You Have No Idea How Racist You Are

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Maybe you don’t think that you oppose Obama because you’re a racist, but the media certainly thinks that you oppose Obama because you’re a racist and the media will prove to you that you are a racist even though you don’t know you’re a racist. Because… you’re a secret racist.

“We’re at a tipping point,” said Susan Glisson, director of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi. “But I don’t know which way we’re going to tip.”

Glisson knows that many conservatives disagree with Obama solely because of his policies.

“But I am also quite certain that there are others who object to the president because of his race, because they have a fear of blacks that is embedded in our culture,” she said.

Her conclusion is based on something called “implicit bias”— prejudices that people don’t realize they have.

It’s like those movies where a man wakes up without knowing who he is because he has amnesia, but governments are chasing him because they know he knows something even though he doesn’t know what he knows. It’s exactly like that, except the man knows who he is, he just doesn’t know he’s a racist and that’s why the government agents are after him.

“Our history has created this unconscious bias,” said Gail Christopher, vice president of program strategy for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which has funded research on the subject. “Now we need to create safe places to discuss and educate people about unconscious bias, where we are not blaming and shaming them.”

History has planted subliminal racism in all our heads and only when we admit that we are racist, even though we aren’t, will the W.K. Kellogg foundation acknowledge that we aren’t racist anymore.

It strikes me that critical race theory seems to have something in common with the hunt for witches. The only way to escape paying the price for witchcraft was to confess to being a witch… or be tortured for being a witch.

“Every time they say, ‘We want our country back,’ I know what that means,” Susan Bankston, a white Democratic National Convention delegate from Richmond, Texas, said at the gathering last week.

Of course every time Susan Bankston says, “I know what that means”, what she’s really saying is that she wants to bring back slavery. Susan can try to deny this, but I know it and so does she. It’s time to create a safe space where she can confess this without being shamed further for it.

“You recognize it when every time the Republicans with their own convention refer to him by his first name, Barack Obama. He’s President Barack Obama,” said Patt Sanders, a delegate from Englewood, Calif., who is black.

In other news, everyone who ever called George W. Bush by George W. hates white people. It’s a fact.

The actor Alec Baldwin simply tweeted: “If Obama was white, he’d be up by 17 points.”

…like Jimmy Carter. But honestly if Obama were white, he’d be down by 17 points.

The perils of potential offense can be everywhere. Glisson, director of the racial reconciliation institute, recalls a recent meeting with an unfamiliar group of people, including some African-Americans, and telling them about a good location for a professional retreat.

Then Glisson, who is white, mentioned that the location had excellent fried chicken. She immediately sensed a change in the atmosphere: “They didn’t know that I love fried chicken.”

But does Susan Glisson really love fried chicken or did her implicit bias lead her to develop a love of fried chicken so that she could tell black people to go eat fried chicken without consciously coming to terms with her horrible racism?

Implicit racism, like the bubonic plague and vampires, is always lurking in the darkness to pounce unexpectedly on the psyche.

  • BLJ

    Obama is about as "black" as Tiger Woods. I oppose him because he sucks as a President, hates America and is a muslim in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it Susan Bankston.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      And we know how much Americans hate Tiger…ahem, Mr. Tiger Woods.

  • Tori

    If Obama had been 100% "white", he would have been laughed out of the primaries…

    • pagegl

      If Obama where white Hillary would have been running against McCain.

    • LuAnn

      He wouldn't have even made into the primary. Obama is president only because his father was Black.

  • tagalog

    Unconscious bias, which of course Susan Glisson and Gail Christopher and others who share their political views do not possess.

    One of the manifestations of that unconscious bias, could that be preferential racial treatment passed off by white people as affirmative action?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "One of the manifestations of that unconscious bias, could that be preferential racial treatment passed off by white people as affirmative action? "

      Yes, exactly. The bias cuts both ways. It's called humanity and we must deal with it, which means recognizing many circumstances, including when it is being used as a political tool as it has been for President Barak Hussein Obama's entire career.

  • GUESSEDworker

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • Ghostwriter

      Do you realize that this sort of thing feed INTO the stereotype that conservatives are racists?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. "

      True. But what they say is ridiculous and ignored by everyone who does not consider themselves members of a victim class. We must solve the root problems.

  • drcrazycatkid

    We Jews are lucky-no one hesitates to wear their hate for us on their sleeves. That's why we dont need an institute for secret messages that tries to prove a far fetched point (yes, sarcastic).
    In psychology, this phenomenon is often referred to as "micro aggression" which does not mean the aggressor is Lilliputian. It means that even if you smile and are relaxed and cordial to an 'approved victim group' minority, you're still the aggressor. That's because the minority can sense your underlying racism. The field of psychology takes this as a truth about the white person, rather than the assumption (or paranoia) of the minority person.
    If it is admitted that the minority person is paranoid, it is beleved to be because whites oppress them.
    Micro aggression and forgiveness for paranoia are never, never allowed for Jews who ARE believed deserving of blame and undeserving of victim status.

