“Can people of color be racist?” I reply, “The answer depends on your definition of racism.” If one defines racism as racial prejudice, the answer is yes. People of color can and do have racial prejudices. However, if one defines racism as a system of advantage based on race, the answer is no. People of color are not racist because they do not systematically benefit from racism. And equally important, there is no systematic cultural and institutional support or sanction for the racial bigotry of people of color. In my view, reserving the term racist only for behaviors committed by whites in the context of a white-dominated society is a way of acknowledging the ever-present power differential afforded whites by the culture and institutions that make up the system of advantage and continue to reinforce notions of white superiority. (Using the same logic, I reserve the word sexist for men. Though women can and do have gender-based prejudices, only men systematically benefit from sexism.)
Paula S. Rothenberg- Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, eighth edition (via mal4suerte)
So fucking stupid.
sounds stupid to you cuz you benefit from being white you fucking idiot
So do you lmao
Stop being offended on other peoples behalf you are the worst type of person
i’m not the one calling this shit stupid remember
i’m the one who accepts this as fact
so i dont know what your fucking point is
i’m so down for filet mignon friend
Keep at it, you’re not wrong and I respect your effort, get em.
- Me on my wedding day: you still like me right