Racist vs. Unracist vs. Overtly Unracist

Let me start off by defining the terms. To be racist is to address race in any way, shape, or form. Some people use the term “racial” to identify unmalicious racism. Strictly speaking, anything that’s racial is also racist but people usually define racism as the hateful discrimination of race. It is universally agreed that negative racism is bad (unless you’re a racist asshole) therefore people try to be unracist.

By strict definitions, being unracist would simply be not addressing race at all. However, due to the negative connotation of racism, people become overtly unracist instead, going out of their way to be nice to minorities. I’m not against overt unracism if one feels inclined to do so, but one should not be expected to be an overt unracist. People often go out of their way to be extra nice because of white guilt. But guess what? I’m not white so people should not expect me to be extra nice. I’m still going to be nice, but I’m not going to be extra nice to you because of race.

Being completely unracist and pretending like race doesn’t exist is stupid too. But because a lot of people are stupid and would get mad at anything that sounds remotely racist, it actually becomes smart to be completely unracist if you don’t want to infuriate (stupid) people. I don’t have a job, career, or livelihood to lose so I don’t worry about being completely unracist. If we have to pretend that race doesn’t exist, why don’t we also pretend like our genitals don’t exist. While we’re at it, let’s get rid of the brain as well.

A vast majority of people are overly obsessed with political correctness. A vast majority of people are stupid. There are a lot of people who fear the word “nigger” as if saying the word would threaten their lives. Let me tell you a story of how I used the word “nigger” and a black guy threatened to beat me up. Classy.

On episode 14 of my podcast, I told a story of a “nigger purse”. I was chatting online with a black friend and as a goof, I wanted to work the word “nigger” into the conversation and make it look like an accident. I analyzed the keyboard and saw that I could pass it off as mistyping the word “bigger”. So I worked my way into pretending to mistype “nigger purse” when I “meant” to type “bigger purse”.

I find that story funny and it’s only funny because “nigger” is such a charged word. Some people may find it offensive and the only reason for that is because the word “nigger” popped up. George Carlin said it best when he said that context is what matters. If I called my friend a nigger, that would’ve been a whole different story but that didn’t happen. “Nigger purse” is as innocent as the word can be used because it’s fictitious and sounds ridiculous. Should the word “nigger” absolutely be never used? Absolutes are stupid. Murder is bad, but should we absolutely never murder? If there’s a Hitler performing genocide right now, should we let him live and continue the genocide because murder is absolutely bad? Unironically (or ironically?), some religious fanatics would stick to the absolute.

My black friend heard the podcast and was deeply offended, solely because the word “nigger” popped up. I do feel bad and apologized for the goofing because he was the brunt of the joke. I only feel bad because nigger is such a bad word. It shouldn’t be a bad word, but it is. Even so, I do not believe it’s something to be hysterical over. So where does this leave things? Am I a racist? Maybe, but I’m not malicious. I have been perfectly nice to this black friend and did several extended favors for him with no intention of asking for anything in return. If he can’t accept that I don’t fear the word “nigger”, then begone with him.

If he does beat me up, I wonder how the judicial system would look at this case. I wonder if a black judge would make a difference.