Guilty relief, was Re: Definition of Racism (without rent-a-riot)

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 02:49:21 MDT

I have been told (but have not independently confirmed), that at one
point, one high-profile African-American said that there was no more
terrible feeling for him than to be walking down the street at night,
hearing footsteps, and being _relieved_ when he saw that the other person
was white.

Yes. I expect that's especially terrible. I don't know if it's an -ism,
or prejudice, or just playing the odds. But he is male, FWIW.

Doesn't directly contribute to the answering of these questions you pose.


Lee Corbin wrote:
> But it doesn't matter. Was she discriminating in the sense of
> definition 1? Or merely prejudiced? Or neither? Does her
> own race have a bearing?

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