White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics 

White teenagers think it's acceptable to "act out" with symbols of hate because they have absorbed the white American value that racial equality is a matter of respectability, not morality. Because white ppl's idea of racial harmony is so divorced from moral values but consists of injunctions for politeness (don't say slurs etc.) their children break these injunctions for simple shock value without caring who they're hurting.

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White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics 

@lj_writes thanks for putting this so simply. I run into far more casual racism than I should like when gaming, and having these words will help.

White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics 

@trurl I'm glad it helped! I run into a lot of racism in my fandom hobby, too, and years of fans insisting that it wasn't racism unless someone said a slur, added to the news of kids being horrible, kind of helped crystalize that for me.

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