The left loves to accuse the rest of us of hiding our racism through “code words”. Their list of code words might include “states’ rights”, “urban”, “high-crime area”, “youth” etc.
Typical of such leftists is Steve Rawley who writes:
Racism exists in many forms. Perhaps the most hurtful form is the unconscious kind, expressed inadvertently by people who consider themselves to be well-meaning. I don’t think anybody who contributes to the discussions at PPS Equity is a racist, but there have been times when non-white readers have contacted me in exasperation about some of the things they’ve read here.
Just for kicks, see how many code words you can spot in the following passage. This is a real comment on a different blog.
We live in our neighborhood b/c it’s what we can afford, but the schools here are scoring so low and are socially very rough. We go to a charter school (thankfully k-8) about 4mi away, and have been developing a great community there. Most of the kids in our neighborhood go to various other schools too. Ironically, they are the more balanced, healthy kids that I prefer my kids befriend anyway. The ones from our neighborhood school are often yelling cusswords, lying, flipping each other off, and don’t seem to be supervised.
The type of “racism” Mr. Rawley complains about is, in fact, parents looking out for their own children. Leftists (and most of those in power) view freedom of association and parental instincts as evils that must be crushed.
While leftists moan and groan about whites voting with their feet, picking their own friends and protecting their children, we do not see them complaining about anti-white racism at all.
Kaiser Permanente is offering scholarships for students interested in pursuing careers in health care. Here is a snapshot of their application:
It is hard to be more transparent than this; Kaiser is plainly stating that Hispanics and blacks have preference over whites. Examples, such as the one above, are extremely easy to find. In fact, they are the norm. Apparently, people like Rawley do not consider such policies “hurtful”. Either that or he does not consider whites important enough to worry about. By the way, “underrepresented” is a code word for racism.