On Prejudice

On a fundamental level, prejudice means “to form prior judgment” and we are all prejudice toward some things. I have already formed the judgment that tigers are dangerous prior to meeting one along my jungle path, for example. When our prior judgments concern other people based on the color of their skin, this is called “racial prejudice” and is generally frowned upon within the society that currently occupies the same continent as myself. However, there seems to be one racial prejudice, one act of prior judgment that is not generally frowned up: that which concerns white people (and white males in particular). If social justice types are any indication, this racial prejudice is quite common among not only non-white people, but also those who are trying to cure their so-called white guilt. Don’t worry, I won’t show any prior judgment, on how others may prior judge, on the basis of their skin color, but this is the message I’m hearing loud and clear as a white male from these types of people. I sincerely hope this is a case of the loudest representing only themselves. I suspect that it is. It would be a shame if people on this continent allowed themselves to be led back down the dangerous and disgusting path of tolerating and accepting widespread racial prejudice. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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