Reverse racism

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by birch, May 21, 2017.

  1. birch Valued Senior Member

    We've heard that term. For instance, in south korea, if you look asian, they discriminate against you if you apply for english teaching positions. Human stupidity knows no bounds. There are so many instances of bad/unqualified co-workers and bad or unqualified employers that self-employment is a better alternative for many. There is a lot of corruption, prejudice and unfairness in hiring/firing practices too. I've experienced that many times as well. This is because of the competition and that competition is not fair so you get a society where you have people in positions that don't necessarily deserve it because you are unaware of the unfairness. There are so many instances where you can note in your mind and question how so and so got their position when they are not more competent, more intelligent, more knowledgeable etc. It's a warm sewer of bullshit when it comes to hiring and employment. Unless the position is highly technical where politics is too much funny bs business to get in the way of the job done correctly, most other fields and/or positions are wide open for corruption. There is no real equal opportunity, as it all depends upon human subjectivity and if they like you and what issues they may have in relation to you, if you fit into the group etc. This means productivity and the 'job' is many times less important than what society pretends it is. First and second issue will always be race, gender, then looks, religion, politics etc. Basically, ALL of those things that are not supposed to be an issue or consideration are the real consideration. Humans are just not very logical and untrustworthy. These are unspoken truths about how society runs, not the clean face it presents to the public.

    Last edited: May 21, 2017
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    There is no such thing as "reverse racism".
    Racism is racism.

    I made that mistake once. Got schooled on it.

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  5. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    I think the most ... (is "neutral" the right word) ... or maybe ... er ... ah ... right.

    The thing with "reverse racism" is that the "reverse" term recognized political empowerment, and then required that empowerment be irrelevant until it becomes relevant to satisfaction.

    For instance, and the record:

    Policy A

    — Result 1

    — Result 2​

    Outcome: Disparate results (R1 > R2) appear related to skin color for reasons not identifiable.

    Recommendation: Undertake measures to equalize results.

    Counterargument — Group in R2 is receiving Benefit. Group in R1 must receive same Benefit or else outcome is racist.

    Required disposition — Groups in R1 and R2 can only be equal if disparity between R1 and R2 remains in place. G[R1] must remain superior to G[R2] or else inequality has occurred, and G[R1] are victims of injustice. Thus:

    If G[R1] = G[R2] then G[R1] < G[R2]​

    That's as straightforward a definition of "'reverse' racism" as I can manage in the moment. But here's the weird thing: It technically isn't even real in that form, when it's used that way. It comes up a lot in disputes over school funding and results, and really does start to sound like an our kids/their kids fight between the affluent folks on the hill and the poor working folks in the valley, and as long as American, at least, perceptions of primary benefit reaching minorities persists, many white voters have resisted such policies. And while all schools then suffer for such outcomes, the problem only becomes important when enough empowerment-majority voters perceive the problem affecting their own interests. That is, "We'll be interested when it's for our kids, and not theirs." So now we have to scramble to fix the problem. And, you know, great, right? The problem will finally be fixed? Wrong. If, then. In solving the problem, the disparity must remain. Actually attending and correcting the disparity is what conservatives in general, and appeasers among Democratic supporters, denounce identity politics. Still, though, despite it all, there are poor white kids in the proverbial dark valley, too.

    The "reverse" condition about "reverse racism" requires inequality to be postured as equality.
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  7. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

    Reverse racism is when a white mob breaks into the home of a black man and drags him out to a tree and the mob lynches themselves.
  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    If reverse racism is in the movies it must be real unless it involves an alien abduction.
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Snicker to all the answers, but seriously:

    Racism is the act of discriminating based on race. It is not about what form the racism takes. Whether one is oppressed or benefited from the act is not the issue; the issue is simply about being treated differently due to one's race.

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