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Thread #155337   Message #3653739
Posted By: PHJim
25-Aug-14 - 01:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
Subject: RE: BS: The term People of Color - Let's Nix
"> And now I am being told that you can't even BE racist against whites by definition.

Brings back memories. I heard that back in Black Panther days, around 1969.

The argument was that racism is irrational. So if you hate people of a particular race irrationally, you're a racist.

But if you're black and hate whites, that's perfectly rational. And you're not a racist.

Instead, you're a reasonable, reasoning human being. Since whites hate blacks irrationally, whites are obviously unreasonable and unreasoning. So they're more primitive than reasonable people, who should hate whites for their irrational hatred.

Once again, Humpty wins."

What does this mean? Who told you that you can't be racist against whites?
Why is it perfectly rational for blacks to hate whites and irrational for whites to hate blacks? Please explain this. It makes no sense to me.
Who makes these statements? And how do they justify them? Without further explanation, they just sound like nonsense.
The paragraph before "Once again, Humpty wins," makes the basic assumption that ALL whites hate blacks, therefore blacks are justified hating whites. This is ridiculous.