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  •  now you're just arguing about terms (1+ / 0-)
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    what is important is the meaning behind the terms.

    reverse racism = acting racist towards white people.

    you also seem to be hung up on systemic racism which almost implies that if this country were an anarchy there would be no racism since no structure exists.

    If you want to go chace systemic racism go ahead. It's a great thing to do. But don't downplay racism coming from minorities; doing so only increases majority racism and can undo the work we've done since the fall of segregation.

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    by SetaSan on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 03:46:11 PM PDT

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    •  If you look at who is playing UP alleged (0+ / 0-)

      racism by minorities, you might not like the company in which you find yourself.

      It's sort of like being a guy who keeps going on about the terrible problem of false accusations of rape, and how much men suffer from them, in a society where rape is so common that 1 out of 3-5 (statistics vary) women will suffer an attempt or a completed rape in her lifetime, and where even the FBI ranks rape as one of America's least reported crimes.

      Yes, individual instances of false accusation take place.  Yes, there are a (very few) American institutions where it is possible for blacks to discriminate against whites in a very limited fashion. And all cases of false accusations or discrimination are reprehensible. But... do we put our resources into changing the structure that oppresses the many, or do we concentrate on the exceptionally few cases in which members of the more powerful class are injured?  I'd like justice for all, but seriously, don't you think there's a reason the right raises the issue every single time as a distraction?

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