Do you think reverse racism is real?

Just curious as to what other GAG users think.


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  • Well if you mean black on white racism? Oh Yes! I encounter this much more often than white to black racism. And black people think it is "okay" that is what surprises me!

    I just don't understand all the hatred for... what... my skin color?

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What Girls Said 5

  • Am I the only one who finds the words "reverse racism" stupid?
    rac·ism
    /ˈrāˌsizəm/
    noun
    noun: 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.
    •prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

    No were in the definition does it say racism can only be done by white people against black, Asian, Hispanic, etc. people, and that the only way a race that isn't white can be racist is by "reverse racism". Honest how the hell are you going to commit reverse racism? By turning around and not be racist anymore? Does anyone even know what the word "reverse" means?

    re·verse
    /rəˈvərs/
    verb
    verb: reverse; 3rd person present: reverses; past tense: reversed; past participle: reversed; gerund

    •turn (something) the other way around or up or inside out.
    "a reversed S-shape"

    synonyms: turn upside down, turn over, upend, upturn, invert More
    "reverse the bottle in the ice bucket"

    •turn inside out, turn outside in
    "I reversed my jacket"

    •make (something) the opposite of what it was.
    "the damage done to the ozone layer may be reversed"

    synonyms: alter, change; More
    overturn, overthrow, disallow, override, overrule, veto, revoke, repeal, rescind, annul, nullify, void, invalidate

    A person is either racist or their not racist. "Reverse racism" is just two words mashed together by idiots who don't know the definition of either. Racism is racism no matter which race commits it. If black people were racist to Asian people it's still racism, if Asian people were racist to white people it's still racism, if Hispanics were racist to black people it's still racism, if white people were racist to Hispanics it's still racism and there's no reversing anything unless someone decided to NOT be racist.

    To answer your question I don't think reverse racism is real, but I do think racism no matter which race that does it is real.

    ~Sincerely,
    A black chicks who's tired of seeing the words "reverse racism" when it's just plain racism.

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  • There's no such thing as reverse racism. You're either racist or you're not. & the majority of people screaming about reverse racism are white people who just got their privileges taken away.

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    • Or who think they have because someone else gained the rights they've always had.

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    • Black and hispanic men, definitely.
      For instance, according to this source, blacks and hispanics commit 85% of rapes in NYC.

      www.femisex.com/.../85-all-rapes-nyc-committed-blacks-and-hispanics-sake-their-victims-can-we-address-please

      If you're black, the odds of a white man raping you are about nill. So, yes, I would advise you to avoid black and hispanic men, and hang around whites. The odds of you becoming a victim of rape plummet to about nothing.

    • @RationalMale That's because NYC has a large percentage of blacks & Hispanics. College campuses tend to have a large percentages of whites, yet they are still riddled with sexual assault claims. But according to you, white people are angels. lol.

      & no, I hang out with who I want, regardless of race. I'm an actual good person who doesn't judge people by the color of their skin.

  • Not at all. White people have always been in a position of power. While they may face discrimination, they cannot be oppressed.

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    • Actually, what I mean to say is "prejudice" not discrimination.

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    • Well, how about this then: in Japan, prostitution is only legal for Japanese people. How is that not systematic. Telling a white guy (or a black guy for that matter) that he can't have sex with this prostitute because only Japanese men are allowed to do that is nothing different from putting a sign outside a restaurant saying "whites only"? How about the civil war in Rwanda, where the Hutus killed tens of thousands of Tutsis for one single reason only: racism?
      I think you're totally stuck in your little America-centric worldview. Because black people were the victims in the US, you believe black people always must be the victims and white people always the wrongdoers. This is extremely naive. You don't understand the causes of racism. Racism has to do with things such as lack of education, social problems (social inequality for example)... it is a social phenomenon that can occur ANYWHERE. It can exist in the US just as much as in east Asia, Europe or the islamist republic of the ISIS.

