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Wino April 4th, 2016 6:02pm

Another user's definition of racism: "Racism is the system that allows the racial group that’s already in power to retain power." As in that's all racism is, not anything else.

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Brrrrrrrrr
04/04/16 9:05 pm

What you have is a individual who just wants to call one group racist, and is working backwards from that to fabricate a definition that works for hm.
But go easy on him, often the delusion is so complete that they don't even realize what they're doing, and never will.

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
04/04/16 4:22 pm

Anyone who believes that is clearly just trying to move goal posts so black people won't get accused of racism

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Malekithe Lets go Rangers
04/04/16 2:33 pm

Please share the whole quote and the context.

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Wino I need a drink
04/04/16 2:38 pm

Ok. It's still incorrect according to the world of academia.

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
04/04/16 2:47 pm

I disagree with you on that.

You can call things racist that are really examples of bigotry.

Both are wrong, anyway.

Guess it's all comes down to semantics.

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
04/04/16 2:58 pm

The statement was providing a broad definition of the terms racism, bigotry and prejudice, not "as in that is all it is and nothing else"

Wino I need a drink
04/04/16 4:45 pm

I don't take issue with your other definitions. Your definition of racism was that of institutionalized racism, not of racism as a whole. That's where the issue lies.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
04/04/16 1:59 pm

that can be a feature but it is not why it exists

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
04/04/16 1:49 pm

That's a good definition for institutionalized racism, but to say that it fits all forms of racism would be to say that disenfranchised persons cannot be racist, which is not true.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
04/04/16 12:33 pm

That only works if you don't confuse racism with discrimination and equal rights.

CudOfCow Oregon
04/04/16 11:23 am

This implies that races of people are inherently racist and that racism always has to exist in a society. I disagree with this completely.

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Throwaway77
04/04/16 11:05 am

True but it is more complex than that

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Wino I need a drink
04/04/16 11:08 am

To me, it's partially true, but that's only one part. This user was saying anything else is just bigotry or prejudice, not racism. That I find very off putting.

Malekithe Lets go Rangers
04/04/16 3:44 pm

Not sure why you find bigotry less reprehensible than racism.
I find both pretty despicable.
You added the "as if that is all it is" from your own interpolation of the statement.
If you are "off put" that is your problem.

Wino I need a drink
04/04/16 4:43 pm

Ok, my problem. I think bigotry is also reprehensible. I also think that definition is extremely narrow minded. While it describes institutional racism, it doesn't address any other form of racism.