Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Myth Busters: Reverse Racism

With the recent events occurring in Baltimore, Maryland, I've heard multiple white people argue that when a white person gets shot by a black officer, there is no uproar. Let me tell you one thing, reverse racism is nonexistent. This fight is not simply because a black male was shot by police. It is about the fact that the white cop is never prosecuted and often just set free.There is no such thing as reverse racism and you can never use it as a means to justify your arguement. Racism by definition is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. Obviously, the Caucasian race is superior in this paradise we call America. White people often pull the racist card when a joke is made to humiliate them. "White people cant dance" or "white people think everything is spicy" are only a few of the stereotypes that are used as a punchline. The difference between white jokes and jokes that mock black culture is the simple fact that white stereotypes don't make Caucasians a target of police violence. They don't make them out to be theives or thugs. You don't get followed by clerks in a grocery store because you don't season your food. Black people are made out to be monsters and dangerous, while whites are just told they have no rhythm in their hips. People need to start educating themselves.


1 comment:

  1. Ok this is incredible. People need to understand that this whole thing isn't about black people getting shot it's about how white cops never get any heat for their actions, that they get applauded for doing the unnecessary. Thank you for this.