RACISM IS FUCKING RACISM, REGARDLESS OFWHAT RACE IT IS. thinking that racism against white people is ‘reverse’ is some stupid bullshit and thinking that it’s impossible is even more stupid. racism is applying a characteristic to any general race of people. when you say something behavior wise about white or black people as a whole, you are being racist. SAME WITH FUCKING SEXISM, if you’re not against it happening to everyone, then you’re not fucking against it. IT IS ALL OR NOTHING YOU STUPID SHITS.
I actually agree with this, but some people I know have said that it’s impossible to be racist to a white person because ‘racism’ is years of oppression that is embedded into society, same with sexism.
Can someone explain this to me? Is racism really what I just said, or is that merely prejudice? Is prejudice seperate from racism? To be racist/sexist, must it come with years and years of oppression from society?
If I started a cult dedicated to genuinely hating white people, would that make me racist or not?
I think to understand Racism a person must first understand what race is. Race is the product of various political and social institutions treating people differently, often relying on appearance to make those determinations.
So for example, when Europeans colonized the Americas, a number of states decided to secede from Britain and call them selves the USA…or something. These colonists adopted the system of forced labor being implemented by many European empires at the time, it was called Slavery. Due to a variety of circumstances West Africa became the primary source from which forced human labor was extracted. So overtime laws were written up which institutionalized the system of slavery. It created distinct legal conditions for predominately African Slaves and for predominately European descended citizens.
As more time passed, the system of slavery waned in popularity, and consequently the distinctions between the ‘Europeans’ and the ‘Africans’ came into jeopardy. It was at this time that attitudes and practices which we would identify as racist really started taking off. Things like black racial such as ‘Sambo’, ‘Mammy’, and ‘Picaninny’ became formulated. Minstrel Shows became the most popular form of music for decades. All of these served to link African Slaves with a variety of stereotyped behaviors, often linked to either subservience or savage violence.
Following the Civil War, these racial distinctions became legal as racist black codes and Jim Crow laws were enacted. So now ‘white’ freemen had different (better) rights than ‘black’ freemen.
For the next so many years ‘whites’ and ‘blacks’ were treated differently by the law, and by other social institutions. By being treated differently the two groups eventually became ‘different’. What I mean by that is…Since ‘Blacks’ we excluded from many of the benefits of the GI Bill, The New Deal, and have been subject to housing discrimination, and racial profiling by police within the war on drugs. Or, since ‘Whites’ were able to reap the benefits of the GI Bill, The New Deal, and have not been subject to substantial housing discrimination and are not subject to racial profiling. These two groups of people could be said to be two different races, since their life circumstances are the result of policies predicated on the existence of race. These groups have been treated different, so they are different.
So on the issue of racism. Racism is simply an ideology which views the world’s population as being divided into races. So, at this point pretty much every single person is racist. If a person isn’t racist, then they’re willfully ignorant of many injustices in the world.
And uh…Yeah, i’d say being prejudiced is different than being racist.
Waiting for a bunch of flak.
I want to feel okay, but I am so ashamed.
i just had a horrible dream. My parents came out and told me and my sister that my dad has severe heart disease and will probably die soon. Then they told me that I can never smoke weed again, and when I talk to my mom about it she says that my desk smells like cigarettes ..and I ask what desk…and she names this specific issue of Life Magazine or something…Something about parenting or baby sitting…She also says the back door to our house always smells like weed smoke…Then she tells me if I can’t accept it they’ll straight up disown me…and they then tell me about their plan to adopt two children in Florida to replace me and my sister.
I am crying, and saying shit like “I thought you loved me” and then my sister starts laughing at me.
Oh earlier my dad got a pizza where I told him exactly what I wanted but he got the weirdest pizza ever…had cucumbers on it and shit…also a pile of meat balls on one side.
I threw and broke a plate
I can’t decide if this is the best or the worst dad ever
If a man wakes up every day to put on a costume SOLELY to wave his child off to school, he is a dedicated father and truly one of the best out there, even tho this probably embarrassed the shit out of his kid