What do white people really feel about black people?I can't answer generally on behalf of all white people but personally I can't think of 'black people' as one homogenous group.
I have known first generation African black immigrants and black British people of Jamaican descent and black Americans. I have known many mixed race people. And guess what? They were all individuals, they did not have any discernible characteristics that made them all the same, other than perhaps skin colour, which also varied from very dark to very light.
I also struggle with the idea that I have to be lumped into a category called 'white people'. I have a lot more in common with a black British or black Irish person than I do with a white person from Russia, for example.
In my own age group, and in my own social circle I think my views would be quite common. The only people I know personally who think race is a real differentiator are of the older generation. My white Irish grandfather was quite a racist but he had never met one single black person. People are scared of what they do not know.
Bold question - do you really think Quora is going to be the big reveal.
Even well-intended White people mask an *enormous* amount of racism toward Black people.
I do. I'm not happy about; its not something I wished on myself.
But I will tell you; you have to take that mountain on and keep chipping away at it. And there will be a bit less at the end of the day.
I am quite suspicious of White people who think they are free of racism.
It's in the air and you have to "un-breath" it.