Let’s first define racism with this formula: Racism = racial prejudice + systemic, institutional power. To say people of color can be racist, denies the power imbalance inherent in racism. Certainly, people of color can be and are prejudiced against white people. That was a part of their societal conditioning. A person of color can act on prejudices to insult or hurt a white person. But there is a difference between being hurt and being oppressed. People of color, as a social group, do not have the societal, institutional power to oppress white people as a group. An individual person of color abusing a white person – while clearly wrong, (no person should be insulted, hurt, etc.) is acting out a personal racial prejudice, not racism.
a sort of a social immune system, setting out certain thoughts and behaviors as forbidden
Buzzfeed Creates Amazing Fractal of Bullshit
On September 15th, the 2013 Miss America pageant was held, a contest which has been bullshit since 1921. Upon the crowning of the pageant’s winner, Buzzfeed searched high and low on Twitter and other social media sites for bullshit comments made about her, compiling them into one of its customary lists. This time, however, the bullshit was in reference to bullshit, thus exhibiting self-similarity. The Buzzfeed Bullshit Fractal was born.
Sadly for humanity, this feedback loop ensured that the very bullshittiest ideas ever voiced by the dregs of humanity would travel as far as possible.
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