Of the people I now know, I can feel some them do have reservations about people of colour which comes from a place of fear and the unknown rather than a view that they are superior to people of other races.
Great blog and the bulk of it is spot on the money and so eloquently expressed, as always with Teal.
I agree with most of what you say. That is, not everyone is racist - I would agree. Yet everyone has a group of identity (unless they are a totally isolated and a loner which has its own problems). This group of identity, for most people goes along traditional lines - place of origin, nationality, ancestry, religion, race, clan, tribe, ethnic group, group "story = history", shared ideals/beleifs/expectations, etc. Some people have rebellious group identity where they take on the opposite. In fact, a lot of the identity is created based on what this group "rejects". This is a mirroring of ego that often defines itself by what it rejects as itself and it is always inferior. Not all cultures may highlight race, but many do as it is so obvious. Yet, all groups have a scapegoat. One only needs to study the group to find out who their scapegoat is - the mythologized source of most of their problems. The scapegoat can be another race, it can be Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, political beliefs (which has been happening in the USA with political parties), classes, ancestry, and the list is limitless. I had a wonderful teach years ago who said, if you want to be an aware and compassionate human being and stand for change then you ask yourself, "Not do I have it but where is it?" Unfortunately, all human groups have the archetype of the scapegoat. Meaning that if they control or get rid of the group causing their problems, life will be ideal or at least much better. Of occurs,e for all involved, this denies their reflection and law of attraction completely. Few people have done this as it entails taking one's enemy as oneself. Many White people in America think they are doing this with regards to racism but the truth is, they are not. They are scapegoating someone else like the police or government authorities or conspiracy theories, etc. The only way around this is to find the group that you hate and/or want to blame and take it as past of yourself. In this way, all humans are victims and victimizers of propagating prejudice and scapegoating. I know a lot of people who are in denial and claim they don't do this but if I sit with my clipboard and if stye give me 10 minutes, I'll be happy to show them where they are scapegoating and blaming. The making "racism" the new shame and morality and to treat them as the only scapegoat also means they are choosing a different scapegoat (probably not based on race but something else). So I agree, not all groups use racism as their primary form of scapegoating but they have something in its place. I want an end to scapegoats. That means I have to deal with my reflections on all levels , not just some. I also means that we have to acknowledge scapegoating as hard-wired in human nature at its present level of conscious as we cannot find a time period or group that doesn't have it. The change of consciousness comes with, "I am that" not just with "victim" or "hero" reflections but every single one of them (including scapegoater) - now that's a powerful, courageous and conscious person and, yes, at our present level of consciousness it is hard and with little support. Yet, places like this forum is where we can get support. In the end, owning ones reflection is love. We are standing for love and "love thy enemies".