Racism is a term that has been used by the left, almost exclusively, to shut down any discussion about anything that disagrees with their agenda.
It absolutely astounds me that so many don't seem to have a concept of what racism really is, or they simply refuse to accept it.
the basic definition -
- a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
- a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
- hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
There are too many here, and in life in general that simply believe only those in power and/or caucasians are the only possible racists.
ANYONE can be a racist. It simply depends on how you look at different races versus your own.
Whoever has the "power" may be racist, but that doesn't mean that someone who doesn't can't be as well.
The absolute term of "reverse racism" implies that only caucasians can be racist, and anyone not caucasian can't be, so if they are bigots they are "reverse racists". This is ludicrous, but a wonderful talking point for the left.
Anyone who sees life through the prism of race (virtually anyone on the left, and almost no one on the right), is by definition a racist.
There are some here who I continuously point out as racist, some of the most racist folks I have ever actually discussed topics with, in fact. But hey, black folks can't be racist, right?
Racism isn't a power thing, it is a state of mind. Too many see everything through the prism of race and ignore the greater context of life.
Many who say "I may be a bigot, but I cannot be racist", don't get it. racism has NO racial, cultural, or power boundaries.