Politically correct white people who practise self-contempt are contributing NOTHING in the fight to end racism  

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"In the course of my travels I remarked that all those whose opinions are decidedly repugnant to ours are not in that account barbarians and savages, but on the contrary that many of these nations make an equally good, if not better, use of their reason than we do."--on cultural relativism in Discourse on the Method (1637) by René Descartes


“Every time a man has contributed to the victory of the dignity of the spirit, every time a man has said no to an attempt to subjugate his fellows, I have felt solidarity with his act. In no way does my basic vocation have to be drawn from the past of peoples of color. /…/ My black skin is not a repository for specific values. /…/ I as a man of color do not have the right to hope that in the white man there will be a crystallization of guilt toward the past of my race. I as a man of color do not have the right to seek ways of stamping down the pride of my former master. I have neither the right nor the duty to demand reparations for my subjugated ancestors. There is no black mission; there is no white burden. /.../ Am I going to ask today’s white men to answer for the slave traders of the seventeenth century? Am I going to try by every means available to cause guilt to burgeon in their souls? /…/ I am not a slave to slavery that dehumanized my ancestors.”--Black Skin, White Masks (1952) Frantz Fanon

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"Politically correct white people who practise self-contempt are contributing NOTHING in the fight to end racism" (2020) is an opinion piece by Slavoj Zizek on antiracism in the post-George Floyd era.

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