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Racial Classification Was Created In Europe

Europeans Invented the Concept of Race

Up until the 17th century, racial classification was unheard of. As a matter of fact, Africans were viewed in a positive light for being excellent agriculturalists and physical laborers. It wasn’t until anti-slavery sentiment began to sweep across the Western world that slave profiteers and the ruling class had to take drastic measures to prove that Africans were inferior.

To justify the dehumanization of Africans to maintain the profitable business of slavery, a two-pronged approach was implemented with validation from both the church and science.

With the church’s blessings, African people, who were widely non Christians, were labeled as heathens in need of saving. The science community created racial classifications for Caucasians, Asians and Africans respectively, within a social hierarchy.

Carolus Linneaus, inventor of zoological taxonomy, was the first ‘expert’ to assign phenotypes with each race. White personality characteristics were listed as acute, adventurous and active. Conversely, Black personality traits were classified as “crafty, lazy and careless.”

So, unless someone comes up with evidence that racial classification used to oppress a large population of the world was a Black creation, calling Black people racist means absolutely nothing.

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61 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why Calling Black People Racist Is Inaccurate

  1. Allen Thomas says:

    What an absurd notion. I’m amazed by the audacity to suggest that one group of people cannot be labeled as racists and I’m dismayed by the intellectual dishonesty being performed by individuals that would gladly accept such nonsense when the absolute worse racists in America…by far…are black. I’m raising the bullshit flag. This is notion promotes black supremacy and not only dismisses abhorrent behave…it promotes it.

  2. Myster Harris says:

    That…that's rich. That's all I can say to this.

  3. Frank Edwards says:

    What an absurd notion that you would come to Atlanta BLACK Star and expect to find a sympathetic ear. We're on to you and your ilk, Allen Thomas.

    No longer will you float the LIE that Blacks can be racist!

    No…you and your "people" have the market cornered on racism, as you do murder, rape, homosexuality and child molestation.

    The truth HURTS you aren't accustomed to hearing it…but take a deep breath, it gets bumpy from here on out.

  4. Kathy Makeda M says:

    Not only is it "inaccurate", but it is an inept attempt by so-called "whites" to SILENCE: (1) Black persons who speak out against systemic white supremacy, white imperialism, institutionalized racism, white privilege: (2) Black people who discuss whites cultural insensitivities when it comes to Black people and others of color: (3)Black people who discuss the ancient history of Black civilizations and the brief history of whites and their Caucasus Mountains/Khazaran history: and (4) Black people who discuss the genetic strengths of Blacks in comparison to the recessiveness and genetic weaknesses of whites. I concur @ David. This is a good read and the article explains the economics of racism–a concept constructed by them, of which overall Black people do not have the economic empowerment to oppress a people because of their race.

  5. Keone Rivers says:

    great piece. sadly those who need to learn from it the most will likely shove their heads in the sand instead.

  6. Keone Rivers says:

    great piece. sadly those who need to learn from it the most will likely shove their heads in the sand instead.

  7. Keone Rivers says:

    good job shoving your head up your ass you worthless waste of carbon. eat more McDonalds old man, get a heart attack and do the world a favor. tired of you frigin racists, so damn tired.

  8. Shahid Shabazz says:

    Please stop letting people tell you blacks are racist. By sheer definition, Black people can not be racist. Racism is when one group of people has enough wealth and power to injure another group. The truth is, real racist dictate and write policy.

    With that understanding most folks my complexion grew up worshipping a caucasian Jesus, it would be asinine to refer to someone my complexion as racist. I have never seen or am aware of a picture of a dark complexioned Jesus in a caucasian church. That's a form of leprosy the truth must cure! I have observed people use the word racist and prejudice synonymously AND erroneously!

    All of this is often followed up with black people being accused of reverse racism. There's no such thing as reverse racism! “Reverse racism” is a ridiculous term. Racism is the belief one race is superior to another, so to reverse it would be to NOT believe one race is better than another.

    And while I am at it, allow me to retort. White supremacy is an oxymoron, at least where nature is concerned. Any caucasion claiming to be superior is a fool. There is nothing supreme about recessive genes making incomplete/deficient/ill-functioning proteins resulting in higher degree of birth defects, poor hearing, poor vision, infertility, bone problems, genetic diseases, skin aging and behavioral issues.

  9. Allen Thomas says:

    Here is a an interesting article based upon a Rasmussen poll. It is called Rasmussen Poll Says Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites. And it can be found here.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rasmussen-poll-says-blacks-are-more-racist-than-whites

    "The right-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports dove into America's views of race on Wednesday with a bizarre survey that concluded most of the nation thinks blacks are more likely to be racist than whites.

    Going deeper into the poll's crosstabs shows that 49 percent of Republicans believe "most black Americans (are) racist," roughly the same percentage of Democrats (47 percent) who said the opposite. A third of Republicans said most black Americans are not racist, while only 11 percent of the GOP said that most white people are racist. Fifty-eight percent of respondents identified as "very conservative" said most blacks are racist, while a plurality of 44 percent "somewhat conservative" respondents said the same.

