Racist used to mean treating people differently based on their race or judging individuals by the average of their race.
It still means that, but now the Cultural Left has added a new gotcha to that. If you decide that any race is superior or inferior to ay other race on average on any particular metric, apparently you’re racist. Well then that means that most social science is definitely racist. Differences in intelligence, crime, violence, industry/sloth and other things are very well documented averages among the races.
In fact, these social science findings are highly robust, and only the crazies argue that they are not even true. The more sensible say that yes these “racist facts” are true, but these differences are due to environment and not biology. This is the typical environmentalist position nowadays, and fighting facts seems to be a dead game even with that crowd. But once they accept these nasty racist facts, even the extreme environmentalists have now become racist in the new sense of saying one race is superior or inferior to another on some metric.
So clearly any rational, science-minded person cannot help to be racist according to the modern definition since facts show that some races are inferior or superior to others on certain metrics.
Hell, even Alpha’s probably a racist on that score, and she’s as antiracist as they come! She admits that there are differences in intelligence test scores, crime, violence, etc. among the races (so she admits that some races are superior or inferior to others), but Alpha feels that there is no way that these differences simply represent biology. For her, no one has shown that these differences are racial in origin. That’s a perfectly acceptable and even noble and well-meaning thesis to me, but note that even taking that strong antiracist line does not absolve Alpha of charges of racism due to admitting those nasty little “racist facts.”
In short, the modern definition of racism is so nuts that only ideologues or scientific illiterates can come out nonracist. Just about any science-minded person ends up getting labeled racist.
This is clearly a definition of a word that has gone out of control. If the truth is racist, sexist or homophobic, then there’s really no shame in being racist, sexist or homophobic. In fact, any reasonable man would be precisely that.
So this new daffyntion that the Cultural Left has come up with is not only absurd and anti-logical (not illogical but actually completely opposed to the concept of logic altogether – in other words, outside of logic), but it is also meaningless. It’s now nothing more than an insult, and crying racist more and more is like the boy crying wolf. There’s often no real wolf of course, nor i there any real racist there, just someone the SJW doesn’t like and wants to call names.
So racist now is just another epithet. Calling someone racist is now about as rooted in logic and empiricism as calling someone an asshole or a fool, except that the latter is often true, and in a lot of cases the former often isn’t.
This is a pretty serious matter here. We are talking about the destruction of language itself. Of course the Right has been doing that forever now, especially since Reagan.