Yesterday was the National Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers. I heard quite a few people talking about it and, without exception, every single one of them said that the major purpose of the day is to focus on the difficulty of black non-believers finding other black non-believers to talk to.
So what? Why do they have to be black? Isn’t that an inherently racist position to take, that the only people that blacks can talk to are other blacks? Or maybe it’s the assertion by blacks that they feel most comfortable talking to other blacks. Both are racist positions to take. If someone white said that they only wanted to talk to other whites, they’d be called out for being a racist and rightfully so.
It’s the same problem that I have with Black History Month, which this also is. Yes, I acknowledge that traditionally, contributions by blacks have been downplayed, but much of that has been corrected. The solution to racism is not more racism, it is to correct the initial racism. If blacks and women have been treated badly in the history books, and that’s certainly been the case, then you fix the history books, you don’t create a holiday that is specifically racist against non-blacks. You cannot fix faults by creating other faults, you cannot fix racism by creating different racism.
I suppose it’s no surprise, considering that most vocal atheists are liberals and they typically hate white males and hold up traditionally downtrodden minorities (and women, who are not a minority, but certainly have been downtrodden), but in so doing, they typically create just as much racism and sexism as they complain about.
The only way to fix the problems are to stop playing games. If we’re supposed to be non-racist, then everyone has to be non-racist. That means that where white people can’t simply want to be around white people, black people can’t simply want to be around black people. Asian people can’t only want to be around Asian people and women can’t only want to be around women. If we want a color-blind or gender-blind world, we have to actually demand that it happens for everyone, not just “cis-gendered white privileged males”.
Enough with this racist nonsense. If we want to have a Day of Solidarity, don’t have it for black non-believers, have it for all non-believers. To do otherwise betrays the blatant racism that exists within liberalism.