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Old 05-23-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Racism has been typically viewed as the majority against the minority. Reverse racism simply means that racism can also be from the minority against the majority. It seems like common sense, yet many people don't seem to notice. The reserve means... a minority can still be a racist.

Since you assume that Whites and Blacks have different motivations for wanting to live within their same race explains to me why you find it so difficult to understand this concept of reverse racism lol.
The world is a simple place for you isn't it? Must be nice. If a minority displays racist behavior against anyone, another minority or majority, then that person is racist, period. So when whites become the minority in this country and are still being racist (Whites will probably still have most of the wealth and control), that's "reverse racism" despite the fact that they may still be in control? At what point would we cross that magical line when whites will put it in reverse and we can add that idiotic word to the beginning? If Latinos become the majority but have little power but are the victims of racism, would it be in reverse? Or is it only possible to be racist against those with the power? There are too many variables in this dynamic for such meaningless qualifiers.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I just don't appreciate hypocrites, that's all. Ask a skinny blonde 18 year old in heels to walk one mile in Compton and see if she experiences anything bad. My point is racism exists on both sides.
The only negative she would complain about are all the horny young guys hitting on her wanting to get into her pants and not leaving her alone about it. Racism has come a long way hasn't it? LOL
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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The world is a simple place for you isn't it? Must be nice. If a minority displays racist behavior against anyone, another minority or majority, then that person is racist, period. So when whites become the minority in this country and are still being racist (Whites will probably still have most of the wealth and control), that's "reverse racism" despite the fact that they may still be in control? At what point would we cross that magical line when whites will put it in reverse and we can add that idiotic word to the beginning? If Latinos become the majority but have little power but are the victims of racism, would it be in reverse? Or is it only possible to be racist against those with the power? There are too many variables in this dynamic for such meaningless qualifiers.
There will be no such saying as "reverse racism" once the double standard goes away. As of now, there are still many people who believe you can only be racist if you are White. Anyways, we should get back on topic.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I think people are forgetting why a minority group would feel more comfortable around people from the same minority group. It's no different for Chinese people wanting to live in Chinatown, gay people wanting to live in the Castro, Hispanic people wanting to live in the Fruitvale, etc. These communities offer resources and support that would likely be denied elsewhere.It's NOT at all the same thing as a white person saying that they want to live where ONLY other whites live. White people are pretty much free to live wherever the hell they want, and they pretty much do anyway. I agree with 'reverse racism' being a BS term too.
^ And this is a white person saying this! Thank you. I touched on it but you explained it very well!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I just don't appreciate hypocrites, that's all. Ask a skinny blonde 18 year old in heels to walk one mile in Compton and see if she experiences anything bad. My point is racism exists on both sides.
As hard as this might be for you to believe, young white girls do walk the strip in Compton and East Oakland... They're some of the most profitable young ladies on International Blvd lol.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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I think people are forgetting why a minority group would feel more comfortable around people from the same minority group. It's no different for Chinese people wanting to live in Chinatown, gay people wanting to live in the Castro, Hispanic people wanting to live in the Fruitvale, etc. These communities offer resources and support that would likely be denied elsewhere.It's NOT at all the same thing as a white person saying that they want to live where ONLY other whites live. White people are pretty much free to live wherever the hell they want, and they pretty much do anyway. I agree with 'reverse racism' being a BS term too.
I agreed with you until you made an exception for White people. It's normal for a person to feel more comfortable surrounded by others that look like them, that come from the same background, that come from the same culture etc, so why exclude White people? Are you trying to say a White person will be welcomed by everyone if he moved to a Black neighborhood, while a Black person would be shunned by everyone if he moved to a White neighborhood. Seriously this is reverse racism lol.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Racism has been typically viewed as the majority against the minority. Reverse racism simply means that racism can also be from the minority against the majority. It seems like common sense, yet many people don't seem to notice. The reserve means... a minority can still be a racist. .
What you're calling "reverse racism" is prejudice, not racism. Is a woman who yells at a guy who verbally harasses her a "reverse sexist"? If she sues a company that didn't hire her even though she was the most qualified applicant, is she a "reverse sexist"?
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Definition: Reverse racism is a term which refers to the perceived discrimination against the dominant cultural group in a society.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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What you're calling "reverse racism" is prejudice, not racism. Is a woman who yells at a guy who verbally harasses her a "reverse sexist"? If she sues a company that didn't hire her even though she was the most qualified applicant, is she a "reverse sexist"?
Great example! +1
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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I agreed with you until you made an exception for White people. It's normal for a person to feel more comfortable surrounded by others that look like them, that come from the same background, that come from the same culture etc, so why exclude White people? Are you trying to say a White person will be welcomed by everyone if he moved to a Black neighborhood, while a Black person would be shunned by everyone if he moved to a White neighborhood. Seriously this is reverse racism lol.
You're missing the point. The reason Asians used to group together in Chinatowns, and Af. Americans in ghettos was that originally, they had no choice. They were prohibited from living elsewhere. So those communities developed, and resources within those community developed, such as churches and self-help projects, to support the people that had been marginalized by the dominant society. As residents of those neighborhoods managed to become more affluent, they tried to relocate to better neighborhoods, which inevitably were White ones. At first they were shunned, or all the White people moved out.

Fast forward to the 21st Century, and now we see people of color locating to White neighborhoods often without incident. This is progress. But it's not a universal, accross-the-board, nationwide thing, yet. So some people still prefer to locate in those older neighborhoods among others like themselves, so they can share the support resources available there, mainly for moral support, and to be around people who understand them and understand their issues with the dominant society and can be sympathetic. Some people of color are downright afraid of White people, others due to the long history of discrimination (not to mention current shoot-on-sight laws called "stand your ground"), are uncomfortable being in a white community. Some have overcome all that, though they may harbor doubts, and move on up and do fine.

The point is, people of color still group together because they've been (and still are) treated badly by members (and institutions of) the dominant society. White people have never been treated badly by the dominant society. They ARE the dominant society. They don't have a bunker mentality regarding being out and about in the world. They've never been harassed, unjustly frisked or incarcerated, or confined to undesirable neighborhoods by the dominant society.

Therefore, if White people insist on living only among their own, it's racism. When ppl of color want to do the same, it's more for self-defense and mutual support. It has absolutely nothing to do with "reverse racism". It's about survival.

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