Imagine for a moment that you are an intelligent and self-sufficient Martian living in a plush, temperature-controlled trailer home somewhere amid the vast frozen plains of that lonely red planet.Also imagine that through the miracle of advanced Martian technology, you have Internet access—it could even be AOL, it doesn’t really matter.
As a result of this threat, numerous coastal towns in the Mediterranean were almost completely abandoned by their inhabitants until the 19 In the 13th and 14th centuries, it was Christian pirates, primarily from Catalonia and Sicily, that dominated the seas, posing a constant threat to merchants.
Let’s also pretend that your curious, veiny, overdeveloped Martian brain, despite its better instincts, has become fascinated with those foolish simian earthling humanoids, particularly the “white people” and “black people” who inhabit what will be known for a little while longer as the United States of America.
Since you are a Martian, you have no childishly naïve prejudices—nor any meticulously acquired adult postjudices—about frivolities such as “racism” or “injustice” or “equality.” You merely want to know the difference between white people and black people, and to keep it “relevant” as the teen earthlings are fond of saying, you confine your search to the prior week’s news.
You search the phrases “white people” and “black people” over the preceding seven Earth days. You would learn that white people are a uniquely self-loathing breed who not only openly question whether they can be trusted—they come right out and They blame themselves rather than blacks for the ceaseless black-white evolutionary conflict that white earthlings self-deprecatingly refer to as “racism.” They chide other white people for not allowing black people to constantly lecture them.
They encourage double standards that claim it’s “racist” and harmful when white people wear blackface but entirely benign when black people dress in whiteface.