    Rasmussen's eye-popping top line was spelled out explicitly in the opening sentence of the poll's write-up: "Americans consider blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country." According to the survey, 37 percent of Americans overall believe most blacks in the country are racist compared with 42 percent who said otherwise.

    Far fewer Americans believe that most whites and Hispanics are racist, the poll found. A mere 15 percent said most white Americans are racist, a shade below the 18 percent who said most Hispanic Americans are racist. Seventy percent overall said most whites are not racist, while 54 percent rejected the notion that most Hispanic Americans are racist.

    Fewer than a quarter of black Americans — 24 percent — said most white people are racist, a smaller share than the 31 percent of blacks who said most members of their own race are racist.

    A study conducted by Fordham University rated Rasmussen as one of the least accurate pollsters of the 2012 election cycle."

  10. Allen Thomas says:

    Here is a an interesting article based upon a Rasmussen poll. It is called Rasmussen Poll Says Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites. And it can be found here.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rasmussen-poll-says-blacks-are-more-racist-than-whites

    "The right-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports dove into America's views of race on Wednesday with a bizarre survey that concluded most of the nation thinks blacks are more likely to be racist than whites.

    Going deeper into the poll's crosstabs shows that 49 percent of Republicans believe "most black Americans (are) racist," roughly the same percentage of Democrats (47 percent) who said the opposite. A third of Republicans said most black Americans are not racist, while only 11 percent of the GOP said that most white people are racist. Fifty-eight percent of respondents identified as "very conservative" said most blacks are racist, while a plurality of 44 percent "somewhat conservative" respondents said the same.

    Rasmussen's eye-popping top line was spelled out explicitly in the opening sentence of the poll's write-up: "Americans consider blacks more likely to be racist than whites and Hispanics in this country." According to the survey, 37 percent of Americans overall believe most blacks in the country are racist compared with 42 percent who said otherwise.

    Far fewer Americans believe that most whites and Hispanics are racist, the poll found. A mere 15 percent said most white Americans are racist, a shade below the 18 percent who said most Hispanic Americans are racist. Seventy percent overall said most whites are not racist, while 54 percent rejected the notion that most Hispanic Americans are racist.

    Fewer than a quarter of black Americans — 24 percent — said most white people are racist, a smaller share than the 31 percent of blacks who said most members of their own race are racist.

    A study conducted by Fordham University rated Rasmussen as one of the least accurate pollsters of the 2012 election cycle."

  11. Allen Thomas says:

    This is what really stands out….

    "Far fewer Americans believe that most whites and Hispanics are racist, the poll found. A mere 15 percent said most white Americans are racist, a shade below the 18 percent who said most Hispanic Americans are racist. Seventy percent overall said most whites are not racist, while 54 percent rejected the notion that most Hispanic Americans are racist.

    Fewer than a quarter of black Americans — 24 percent — said most white people are racist, a smaller share than the 31 percent of blacks who said most members of their own race are racist."

    Despite the best efforts of race mongers to convince black Americans they can't be racist, most black Americans are not buying it. And they agree with me that black racism towards other races is prevalent in America.

    The "excuses," silly justifications for inappropriate behavior and insults used in this post proves the point.

  12. Kathy Makeda M says:

    Do not concern yourselves with trying to explain this to whites such as Allen, they will cry and deny, and is basically another inept white attempt to control Black discourse as it pertains to white subjugation of Black people. Lets not forget Black people in the Americas and throughout Europe still live within their former chattel enslavers system of things, so how are Black people oppressing whites because of their race??? Anytime they do not approve of such discussion coming from Black people they stand on their tippy-toes and yelp as loud as they can "racist", which is not applicable and as usual they are out of order–and this action is nothing more than total "bullshit" (taking the flag from Allen). Remember–No one is oppressing whites by speaking out or discussing their subjugation, ugly racial bigotry, which is stemming from their envy of melanin and "fear of genetic annihilation". Their issues is very deep-rooted psychologically–just think every time they see Black people it is a constant reminder of the absence of a God-given biological chemical their body can not produce.

  13. Allen Thomas says:

    I have no antipathy towards blacks. But you seem to have a deep dislike for white folks. Let me get this straight, not only are you incapable of racism, I'm incapable of understanding blacks…and all because of our genetic make up. No, I have no antipathy towards black folks. But abject stupidity is another topic all together. "It's a black thing, you won't understand" is a bumper sticker…not the foundation for logical recourse. What's logical recourse? Well, it's a white thing. You wouldn't understand.

