Nice and Racist: What Ellen Degeneres Teaches Us About Racism

“Much like Ellen, racist white people can make you laugh, cry and feel good. But too like Ellen, racist white people will betray that trust you put into their attitude instead of their action. And we can file these racist actions under “privilege” to make them products of conditioning rather than malice, but then what does that say about the idea of being pleasant and friendly in the first place? It tells me that being nice is as much a product of conditioning as is being racist. So then, the two can coexist without conflict.”

Nice and Racist: What Ellen Degeneres Teaches Us About Racism

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