It is Boomer-tier idiocy to make any statement or argument including the premise that liberals are more racist than conservatives (Democrats are the real racists) or anything along those lines. By those with even a modicum of social understanding, this is known. But, why is this the case? It is manifestly true that in many cases, liberal policies actually are “more racist” than some conservative ones. Why does no one care? The answer may be obvious to some, but I thought an explicit exploration of the topic worthwhile. More fun than programming at work anyway…
Fundamentally, I think the problem is one of framing. Talking about racism, at all, in any capacity, is inherently accepting of a liberal frame. Who is concerned about “the evils of racist discrimination”? Liberals. When a conservative accepts the liberal frame which assumes that not only is racism real, and bad, it is in fact the root of all evil, and worse than pederasty, then pretty much anything else the conservative says is irrelevant. At best, for the conservative, this represents winning the battle at the cost of the war. Sure, maybe liberal policy X is actually more racist than conservative policy Y, but by even addressing that topic, the conservative is admitting that liberals are right about the evils of racism in general. And that’s the more fundamental question. So if the liberal is right about the fundamentals, who really cares what the conservative says about piddly little details?
The framing issue is responsible for a large portion of the derision rightly heaped on anyone who cries “dems r da real rayciss” but I think the dual-definition of “racism” also takes some of the wind out of the sails of this argument. Racism, according to a sane dictionary means “discrimination or prejudice based on race.” But unfortunately, racism is a motte-and-bailey, and as such has a second definition. As used in the common parlance of the day, racism also means “not being obsequious toward non-whites.” This combined with the demographic realities of the Democrat and Republican parties (92% of blacks voted Democrat, Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 89% of Republican self-identifiers nationwide in 2012) means that any argument purporting that the party of whites (Republicans) is less racist than the party of non-whites (Democrats) is absurd on it’s face. Don’t you know? Black people cannot be racist. Only white people can be racist. (This by the way is a non-exaggerated quote from far left radicals). By the second definition of racism, “dems r da real rayciss” makes about as much sense as 2+2 = 5.
Don’t be a Boomer. Don’t try to tell me that dems r da real rayciss. Don’t accept the framing. Racism is not in fact the root of all evil. Under the sane definition, it’s not even necessarily evil at all. To discriminate is merely to judge. Sometimes you judge rightly.