In the 1990s, a TV Series known as Time Trax came out, featuring a ‘man from the future’, fighting against the tide of racism and hatred, a man apart from others, and the word ‘blanko’ was used to describe him, since he was white, in a world filled with mostly others. The description of this idea was this: “He learns the eternal lesson of his trade; a policeman stands alone. Nor is his isolation made easier by being a member of a minority race. [The crowd chants ‘blanco’.] It is the 22nd century’s most abrasive racial slur. His experiences have made him strong, yet by decade’s end, a series of events have begun to shake his confidence.”
I wait each day for that word to become something more, but each day it fails to exist, and each day the names slip by and become worse for Hatred. The one I hear most is Nazi. White people cannot form a group of themselves to talk about their heritage, or where they came from. While attending Job Corps, there was an African-American group, an Asian-American Group, even a LGBT group. But the moment a group of Caucasian-Americans was attempted to form, it was considered ‘unattractive or unsocial’ and the word ‘Race Nazi’ showed up.
Instead, we had to create a ‘Celtic-American’ and ‘Western European’ group The only one that didn’t specifically say what we are, because of the fear of a war that was recently passed. It’s not just about the wars that have been current, where racial cleansing occurs on a regular basis, or wars in the past, where one race sought to destroy others, or religion that sought to kill, but because it was a World War, this one word and the sting of symptoms and affiliations that come with it seem to be the only race-curse that can be identified.
So I see your article, I see the grace in which it was given and the lesson it teaches, but I failed to see a single slur involving this word, which is still prevalent in our society that prevents the gathering of groups for social functions.