Bigotry Reconsidered

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2019-02-24 01:25

Racism possibly needs to be redefined as "lying about race". Sexism possibly as "lying about gender". Bigotry possibly as "lying about biological, social, or intellectual groups, or their members".

Typically, bigotry and prejudice involves denigrating those groups which are different from yourself and praising those which are the same. But it doesn't have to. Whites and males today frequently bash their own "social identity group" without cause.

This means that they deliberately don't seek the truth about various white or male individuals, nor whites or males as a collection. In other words, they lie about certain specific persons or human categories. This is socially destructive and morally wrong.

Both behaviors -- whether unwarranted praise or condemnation -- are instances of bias, prejudice, and bigotry. This is wrong. In the Game Of Life you're supposed to evaluate each and every individual and collective justly, based entirely on the merits, while seeking the truth.

Admiration and damnation needs to be earned and not arbitrary. They should be based upon objective reality and the demonstrable facts.

Racism, sexism, and all other forms of bigotry are very irrational on the part of the evaluator, and very improper and unjust for the group member or group being judged. Being biased or prejudiced, either for or against others, is immoral. In general terms, you should scrupulously seek the truth with everyone you think about, judge, and deal with. Bigotry is wanton mistreatment of the innocent for no legitimate reason.

You need to treat people right. You need to be just and moral. No matter how unexpectedly or undesirably positive or negative this might make your behavior toward others, you must give the various individuals and groups which you run across the evaluation and treatment they deserve.

Don't insult or praise them without a proper reason. Don't be a racist, sexist, or bigot.