What is racism? According to most people, it would be discrimination or dislike of some form or another premised on the basis of the discriminated against or disliked party’s race. Or, as Websters puts it, “a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Either of those definitions is probably accurate enough, even if they do have their little flaws, to grasp what racism means. It’s not that hard of a concept; the name says it all.
Unfortunately, the more leftists drone on and on about racism, the less they seem to understand what it actually means. Though they demand kids so young they are unable to read or write learn about just how terrible racism is, the left can’t seem to come up with a satisfactory (to them) definition of it, mostly because they hold the absurd belief that minorities can’t be racist.
Well, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) came up with its own redefinition of racism, one that only makes sense in the context of a) the left’s anti-white, anti-Western bias and b) their absurd belief that minorities can’t be racist. Here’s the ADL’s new definition of racism:
Racism: The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.
The ADL’s definition of “systemic racism” is similarly absurd:
Systemic Racism: A combination of systems, institutions and factors that advantage white people and for people of color, cause widespread harm and disadvantages in access and opportunity. One person or even one group of people did not create systemic racism, rather it: (1) is grounded in the history of our laws and institutions which were created on a foundation of white supremacy;* (2) exists in the institutions and policies that advantage white people and disadvantage people of color; and (3) takes places in interpersonal communication and behavior (e.g., slurs, bullying, offensive language) that maintains and supports systemic inequities and systemic racism.
So, based on that definition, it’s not racism for Zulus in South Africa or Mugabe’s cronies in Zimbabwe to target white farmers to be tortured and killed in some of the most barbaric, horrific ways known to man, nor was it racist for that car in Wakeusha to run down dozens of white people.
Because those incidents entailed “people of color” marginalizing/oppressing white people, rather than the other way around, they weren’t examples of racism.
Presumably, however, it is racism if a poor as dirt white coal miner in Appalachia gets into college based on his hard work and a layabout lout in Detroit doesn’t.
The redefinition is utterly absurd, as was quickly pointed out on Twitter:
When you’re the ADL and you come up with a definition of racism that leaves out (e.g.) Louis Farrakhan, something is off. https://t.co/cI93uebvmc
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) January 28, 2022
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/HFqoPH74Vs
— Dayton C. #4doorsmorewhores (@Dayton_Coates) January 28, 2022
Still, while the redefinition is absurd and furthers anti-white racism (which, coincidentally, would presumably deleteriously impact the Jewish people the ADL is meant to protect), it’s nothing new. As Townhall points out, the definition of racism page was last updated in July of 2020. It’s just that we’re finally finding out about it now.
Whether one is racist doesn’t depend on if one is white or black. It depends on if one treats others differently on the basis of race.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics
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