But, let me clarify something.
Racism is SYSTEMIC. There is no system in the world that exists to oppress white people for being white. You could theoretically say that someone is prejudiced against white people, but prejudice and systemic oppression are not the same. Two completely different things.
Prejudice and bias against white... yeah, that's a thing, and that's a thing that has been earned over centuries of white folks oppressing, enslaving, and decimating native populations and foreign cultures, and it's VERY earned. That's not racism.
That's dealing with a track record that they keep perpetuating in new formats.
@JackMeinoff @fluffy Not so long ago, this could have been me. From an outside perspective, you should be able to exchange white/black and it would *have* to still be racism, by definition. Once you start to dig into this, you realize you can only *take* this outside position if you're not affected by it.
@JackMeinoff I think it all boils down to whether you consider the structurality as the defining feature of racism.
If you do, you can read the third statement as "You cannot be racist towards white people just as you cannot be transphobic towards a heteronormartive person".
It does not mean you cannot be an asshole and it does not suggest that you should.
@JackMeinoff No, it's not okay, categorically.
To refer to the definition you quoted, the pivotal word to me here seems the belief.
You can put it on a scale from "personal belief" to "conviction rooted in society as a whole".
I think people who attribute it to the latter will tend not to put attacks (on white people) under the definition of racism (but rather assholeness).
That'd be my interpretation.
i figured it was some sort of satire. but if the guy is serious, that’s almost a tragedy. it’s just repeating what nanci pelosi and cnn say, i don’t think those guy even believe it so it’s doubly more tragic that someone bought into it.
You’d only ever believe these things if you had little to no experience outside rich western countries. it’s just american propaganda, if you step outside the reach of their preaching you’ll be shocked how fast exposure to new things make you forget it.
Why so hostile? do i look like the sort of person who would go on the internet and tell lies? you don’t need to run into here guns blazing. if something is new, just ask and I’ll be happy to explain. We are all mature adults here.
@Defectivetrxgedy @JackMeinoff @fluffy I don't really wish to debate either, but I would've liked an actual explanation for your radical views in the original post, instead of this strange expectation that we have to force it out of you.
My main point is this: these radical views don't really get you anywhere, aside from virtual internet points for other supporters (like a form of supremacy).
I wish you a good night too; also, please stop baiting people on social media.
@JackMeinoff @Defectivetrxgedy Apparently you did not read the Birmingham Jail Letter. One of the biggest obstacles in changing the racist discrimination of today are whites, who do not want "to stoke flames".
How else can it change? I'd like some historic examples of getting rid of oppression with "not stoking flames".
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