I was reading an article that said that black people can’t be racist , that it is “impossible”. I want to argue against this.

 

 

According to the dictionary, racism is “the doctrine that a certain race is superior to any or all others”.  What some people are saying is that ONLY white people are able to do this. They are saying that black people simply cannot think of other races as inferior.

To me, this kind of talk sounds very racist. It reminds me of old racist ideologies from the apartheid regime saying things like “black people can’t be educated” or “black people couldn’t run the country” which is nonsense. Saying “black people can’t do X or Y” is rubbish and has been disproved over and over.

Saying that black people can’t be racist is denying us the right to be racist, and is just another way for racists to be racist. Black people can do anything white people do, and to think otherwise is just racist.

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