Writing in The Observer (20/03/22) Andrew Anthony was discussing whether the Social Networking ap Nextdoor promoted neighbourliness or paranoid, gated segregation (answer: both, of course!) He quoted a post on his local, West London group. Someone was reporting a door to door scam and wrote, “Had a black man knock on my door last night…”
The challenge for liberals like you and me, especially for people of colour is not to respond by saying, “That’s bloody typical of White People – always making massive, biased generalisations based on race!”
I’ve basically been making that same point over and over again, in hundreds of posts: we become what we abhor.