Anonymous asked: hey sam, what do you think about reverse racism? So like racism against caucasians. There are people saying it doesnt exist, but isn't racism basically a huge (negative) generalization/stereotype of a race (any race)?
There is but one kind of racism. Racism is passing judgement on a person based, not upon that person’s character but upon certain general assumptions drawn from the color of their skin, shape of their eyes, hair color and stature. So, a Japanese person may be racist against a Korean person. A Berber may look down on Angolan. A Caucasian may look down upon an Arab. All are false. All are divisive. All are borne of ignorance.
People with white skins have been historically racist mainly because white skin, blue eyes and blond hair are all genetically recessive. This means that if they intermarry with dark skinned people their children will most likely have brown eyes and dark skin. This has led many Europeans to make racial judgements. The very word “fair” means both beautiful and light skinned. The Vikings called the native Americans they encountered skraelings or skinwearers or simply the ugly people.
This kind of hatred has run its course in the world. We can no longer rely on prejudice to give us an understanding of other peoples. These days we are forced to take people as they are. Sometimes people in power will try to demonize another group to justify killing them. Whenever you are being taught to hate a group, be it a racial group, a religious group or a nation then you are being set up for war.
This must end in the new era dawning.
Tolle, E. (1999). The power of now. Vancouver: Namaste Publishing.