5 comments on “Can Black People Be Racist?

  1. Can black people be racists? Absolutely! Along with anybody else on the planet. My in-laws are almost universally racist toward Arabs. Since 9/11, they have been all up in arms against people of “terrorist decent”. SMH

  2. I think everyone can be racist, but the effects of racism differs by who is in power, be they the dominant culture in that area or the minority groups who may hold disproportionate power. For instance, example, I am white and if every PoC community in the US hated white people, I believe it honestly would not make any difference in my ability to live my day-to-day life. However, if the white community hates all PoC communities…well, all you need to do is look at history to see how that effects a person from a minority group in their day-to-day life.

  3. Most people are not racists. Most people who harbor racial ill will are bigots.

    Racist to me implies that not only does one feel superior because of race but also that one exhibits a certain amount of hatred as well as a certain amount of power to take some action against those who they hate.

    So for instance Oprah could indeed be a racist if for instance she prefers to hire Whites rather than Blacks (not that she really does that or anything). And since she has power her actions could negatively affect a lot of people.

    As well a Black police officer could surely be a racist if he decided to. And like you said, lots of Black people have the power to be racist; governors, police chiefs, school superintendents, doctors, etc.

    So yes a Black person can indeed be a racist. To say otherwise is sort of demeaning I think in an odd sort of way.

  4. I think we must first understand what the definition of RACISM not what we THINK it is. Lets apply logic to this topic and define RACISM from its historical and contemporary application, Now Dr. Claude Anderson Author of Powernomics contends that the ROOT of the word RACISM comes from the word RACE. When the European nations were in competition for power & supremeacy in the “New World” or “Americas” they began to institute a competition of sorts that they called a RACE. In this RACE the only PLAYERS or CONTESTANTS envolved were EUROPEAN; WHITE; ANGLO-SAXONS. The RACE was a competition that would display the power of the supreme European Nation and of those nations who would colonize and acquire the most land and resources in the New World. At its roots RACE & RACISM IS A POWER STRUGGLE BETWEEN NATIONS FOR GLOBAL SUPREMACY! RACISM IS A HEIARCHY OF POWER! Now lets think about this black people were never competitors in this RACE so BLACKS CANNOT BE RACIST BY DEFAULT. Because of our ancestors enslavement and colonization of AFRICA we were systematically subjected to be a TOOL & PAWN in the RACE COMPETITION! WE WERE AND STILL ARE A MEANS TO AN END FOR THE SUPREMACY OF THE EURO NATIONS. BLACKS HAVE NO COLLECTIVE POWER OF ANY CONSEQUENSE, WE HAVE NO NATION, ARMY, RESOURCES, COMPANIES OR GOVERMENTS TO CONTROL AND ENACT OUR AGENDA. WE ARE “OBJECTS” IN THE RACE GAME AND ARE MERELY PEICES HOLDING NO POWER TO MOVE OR CONTROL OUR OWN ACTIONS! THEREFORE WE ARE NOT AND CANNOT BE RACIST, UNLESS WE OWN AND CONTROL OUR SITUATION AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO NEGATIVELY EFFECT ANOTHER NATIONS SITUATION!

  5. Main Entry: rac·ism
    Pronunciation: \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\
    * Function: noun

    1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

    2 : racial prejudice or discrimination

    — rac·ist \-sist also -shist\ noun or adjective

    Therefore, based on the definition, yes blacks can be racist. In fact, racism isn’t restricted to just white and black. For example, (from stereotypical movies!) Koreans can be racist against Blacks.

    Racism isn’t dependent on power, though power can enforce racism. That is why a poor white person working at the local diner with less than a high school degree and unable to pay rent can be just as racist as anyone else.

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