The Webster’s definition of racism is, “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior”.
Hi again, Brainwash Rescue here. Today I’m going to be writing to you about one of the the most awkward topics out there…
If you look it up, you’ll get more than 112,000,000 results on google. And there’s more in other places. Racism is one of those words that everyone thinks about, but nobody wants to. Or so you’d think. And no, I’m not going to be pointing out the idiots in hate groups, because we all know that they are just hating people for no reason. I want to talk about the people that have been brainwashed into thinking that it will help them to hate – White, Black, Mexican, Chinese, etc. It doesn’t matter, because racism is racism, whatever race you are.
That takes me to my first point. Reverse racism is a real thing. I see articles and posts on Facebook all the time about how only White people can be racist, which doesn’t even make sense. When I read the articles, they all say the same thing; you can’t be racist if you’re a minority. They say that racism requires power. But that’s not true. Nowhere in the definition of racism does it say that. That’s only being said because minorities want to whine and get special treatment.
The dictionary says BELIEVE that one’s race is superior. Not that one’s race IS superior. Not that one’s race is more powerful. It has nothing to do with actually being in power, it just comes from THINKING that a certain race is better. Any race can think that.
You might argue that even if minorities can be racist, it still isn’t going to end racism. Then let me suggest a solution, it’s a quote by Morgan Freeman.
Stop talking about it.
I know, crazy. But just stay with me for a second. Just like anything, if racism isn’t talked about as much, racist people won’t be as common. Of course there’s always going to be racism. But if people didn’t advertise it so much, it wouldn’t always be on people’s minds.
Don’t believe me?
Then think of the least racist people of all, children. Until they’re two or three, children don’t even consider that certain people are better or worse because of their skin color. It has to be taught to them. I don’t agree with many ideas Liberals present, but that’s one I’ll root for. The only reason children grow to think they shouldn’t treat another group of people equally is because they’re either told they should, or they are treated poorly by that group. Sure, kids can see the difference, but they don’t inherently think of anyone as better or worse.
Since racism only comes from basically being told to be racist and people claim to hate it so much, why are people racist?
Well, that’s because they feel they can gain something from it. It might be acceptance from others, self-assurance that whatever’s wrong with them is someone else’s fault, or an excuse to treat another person badly, helping their own self-esteem.
But even with all of that, racism isn’t the thing that hurts people. It’s bigotry that does it. A lot of different kinds of prejudice falls under bigotry, from being racist towards someone, to treating them badly because of their religion. All racists that treat people differently because of their races are bigots. But not all racists are bigots. For example, a stereotype that white people having earned is not being very disciplined with their kids (this stereotypes was not true in my house though). When I have kids, people can think all day that I’m not a good mom. As long as they aren’t treating me differently because of it, or telling me I’m a bad mom, I don’t care. Now if there’s a wWhite person, or any person that’s a bad parent, I would hope they are told so.
You might be thinking, “You’re an awful person! How could you be okay with being racist?” But if you just think something and don’t act on it, are you really a bad person? Everyone has bad thoughts that they (hopefully) don’t act on. So what makes racism any different?
Well, racist thoughts, unlike other bad thoughts people have, is always sold to people as them being bigots because of the thoughts. It’s a way to control people into treating people a certain way. Sixty years ago in America, it controlled White people into being bigots and treating Black and other races people poorly. Nowadays, it controls many minorities into being bigots to each other and White people. This takes us back to the idea of minorities not being able to be racist to White people.
Since I’ve covered this and I don’t want to beat a dead horse, I’m just going to end with the fact that racism is a cycle. The more time you spend thinking about racism, the bigger of an issue it becomes, And the bigger of an issue it is, the more time you’ll spend thinking about it. Racism is not the problem. The problem is when you spend time thinking about it and contributing to it. Of course people aren’t perfect and America isn’t ideal, but if people would spend less time being angry about race, I think people would find that they would be much happier.
Well, that’s my two cents on the topic. I may write blog posts and expand on my thoughts in the future, but for now I think this pretty much sums it up for me. Thank you for reading my blog post. Now please, close that tab with an article from that brainwashing site *cough cough* Buzzfeed *sniffle sniffle* Huffington Post and enjoy your day doing something you love.
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