[From “Racism or the Tao?”]
The concept of "racism" is a valuable tool. Without it, some sudden gust of prejudice might blow the shingles off our roof and drench us all. We must keep this hammer within easy reach, and be prepared to use it. We do not want to return to the worst crimes of our past, which betrayed every "fruit of the spirit" on the deepest level.
"That's just your pampered white reality!” I hear a voice saying. “Stop hiding your head in the sand! Even if you don’t experience it in your suburban cocoon, listen to the news, and you'll know that acts of gross white-on-black racism occur in America every day!"
I bet Pentheus wished he had hidden his head in the sand, before his mother tore it off his neck.
If America is really still a racist society (in the only sensible sense, a country that commonly and systematically mistreats people for their color), why have you fallen for every race-bating scam that has come down the pike in recent years?
The word “racism” has become a powerful weapon to control Americans of all races, and keep them at one another’s throats. This is why when you hear the word, you jump, like one of Pavlov's poor, reactionary hounds.