But I think that towards the state that it is ignored, it might as well be.
While I do suspect some of ulterior motivations, ones that they are definitively aware of, I do not think that it is necessarily the case for all. And by no means, even in the people who I think do have an awareness of what I am suggesting that they do, are doing it for malicious purposes.
It is just the state that the array of information is in.
Opal's statement I actually have mixed ideas about. On one hand it acknowledges that there might be some sort of self reported bias- one that he should be able to talk about to the extent that he pleases, but on the other hand, I see it as an example, on a larger scale, of all the stereotypes pushed into the back of people's heads- pushed forewards partially- and then blanketly accepted. If his more obvious statement recieves that sort of acceptance, it sort of implies that similar will as well. I would much rather have someone say I FUCKING HATE SJ's, then I only hate SJ's when I have to deal with an aspect of them being themselves- if they just were not so much like what my idea of their nature happens to be- what I am furthering with this statement that their nature absolutely is- if they just were not so... them, then I would have no issue- if I could like them I would- so don't go pointing the finger guy's, I'm tolerant. There are implications behind those sorts of statements, similar to add an exception to an apology or an expression of adoration, an expression of goodwill mixed with an undertone of less than, or the other way around, it doesn't matter- it all serves the same purpose. A person beingg able to state the message that they want, but do so in such a palatable- yet vaguely noticed manner, that slips under the radar- seems acceptable, so then all the Nazi's feel that it is totally acceptable to follow this new friendly Hitler.
Help me clarify further- I apologize if I am or am seeming to avoid any of your questions.
But before anyone goes, but that's life! I don't see the same thing going on with other typology systems- it is different when there is an association of lesser and greater.