The Danger of Believing in Racial Equality
by Stuart DiNenno
Whether we admit to it or not, we all know it isn’t really true. We all see many examples telling us that inequality is the reality. But we would like it to be true and it sounds innocuous enough, so why be concerned about it? Why is it such a problem to believe that all of the races of mankind are equal? What could be wrong with that?
Simple. Everyone can see that white men are in the superior position. They have more money, they own more land — in every measurable way they are better off than non-whites and always have been. But if they have no inherently superior attributes and everyone is really equal, as we are incessantly told, then the only reasonable explanation for the disparity is that white men attained their superior position through illegitimate means at the expense of everyone else, including their own women, and that they have been doing so for many centuries. Therefore, punishing white men becomes merely a leveling of the playing field that they themselves distorted. It’s taking back what they stole to begin with, which is the moral and righteous course of action.
White men being excluded from positions of authority? That’s justice. White men having their land confiscated by the government? They only got it by oppression. White men being murdered? They brought it on themselves.
All lies have consequences. And racial egalitarianism, far from being a benign lie, is actually one of the most dangerous and destructive of them.