    • PaulRevereNow

      Good post. However, it amazes me that frequently, those who scream "RAAACISM!" the most frequently and the loudest, won't admit that anti-Semitism is a form of racism, or that it even exists.

      • drcrazycatkid

        Thanks Paul Revere, Yes, I agree anti-Semitism is racism. The first and worst racism, if one can rank such things.
        Judaism represents certain concepts to the left who think of themselves as revolutionaries. Concepts such as the ten commandments-including honoring elders and tradition, living according to laws in a civilized and moral society where truth and personal responsibility are essential. All this, lefitsts -not to mention Islam -rebels against. This is a foundational reason why Jews and Jewish beliefs are targeted with such seemingly irrational hatred.

  • LibertyMan

    It is good to know that the Democrat Party… home of the KKK …. home of Maggie Sanger (minority sterolizer) … home of the FALN… home of The Black Panther Party (new and old) … Home of Jew and Christian Intellectual Hate in acedemia …. home of Muslim Brotherhood… is willing to teach the rest of us about racism. We are so lucky…. NOT.

    I guess it is because they have the first hand experience.

  • Judahlevi

    The Democratic party supported slavery and formed the KKK as a militia to intimidate freed blacks. The Republican party, with Lincoln being our first Republican president, freed the slaves and tried to help them become registered voters in the south.

    The Democrats created the Jim Crow laws that prevented blacks from voting. Underneath those white sheets in the south and burning the crosses were all Democratic party members. They destroyed Republican voting registration booths and lynched both Republicans and blacks.

    The Democratic party, from the end of the Civil War in 1865 until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, blocked any civil rights legislation because they did not want equal rights for blacks. For almost a hundred years the Democrats refused to pass civil rights legislation that would overturn Jim Crow laws. Even in 1964, Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Civil Rights Act and Democrats finally voted in favor but by lower majorities than Republicans.

  • Omar

    Wow. The left is so ridiculous. First of all, Obama is a mixed-race president. He is half-black and half-white. I don't get Alec Baldwin and Jimmy "The Appeaser" Carter's logic. Second, The left is so hypocritical on pretty much everything, but especially on issues like race. The left smears critics of the president's policies as "racists" and "bigots" (as well as falsely accuse conservatives of "racism" and "bigotry" in general), yet ignore their own history of racism and bigotry directed at minority conservatives because they don't share the same politics as the left. The left's animosity towards Herman Cain is one of many examples of the left's racism and bigotry against minority conservatives in American politics. Last year, when Herman Cain was running for the GOP nomination for the presidency, the left did everything to smear, demonize and discredit him. Janeane Garofalo derided Cain as someone who is "suffering from Stockholm Syndrome", thus not only insulting prominent figures like Cain, but also insulting people who really suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. Not one leftist has made Garofalo a pariah for her racist and bigoted comments, nor denounced her. Then, when Cain was leading in the polls for the GOP nomination, the left (with the help of the MSM) decided to take Cain down and out of the race, and they did it by resorting to one of the worst stereotypes in American history. The left had the help of the lunatic Gloria Allred and leftist liars like Karen Kraushaar (who helped deport young Elian Gonzalez to Castro's Cuba, thus insulting both Black Americans and Cuban Americans) to smear Cain by falsely accusing him of "sexual harassment". The racist smear campaign against Cain led to his exit from the GOP presidential race, thus securing the Democrats' dominance over black voters. The left's smear campaign against Herman Cain (and other minority conservatives) is truly reprehensible, yet the left got away with smearing Cain. Fortunately, there are more minorities who are not buying the left's identity politics anymore. Those people are moving towards real liberalism (the classical liberalism, not the so-called "liberalism" of the left), which is modern conservatism. The GOP convention (which leftist TV networks like MSNBC tried to censor every time a minority politician spoke at the convention podium) is an excellent example of how more minorities are embracing the opportunities that America offers. Politicians like Luis Fortuno (the Governor of Puerto Rico) are the key to the future. Luis Fortuno is the head of the New Progressive Party (named after Theodore Roosevelt's "Bull Moose" Party- the NPP has no connection to Henry Wallace's Progressive Party whatsoever), which is a political party in Puerto Rico that advocates the island's admission into the Union as the 51st state (statehood). Fortuno is also a rising star in the Republican Party and he serves an example of minorities who are prominent members of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Hopefully, minorities will overcome the left's meaningless propaganda and fully embrace America's freedoms and our democratic and free-market systems. God Bless America!

  • zionit

    There's a need to name the enemy – Trevor Loudon does it succunctly:

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/09/acts-of-war/

  • Deeb

    This woman is an employee of the University of Mississippi, a public institution? We pay her to come up with these brazen racial insults? This country has gone insane on every front.