Racism is in all of us!” “I know Black people who talk about white folk!” And that somehow justifies, let’s these others off the hook. Foolish. Even [in] the New York Times. How many saw that? “The plight of Black racism.” That’s foolish. And what is he saying? “Well, you know, I hear some Black folks saying something bad about white folks. That means they’re just as racist a white folks.” He doesn’t even know what racism is. He thinks racism is merely an expression of an attitude. Merely saying something bad about another people. Merely saying “I hate white folks.” That’s not racism ladies and gentlemen!
You think because I say I hate white folk, that’s the same as Bush saying he hates Black folk? That’s the same as a Supreme Court saying it hates Black folk? That’s the same as a cop saying he hates Black folk? You got another thought coming.
But people who study superficial sociology come away with that kind of stupidness. And they look at “attitudes.” Racism is far more than an attitude. I’m going to tell you, you’re still going to be catching hell when the white folks stop saying they hate you. That’s right. When they remove other overt hatred you’re still going to catch hell. Because racism is not only contained in the attitudes and words of a people, it is contained in the total system. It is contained in the total ideology.