Racism is racism right? Which means there is no such thing as reverse racism is there?

People are beginning to call racism against white people "reverse racism." Personally I think this is politicall y incorrect. Racism is racism no matter who it is against. What are your thoughts?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I do agree with the term "reverse racism" for several reasons. One of the biggest would be Affirmative Action. Yes, this concept has creative effective diversity across America. The point where the term reverse comes from is this. A standard white male applies to the college of his dreams, however, because of affirmative action, an applicant of a different race with lower test scores, gpa, and academic achievements is admitted in the college. The white in turn is being discrimminated. Because he is not a minority, he wasn't accepted to college of his dreams. The discrimmination however was an action performed because a past unethical world that burdened the advancement of woman and minorities in this country. So it is discrimination to "reverse" the discrimination of the past.

  • Gail
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Racism is the practice of bias towards another race, no matter what the race. So your professor is correct, it should simply be called racism. What he seems to infer, however, is that Black discrimination is nonexistent. If that's the case, then he is wrong. The truth is, once you dig beneath all the political nonsense, racism is only tribalism and that began with the invention of tribes. It's as natural as devotion to family, so one can't blame people for being racists. What one can do, nonetheless, is to urge humanity to take the next step on the evolutionary scale and treat the entire human race as one tribe. Then we can go kick the **** out of some extraterrestrial aliens.

  • r~@~w
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    "Reverse racism' just sounds like it came out of the mouth of someone stupid, doesn't it?

    You'e right, racism is racism. People who are racist towards a group of people because they automatically think that that group is racist towards them (which is ignorant) are the ones who yell 'reverse racism'. Very very tardy.

    But, people are just stupid animals. Don't expect too much from them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree

    The people who cry reverse racism usually have negative feelings towards other races anyway.

    Racism is Racism no matter what race you are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are correct...

    Grammatically it doesn't make sense! Reverse racism would be NOT discriminating against someone because of their race.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've always hated that term. It's all racism no matter who's giving or taking said racism.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Reverse racism" is a silly term which a bunch of fat, rich, pasty-faced white men sitting around a conference table came up with because they were tired of getting poked in the eye with a stick. Which is how FAIRNESS or TRYING TO ATONE FOR PAST MISTAKES or TRYING TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD felt to them.

    It's a ridiculous term.

    It's pretty hard to "discriminate" against the makers of the rules.

  • cookie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Reverse racisim is just and excuse to be racist. There is no such thing as "reverse racisim". Honestly reverse racisim sounds idiotic. Racisim is racisim no matter what color the person is speaking. Thank you and GOD bless.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I agree! Racism is racism no matter what. It's a dumb double standard.

  • 5 years ago

    yes

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