Is anyone bothered by anti-white racism not being taken seriously?
If not, maybe you just shouldn’t answer.
Note: the observations I use in this question are about people in the US, unless otherwise stated. I can’t speak for the rest of the world. Well, here goes:
Even as I ask this question I feel like for sure, in certain circles at least, I’m going to be made fun of for even thinking of it, or thought of as a white supremacist. It’s true, though, that in some ways white is treated like it’s not even a race when it comes to actions that if they were directed against anyone of any other race would be immediately recognized as unacceptable.
It’s also true that white people don’t experience much of it, and it’s true that they’re generally unfairly privileged just based on their race in ways, but that’s not the same thing as not having anything to complain about. Of course it could be worse, but so could anything else that we accept as bad enough to complain about.
And I’m not trying to trivialize what other races have to deal with, because it’s clearly real, and more prevalent of an issue. All I’m saying is that racism when anti-white isn’t usually brought up. So, if at points in this question you think that I’m not giving the other races’ struggles enough attention in my description, that’s only because that’s not the subject today, not because I’m trying to pretend they don’t exist.
Here are some examples of the double standard I’m talking about:
1) The term “reverse racism” illustrates my point pretty well. Why not just racism, and then if anyone asks what kind you can say “______against ______”. A term like “reverse racism” shouldn’t have been allowed to catch on.
2) You can’t say “white pride” or “white power” (not that you should) or that’d be thought of as racist. Racial pride is allowed to be thought of as good for other races, though (example: “black power”), and isn’t that basically kind of racist? It may have originated as a response to oppression, but isn’t any type of “us and them” mentality dangerous?
3) Anyone white can’t make fun of any other race’s culture, speech, appearance, etc. (nor should they), but if anyone of another race does the reverse, it’s usually not treated as the same thing.
4) I consider names like “whiteboy” to be racial slurs, but they’re not treated that way.
5) Anyone white saying, for example, “that’s so black” as if being black was a bad thing would be considered to be in the wrong, but describing things as “white” as if that’s a bad thing is treated like it’s not the same thing.
1) I know the norms in America about what non-white people can get away with and what white people can’t developed based on the history of race relations in the country (i.e. white masters vs. everyone else), so no one needs to clarify that point for me. I’m just saying that keeping the past in mind in a way that creates a new kind of unfairness isn’t right either.
2) In case I didn’t stress this strongly enough already, I’m not complaining about the things white people can’t do that other races can because I want to be able to do them, since doing those things is wrong. I’m just saying that no one should do them, not some should be allowed and some shouldn’t be.
3) I don’t think labeling ourselves as different races is a good idea in the first place, but as long as we’re doing it, there has to be consideration of the feelings of members of each race who feel discriminated against.
4) When I speak of anti-white racism not being taken seriously, I know some of what appears that way can be chalked up to its underrepresentation in the media, and not no one of other races not considering it to be racist, but I still know that some people of other races either don’t think of it as racist if it’s anti-white without being told, or just some other how still behave ignorantly about it.
And I know that white people can do racist things without realizing it too, like for example when they don’t really relate to what racism is like from not having experienced it much and so aren’t even aware that if the roles were reversed they’d be offended, so I’m of course not trying to say that it only ever works one way.
Anyway, does anyone have any real life experiences with this kind of thing that they can post here to support my point? Or some other input? Or constructive criticism?
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