overt vs covert

I don’t know what is better, an overt racist or a covert racist.

With the overt racist you know where he is coming from and you know to avoid him and not to trust him with your family but you also know he is going to do what it takes to worsen your life.

With the covert racist you can have an open dialogue and if they get to know you maybe you can persuade them through your actions that all people can be good, even though you don’t know you’re doing it, but they are also the person, that when you are looking over the the side of that mountain just to get a view of the waves crashing against the rocks below, give you that push so you can have a better and up close look.

We would like to have that dialogue, it gives us hope, but not at the cost of becoming fish food.