Concerted Racial Behavior: A Conspiracy of the Heart . . .
A heart felt belief is what a person actually believes, rather than what he wants to believe, or thinks he believes. What is in our hearts, guides our speech, attitude, point of view, and behavior.
A heart-felt belief, can be distinguished from an ordinary belief, by the willingness of the believer to adjust their belief when confronted with credible contradictions. When the belief doesn't hold up in the face of the facts, the non-racist will change their opinion, but the racist will try to overwhelm the truth with lies and distortions. The Bible gives insight into the nature of heart-felt beliefs in Matthew 12:34, ". . . out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks."
Racism is a heart issue because the identity of the racist is intertwined with the identity of the victim, and that is why challenges from the victim are met with such rage. Racial contradictions are an identity challenge since, a true racist believes that they are more, because darker people are less, and African people, and their descendants, have been made the anchor for this idea.
A racist will defend their belief/identity in every transaction by sabotage, undermining, persecuting, denigrating, distinguishing, distorting, lying, complicating, confusing and otherwise casting the victim in the image of their heart- felt belief. Consequently, racist conspiracies generally don't need to be articulated since, in every racial transaction, without prompting, the racist is compelled to act consistent with the prevailing racist agenda . . .
Copyright Hargrove Jones 2002