It’s the soft racism of lower expectations.
Or as Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld terms it: Humanitarian Racism:
“A humanitarian racist is best defined as someone who attributes intrinsically reduced responsibility for their acts to people of certain ethnic or national groups. This racism is a mirror image of the white-supremacist variety. Humanitarian racists consider—usually without saying so explicitly—that only white people can be fully responsible for their actions; nonwhites such as the Palestinians cannot (or can but only to a limited extent).
h/t: Tamar Sternthal:
New York Times Editor Admits Holding Palestinians to a Lower Standard
TAMAR STERNTHAL October 29, 2014, 11:29 pm 3
Tamar Sternthal is the director of the Israel Office of CAMERA
A favored topic at The New York Times is the purported racism of Israeli society at large. It has been the topic, again and again, of Op-Eds, editorials and news stories. Conversely, Times editors seem ever reluctant to approach the subject of Palestinian racism, although there is no dearth of material there.
Why this discrepancy?
Times opinion editor Matt Seaton today provided a window into the mindset of the editors in his response to a query by this media analyst about whether readers “can expect two hit pieces on Palestinian in racism in the next month” in keeping with the pace of the publication of (error-ridden) screeds about Israeli racism, both real and imagined.
Seaton, a former editor at the Guardian, known for its hostile treatment of Israel, tweeted back that The Times opinion pages would cover Palestinian racism as “soon as they have [a] sovereign state to discriminate with.”
The editor’s stunning admission that he considers Palestinians exempt from scrutiny due to their stateless existence followed the Oct. 27 publication of yet another Op-Ed which accused Israeli society as being racist. About Rula Jebreal’s Oct. 27 (“Minority life in Israel”), Seaton tweeted: “Often overlooked, an insight into the life of one-fifth of Israeli citizens who are Palestinian.”
“Often overlooked?” The Times last devoted an Op-Ed to alleged Israeli racism on the part of Israeli society at large barely a month ago (“How Israel Silences Dissent,” Sept. 26). A mere four weeks ago, Mairav Zonszein wrote in The Times: “Israeli society has been unable and unwilling to overcome an exclusivist ethno-religious nationalism that privileges Jewish citizens.” (Emphasis added.)