And ALL ways, for that matter...
I've been arguing a lot lately, mostly with black people here on GaG, that racism goes both ways. I had a (seemingly black) guy agreeing with me which was very refreshing to see, but I also had my fair share of people telling me its whites that are mostly racist against black people.
Now, this take is by no means a way to discriminate any other ethnicity/race, but since mostly, and specially considering the dreaded Black Lives Matter Movement, it's generally a black vs. white kind of thing going strong in America's society now. So I thought of emphasizing this.
Every time this subject comes out, there's ALWAYS one black person claiming that white people oppress black people, and most of them seem to believe that black people simply cannot be racist towards white people at all.
Every time the word racism comes afloat it seems all they start thinking about is slavery back in history, and how they are still "enslaved". When this happens, I usually have handy my official FBI stats, which are the following, in case anyone's interested on keeping them:
For 20 to 24-year-olds, the murder rate among blacks (109.4/100,000) is 17 times higher than the rate for whites (6.4/100,000). Among 15 to 19-year-olds, it is over 20 times higher. The average for all ages is 13 times higher.
Speaking on black-on-white crime, it is substantially greater than the reverse. Blacks kill as often as whites, although blacks represent only 13% of the population. Note also that black-on-white murder is more than double the rate of white-on-black murder (409 to 189).
Of the 509 officers feloniously killed in the past 10 years, 46 percent of the perpetrators were black, despite their representing only 13 percent of the population.
Consult the stats directly from the website here.
Now, what is the point of sharing this?
Well, it invalidates the common arguments that Black Lives Matters followers usually use. On top of it, it's important to mention that 72% of black kids are raised in single parent household.
Now, how is that white oppression? No one is forcing black people to have children and no one is forcing black parents to leave the households.
Every time you mention these things, though, you're labeled as a racist and you'll have a lot of ramblings about how racism has always existed and still exists. And then you'll have some who claim these stats are manipulated, like they were the only ones not only in America, but also in other countries that follow a very similar pattern.
In regards to their ramblings, my answer to them is never "No, there's no racism", but actually "Yes, there is racism and it goes both ways". For some, that is saying something preposterous.
But anyways, yes, it's as simple as that. There will be racism against Asians, latinos, white, black... anyone, really. And far more than racism, there's also xenophobia. There are individuals who have actual hatred towards and specific race, ethnicity or nationality. But as far as saying that universally an specific race oppresses as a collective another is just absurd. Racism exists, is out there but we ALL will face racism at some point of our lives. People from all races and genders have the same opportunities, and will also suffer from discrimination at any given moment.
There's discrimination/racism from whites towards black:
And there's also racism/discrimination from blacks towards white:
Movements like Black Lives Matter will only cause more division and will spread actual racism because it is clearly a hate movement. It seems that if you don't agree to it you're a racist "white trash" and oppressor, and that gives them the "freedom" to be openly violent towards you.
There's a lot of things going on in society that the mainstream media doesn't cover.
Do you know that seemingly black gangs started a street game called "The Knockout Game"?
It consist on literally knocking out unsuspecting people right there in the spot, the success is knocking them out unconscious.
How aren't white civilians not jumping out claiming oppression towards blacks then? Can you imagine if we all called blacks as a collective as perpetrators of this?
^^(Note: This guy knows what he's talking about).
Fortunately, awareness of this has been spread through the internet and people are adopting self defense (there are actual tutorials on youtube on how to defend yourself, and what to do in any of these scenarios).
So yes, as seemingly astonishing and incomprehensible to brainwashed liberals it is, there's racism, and discrimination in general, going ALL ways.
No one could have said it any better than Dave Shapiro:
This scenario is pretty much the same scenario you'll have when arguing with anyone who still believes black people are oppressed by society.
Host: "How can you argue that racism is not a driving factor in income inequality?"
Ben Shapiro: "Because it has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with culture."