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Can Blacks be racist towards Whites?

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Started: 1/4/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JohnGaylor1083

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Racism is a common problem in the world today. We have all seen it. When we look at the definition of this word we find this " prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior." Take a look at that for a moment. Inside that, it reads that someone of one race discriminating towards a member of the other because they believe they are better. No where in that does it say "White" or "Black". The act of racism is not defined by your skin but by your feelings and thoughts. We associate this word with certain races due to the history of race relations in the past. Therefore we overlook the other ways this word can be used to describe the actions and thoughts of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and other races towards Whites, or any other race.
monkeeman

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African Americans can not be racist toward whites. The word racism was created during the early 30's the first definition was "Americans discrimination against other races or religions." According to the original deffition any Americans can be racist, not Africans, Jews, Arabics, Mexicans, no other race except for Americans or whites can be racist.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Brasidas 2 years ago
Brasidas
Agreed.
People defined as Black can certainly be racist.
If a black person as white people do view they are biologically seperate races, which is incorrect, being as humans are all one race and view one as inferior, they are by definition racist.
Clearly those classed as Blacks have received far more racism throughout history and still do today, but there is examples clearly of racism practiced by ethnic or those classed as Black groups within Africa.
There is countless evidence of African Pygmy tribes suffering racism.
There has been countless evidence of reverse racism in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
It really is a no brainer to argue otherwise.
Posted by Betrayed 2 years ago
Betrayed
Find someone on facebook for this one. I got nothing. lol.
Posted by Paradox420 2 years ago
Paradox420
lol
Posted by rikomalpense 2 years ago
rikomalpense
Con literally cannot make an argument. The definition of racism means that black people can certainly be racist towards white people.
Posted by TheJuniorVarsityNovice 2 years ago
TheJuniorVarsityNovice
Of course they can
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