“I wasn’t raised like that”

It really irks me when people use “I wasn’t raised that way” or “that’s not how I grew up” as a defense for perpetuating racist beliefs and practices. C’mon. You didn’t grow up with color tv, cordless phones, smart phones, computers, DVDs or any of the other technological enhancements that you have embraced. Is your intelligence so limited that you can learn to work modern technology but you can’t find a better reason to dislike someone other than an obvious skin color? It’s not like you are in the middle of nowhere and completely cut off from the happenings in the rest of the world. You have thumbs. Read a book. Evolve.

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