There seems to be this idea among a bunch of middling idiots that there’s such a thing as a noble racist, or a half racist.I’ve been trying to find out how people can think this way. The first few times I encountered this nonsense I thought it was a kind of olive branch to the stupid. But no, it’s another manifestation of tribalism, more specifically the tribalism of the mediocre as opposed to the broader tribalism of the nascent lynch mob.

I got hung up on that error too long. People who believe they have some hotline to the “good side of racists” are simply transitional racists themselves. They’re only waiting for their own age of fear to completely overtake them and their television remote. They’re white, they’re unable to read for subtext, and they’re the next generation of Fox News gulls.