Monday, December 26, 2016

ABCD: Can Blacks be racist against Whites?

I've heard this one bandied about quite a bit.  It doesn't have to be Blacks vs Whites, but any non-White group vs Whites.

Let me break it to you White folks,  and you are not going to like my answer: you can't be victims of racism.  Ever.

Why you ask?

A fundamental feature of racism is power.  Because of funny things like imperialism, colonialism, capitalism, and now Trumpism, White people have created a system of White supremacy that the institutions around us (ie every damn thing) were created to keep Whites at the top of the food chain.

So long story short, even if a Black person supposedly "gets" a job because he or she is Black and White folk are mad that they were denied an opportunity and scream "anti-White" racism, you need to understand that for every one "token" there are 100 others being denied opportunities that they are beyond qualified for.

It may not be you personally saying "no," but take a step back and see who runs the company you work for or the country you live in. What colour are they? What made them more qualified than a non-White person? Why is it "normal" to have White leaders?

Think about it.

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