First, how do you go about telling the difference? Well, it's quite simple. Bad Racism is racism that is perpetrated by your enemies; Good Racism is racism that is perpetrated by your friends, or by any of the following.
- People who used to be your friends but have gone a bit mad
- People who you mistakenly believed were your friends but who were always a bit horrible when you weren't looking
- Up-and-coming people it might be worth keeping in with
- People who are on the way down but are not yet out
Obviously, being associated with any kind of racism, good or bad, is not desirable from a public relations point of view. So there are a number of strategies you can adopt to try to minimize the negative effects on your public profile. Here are a few suggestions.
- Stick your head in a bucket of sand
- Stand on your dignity
- Try to turn it into a joke
- Insist that comments have been taken out of context
- Point out some Bad Racism and shout very loudly about it
Alternatively, you could suggest that it was all part of a conspiracy. This usually works. It's best to make the conspiracy big. Really big. World-wide, in fact. And make the conspirators rich - bankers, financiers, that sort of thing. Make them powerful, influential and grasping. Oh no, wait a minute, scrub that strategy. I think it's been used already.