Is there such a thing as racism against whites? (Otherwise known as reverse racism.)

Asked by: MizzEnigma
  • Yes, Look around You...

    I am a black person, and I must say that too many people are rude just because someone is white. It is wrong to hate someone because their ancestors did something hundreds of years ago. There needs to be more forgiveness, love, and peace, not bashing one another only because our skin is darker! Racism needs to be put to an end.

    It is no wonder less people laugh than when they did in the 1950's-1960's, everyone is mean to one another instead of being supportive. It's a sad world DDO people, but as debaters and activists, we can change this society, don't lose hope.

  • A very hidden topic: black racism against whites

    Crime alone is one major topic that depicts the hatred of whites by blacks. The numbers do not lie. Another fact is the constant blaming of whites for every problem that blacks experience. The slavery issue was resolved in 1865. So why is the topic constantly represented as if it still is a problem? Not one black American living today was a slave. To ride the backs of slaves from pre-1865 is a despicable lack of character. If it is so terrible here and unfair then how can so many black athletes enjoy the opportunity to be millionaires via the pro-sports leagues? A former President was half black, the U.S. Congress have many senators and representatives who are black. Where is the denial of opportunity? But still whites are blamed by blacks for not doing enough. Until blacks can truly forgive and forget the past and focus on the possibility's of the future in a free and yes EQUAL society, racism by blacks towards whites and vice verse will never completely disappear.

  • Race is race.

    As long as hatred exists, racism will go against all races. No one is spared from racism, but nobody is innocent either. Bigots are not isolated to only one people; they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Yes, of course there is such a thing as racism against whites.

  • Yes there is.

    The definition of racism is the belief that one race is better than the other. Many people believe that all a whites are all evil. There are violent crimes against us such as the knock out game, rapes and murderers that are done to the victims because they're white. Last year Zemir Begic, a white man was hammered to death by a group of teens who yelled "kill whitey". Mathew Owens, a white man was beaten with pipes by a group of black adults as revenge for trayvon martin. There are many other instances of anti white hate crimes that hardly get reported. Colin flaherty is a journalist who wrote white girl bleed a lot which documents 500 Black mob attacks between 2010 and 2013. Most of these attacks were in the form of the knock of game where Black teens try to knock out a white person.
    There is also institutionalized racism against whites. The mainstream media hardly reports on the large number of Black on white crimes because the perps are black and the victims are white (even though black in white crime is 8 times higher than the reverse) They also spread the myth of white privilege and tell unstable violent youth that the reason they're miserable is because they're black and because of white privilege. Some of those unstable violent minority youth commit violent crimes like the Knock out game against whites. Violent youths who happen to be black also commit use crimes against whites because they Are taught that through history all white owned slaves and were violent towards blacks when in reality only 5 per cent of whites owned slaves and it was white who ended Slavery. Here we have two examples of institutionalized racism against whites from the mainstream media and education systems.

  • It is possible, but not prevalent in western society

    People tend to say things like "racism requires oppression!" No? It doesn't? If a black person hates or looks down on a white person for no reason other than they are a white person, it's a hate crime. It's racism whether it is prevalent or not, it's racism whether it is systemic or not.

  • It happens to everyone on varying levels

    Science shows everybody is capable of tribalism. That leads to racism. I don't know if white people suffer more, or less racism on average. To say it does not exist however is to stick ones head in the sand. As it is explicit racism towards whites is a bigger problem than ever before. I don't think it has reached levels that have never existed before. Of course it is all justified by hiding behind historical racism towards other people by white people. Of course white racists still exist, but the entire facade that other groups cannot be racist is really just encouraging racists of other skin color to redouble their racist doctrines under the guise they can't be racist.

  • Of Course it is.

    Although racism has mostly been targeted at certain races in the past, racism applies to all races not just some. As races blend and mix in the modern world, different issues arise, and the targets of racism change. For example, one could argue that white police officers are often targeted as part of "reverse racism".

  • Ummm....Yes of course it can

    Racism can be towards any race, its not called blackism, of course when people think racism they think blacks but it can be towards more than just whites and blacks.
    Some definitions:

    -Google dictionary:
    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

    -Oxford dictionary:
    Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior

    a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
    A policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
    Hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

    -Merriam Webster:
    poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race

    : the belief that some races of people are better than others

    Not once does it say a specific race.

  • Obviously. Come on.

    Anyone who disagrees is racist themselves. "Racist" simply means someone who believes their race is superior, or another race is inferior, or they dislike a someone strictly because of their race.

    To say it's impossible to be racist toward whites because they were never oppressed or because they're the majority of the population is just idiotic and doesn't make any sense.

  • Racism can be towards anyone.

    Both with the sociology definition and the actual dictionary definition, racism can be towards anyone, regardless of their race. That includes whites also. I won't say the racism is to the extent of the other races, but whites are capable of being oppressed and have racism directed towards them. That's just what I think though.

  • To be racist you need power and privilege.

    To be racist you need power and privilege. And, in today's society, white people are the ones who make up the majority and therefore have the power and privilege to be oppressors, but not to be oppressed. However, you can be discriminatory or hateful to whites, but it's not racism.

  • It's an oxymoron.

    Technically, if someone is "racist" that means they judge an entire group of people based upon based upon skin color and treat them differently when compared to other people because of it. If your claiming "reverse racism", then it literally means the exact opposite hence the word "reverse" and that person would not be a "racist" by definition, however, I know what is intended when people say "reverse racism" and that is can people who've historically been victims of racism produce the same level of racism back onto others. Theoretically yes, but in reality no and here's why. I will agree with you that everyone regardless if your black, white, blue, or purple is to some degree prejudice everyone has their own preferences, however, racism is something entirely different. Look I personally could care less what others thought of me or say to me when they see me in a store, on a bus, or walking down the street, but I do care if someone with racist beliefs was in a position of power and influence and could determine if I can get a good job, or go to a certain school, or be able to buy a house and that is the difference. If you were to compare the level of power and influence that blacks hold to whites, there is a significant difference. Blacks don't run the banks, Wall street, the criminal justice system, the financial sector and so on and so forth. Those have always been in the hands of whites and have the most impact on peoples lives. I'm sure if the powers were switched between blacks and whites it is plausible to claim so called "reverse racism", however, in reality that's never going to happen so get a grip

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