The concept of systemic racism today has become underlined by a form of cultural relativism, a concept defined by perceptions, not proof. Under this new definition, black people—not God—are the authority on what constitutes as racism or systemic racism.
Racial reconciliation can easily lead to racial manipulation. Joseph Conrad addresses this concern in a grand tale of a crew of shipmates at sea. Perhaps Conrad's most important work exposes a difficulty that must be overcome in the pursuit of racial reconciliation.