What is racism?
Is it an attitude? A disease? Something everyone can be guilty of regardless of your "race" (race is a social construct). The answer is no, no, and no. Contrary to what you will learn in practically every so-called "official" source in this society, racism plain and simple is the system of institutionalized discrimination. Racism is a Black man, Brown man, and White man going for a job, or apartment, or getting pulled over for speeding, or arrested for commiting a crime, and the Black and Brown man getting offered the job and apartment 1/4 of the time compared to the White man. It's the Black/Brown men getting tickets three times as often and arrested five times as often. Its the Black/Brown women being sterilized without her knowledge after childbirth. Its the Black/Brown person being 85% more likely to be killed and/or roughed up by police under the same circumstances. You get the idea? Black/Brown people can't be racist against Whites because they lack institutuional power to do any of the above. All they can do for the most part is have an attitude against Whites. Of course, most Whites can only do the same towards people of color, but they still benefit from all of the above (which is why you should stop saying "I don't cause racism....If you benefit and do nothing to stop it, you are just as guilty as the ones carrying it out). This definition of racism is what people want eradicated. Get that straight. No body cares about how White people feel about us or whether you think we are equal. WE DON'T CARE! We just want to end discrimination which holds us back. You can get mad at this, but I dare you to refute it.
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