I thought I was doing fairly well on this racism thing. But a Facebook posting that I saw last month challenged my beliefs. I am not a racist. But this posting said that was not enough. If I just sit passively by and let others be racist, if I am not actively fighting against racism, then racism will continue. Being a non racist is not enough. One has to be an anti racist. And how often have I sat back appalled as someone told a racist joke and I didn't tell them that I find that offensive? How often have I just sat there self righteously, thinking to myself, well at least I am more sensitive than that?. My being appalled and my self righteousness is not enough. I should have expressed my indignation verbally, so the person telling such a joke would understand that no it is not ok to tell offensive jokes that deride another person because of the colour of their skin. Being a passive non racist is not enough as it allows such behaviour to continue. One needs to fight racism actively and openly.