Is it wrong to use racist language behind closed doors despite understanding the history and injustice of racism?

19 answers


Anonymous

Yes, 100% of the time. It takes a racist to use racist language even privately.

Anonymous

When you use it behind closed doors, it makes it more likely for you to accidentally use it in public. I don't see the problem of using it behind closed doors

Anonymous

OP here. I am aware that I am a racist by society's standards. I was raised that way and haven't been able to excise it. A lot of it comes from jealousy because black people have been mean to me in the past and I've never had any close black friends. Would never treat a black person differently than anyone else and I actively come to the defense of other races in the presence of actual racists. I do not consider myself a racist but society does, therefore I am.

Anonymous

Nah... Words are different than actions. All you virtue signaling cultural warriors can go fuck off

Anonymous

That would be a bad habit.

Anonymous

No. Say whatever you want in private, as long as you're a decent person when you actually encounter other races or cultures. Whole family of staunch antifascists here (since way, way before Antifa was a thing), and we make plenty of inappropriate jokes. Just remember who you're talking to and be an okay human.

Anonymous

I think that not all words have to be permanently barred off. Some I wouldn't say for sure, but I think actions can really matter more. Just know what you're talking about and understand how you could be perceived. But I will say, persistently saying something Is just a joke and then advocating that behavior can be really dangerous.

Anonymous

Who you are in private is who you really are

Anonymous

first off, wrestle it down. Then you rip the penis off and eat it whole. you have no idea how cool you are now.

Anonymous

A racist behind closed doors is still a racist.

Anonymous

It seems that culturally now there’s a growing awareness now of the difference between being a non-active racist and an active anti-racist. If you’re asking if its ok if you can maintain being a racist in private, then that becomes a question of how completely aware are you of how your actions and words impact others. None of us are 100% aware and it might likely be the case that your “private racism” seeps out from time to time to the detriment of others without you even noticing.

Anonymous

We should be able to differentiate between thoughts and actions. A person who was raised a certain way but now understands that way was wrong and actively chooses to behave differently shouldn't be penalized for just having feelings.

That said, if you are giving in to those feelings and going on racist tirades behind closed doors... even if you aren't actively hurting anyone, you're reinforcing those deep-rooted beliefs and making it harder to move away from them and more likely you'll act on them in a heated moment without meaning to.

Anonymous

No, assuming you're saying it in an ironic/satire context.

Anonymous

"Wrong" is defined in collaboration, and is specific to the group. Whether that groups is two people, a closed group or society as a whole. What is wrong in society can be right behind closed doors. It does not concern anyone else.

Anonymous

It, frankly, does not matter, so long as you know who you are talking to. Don't hurt anyone's feelings.

Anonymous

If you're making jokes or satirical statements in private with people whos feelings you aren't intentionally hurting, its fine. If you hang out with other racists and bigots and private and indulge them by being racist and bigoted when they're around, you're still racist and/or enabling them. Better than hurting strangers feelings I guess, but you're still an asshole.

Anonymous

As long as you don't use it yourself, this gives people in that group an opportunity to think about whether those who use that language are racist, or are they simply socially compliant to others who use that language. So it is wrong, it is not wrong, and it is destructive, but useful at the same time.

Anonymous

No. Every race is racist to an extent. Blacks, whites, Japanese, Chinese, Latins. It's natural.

Anonymous

Words, on their own, have little intrinsic value. It's when we use those words in a way that could be construed as harmful that it becomes generally not okay, even when nobody is listening.

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