Anti-racism angers the shit out of white people. They believe that all it does it blame white people for the problems of blacks and other people of color (POC). Nowadays, you hear slogans from whites that lack any profundity, let alone common sense such as, “The truth is racist” or “To be anti-racist is to be anti-right.” Am I the only one who feels that these two statements are dumb as hell?
If there’s one thing white-minded people love to do when entering any discussion on racism is to accuse those who are against racism of being ‘leftists’. Anti-racism is considered a liberal movement and thus, should be condemned
This has all the hints of the Red Scare of the early and mid 1900’s. Whites believed that the possibility of far left movements would invite communism. The Civil Rights Movement helped to vitalize the fear of losing white supremacy. White racists worry that granting civil rights to blacks and other POC would be detrimental to whites as it would surely and critically harm a white supremacist system.
As mentioned earlier, anti-racism is seen – mostly by those on the right – as anti-white. Any discussion where white racism is center stage is accused of being leftist or liberal. The assumption is that this is a form of ‘reverse racism’ against whites, “blaming whitey” as the saying goes. Somehow or another this is considered much worse than any form of actual racism against POC, which some do not believe it exists.
However, they contend that racism – even though it supposedly doesn’t exist – against POC is always defended and excused by the usual “high black crime rate” arguments and the ‘numbers’ that follow this claim every time along with the dressing down of the black community out of the notion that they are the ones with self-inflicted problems. And yet, many do not feel that is racist.
So, let’s think about this for a minute. If anti-racism is considered leftist, does it stand to reason that pro-racism is considered conservative. Unfortunately, some people don’t see it that way. Those on the right do not believe that there is racism on their side, but a lot of them accuse the left of being as bad as any hate group.
So, they conclude that their position on the black community is objective. Black people only have themselves to blame for “insert social problem here”. White people have never, ever done anything to contribute to the self-destructive troubles which always seen as pandemic across the black community. And all they “love” to do is blame whites and do nothing.
But what if anti-racism isn’t a liberal thing? What if what anti-racists are doing are not aligned with any political affiliation? What if what POC say in regards to racism that doesn’t coddle to the feelings of white minds is just them expressing themselves because they are tired of the BS?
POC, including blacks, have experienced racism from both sides of the political spectrum. We’ve experienced both liberal and conservative racism. And this may shock you, but not all blacks are affiliated with either side.
When POC explain how they are the victims of racism, it is not some covert operation on behalf of the left, especially when the left has their share of racism in its ranks. And let’s not kid ourselves, the right is loaded with racism as well.
So, when a POC writes an article about racism from their point of view with knowledge, research and emotion involved, it is not for the sake of liberalism or conservatism when both sides are largely ruled by white racism.