tony-the-intelligent-goon said: After looking the definition of racism up on Cambridge Free Dictionary, merriam-webster, and Oxford, all sources say racism is the belief that one race is superior. None of them say racism is specific to institutions that favor one race or another. Thus, white people can face racism in America. If people want to get specific, white people face institutional racism in many countries in Africa and Asia. Whatever your definitions, white people face racism.
Denial of the fact that institutional racism exists is willfully blind and racist. If you don’t see institutional racism, it’s because you don’t want to.
Every other intangible thing can’t be fully described with a dictionary, so why should racism be?
Besides, who wrote and continues to edit the dictionary? White people. They have all the reason in the world to try to make it seem like power in reference to discrimination is fair and balanced.
Well it isn’t. Again, if you think it is you are not paying attention.
Another interesting point. What definitions should be trusted? And if no definition is to be trusted without bias, how can we define such a concept? Discuss.
Okay so this person pissed on my citing dictionaries, and when I still adapted my answer to include institutional racism, they didn’t acknowledge that or the fact that white people face racism. -_-
I’m done trying to reason. It’s clear that whatever valid points I have are just going to get ignored.
Because white people don’t face racism. Explain to me how white people face racism. Give me an example. Better yet, cite a scholar who’s studied race politics. Explain to me, a white person who cannot even tan, how I face racism.
Please reread my original ask to Vambrace, and then do some damn research. I’ve already said I’m done debating.
"You’re done trying to reason?" How many posts did you write, two? You’re not very dedicated to discussion, or intellectual vigilance. What you wrote about institutional racism and dictionary definitions doesn’t make any sense anyways, so there’s nothing for me to argue with.
I obliged you a little and looked around on google a bit. Keywords “Do white people experience institutional racism” brought up some opinion pieces by angry white guys, which I refuse to link because they don’t get clicks from me. I’m sure you can find them on your own. The search found zero social science research supporting your claims.
It did find content on how reverse racism doesn’t exist, structural racism benefits white people, and white americans believe they experience racism more often than african americans.
Don’t you fucking dare try to come over here and tell me anything about thought formation when it is clear that you have not done the research that you cuss at me over. You are done arguing because you cannot come up with a cogent argument about why you believe what you believe.