Past and future

By | January 10, 2015

This is where having no historical knowledge gets you.

At least some people are trying to learn, I guess. More people need to try harder.

To my grandfather, Irish and Welsh people were definitely not white. They were scum, no better than black people. But he didn’t call them black people.

Lorde would not have been white to my grandfather, being Irish and Croatian by heritage. I know this seems really impossible to some (dumb) people, but this was true for roughly ~100 years in the US.

Anyway, over the long term (100-300 years) I suspect that racism towards brown people will also disappear, and instead we’ll have racism against AIs for a while.