Hey, I’m so thankful you’re asking!! Please continue to educate yourself. If you’re in college, or once you are, I encourage you to take a class on critical race theory. It was one of the biggest blessings of my college education.
Alright, so, while someone can be prejudice against white people, “reverse-racism,” or racism against white people is not a real thing. Anyone who believes otherwise is ignorant on the definition of racism. Racism is a social structure divided by power, and that power is in the hands of the white male. Racism is the discrimination of a race that is not afforded the power to resist the oppressive forms that were built to stifle them. White people are not oppressed. They may get offended, someone of a different race may hate them, but black people are not afforded the social power to impact a white person’s life… being white naturally affords you certain rights that are not shared by people of color. White people are not an oppressed minority, so claiming “reverse-racism” is nothing more than a made-up term to validate hurt feelings, to which I say, get over it.
I love this explanation by Sara Luckey, “Reverse racism isn’t real because we live in a culture that supports and enforces whiteness as the norm and PoC as other. If you experience discrimination, prejudice, or bigotry, it’s valid to be upset about it and want to talk about it. It is not valid to claim that it is reverse racism, and certainly not valid to claim that it is racism on par with anything like the institutionalized racism that PoC will come into contact with. When a white person starts talking about reverse racism, what they’re really doing is derailing a conversation to make it about them. Their white privilege leads them to believe that what they say both matters and needs to be heard and is important and the conversation should stop to focus on their perceived ills. You know what? When somebody is talking about racism they have experienced, that conversation is not all about you, nor should you expect it to be, so stop with the derailing and just listen and learn.”