Good Morning, Afternoon & Evening World Wide Web! Today I’m going to look at briefly the concept of racism and give an opinion on a conclusion as the result. In a world where privilege is attached to capital and finance, and good fortune is directly misfortune for the rest of the population, racism and equality become a variable in the equation. Federal taxes for the wealthiest .01 percent have fallen from 51% to 26% over the past 50 years. Class place has a significant impact on all well-being, & it is directly tied to racism. The disparities in performance metrics shown everywhere from the public school systems to the distribution of wealth and access support that racism is by design the system where by access is afforded to one group. By definition racism is a system of advantage tied directly to race. In the U.S. racism perpetuates an interlocking system of institutions, attitudes, benefits and rewards that are designed to serve “white” people. This is also piggybacks “white privilege.” where some otherwise would be minorities are given opportunities by just claiming race & not ethnicity just because of skin color. Identity is always a subject of discussion that can go down a man-hole, but overall white privilege is one of the main components of racism. The standard of beauty where Disney literally just created a princess that black & brown little girls can even remotely compare features & even skin color with puts every person other than white at a disadvantage for even beauty and self-image from the beginning of their being rendered and liking the “girly doll” Anyone who is afforded white privilege grows without the mental disparity of being taught they are a “minority” or “less than” their entire lifetime. When someone is told, or even tells themselves something enough, the thought takes occupancy. So I’m led to believe that the term racism becomes obsolete when used to describe minorities. Can one practice racism without the benefit of the opportunity that is automatically given? The very construction of race is a system of oppression that determines how power, privilege, wealth and opportunity are spread. We’re talking about the most genius mind game of all times. Better than any gaming system ever created. The very existence of “racism” bestows an advantage that not everyone can take part in. If you’re not a party to the given advantage, are you actually practicing racism? Now let me just say, I know there are mean-spirited people of all races and ethnicity. This is not my go scream at someone that you’re not a racist but say something derogatory permission slip, but this is saying how can the system of privilege by which racism and white supremacy; that is a system of advantage, be practice by all when the advantage was created for white people? That was a mouth full. Let me sum it up. It is my belief, based on this information, that minorities are incapable of practicing racism when there is no direct benefit for doing so. I would agree with bigotry, egocentrism, even hatred in some instances, or possibly the lashing out towards inequality; but racism? I’m not so sure. Let me know what you think. Chime in below.
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