‘Reverse Racism’ - Is there such a thing?

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  1. Anishpat profile image77
    Anishpatposted 11 years ago

    ‘Reverse Racism’ - Is there such a thing?

    If you are White, have you ever felt discriminated against by a person of another race or a person belonging to a ‘minority’ group.


  2. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    Racism is racism, it doesn't matter what race you are. It's ridiculous to think that "reverse" racism is anything more than racism. Racism isn't a ONE-WAY street and NEVER has been.

  3. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    I have, in a hiring capacity, been " legally " forced to hire one race over another, even when all qualifications are equal.

    No concerns were given to who might better relate to the staff already in place.

    No concerns were given to who might have the child care ( a very important concern) issues.

    No concerns were afforded to the transportation issues.

    No concerns were given to the, " I have to leave by 4 pm" claims.

    It did, yes, it did, come down to  this....................I must hire a percentage of

    "other than caucasion " races.

    So, with all of your education, personal expericences, with all that you can give testimony to.................Is this not a form of discrimination?
    That is my professional story.

    This is my personal one..........

    Why the hell, do  YOU think that I owe YOU, because our distant ancestors " were slaves" or " slave owners"?.

    WHY?...................I never whipped you in my garden...........I NEVER held a gun against your arrow..................I never stepped a foot off of the ship that invaded your land.

    Yes, I agree, great injustices have been done...............but I did not do them.

    Stop blaming me, because, I am a "European descendant"..............

  4. ptosis profile image69
    ptosisposted 11 years ago


    Affirmative action leads to reverse discrimination. Japanese students are putting 'other' to avoid trying to beat another Japanese ethnic background. The theory that is widely used to support affirmative action is compensatory justice. The hearts behind the concept were good however the AA policies themselves were discriminatory.

    From url
    http://www.youthforequality.com/our-age … ation.aspx

    The classification for extension of benefits should be on a secular i.e. "non-discriminatory, non-communal and non-caste" basis and any person who satisfy such secular conditions of classification should be eligible for such benefits. The assumption of the backwardness limited to certain castes is wholly fallacious and should not be allowed to continue ... I am from dalit background but have made everywhere on merit without using any quotas. But since I have the background everyone takes for granted that what I have achieved is with help of reservation crutches."

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I have never experienced racism personally, although I have witnessed it.  Sexism, yes.  Any time anyone makes choices based on race or skin color whether black, white or whatever --it is racism. So of course there is reverse racism..

  6. Xenonlit profile image59
    Xenonlitposted 11 years ago

    I am sure that there is a reaction to that woman who claims that she had to hire a lesser qualified individual because of their race (a lot of lies have always been going around about racism in hiring and the job statistics prove it).

    That reaction is not reverse racism, it is a consequence of so many whites who are becoming overt racists and who are lying about other races these days.

    Of course, people of color are going to be disgusted with those whites, not because of their race, but because of their increasing acts of misconduct toward other races, creeds,and whether they are gay, not right wing ideologues, wrong nationality and more.

    White people invented racist justifications in religion and science as a way to justify their evil ways, so it makes sense that a lot of the non white world would love to see them off their chunk of the planet. Racism is on the rise right now, so I don't want to hear any whining about reverse racism.

    Some people need to grow up and call it consequence and result; or cause and effect not racism in its own right.

    As for reverse racism, who knows if it comes out of thin air or if it is a result of white racism? I vote for it being from life experience as a reaction to white racism done without shame, telling the truth or taking responsibility for doing wrong.

    1. Mercredi profile image61
      Mercrediposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose racism was invented by Northern Europeans in 1672! Google: Racism Japan. Do the same for Qatar and India. Pygmies are being cannibalized and there are 3000 Afghans on death row in Iran. It must be because white people invented racism!

  7. wingedcentaur profile image64
    wingedcentaurposted 11 years ago

    This is a hub meant to examine the concept of 'reverse' racism/discrimination. My approach is to take a fairly critical look at words and their meaning. read more

  8. profile image0
    pcoachposted 11 years ago

    Wow, some incredible answers here. You figure out what I'm saying by that. There is no such thing as reverse racism.  If you are white and don't like blacks or some other ethnicity, you are a racist.  If you are black and don't like whites or some other ethnicity, you are a racist. If you are Vietnamese and don't like Chinese, you are a racist. What the heck is anyone thinking about "reverse-racism."

    If racism, and I say a big IF, has increased in this country, it has occurred since 2007 when Obama went on the campaign trail. BUT we have a black president so where's the racism there?  It took a whole lot of white people to put that socialist in the office he's in.  Just because liberals use race to divide us does not mean that America is full of racists.  Unless you want to attribute that claim to liberals because liberals are not only racist, they are from the party that did NOT want the Civil Rights Act to pass. It was Republicans who pushed the Civil Rights Act through in 1964, much to the shagrin of democrats, after which the dems knew they had to wrap their arms around this minority in order for anyone to continue to support their socialist causes.

    Here's news for you. My children are black and white. My granddaughter is a little more black than white. My children were raised conservatively, have great educations, and hate no one. The majority of my children's friends are black some coming from less than desireable backgrounds, some coming from good backgrounds.  Lots of black people call my daughter names. The black people I know at my age did not like Affirmative Action because it demeaned them. Compensatory justice is a joke. If that were the case, then white people have been slaves all over the world at one time or another in the world's history. Perhaps white people should be running all over the world asking for your money, your compensatory justice.  I think not.

    I will end by saying my ancestors did not own slaves. My ancestors came here from Germany. My father was a naturalized citizen from Luxembourg having come to this country when he was 6 months old with his American monther. I have encountered many black people who are as racist against whites and hispanics as the KKK is against blacks.  It is all stupid and self-serving and for those who endulge in it, repulsive.

    No there is no such thing as reverse racism. Racism is racism regardless of ethnicity and to think otherwise is sheer stupidity or ignorance. Pick one.

  9. drantolic profile image40
    drantolicposted 11 years ago

    The truth be told. I feel that Racism, is only a symptom of our human desire to be the Alpha. If you think about it, every special interest group in America has their own agenda and therefore trying to override every one else's civil rights by forcing us to accept or even bend over backwards to accommodate for a small group of people who for reasons or another don't fit in. If it is true that all men are created equal, that they are equal endowed with the same Rights. However, the ADA or ERA has become tools for our government to control and oppress the true minorities in the workforce of America, the White middle aged American male.

    I mean just look around. In my town you don't see a homeless black man.

  10. Born2care2001 profile image73
    Born2care2001posted 11 years ago

    I wanted to respond in a specific way. Then, I recognized it would only fuel an issue which, along with racism itself, deserves to die out! If we will only let it. We are connected as long as we choose to be. When we attach labels to identify ourselves and our issues, we become separate. The choice is ours, the outcome is ours as well.
    Peace be with you!

  11. alphagirl profile image69
    alphagirlposted 11 years ago

    Is there such a thing? Asians fall into the cracks of neither minortity or homogeneous.Lets face it! It is who you know that gets you in the door.
    With all this social networking, Can companies get away with profiling every person of color. What color are we speaking of? I thought the US was a melting pot anyways.

  12. xethonxq profile image66
    xethonxqposted 11 years ago

    There is no such thing as reverse racism...racism is about the majority race. Since minorities are not the majority they do not have the collective power that that majority race has. What an utter ridiculous concept.

  13. feenix profile image57
    feenixposted 11 years ago

    This is a question for which I would have to write a very thick book to answer.

    I will just say that based on my observations, many people are unaware of what racism actually is. They do not know that the condition of racism is not as simple and clear-cut as the definition given in Webster's.


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