iraq; 12.Nigeria; 11.Malaysia; 10.South Korea; 9.South Africa; 8.Palestine; 7.Kuwait; 6.Philippines; 5.Egypt; 4.Libya; 3.Bahrain; 2.Lebanon; 1.India.
In other words, the “racist” United States didn’t even make the top 25! I’m sure liberals are having an apoplectic fit...right about now! But...to further antagonize our liberal friends, this same news cite released the top 13 Least Racist Nations In The World: 13.Belgium; 12.New Zealand; 11.Australia; 10.Latvia; 9.Norway; 8.Sweden; 7.Britain; 6.Guatemala; 5.Colombia; 4.Argentina; 3.Brazil; 2.Canada; 1.United States. On the contrary, the U.S. did make this list!
Right about now, you may be wondering what criteria Dr Inan used for his conclusions. He candidly writes:
“Racism isn’t an easy concept to measure. You can’t conduct a survey and directly ask people whether they are racist or not. Most racists don’t know they are racists and the ones that know won’t admit that fact in a survey. That’s why researchers have to come up with indirect ways of measuring racism. That’s what we did in this article.
A couple of years ago Washington Post published a racism map using responses to the question, “Would you like having people from another race as neighbors?”. In this article we used an updated version of the same dataset and we included answers to another related question to produce more robust estimates of racism.”
First, Dr Inan attempted to use the ‘Scientific Method’ to make his final determinations on racism. In other words, he did not use Tim Wise’s ‘White Privilege’; nor did he use Black Lives Matter’s criteria: “Police target Blacks therefore whites are racists”! He didn’t use Dr Joy Degruy’s Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome! And finally, he didn’t even use Michael Moore’s standard, “Hate Whitey”! On the contrary, I find refreshing that he honestly attempted to use objective, unbiased criteria for his conclusions!
Second, I find incredibly interesting the superficiality of the question Dr Inan ultimately settled on: “Would you like having people from another race as neighbors?” I actually laughed as I considered that at one time, America dealt with slavery, lynching, peonage, share-cropping, segregation, etc., but now, racism is determined by whether we can endure the presence of person from another race living next door!!! This is strong evidence we’ve come a long way from past horrors in this area!!!
Third, this actually teaches that racism is NOT the problem liberals create it to be! On the contrary, this study actually unveils liberalism’s contemporary focus on racism follows Booker T Washington’s charge of race-baiting in his day:
"There is a class of race problem solvers who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public...Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs... They don't want the patient to get well... -Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901).
Furthermore, I also find it fascinating Dr Inan did not feel the need to use the traditional plumb-line for sniffing-out racism: interracial marriage. Whereas at one time miscegenation was the law of the land, today interracial marriage and dating doesn’t even command a second look—it’s everywhere!! Of course, if you would take a moment and observe daily interactions between people of different races you will surely discover the ‘reality’ that very little animosity actually exists between blacks and whites!!!
I serve several hours a week at a Christian school, and my heart was touched yesterday as I watched a ‘freshman’ black girl walk across the library to a ‘senior’ white girl; interrupted her conversation and simply hugged her…for at least 60 seconds! And no—they were not gay! It was simply an expression of endearment common among females: “this-is-my-friend-and-everyone-GET-OUT-OF-THE-WAY-because-I-need-a-hug-NOW!! There was no shame of age, nor of color—very simply: it was beautiful!! This kind of interracial interaction is common all across America! In general, America has not been listening to liberal pundits…Thank God!
My final evidence against liberalism’s charge: “America is a racist nation”; or “America is the most racist nation in the world”, are the following facts: No other nation in the history of the world, has ever freely elected as its leader/president a member of its formerly enslaved class!!! Remember, slavery dominates the history of every nation—but only America has elected a descendant of slaves as its president…not once, but twice! Second, America is the only pre-dominantly white nation in the history of the world to ever elect a black president! Third, as far as I am aware, to this point, no black nation has ever freely elected a white president/leader. Fourth, America is the only nation in the history of the world to elect a descendant of slaves in less than 150 years of abolishing slavery. Fifth, America is the second nation in the history of the world to abolish slavery based upon its conscience!*** In other words, former slave-holders, and their descendants, came to the conclusion that slavery is wrong, i.e. sinful! Remember, prior to England(1833) and America(1865)--no other nation in the history of the world had ever considered slavery immoral!
As a side note, England and America derived their conclusions on the immorality of slavery from the Judaeo/Christian ethic, i.e. the Bible!
Conclusion: the charge, “America is a racist nation”, is preposterous!
*And most every Hollywood star.
**The emotional charge of “racism” also affords many of these people position, power, and money in modern America!
***This is only half true! The whole truth is the consciences of Republicans rejected slavery, and the consciences of Democrats were seared.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. -Jim Rohn