Is there such a thing as reverse racism?
I personally believe that philosophically, a group of people that have been systematically oppressed cannot be racist. (i.e. Black Americans) There is no such thing as this thing some call "reverse racism." Why not? Because the group being oppressed ARE the victims. If a young lady goes to the police to report that she has been sexually assaulted, do the police tell her that she has no right to be angry because if she is it is reverse assault? No, they clearly don't. Black Americans have been assaulted and have every right to be upset at the disparities that have spawned from it.
Think racism doesn't exist in these days? I am white and my son is half African and half White. I have experienced blatant racism as a result of my interracial relationship, being called a n***er lover by whites. A close family member of mine said my son has "what we used to call n***er lips."
How? It sparked a cycle of poverty by limiting resources to blacks who attempted to "go down the right path" as some of you view it. I have lived in black neighborhoods and I am not excusing the very few black people that are simply unmotivated. Unfortunately, this notion that blacks simply need to "pull themselves up from their bootstraps" is ignorant. Most Black Americans ARE working just as hard as whites, and ARE motivated, and ARE being held back by people like those that are still holding on to stereotypes. I am telling you that I have seen it with my own eyes and you are calling me a moron? I am trying to have a civil and intelligent conversation, so please don't respond with counterproductive statements. Thanks.
I would like to know what school you've been rejected from because a qualified minority stole your spot? The truth is that affirmative action has benefited white women more than anyone, but I guess you're opposed to a qualified woman getting an equal shot at "your" opportunity, huh?