Pretty simplistic, a bit of a cop out, but sadly probably spot on. Here is what Ricky Williams had to say when asked if Mike Ditka was a racist.
Williams says he KNOWS Ditka’s not a racist … but says he doesn’t think Ditka can fully understand the issue because of his skin color.
“He’s a white guy. White people don’t relate to police brutality. “
Ricky also says that most white people — almost inherently — use racially insensitive language on a routine basis.
“Put a video camera on most white people all day long, you’re going to hear something that black people would consider to be racist. Whether they mean it or not.”
I don’t think Ditka is a racist, I think he is ignorant. I would say there are more ignorant white people, than racist ones. With they are being said they are ignorant because they don’t want to learn, they are comfortable with their white privilege.