OKAY. I know my blog is a man dick blog but welp, seems that people are ignorant as shit so, its time for class, sit down and get schooled.
Let’s have a talk. About racism.
First, let’s evaluate a couple definitions.
-a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
-a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
-hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
-an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
-any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
-unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
-such attitudes considered collectively.
-damage or injury; detriment:
a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.
verb (used with object), prejudiced, prejudicing.
-to affect with a prejudice, either favorable or unfavorable.
-a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that a certain human race is superior to any or all others.
-of or like racists or racism :
racist policies; racist attitudes.
-the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
-an act or instance of oppressing.
-the state of being oppressed.
-the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.
A form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.
White privilege (or white skin privilege) is a term for societal privileges, existing in predominantly white societies, that benefit white people beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people in the same social, political, or economic circumstances.
The use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense.
For your reference.
Now that this is out of the way, let’s talk about reverse racism. I took the liberty of looking up a few articles about it and this is what I found.
Notice how there’s nothing there because reverse racism doesn’t exist. The concept of “reserve racism” was concocted by the white racial majority to make themselves the victim of a very serious issue that does not effect them because in countries where they hold the racial majority, and thanks to their white privilege, racism does not affect them.
Racism is the enslaving of a peoples based on the principle that because their skin was lighter in tone they were closer to purity.
Racism is the holding of that false sense of superiority to the point where those races not of a light skinned hue cannot acquire the same privileges, rights, liberties, and/or freedoms as those of the light skinned hues.
Using a race as a commodity, objectifying, oversexualizing, fetishizing, and the like is racist.
This is all too complicated, is it? Let me give you an example.
YOU KNOW YOU’RE AMIDST A RACIST WHEN:
- You hear “but i’m not racist, i have x acquaintances of y race!”
Bonus points if they follow with “so that means I can do z because by proxy of me knowing x acquaintances of y race I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THEIR CULTURE AND THEREFORE CAN BE APPROPRIATE TO IT AND FULLY IMMERSED IN IT”
- You hear “i’m not racist, but ____”
- You hear overgeneralizations and stereotypes of races such as “x race is always so y” whether they be good or bad
- You hear “all x races look alike/have the same y/talk like z” and so on
- You see people going out of their way to avoid certain races for whatever reason, whether they be under the impression of false statistics, false stereotypes, or the like. Example: covering your purse in an elevator when a person of color walks in.
YOU KNOW YOU HAVE WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN:
- You’re white. That’s it. That’s literally it. There is one answer to this test, if you answered white you fucking passed, A+ for everyone, jesus christ
YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN’T ACKNOWLEDGED YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN:
- You say things like “x and y races have this/this institution has been set up to assist with the success of x and y races, why don’t we, the white majority, also have this?” not realizing that in addition to having this, you have that, that over there, and pretty much every damn thing ever because you’re the majority and that’s what that means.
When one evaluates our history and sees the patters, the picture tends to become perfectly clear. From slavery to unfair laws and other brutal sanctions, torture, to outright denying human rights, colonialism and conquest are still very deep seeded and we are still dealing with it today, mostly in a different form but you’d be surprised how much racism then and now parallel.
People are STILL oppressed today. America is STILL oppressing People of Color. We STILL hear about PoCs being victims of hate crimes, being killed on the streets, and so much more, but the people behind the media, aka WHITE PEOPLE, do no justice to truly inform their masses because them being the RACIAL MAJORITY are not effected by the racial profiling that THEY THEMSELVES IMPOSE.
And I could go on about this, because this here is my SHIT, son, I’m a Person of Color, I LIVE this oppression, shit isn’t EVEN cute—oh wait, I get it worse because in addition to receiving racism, I receive colorism within the race that I’m SUPPOSEDLY supposed to identify because I am an atypical example of MY OWN CULTURE—but this is such a loaded issue that I’m going to have to stop here.
So before you say one more ignorant thing, I urge you to educate yourself.
And if you’re going to sit there and be offended by this post, or go “not ALL white people” or be offended that someone called you mayo and turn around and cry because THAT WAS RACISM, if you’re going to SIT there and INSIST that you are the victim when you can’t even open your eyes to the world around you where you’re clearly not—in fact it is the exact polar opposite of what you are—then this post was made specifically for you.