This is a quick diagnostic tool to determine if you suffer from the disease (pathology) of white racism and how you know that you are racist/a racist: 

I challenge you to test yourselves, and post your answers on this thread?

1. If you hate Black people, simply because they hold a different opinion to yours, then have the symptoms.

2. If you find yourself irrationally angered by what Black politicians and Black commentators say about white people, then you have the symptoms.

3. If you define bravery as meeting a large group of Black men after dark, then you have the symptoms.

4. If you boast to your suburban friends how you once stayed in a Black township till well after 8, then you have the symptoms.

5. If you expect Black people to be artificially humble about their achievements and qualifications, then you have the symptoms.

6. If you expect Black people to be artificially forgiving of white crimes against humanity apropos, colonialism and Apartheid and the present-day economic inequalities, and insist it is “better” to “forgive & forget” and “move on”, then you have the symptoms. 

7. If you meet highly educated or talented Black people and think only they are gifted or that they’re lucky to be “so talented” apropos, the “obvious failures” and criminality of “their race”, then you have the symptoms.

8. If you breathlessly announce to your white friends that you also know some famous Black person, and boast about your kindred relationship with them, then you have the symptoms.

8. If you not so subtly introduce acts of your generosity towards a Black person to your friends and family and expect to be nominated for a Nobel Prize by year-end, then you have the symptoms.

9. If you expect a cookie every time you demonstrate minimalist generosity towards a Black person, then you have the symptoms. 

10. If you instinctively believe that you have all the answers to Black people’s problems, then you have the symptoms.

11. If you always centering yourself in conversations with Black people and express alarm when they mildly disagree with you, then you have the symptoms.

12. If you are debating politics with Black people, and hold up Mandela or Tutu to be the ultimate paradigms of Black people’s behaviour models towards white people, then you have the symptoms.

13. If you are debating politics with Black people and aren’t willing to listen to new or radical departures from what you know, then you suffer from the symptoms.

14. If you are debating social issues with Black people, and find yourself irrationally offended by some of their views, you shut yourself off, become angry for no reason, insist on being heard, storm out of the conversation or terminate your friendship with them, then you have the symptoms.

15. If you find it unsettling when Black people move in next to you, then you suffer from the symptoms.

16. If you subconsciously deny Black people’s history and their lived experiences, and find yourself correcting them (with no scientific basis), then you have the symptoms. 

17. If you think that all Black people are automatically responsible for the misdeeds and/or crimes of the few, then you have the symptoms.

18. If you consistently argue that Shaka Zulu was a mass murderer, but forget all the wars and genocides started by white men, then have the symptoms.

19. If you find yourself conflating ethnic prejudice, racial prejudice, (defensive) racial hatred and tribal chauvinism as racism, then you have the symptoms.

20. If you think it is better for world peace if each race lived in their own locations/areas separate from each other, then you suffer from the symptoms.