MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): White people generally are the least racist people on earth. I mean that in a very technical way. There have been studies of racial consciousness; white people have the lowest racial consciousness by a country mile. Every other race of people a have much higher racial consciousness, a much higher in-group preference. White people just are not racist. You can say whatever you want about white people. You can say they have bad taste in music, their food isn't spicy enough, but you can't say they're racist. White people are the least racist people in the world.
And in the United States, the white people are pretty much the only victims of formal de jure systemic racism. Asians get lumped in a little bit, too, but white people, and Asians to some degree, are the only group where you can say, okay, you're white but we're going to discriminate against you for the purposes of college admissions, for the purposes of hiring, for the purposes of whatever, on the basis of your race.