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Are Black People Racists?

  1. vveasey profile image83
    vveaseyposted 2 years ago

    Are Black People Racists?


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    Stargrrlposted 2 years ago

    I have encountered some.  Sometimes black children will not respect or listen to a white teacher.  White woman are not strong authority figures for black children.

  3. Holly Jenkins profile image59
    Holly Jenkinsposted 2 years ago

    I'd venture to say that there are racist people from every ethnic background. Your question unfairly categorizes an entire race, not individual people. I think the better question would be, "Can a black person be racist?"

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this 100%.
      No group is standing on "holy ground" when it comes to discrimination and racist beliefs.
      We all have our crosses to bear.

    2. tamarawilhite profile image91
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The answer is yes, and viciously so, based on the polar bear games, knock out games and others where blacks target anyone paler than them for assault.

  4. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 2 years ago

    Ironically enough, this question is pretty damn racist itself. Racism isn't tied to any particular race--it sprouts on a person-by-person basis.

  5. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    Racism means that a race has the power through its practices and policies to control the socioeconomic and sociocultural means and outcomes of another race.  When a particular or the dominant race practices racism, that race has the power to control the education, housing, health, and related factors of the subordinate or less powerful race.  In the context of that definition, Blacks in America and in most of the industrialized Western nations do not have the socioeconomic nor sociocultural means/power to be racists.  A Black person can be highly prejudicial, even discriminatory, against a non-Black person; however, the Black person cannot exert a measurable effect upon the non-Black person's education, housing, health, and related concerns as the former has no socioeconomic nor sociocultural power.

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races

  6. cjhunsinger profile image75
    cjhunsingerposted 2 years ago

    Racism is like a busy freeway and should not be defined by a single lane of cars, of one color, going one way.

    I was watching a documentary on Sidney Poitier last night where a clip of one of his movies was highlighted. The dialogue went something like this. He was asked why he took no pride in being black or identifying as black by a black woman.  His reply was--paraphrase- I am more than black I am a man. Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Dr. Ben Carson have given similar accounts.

    Perhaps, there is a message here for all f us. To take it a step further, being a man is  only half of the equation and being human is the full equation.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      AMEN TO THAT!!!

  7. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    Your other question about rap answers this one.  Personally, some of the worst racists I've had the misfortune to deal with were black.