But – even most psychpaths don’t do what he did. They are OFTEN in positions of power in the USA.
It’s not logical. It’s profiling. Americans commonly do profiling, quickly judging things about a person based upon:
a) How they look
b) What is their primary career?
From those two, Americans decide what position they are in in the social class systems in the USA, including how much money they make and whether or not they are a good person to be trusted, or a bad person that shouldn’t exist.
Why do Americans so frequently profile like that? I don’t know.
I work hard not to do those things.
We are fish raised in different waters. A fish’s water is usually invisible to the fish.
Are you talking about the man who sent pipebombs or the man who shot up a synogogue?
Today, a black man that I didn’t know stood next to me while I was on my phone on Facebook and started talking to me.
Without thinking, I automatically slid my phone into my pocket.
I wasn’t scared of him and he told me some interesting stories.
BUT: I automatically slid my phone into my pocket.
Why? A black man that I didn’t know stood next to me and even though I was raised around black people and have never thought of them as any different from me, I _was_ socially trained to hide my possessions automatically from them.
It bothers me that my conscious, rational mind could not stop my hand from sliding that phone into my pocket.
That’s how deep that social training is.
Yes, I think that’s probably similar.
Implicit bias is dangerous. It’s why US police shoot to kill more black people than any other group. Even black people in the USA have an implicit bias against other black people.
It’s the water American fish swim in and it’s time to change the water.
I mention anti-black bias in the USA because anti-Jewish bias in the USA is very similar but is usually more subtle.
“white supremacists” don’t like “black churches”.
In the USA, there are churches where anybody can go, and churches that are separated by skin color or ethnicity.
This church was founded by this man: a few years after the US Civil War in the 19th Century.
There are MANY more all white churches. They don’t SAY, “Hi, we prefer you are light skinned to come here”, but if you see a lot of light skinned people going into a building and you’re dark skinned, you might not want to go in because you would stand out as “different”.
And yes, it’s strange. Skin color separates people FAR too much in the USA.