“Racist” label usually means “I disagree.”

Dan Ouellette,
Wayne State

The term “racist” is too often used to express disagreement with someone else. Rather than consider the benign logic behind someone’s viewpoint, it’s just easier to label them a “racist”. It’s the lazy-Susan tool intended to end a discussion, not foster it. There’s a mixed message out there if we’re willing to see it – both racism and critical thinking in America are diminishing, like the sun at dusk.


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