You can even have racially discriminative actions, that don't upset an equal power balance, if such a balance were to exist. This might be because such actions don't distrub the equilibrium or form a dynamic equilibrium. That is not racism.
Racism is when these thoughts, opinions, cognitive short-cuts, and discriminative actions combine to form a culture where people, either directly or indirectly, have their actions treated with different values, their personhood compressed and otherized, their opportunites curtailed, etc. There is no reverse racism. Racism requires teh existence of a group held as the normal, and by definition such a group is not marginalized.
is it reverse racialism to believe white people sometime don't or won't understand true racialism because as aforementioned, they are white?
or instead of racialism, is it the truth? or is it a bit of both, because some are able to understand it when placed in certain situations like Hayward in the NBA.
Though he is a bit of an exception because he is in the NBA but then again he is in Utah.
So, you're pretty safe on that count.
Racism is an action, not a thought or opinion.
So a poor redneck truck drive cannot be racist. Am I right?
Racism can be seen by the actions, but it stems from the thoughts.
A person can be racist and not act on those ideas, and yet still be racist. Usually those thoughts lead to words, and if unrestrained will usually turn to actions from that point.
Please tell me what action in the human existence did not start first with a thought?
Racism can start with one person, and be contained in one person.
We can agree to disagree on this. You view racism as starting somewhere more advanced than I believe. I see it as starting in the thoughts on the individual level. You don't see it as racism until more people are involved if I understand you correctly OB.
Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
If you guys want to know how racism is evolves and advances gradually, watch this movie. The movie is more about fascism and discrimination but this notions very close to each other and got same morals ideologicly.
In my opinion racism starts with when you feel privileged, not personally but as an ethnical group from other ethnic sections of society and advances when you perform minor or more radical acts against the other sections of society.
OP; I don't think there is a "reverse" racism (whatever that means..) against Hayward and if there is a hate against Hayward on this board it must be about his overall performance as a player and his "reverse" lay-ups.
Last edited by CitizenofCapua; 11-21-2012 at 01:15 PM.