We are all natural born racists. It is a genetic self protection mechanism to help our tribe survive the challenges life throws at us, principally their tribe across the divide trying to eradicate us.
Thankfully, through centuries of breaking down state, religious, racial and social barriers, many of us have a deeply held belief in egalitarianism, and actively promote racial equality in the global tribe. This is especially the case for those of us living in multi cultural urban populations.
In addition to my egalitarian beliefs, I am a libertarian. I believe people have the right to live the way they want and govern themselves without interference from the state. This belief is a big contributor to my political incorrectness. I despise political correctness in the same way I despise liars, cheats, bullies and thieves.
As of late political correctness is creeping into my professional and social circles and as a result, humour is suffering badly. One cannot make a joke these days for being branded racist or sexist. A joke is not a political statement and is not to be taken seriously.
Recently a UK bank manager had to resign for using humour in a discussion with his team on the year end results. He declared the results were like Muslims, "some of them were good, some of them were shite"!
I get vexing looks from people when I introduce my all star female analyst team as "dey is me bitches"!
We are in danger of a serious sense of humour failure.
American Democrat voters proved in last week's nomination contest that despite thousands of years of social advancement, and as the torchbearers for what they consider to be the paragon of egalitarianism, freedom and democracy, they are natural born racists.
Exit polls showed that the black candidate won the black vote, the white woman won the white women’s vote and the white man won white men's vote.
I see nothing funny in this at all.