Racist speech has evolved since overt language is no longer socially acceptable. Racist speech has become more covert. Racists have learned Code language (dog whistles) that slows them to say racist things but claim plausible deniability. Amazing how many Christians do this.
They won’t say the n-word. But they will speak of black people in other ways that demonstrate their believe their are inferior. The problem is; folks not trained in racialized speech won’t catch on to the nature of said speech. Those well read in racial history see thru this tho.
What you end up w/ is folks who will defend racist white peers at all cost (cuz worst thing a white person can be called is racist) despite fact that the white person has said clearly racist things. In their minds, it’s fine to call black people racist; just never white people.
Same happens with actions. A white person can act in racist ways towards others and because they haven’t worn white hats or lynched black people; they are never considered racist. But, if a black person simply shares concerns, same people will call them racist w/ the quickness.
Racism survives thru gaslighting. It happens when White people say and do racist things but also feeling entitled to immunity from ever facing the charge of being racist. When confronted; the response is to charge those calling them out with racism. Textbook gaslighting.
In extreme cases, you’ll even have white people accuse black people of being racist just for calling them white. Anything to take attention off of them and to promote the gaslighting goal of alternating realities. To make the victim the victimizer & the victimizer the victim.
Recent examples of racist speech.

In the 1st two, Josh Buice uses skewed stats & stereotypes to present a picture of black inferiority. He even slides in comment abt Civil Rights era. Justin Peters calls caring for racial trauma victims unbiblical, & of course... “race baiter”.
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