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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:26 AM

Why do racists think they have the right to define racism? [View all]

I am always bewildered, bemused and astounded by those (nearly always white people) in society who think it is within their rights and privileges to take the racism that is felt within minority communities and redefine that racism to suit their own narrative. Redefining racism or denying it even exists on behalf of communities who live it, breathe it and have to put-up with-it day in and day out and who define the racism they experience in a very different way. Apparently, their definition is not sufficient or accurate for the racists amongst us.

The right wing are thieves, stealing who gets to define racist behaviour away from those who experience racism so they can continue to act in a racist way without having to acknowledge that that is what they are doing.

Couple this with the very proud claim by some that they do not even see race…..that they are in fact colour blind! That race does not actually exist! That they only see the human race! Ergo, if race does not exist, how can they possibly be racist!?!?

BUT, for the racist, just in case we insist that race and racism does exist then they from a position of privilege get to define what racism looks like for those who do not have privilege. That is only fair? Right? Further, if we do not accept their definitions of race and racism, which is never going to happen because they are racists, then they will call us the racists for calling out their bollocks.

Interpretation: They have neither the intent nor the will to recognise or fix the underlying issues of race and white privilege. They are enabled and emboldened right now. We really are ruled by racists.

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