January 14, 2001
Kendall Clark: My White Problem -- And Ours.
"Charges of racism, so the habituated response goes, are so stigmatizing (really?) that making them effectively forecloses all possibility of rational discourse. The risk, they claim implicitly, of mismarking racism far outweighs the gains of marking it properly. That's exactly backwards. The costs of its perpetuation far outweigh the price of mismarking it."