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What was all that 9 yr old sad racism stuff about? That post confused the crap outta me. Please elaborate :/
A 9 year old boy, who was white, committed suicide after being bullied at school, which had a large Asian population. Someone took a picture of the news paper article about him and wrote a caption talking about how this little boy’s tragedy was “proof” of “reverse racism”.
For those of you confused about what that means, it’s the idea that within western society, white people are oppressed and experience racism the same way minority races do.
"Well, if he was bullied for being white, Beck, isn’t that racism?” you might be thinking. Valid question! And the answer is no, it’s not. The reason for this is because “racism” and “prejudice” are inherently different things.
Racism is oppression built into society. It’s a grand scale, not indvidual incidents. Racism comes from a historical background of oppression, that has lead to a snowball effect in today’s society where minorities have struggles, such as a lack of representation in media or lower pay or cops who specifically target them, that white people simply don’t experience and never will.
Prejudice is having specific discrepancies with a group, or negative stereotypes associated with them. Racists all have prejudice, but not everyone who’s prejudiced is racist. Make sense?
So, now that I’ve explained all that and you hopefully understand where I’m coming from, put that all in the context of that post. Some douchebag, which then became a ton of douchebags, saw an incident where a little boy was bullied so badly he took his own life, and instead of saying “Why didn’t the school have any support systems in place for him? Where were the adults to help him? What were his parents doing? Why didn’t he feel like he could talk about the harassment he faced?” they decided it was an excellent chance to scream “SEE WHITE PEOPLE ARE OPPRESSED TOO”. By claiming that white people are a victim, it means we never have to examine our own actions. And they’re using the death of a little boy as an excuse for it.
If people honestly, truly don’t see how completely disrespectful, sad, and fucked up that is, there is nothing I can do for them.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS EXPLAINED BETTER THANK YOU SQUIDWARD