“Racism” is hard work. It means always having to “notice,” and then make disparaging and sniffy remarks about the shortcomings of other races—or take evasive action.
It is tedious and rather demeaning work, especially in the pseudo-egalitarian culture of today. So it is no surprise that White people, especially well-to-do White people, just don’t want to do it.
But just like dealing with nuclear waste, building oil tankers, picking fruit, or any other hard, gruelling, dirty job, it seems that White people have successfully managed to outsource their “racism” to other groups.
The proof of this is a 2017 article by Audacious Epigone, which refers to research by America’s Government Statistical Service (GSS):
Since 2000 the GSS has asked respondents, broken down by race, if whites and if blacks “tend to be unintelligent or tend to be intelligent”, with answers on a 7-point scale, the higher the score the more intelligent the group is perceived to be. Because both questions have been paired every year they’ve been asked, the same respondents are opining on the perceived intelligence of both whites and blacks.
Every racial grouping, including blacks, perceives whites to be more intelligent than they perceive blacks to be. This holds for both men and women, liberals and conservatives, the young and the old. The differences are a matter of degree, not direction.
The following graph shows how much of an intelligence advantage whites are perceived to have over blacks by the race (and other selected characteristics) of those assessing the intelligence of each…
Interestingly, back in 2000, the GSS inquired about the perceived intelligence of Hispanics, Asians, and Jews, but discontinued that after only one year to focus on the perceived Black and White divide.
As you can see, Whites believe they are more intelligent than Blacks, and Blacks think so too, but Whites think the gap is bigger than Blacks do. Other data, such as IQ, income, academic performance, Nobel Prizes, etc., suggest there is a sizeable gap, so it is much more likely that Blacks are underestimating the gap than Whites are overestimating it, although that is also possible.
Also, it is clear from the graph that certain other groups of Whites are working hard to underestimate the gap, namely collage-educated Whites and Jewish Whites. These are of course the most “progressive” groups, so this is only to be expected. Meanwhile older (55+) and blue collar (no college degree) Whites, groups that have (a) more life experience and (b) more day-to-day contact with Blacks, believe the gap is bigger.
But most surprising of all is the fact that Hispanics and especially Asians think that Whites are much more intelligent than Blacks.
Of course, the Left sees such noticing of difference as “racist.” By their egalitarian logic, all groups who refuse to see Blacks and Whites as perfectly equal in terms of intelligence are de facto “racist.” But the problem is that this also includes Blacks, as they also think Whites are more intelligent. Also, as many Leftists are Jewish and/or college educated, they too are also “racist” according to these findings.
The only way to make sense of this nonsense is to be realistic and recognize that there are actual differences in intelligence between the groups. Where the real difference lies is hard to pinpoint, but we can safely assume that Blacks, Jews, and college-educated Whites are underestimating it for their own reasons—pride, politeness, or political correctness.
There is even a possibility that all the groups are underestimating the difference, but this is not helpful either, as “racism”—as it is commonly understood in modern society—is not the mere noticing of differences that are there, as we all do that. Rather, it is the attribute of noticing differences the most.
In this case, it is clear that Whites—even those with no college degree or aged over 55—have been eschewing “racism.” Instead, they have successfully managed to hand this task to Asians and Hispanics, who, as in so many other cases, have eagerly accepted a task discarded by the White man.