Do you think it best to ignore racism and eventually it will dissappear, or to discuss it openly to help get rid of it once and for all?
If you have been around fluther for a while you have probably read more than once that generally I feel people are too easily offended. I speak of this related to race, religion, and generalizations about any group.
Recently, as many of you know, Harry Reid’s remark about Obama has received criticism for being racist. But, is it racist, or was he stating facts about how Obama would be received and perceived?
Wouldn’t we have to get rid of the field of Market Analysis and Sociology if demographics and psychographics are now off limits; or, at minimum politically incorrect to discuss?
But, most important to me is my original question. If we cannot discuss racism without the fear of walking on egg shells, how can we have an open conversation and make things better? Maybe it is better to ignore it? Maybe if we just persist on insisting that anything that acknowledges a persons race is racist it will dissappear?