Racism 101: Oppressed peoples cannot be racist because racism is a system and oppressed peoples are…
maddy avena

Racism — prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

Racism — the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

By your definition Maddy, racism can ONLY be attributed to those in the majority and with power? So depending on the region and/or time period within which a person lives they may or may not be capable of racism? This sounds ridiculous.

You can assert that whites are the majority and as such hold the majority of power in the US. But to attribute that power to each individual is laughable at best. Does a poor white person have power over a black policeman, politician, or civilian for that matter?

This new made up definition of racism is not only causing further division it is preventing an open and honest conversation in many cases. Add to that the fact that the term racism is thrown about so much the word has far less meaning. Soon it will mean nothing. To many people it already does.

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