NEW ON YouTube: “Systemic Racism Or Systemic Rubbish?” By ilana mercer:
I’ve embarked on a series of columns deconstructing the term racism, systemic or other. The first is “Systemic Racism Or Systemic Rubbish?” You can imagine on what side I fall.
Essentially, the “systemic racism” refrain is a meaningless abstraction. Has anyone cast the nebulous racism expression in vaguely measurable, quantifiable terms? I didn’t think so!
Until you have done this work, “racism”—systemic or other—remains nothing but thought crime:
Impolite and impolitic thoughts, spoken, written, preached, tweeted, or whatever.
Thought crimes are nobody’s business in a free society. …