I didn't realize all the different ways racism was incorporated into our language before I read the chapter on language. It talked about how we see black as "the bad guys" or evil, and white as purity or the "good guys." While this is true, I don't really associate white people as the good guys or black people as the bad guys. But the fact that black has negative connotations is racist because our society labels people of African descent "black" so that can place those negative connotations on a that race. I've never really thought of this before, probably because I am white and it has never really affected me, or my "color" has never been labeled as evil. Also the use of the word slave over African people devalues the person, because the word slave makes it seem like less than human. It really devalues African people when history books say things like â€śEuropeans immigrants moved to America, and slaves were brought to America.â€? I never realized how derogatory that phrase was. The book even says how â€śpeople in Western cultures do not realize the extent to which their racial attitudes have been conditioned since early childhood.â€? I also found the disabled part pretty interesting. I am a waitress and I work with a guy who washes dishes and everyone thinks he is crazy because he talks to himself for hours. Iâ€™ve noticed that he makes racist comments towards my customers. He says things like â€śthey donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going onâ€? just because they have a different accent and arenâ€™t white. The book says that when you put the label crazy on someone, all of their behavior becomes dismissible. When he makes comments like that or makes suggestions at work on how we should do things differently, everyone at work just kind of ignores it because we donâ€™t see any of what he says as valid. We excuse him for his racist behavior because we think he is crazy, and we donâ€™t listen to his arguments for change because we think he is crazy. Itâ€™s sad, but it is true.