Ellock Perpetually Tired
04/04/16 3:52 pm
It kind of depends on the circle. In a more education or proper setting, yes I would agree with most of that. However in a colloquial setting 'racism' is any mistreatment of someone based on their race and being overly pedantic on it won't help anything. So when someone says "that's racist" when really it's prejudice, 99% of people would say that's the same thing so arguing that point won't really go anywhere.
I agree in a professional or educational sense. But in most situations I would just use "racism" as an umbrella term for all of it
04/04/16 3:35 pm
The first two paragraphs are accurate, well said.
The third paragraph describes "institutional racism."
In my opinion, racism is the belief that one one race is superior, or inferior to another. Actions or words that result from that belief are racist.
Wino I need a drink
04/04/16 2:40 pm
"Prejudice is when a person negatively pre-judges another person or group without getting to know the beliefs, thoughts, and feelings behind their words and actions. A person of any racial group can be prejudiced towards a person of any other racial group. There is no power dynamic involved.
Bigotry is stronger than prejudice, a more severe mindset and often accompanied by discriminatory behavior. It’s arrogant and mean-spirited, but requires neither systems nor power to engage in.
Racism is the system that allows the racial group that’s already in power to retain power. Since arriving on U.S. soil white people have used their power to create preferential access to survival resources (housing, education, jobs, food, health, legal protection, etc.) for white people while simultaneously impeding people of color’s access to..." It cuts off there for me, but feel free to continue it.
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