Language has a huge impact on both our thoughts and our actions, so we should use our words carefully. Many people who are against racism may be inadvertently cementing the idea of racism by using terms like “racism” and “racist”, and the reason for this is quite simple: since there is only one human race called ‘homo sapiens’, there can be no such thing as ‘racism’. By using the terms ‘racism’ and ‘racist’ over and over again, the idea that there actually is more than one race becomes more and more deeply embedded in our subconscious.
I am sure that there is a large percentage of people around the world who believe in the concept of different races, even though anthropologists and biologists agree that we all belong to one race, Homo sapiens. So, maybe it’s time to get rid of the term “racism” altogether?
Of course we could start this process by eliminating the term ‘race’ because racism creates races: