That means they’ll do anything to hide those feelings from themselves.
We think people *must* be consciously aware of their racism *and* open about it to be racist.
Most people who defended things like segregation and who support the Muslim ban refused to believe they were racist.
That’s a big part of how radicals like white nationalists recruit. They start with coded language and suck people into being self-aware bigots.
People seem to be in absolute denial that being anti-Israel can correspond with an antisemitism. The problem is partly imo that they see good intentions in such people.
The level of fear relative to other nations. It comes from something.
The level of hate. It has a history.
We have trouble accepting that people are desperate to believe they’re good and most know hating a whole group is wrong
This quote is from 1945. It is from Orwell. It is about the British.
Today we have people in Britain who may be described the same way.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We’d be able to call it out in less hateful ways.
We’d be able to simply acknowledge its *there*, which is half the battle.
Until then, we’ll continue to allow hate to boil beneath the surface and for minorities to be targeted and vulnerable populations to have their children ripped from their arms.
We can’t afford to accept illusions as facts anymore.