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Over That?

Scott Bateman
© Scott Bateman

Anyone who thinks that our society (or even individual people) is beyond racism is deluding themselves. I would be willing to bet that every one of us has done racist things in their lives. Racism is not something that magically goes away (like, if we suddenly elect a black president), it is something we have to always guard against.

And I do mean everyone, regardless of race. Including me.



  1. Michael wrote:

    Obligatory Avenue Q reference:

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  2. wildwood wrote:

    I resent the use of ferrets as a derogatory term. I’m the proud grandmother of a ferret owner and both the grandchild and the ferret are adorable.

    Other than showing prejudice against ferrets, well said!

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  3. Westomoon wrote:

    Wow! Even when it’s just a chart, a graphic can sure boil a topic down to the essentials. What’s starting to worry me is — there’s been so much of this ugliness for so many years, with so little consequence, it’s starting to seem normal.

    Wildwood, I don’t think that was a slam against ferrets. Bateman was referring to ass-ferrets, a totally different species. *g*

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  4. wildwood wrote:

    Westomoon, I lead a very sheltered life. Had never heard that term before.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    I had a wonderful ferret as a pet for many years, and loved it. The term “ass ferret” has nothing to do with pet ferrets.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink