Why Some White People Feel The Need To Defend (Other) Racist White People

Monday, October 12, 2009

As I was popping in some links for the previous post (of which I haven't been doing that much of lately) I saw this news story and it was just too good to pass up because it illustrates the mindset of White People who for no reason whatsoever (at least it seems like) defend other White People who say racist things.

Like Len Goodman who said the following:

Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman yesterday entered the fray over Anton Du Beke's controversial "Paki" remark - and said fans should not get worked up over something so foolish. Head judge Len claimed viewers had blown it out of all proportion as the BBC was hit with nearly 700 complaints demanding Anton be sacked for his racist remark to partner Laila Rouass. Despite the row, Len, 65, insisted Anton should keep his place on the show - and he defended host Bruce Forsyth, who was slammed this week for saying fans had over-reacted. Len told the Sunday Mirror: "But for the grace of God, that could be me next."
Oh wait.

Now it's clear.

They're afraid they could be next simply because they've probably used the same racist language themselves and they're afraid they're going to slip too.