I’ve always thought that the Left’s reflexive habit of calling anyone and anything “racist” was going to have a “little boy who cried wolf” effect eventually. Genuine racism is dangerous, and potentially leads to the kind of inter-ethnic violence and oppression that has traditionally been found in many, if not most, societies. Racism is like alcoholism and drug addiction. It’s not something to encourage, but it will always happen anyway on some level in spite of efforts at prevention. As with addiction problems, the appropriate response is harm reduction, and not jihad approaches such as the 1030s Prohibition, the State’s “war on drugs” or the Left’s “war on racism.”
By German Lopez
In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation.
The study, authored by David Broockman at Stanford University and Joshua Kalla at the University of California Berkeley, looked at how simple conversations can help combat anti-transgender attitudes. In the research, people canvassed the homes of more than 500 voters in South Florida. The canvassers, who could be trans or not, asked the voters to simply put themselves in the shoes of trans people — to understand their problems — through a 10-minute, nonconfrontational conversation. The hope was that the brief discussion could lead people to reevaluate their biases.