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View Poll Results: Can black people be racist?
Yes. Why not? 102 93.58%
No. Only whites can be racist. Explain. 6 5.50%
Other, please explain. 1 0.92%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 11:46 AM
 
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Someone commented in another thread facetiously that blacks cannot be racist.


Here is the definition of racist:

rac·ist
/ˈrāsəst/
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noun
1.
a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"the comments have led to her being called a racist"
synonyms: racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist; More
adjective
1.
showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another.
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

So can black people be racist? Can Somalians be racist?
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Old Today, 11:48 AM
 
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any race can be racist and they all have them.
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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The left is trying to change the definition of the term racists.

They are including power structures and the like into it.

I've got a co-worker that is a far far lefty loon and we had some serious arguments about it.

Textbook definition of racism, yeah a black person can be racists against a non-black, there doesn't need to be a power structure in place.


If you look down your nose at another group of people and because of their race and they are perceived to be inferior than you then you are a racist.
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Old Today, 11:50 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Dbones View Post
any race can be racist and they all have them.
Well said and spot on.
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Old Today, 11:51 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Chowhound View Post
The left is trying to change the definition of the term racists.

They are including power structures and the like into it.

I've got a co-worker that is a far far lefty loon and we had some serious arguments about it.

Textbook definition of racism, yeah a black person can be racists against a non-black, there doesn't need to be a power structure in place.


If you look down your nose at another group of people and because of their race and they are perceived to be inferior than you then you are a racist.
Nothing more needs to be said

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Old Today, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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All humans (and some animals, maybe) can be racists.
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Old Today, 12:01 PM
 
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So I have a question. I used to be friends with a black man at job I once had. He was 20 years older than me and we would go to lunch sometimes with a group of coworkers. He had two kids that were around early 20's. He used to tell me that he told them no matter what you do, you may not make it because you are black. They were all educated as was he. My feeling was, he was teaching them to hate white people. He disagreed. We argued over it. But we were still friends. We could have those discussions back then and still be friends. But do you think he did a good thing or a bad thing by telling his kids that?
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Old Today, 01:40 PM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Yes. Next
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Old Today, 01:54 PM
 
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Blacks are the biggest racists !
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Old Today, 02:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by raggedjim View Post
All humans (and some animals, maybe) can be racists.
Also, mathematics, bikes, bike paths, cauliflower, and The Lion King have all been declared as racists over the past few months as well.
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