Racism = prejudice + power, thoughts?

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SerLorasTyrell
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What are your opinions on the new-age feminist definition of racism that involves "prejudice + power"?

What do you think about it being used to disregard people's experiences of something that falls directly under the dictionary definition of racism, solely because of their skin colour?
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white people can't be victims of racism
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white people can't be victims of racism
So if an asian gang attack a white man solely because he is white, it is not a racist attack? I'm pretty sure that it would and be charged as such in the courts.

Aren't you meaning institutional racism?
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So if an asian gang attack a white man solely because he is white, it is not a racist attack? I'm pretty sure that it would and be charged as such in the courts.

Aren't you meaning institutional racism?
yes that's what i mean
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yes that's what i mean
That's fine. However there is a worrying large amount of people using the definition of institutional racism in place of actual racism.
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I think people are either clearly deluded or really thick if they genuinely think there is discrimination against the majority/privileged could never happen under any circumstances.

I've read someone saying that, for example, reverse discrimination doesn't exist for sexism, meaning men cannot possibly be discriminated against based on sexism.

I have a very good real-life example:

In Hong Kong, there are a lot of parents looking for tutors for their children online. Yet, regardless of the sex of their children, many of those parents look exclusively for female tutors for any and all subjects for any and all year levels. How could that possibly be not sexism? Do tutors with a vagina teach better?
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Are these people racist to so called "whites"?

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(Original post by bittr n swt)
white people can't be victims of racism
Why can't they? You can't just come on here and redefine a word to fit in with your prejudices.
You are either disingenuous or need to invest in a decent dictionary - I'll stick with my Oxford English Dictionary which defines racism as: "1) belief in the superiority of a particular race, 2) discrimination against other races, 3) belief that human abilities are determined by race."
No mention of power relationships there. You can't just drive a horse and cart through the English language and expect to be taken seriously.
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(Original post by bittr n swt)
white people can't be victims of racism
Utter, illogical, racist nonsense.
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