“Because anytime we mention our condition, our history, our existence, they calling it reverse racism“-Nas
People seem to call one another racist without really understanding what the word means. People use words they don’t understand all the time, but I want to try and allow us to understand what racism really is. The mainstream definition of racism is:
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
I think over the years the word has been trivialized. Now, to be considered a racist all you have to do is bring up race. We must understand that when someone says the truth about any race that isn’t racist. For me to say that white people committed the worst crime ever against African people with slavery. That is not racism. For me to say that the economic prosperity of America and Europe came from the free labor of African people. That is not racism. If I say that black people need to united among themselves to create a better situation for themselves. That is not racism. You can say that I’m racial, and everything I say is race related, but nothing above is hateful. Everything is the truth. It seems like black people want to forget about the past and the wrong that has been done to them. We’ve been conditioned to be ashamed of or past, but we should embrace our past and learn from it. Calling someone racist for speaking the truth about the current social, political, and economic condition of African people is like trying to shut up a fellow slave speaking truth of the plantation master. Here is the definition of racism I like:
Racism is a system of domination, of one race by another, which combines a superstition of racial hierarchy with a structure of domination and exploitation and which is instituted and maintained by the violent practices of conquest and suppression, including torture, lynching, and mass murder. And it must be stressed that the only case of racism on historical record is that instituted by white supremacist.
Racism is not a stereotype it is not an insult, nor is it discrimination. Racism is a system created by a group of people with the purpose of gaining power, and using another group of people to obtain that power. No black person on this planet has the power or capability to create racism. You can’t call a person racist for speaking the truth.