posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 09:32 AM
Of course anyone can be racist to any other culture by the technical meaning of the term. But only a fool would draw an equivalence between white and
black or white and hispanic racial experience in the US. And that means that non-whites are by circumstance and history more apt to be racially
stigmatised, and that the tools to do so are nearer to hand.
There is a disturbing need in the US to appropriate the language of prejudice - to suggest that black people are the sole "actual racists" and
"race baiters". That since everything is a level playing field now (a laughable assertion) it's black people who are in fact engaged in prejudice -
and a form of entitlement - when they suggest that racially prejudiced structures still operate in America. This is an oversimplification based
somewhere between fear and privilege, I guess.