  • no. if someone hits me and i hit back im not being aggressive im being defensive. without racism there won't be reaction tho racism. you dont solve racism by pretending there's second wave racism. there are laws protecting people in general from violence. thats what protects white people. not reverse racism laws bc thats bullshit.

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  • There is no such thing as reverse racism. People of all races can be racist

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What Guys Said 18

  • There is no reverse racism - only racism.
    Minorities can be racist towards other minorities or the majority, it's irrelevant - racism is not limited to any one group.
    And there are definitely racist people of all stripes.

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  • In today's USA, a jewish sports team owner can make "racist" comments in a private conversation, and liberal hang mobs will be assembled. Mobs of blacks at state fairs can run around attacking whites and saying "It's beat whitey night!" And no one gives a damn.

    Groups like NAACP and La Raza get politicians pandering to them. Whites who shown any recognition that caucasians are a group with their own are "hate groups."

    A white politician or a movie star or a semi-famous person makes a possibly "racist" comment against someone else? FRONT PAGE NEWS! Black on white horror crimes, like the Wichita Massacre? Ignored, not reported on.

    In 2010, Whites committed acts of interracial violence at a rate of 32 per 100,000, while the black rate was 849 per 100,000. Does anyone give a damn? Nope. Nothing to see there, don't be a racist who says blacks commit a lot of crime.

    But nothing ever continues in a straight line forever... we're going to see more and more people like Dylan Roof lashing out, and things are going to get worse.

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  • Yeah, people just think because it happened one way in the past, it can't happen now, but it's not true. Racism is the hate of another race, therefore, anyone that hates another race that's not his/hers, is a racist.
    The fact that many people aren't aware of this is the reason why we still have lots of racism in the world.

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  • Reverse racism is very real. Nowhere near as common tho.

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  • It ' s more than that now. It is an insistence on reigniting a social war that ended 45 years ago. I live in Richmond, Virginia, and due to the events in South Carolina, one of our treasured monuments to the Civil War was defaced with paint. The message read, 'Black people matter, too.' That may be true, but they don't matter enough to destroy public property at tax payer expense.

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  • That is a weird term it is just racism - There may be a backlash from the communities most affected but I would say on a very small scale in institutional terms.

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  • No. Racism exists with individuals of all groups, but that's not what the concept of reverse racism tries to portray. What people describe as reverse racism is a reaction to INSTITUTIONAL racism, which is a different beast than individual racism. Breaking down institutional racism is never racist.

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  • Racism is racism, no matter who it is.

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  • It's real, but not as common

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  • "reverse racism" is nothing more than white people complaining about their superiority being diminished.

    #NoBigDeal

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  • What the hell is reverse racism? Racism goes any which way, i dont think there is a reverse racism.

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  • Racism is racism. It's stupid to pretend it's worse depending on who it's coming from.

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  • Being racist to end racism, is reverse racism. That's how I see it. So yes, as long as affirmative action exists, or anything else of the sort.

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  • racism its racism... lol reverse? what do u mean?

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  • I don't think it. Im CERTAIN of it. Watch TV...

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  • There is no such thing as reverse racism. It's racist when a person of a different race makes fun of or discriminates against a person of a different race. It's racist if it's a white guy and a black guy, black guy and a white guy, Mexican guy and a black guy, black guy and a Mexican guy etc.

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  • White people are the biggest victims of racism. ..

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  • Absoutely - although it is important to understand the difference between racism and racial prejudice. You know what prejudice is, and that's incredibly common towards blacks, whites, Asians, and religious prejudice is prevalent today as well. Racism is an ideology like socialism, capitalism, and totalitarianism, where someone believes that a certain race should be on top.

    Unfortunately racism became a term which we all assumed meant whites on top, blacks on bottom. This is awful. And yes reverse racism exists, albeit in small quantities.

    The whole thing is odd considering less than 2% of white americans ever owned slaves, and most of the slaves brought over were already enslaved by arabs or blacks in Africa.

    Really the past is the past and we should all just move on.

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