It is not “profound.” “Reverse racism” is a concept that was created by white people, and a term that I have only heard white people use to complain about the way black people respond to them. I probably should have used quotation marks, but I was addressing an argument that white people make — it’s their word.

At any rate, I acknowledge in the essay that to be racism is to be human, that we all harbor a certain degree of racism, regardless of color. Clearly I have a grasp on the universality of racism and don’t think that it’s just a white thing.

This is what I mean when I say read, listen, think. Don’t just think about how you are going to respond. A lot of the things “Son of Roxie” pointed out, I addressed in my essay, and he just comes across as being exactly the kind of person I was writing about.

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