Racism and race are social constructs with no basis to exist. In fact, even the United Nations, in a 1950 statement, decided to omit the term ‘race’ altogether.
I am sure I am not breaking any news when I say that racism doesn’t exist.
In fact, racism is almost always equated to other words, concepts and ideas in order for people to create a meaning.
According to most dictionaries, racism is “the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.”
It is in this and other artificially created definitions that lies the falsehood of racism.
Racism: A socially constructed concept
The use of the term “racism” does not easily fit any single definition because in fact there is only one race, the human race. So, to say that someone is racist would be to say that such a person hates all humans.
Racism is an empty construct derived from a classification invented by Carleton S. Coon, in 1962. Coon decided to make up a concept, which he called Race, and later divided humans into 4 major groups according to their ethnicity: white/Caucasian, Mongoloid/Asian, Negroid/Black, and Australoid.
Other than this classification, “there is no universally accepted classification for “race”, however, and its use has been under fire” for decades, precisely because the term race describes homo sapiens with 99.99+% of the same genetic materials. This means that any division made up by scientists or anthropologists is largely subjective.
Mainstream media, especially liberal media, purposely use the word racism to insult people who oppose certain political or social practices, such as taxing, redistribution of wealth via taxation, illegal immigration, the welfare state as well as numerous government imposed policies.
Political correctness, a practice that is also advanced mainly by liberals but also by many conservatives, with the intent of censoring free speech, plays the same role as using the word racism to discount someone’s speech or opinion.
Other concepts that are used to mean the same as racism include prejudice, discrimination, xenophobia and so on, even though concepts like that are completely different from racism.
There is only one race
According to Wikipedia, racism serves as a support for an ideology that seeks to divide humans into groups.
Those groups, the page explains, are organized by racism according to their differences “due to their social behavior and their innate capacities as well as the idea that they can be ranked as inferior or superior.”
In other words, pointing out social, economic or cognitive differences is considered racist. The problem with that is that society is composed of groups of people of different social and economic backgrounds with different levels of cognitive capacity.
Denying that differences of all kinds exist among humans and attempting to prevent people from pointing them out as such, shows a great degree of ignorance. Worse, forcing people not to recognize differences or attempting to make everyone equal, homogeneous, everywhere, is the only recognizable ideological threat to the human race, the only race that exists.
Since racism does not exist, it is often illustrated with acts of violence committed by someone, which are then labeled as racist.
Violence is later equaled to discrimination, xenophobia and prejudice, which are concepts that, different from racism, can be easily illustrated.
People who equal everything to racism most often mean to say that a certain behavior or action towards a person or group of people is a result of discrimination or prejudice against that person or those people because of their ethnicity, social origin, economic and educational background, yet they use the word racism instead.
You can tell the same lie a thousand times, but it never gets any truer
So-called racism is one of those situations in which a lie is told so often that it eventually becomes truth for many people and once that happens, it becomes nearly impossible for those people to see the truth.
Jorge Ramos, a Mexican news anchor for Univision, refuses to use the term “illegal” next to “immigrants” because he says it is not morally acceptable to say such a thing.
In Ramos’ world, people who enter a country without a valid VISA or who are taken in as refugees – some 30 million in the US alone – are indeed illegals, but they should not be identified with that label, because, according to him, it is morally wrong.
Ramos blames American drug addicts for the ongoing drug epidemy. He says that the drug problem is America’s fault and that illegal aliens are on US soil as a matter of supply and demand.
Other concepts often associated or equaled to racism are segregation and supremacism.
Supremacism is usually associated to white people, thus white supremacy, which is defined as the belief that ‘a particular class of people is superior to others, and that it should dominate, control, and subjugate others.”
Even white supremacy cannot be equated to racism, although it often is. As its definition explains, it is a belief based on class differences, not race.
In sum, racism doesn’t exist because there is only one race, the human race. Humans are different indeed. Society has set a number of concepts to differentiate humans who have different cognitive abilities, social backgrounds, ethnicities and political affiliations.
The desire to prevent obvious differences from being pointed out is in itself anti-human since we were all created and raised differently.
More importantly, racism is equated to xenophobia, segregation, prejudice supremacism and other social and political constructs because it is a concept or idea that cannot be supported by evidence and reason.
The use of the word racism to describe a person who opposes someone else’s views, a certain set of values or standards or someone who has their own educated opinion is, together with political correctness, an attempt to make humans believe that it is in equality where people can find cohesiveness, harmony, and peace, though it is quite the contrary.
It is our religious, political, ideological, ethnic, social and cognitive differences what makes us unique.
People who think differently should be free to do so and hopefully have an argument to support their views. They should also be free to give their opinion without being ostracised.
People who oppose someone else’s point of view, politics, religious beliefs and so on, should be free to show opposition, without violence.
Saying someone is illegal should not be equated to racism. Calling things by their names should not be labeled as racist. Saying a place is a shithole, cannot be equated to racism, especially if the place is in truth a shithole.
Saying people who cross a border illegally are violating the law and are in many cases drug dealers, criminals, rapists and so on isn’t racist, it is factual.
Harboring people who violate immigration laws is not moral, just as it is not immoral to call them illegal aliens.
People who harbor law offenders, especially those who have committed rape, stolen property or dealt drugs, should also be held accountable.
Race and racism are social constructs with no basis to exist. In fact, even the United Nations, in a 1950 statement, decided to omit the term ‘race’ altogether and instead it decided to classify humans into “ethnic groups”, which more accurately represents society, although it is only based on one characteristic: culture.