What Is Wrong about Racism
Racism is an ideology that is generally considered wrong, disgusting and antiscientific. However, when asked why it is so, most people will say: “Because all people are equal”. And this shows that people just don’t understand what they say and what they believe in.
Racism is wrong not because all people are equal; it is wrong for the sheer reason that people are not equal. After all, no human in his right mind would say that all people are equal when basing on common sense and not vague “general principles”. Some are objectively cleverer than others, some are certainly better in moral sense, even physically it is hard to find two men who would be even remotely equal.
But racism states this thing exactly – that some groups of people are equal among themselves only because they belong to their groups; what is worse, they determine the membership of a group by the reason as primitive as biological heredity. It means that every person is treated according to the vague generalization of traits belonging to his supposed ancestors, without any regard to his personal qualities. Is there anything to add here?
This principle says that a degenerate white is closer to me than an intelligent black for the reason that we belong to the same biologically limited group. I have not chosen such kinship; the nature has chosen for me, and I must obey.
Isn’t it absurd? Can herd instinct go any further than that? Is there anything that makes a human more like animal so that to distinguish between “good” and “bad” according to outward features? Racism is the greatest embodiment of this instinct, and is unworthy of human.