White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics 

White teenagers think it's acceptable to "act out" with symbols of hate because they have absorbed the white American value that racial equality is a matter of respectability, not morality. Because white ppl's idea of racial harmony is so divorced from moral values but consists of injunctions for politeness (don't say slurs etc.) their children break these injunctions for simple shock value without caring who they're hurting.

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White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics 

@lj_writes just generational flavors of racism. Some want space for "the good ones" and not being like "white trash" racists.

They're still racist, and they're ok with their kids being racist. The teens see that, and these ones are too authoritarian and too weak to truly question and rebel against what their parents have taught them its just a remix. This happens generation after generation. The point IS to hurt.

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