Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by strung out, Mar 7, 2018.
You don't seem to know what aggressive means.
ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.
I'm familiar with this perspective. But it's not entirely uncontroversial. And it's not so much a definition of the word "racism" but an analysis of racism in our culture.
Perhaps more telling is that it's not entirely in agreement with your previous statement. This is saying that you can't be racist against white people, while your original statement said that black people can't be racist.
The two statements are very different, and contraversial for different reasons. Anyhow... Thread derail.... newspapers ..
bint?? bint?? wtaf, you must know that's not going to fly here you prick
e2a - do you even fucking know how wiki works idiot?
Oh, I reckon the "random bint" bit was just there deliberately for reaction.
Amazing...you don't seem to realise that Wikipedia is compiled by randoms on the net, bints and otherwise. Pathetic.
So you agree you don't know for yourself and need to consult a dictionary.
The people who liked your post is very telling.
But how about
Is the idea just that black people cannot be racist towards white people?
Or that no race could be racist toward white people?
And could black people be racist towards any non-white race?
Is there an agreed standard of a relative social or political power differential that is necessary for racism to exist?
If there are no characteristics common to a particular group, then they cannot be considered members of that group.
That's just part of the definition of "group".
It is the characteristics that are contested.
edit: and how they are attributed
fill ya boots https://www.dailydot.com/via/reverse-racism-doesnt-exist/
This doesn’t address any of the questions I asked. Given the fact that the question about whether you can read a post properly was settled long ago, it addreses nothing.
google some more for yourself then, til you find a satisfactory (for you) answer
I hate racism. Don't care who the perps are. There's no justification for it.
Except anyone can edit it and most entries are till they reach some sort of state where the majority agree so theres that also every dictionary definition is the same.
You definition is used by people who usually want to excuse horrible behaviour by people of colour who would be screaming the roof down if white people did it.
You what? My definition? What the hell are you babbling on about now?
Excellent International Women's Day post
My previous statement? I guess it must be difficult for you to tell us apart.
Black people can't be racist. We have no systemic power of oppression over any other race. White people are a subset of the people over whom we do not have this power. I hope this isn't difficult for you to follow.
Can you see any sort of potential conflict between racism as defined by the people with oppressive power and by those oppressed? What sort of consensus do you think might be reached?
I'm sorry but this is nonsense. Of course black people can be racist.
Oh! Ok, that's settled then!
But just so I'm clear, which race/s do black people oppress?
I've witnessed racism from white/black/Asian people. I don't know who's oppressing who but the idea that only white people can be racist is nonsense.
I think the tweet is a bit reductive. First of all there are many examples of racism toward people that are white - Roma, Irish etc. Secondly in forward thinking London I came across black people being racist towards Muslims - I think we can call that racist, right ? Plus this stuff all seems centred on first world demographics particularly. God it's no wonder people have a hard time understand people in the middle East have oppressors that are closer to home.
Who said that only white people can be racist?
Ok, can you clarify then - everyone can be racist, apart from black people?
Clearly this didn't have anything to do with Transport London having progressive ideas on race.
I don't doubt you if you say you've seen black people displaying prejudice towards Muslims on grounds of them being Muslim. It's not racism though.
Roma aren't white. Irish people only recently considered so (but there will be people better qualified than me to talk about that).
I've heard black people be racist about other black people (African/Afro-Carribean both ways), about Asian people and experienced it myself (white in a mixed-race relationship).
Just to be clear (and to state the bleeding obvious), black people are no better and no worse than anyone else.
Eta I know I'm going to get picked up on whether African/Afro-Carribean prejudice is racism -- maybe that's not the right term? -- but I've certainly heard a lot of prejudice and stereotyping expressed.
Racism is based on a system of oppression, so any race with a system of oppressive power over another can be racist.
Like when Idi Amin expelled the Asians from Uganda, for example.
So you don't think there is any system that results, e.g. in black people being arrested disproportionately or given harsher sentences than white people for the same offence? Or that affects earnings, educational opportunity, housing etc? Or do you think there are any systems in which white people as a group are systematically at a disadvantage?
Obviously any individual person can be nasty to/discriminate against any other person on grounds of race, according to their own personal prejudice.
Separate names with a comma.