Chink: (n) a Chinese person.
I am prejudiced against skinny people–mainly because I’m fat.
I am intimidated by handsome men, truthfully because I’m quite plain.
I get nervous around other writers because deep in my heart, I need to be the best.
Certainly white people would never have brought black slaves from Africa unless the natives were superior to them working in the fields. Even after Emancipation, the white community was intimidated that the black work ethic would overtake them and lead to their poverty. So it’s easier to call them “niggers” and send out the signal that they are to be relegated to a lesser position.
We’ve done it for years with gender. All the terms used for women have eventually exposed a disguised prejudice.
- “Weaker sex”
- “Little miss”
- And of course, “bitch”
I’m not quite sure why the word “Chink” is in the dictionary. Perhaps it’s to remind us that there will always be people who are better at what they do than we are, and simply humiliating them with a condescending name does not take away their power.
We live in an America where there is still prejudice against the black race, even though we mimic their actions, customs, worship style and sports efforts in almost every way.
If bigots actually did think they were better than the people they prey upon, it would still be disgusting, but at least comprehensible.
But knowing that bigots are mean-spirited because they are secretly jealous and wish they possessed the abilities of those they attack may be the Earthly definition of satanic.