Are You An Unconscious Racist?
BY CAROL TAVRIS
WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be a racist?
- A person who thinks their “race” or ethnic group is better than everyone else’s by virtue of genetic superiority, religion, customs, food, way of life, or beliefs.
- A person who fails to hire an applicant with the best qualifications if that person is from a different ethnic or religious group from the employer’s.
- A person who is part of an institution that requires him or her to systematically target and discriminate against African Americans or other minorities.
- A person of any race, ethnicity, or religion who feels more comfortable with others who are like themselves.