Often, when describing racism, a lot of people revert to definitions taught in grade schools and high schools, even MariamWebster can be misleading.
The established definition used sociologically and academically is one often refuted by ones whose argument it doesn’t support; that definition being prejudice + power. Power being in regards to Institutional power.
The link is pretty good at breaking it down to simplify it.
🌟Now with the added benefit of actual discussion in the comments without bigots clouding up the conversations!!!🌟
“Postmemory describes the relationship that the ‘generation after’ bears to
the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before — to
experiences they ‘remember’ only by means of the stories, images, and
behaviours among which they grew up. But these experiences were
transmitted to them so deeply and affectively as to seem to constitute
memories in their own right […] To grow up with overwhelming inherited
memories, to be dominated by narratives that preceded one’s birth or one’s
consciousness, is to risk having one’s own life stories displaced, even
evacuated, by our ancestors. It is to be shaped, however indirectly, by
traumatic fragments of events that still defy narrative reconstruction and
exceed comprehension. These events happened in the past, but their effects
continue into the present.”
Marianne Hirsch, from The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust (Columbia University Press, 2012)
You know what is love- It is when you fall in love with storms, When you want to touch a poisonous snake without fear of life, When you wouldnt think twice to jump of a cliff, When even the worse days feel the best…Love is when you like even the bad things happening in your life…