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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 12:51 AM

10. Indeed, there is NO such thing as "reverse" racism. Nor "reverse" sexism, either.

 

For there to be a reverse, one would have to assume that the propagation of "regular" racism, as it might be called, is the unique domain of a single group. And yet, most people from all backgrounds across the globe, will agree that racism as a whole is not merely limited to one group, regardless of power dynamics in any given nation, but rather, anyone who hates, despises, dehumanizes, etc. another ethnic group, especially in its entirety can be called such(though systemic racism does vary from place to place; for example, here in America, systemic racism doesn't affect Caucasians. But many others ARE affected. Problems also exist in Australia with systemic racism & other prejudices against Aboriginal peoples, against Maori in New Zealand, Albanians in Italy, and against Koreans in Japan, etc.)

The same logic can arguably be applied to sexism as well. While most sexism does come from men, and remnants of systemic sexism do continue to plague women(a problem that men don't have to face), sexism in of itself is not limited to men, and there are women occasionally engage in such. Therefore, when a person whines about "reverse" sexism, they assume that sexism is only limited to men. It is not; every time a complaint like this is made, it belies their ignorance about how the world works.

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