  14. Heather Barr says:

    Dear White People: This is not really hard to understand. Just sit still, listen, and try to empathize. Listen, because in listening you can lay down the heavy burden of having to know everything, own everything, claim everything. Relax. It'll be ok. You really won't be diminished. To recognize and seek to relinquish one's white privilege is challenging. It's an exercise to see it, but after a while it becomes clearer and clearer. Learning to see white supremacy was born out of chattel slavery and how it functions in nearly every aspect of American life right up to this very moment can be a chunky pill to swallow. You may have some big feelings about all this, you might feel sad, guilty, angry, confused. Hang in there, it gets better, much better! Try to resist the urge to run to your black friends and cry to them. That is tiring for them. .Find another white person to talk to who is going through this voyage of new understanding. But the thing is, once you are able, to open your mind to a new perspective, your own liberation begins. Surprise! That is a great privilege, too. You become free of things you did not understand were binding you, ties to colossal lies. Open your minds and just listen. So easy once you get used to it. So freeing. So freeing, you can't help but want that same freedom and peace for everyone. Just relax and listen. Keep reading, and listen to your black friends You won't blow up. It won't kill you. It's going to be alright. Love, Heather

  15. Kathy Makeda M says:

    Childishly–Its either a dislike or be called a racist. No. I stated reference history and science. DEAL WITH THEM Otherwise, your flimsy retaliatory measures and "bumper sticker" commentary **waving the "bullshit flag" Allen. You're surely heading up the topic of stupidity and wasting people's time on this discussion thread. As for it being a white thing–I wouldn't understand….I laugh….WE "MADE "YOU and you are aware this?…Right? The last species to be MADE–and the most genetically weak. You know this. You say I have a "deep dislike"…oh really?….But many white folks, like yourself, deep down you HATE the fact you come from the "original people"–Black people….your anger and envy of Black people–from the escape from the Caucasus Mountains and the destruction of Black civilizations to the most brutal slavery in World History BUILT ON RACISM to other forms of slavery and lynchings–have been documented. What do you say Allen?…oh, that's right….its gone from yelping "racism!" to–to "dislike". Won't work Allen.

  16. Allen Thomas says:

    If I evolved from you, then how is it that you're incapable of racism and I am genetically predisposed to espouse racism? Listen to yourself. The idea that one race is incapable to express racism is foolish on its pretext. We all have bad actors in our racial linage. And, according to you, it all evolved from the black race…the mother race.

  17. Kathy Makeda M says:

    Listen to you. No, you have bad actors and just think your lineage is very short and involves "MUTATION". Deal with it. Now, end of discussion Allen.

  18. Allen Thomas says:

    I'm so honored, as a mutant, to have had this discussion with you. Thanks for advancing the conversation. LOL

  19. Kathy Makeda M says:

    Good. Now go spread the word.

  20. Dennis Adams says:

    Hmmm..interesting..what a lot of people call black racism, I often see as 'self defense'. Or healthy paranoia.

    I ask, if someone hits you in the head every time he sees you, I mean every single time, how long do you think it would be before you came to seriously resent that person?

    Some whites like to complain about blacks not liking them, but when it comes to things like work place inequities, or police profiling or worse, police brutality, they have no idea of what that entails and even less inclination to hear about it.

    There is a long and extremely well documented history of racism in America..only fools, liars and racists even conceive of denying it. Erase black people from the equation altogether and guess what you'd still be left with?

    That's right, a long and well documented history of racism, perpetrated by people who look an awful lot like our Mr Thomas here.

    If he says blacks don't like him I'd say that was normal, and even ask, why should we?

  21. Dennis Adams says:

    Frank Edwards this guy thinks Jo Jo snubbing him in the Piggly Wiggly equates to 300 years of slavery, almost 100 years of Jim Crow, as well as all of the inequality in the justice system(and everywhere else) we got now.

    I wish!

  22. Flavinus Niger says:

    Watch out everyone, Allen has found a poll, he bets that ought to get you "stupid" and "silly" darkies in line

  23. Heather Barr says:

    There is a difference between bias/bigotry and racism, huh?

  24. Dennis Adams says:

    Heather Barr Yes. No one has to like anyone else. And when you're on the crap end of the stick, from birth, all the time, you learn that in a hurry.

    The law, however is supposed to see us all equally. And waaaaaaay too many times, it doesn't.

    And that dear people, is racism.

  25. "Reverse racism" is an absolutely ABSURD notion.

  26. Heather Barr says:

    Dennis Adams Institutional and Structural racism. Which starts by having people who have bigoted ideas/personal racism sitting around tables making conscious and unconscious decisions that give advantage and opportunity the dominant group (white people) and disadvantage the oppressed groups. Red-lining, access to education, limits on wealth accumulation, unfair veterans benefits, scam loans, medical experimentation…the list goes on.

  27. Dennis Adams says:

    Colin Jenkins Thank you! Thing is, a lot of people figure out that not everyone one of a differing skin tone is an enemy, that's it's trial and error, and ultimately people are people anyway.

    Not everyone of course, but a lot of people. The Majority(hopefully). Allen Thomas is smart, yet, he seems not to have figured this out yet. He also can't seem to figure out why some black folk don't like him.

    The day he comes here(or anywhere really) and says "those police(black) just stopped me saying I 'fit the description', ran my ID, roughed me up for 'having an attitude' and laughed in my face when I told them I was going to file a report" and then file that report, and get laughed out of the building and have that be a regular occurrence ..

    ..is the day I start giving creedence to this 'black racism' theory silliness.

    I seriously doubt he even read the article, because the author gave some very clear examples of where he was coming and why he came to the conclusion he was defending.

  28. Dennis Adams says:

    Flavinus Niger hahahahahaha!

  29. Heather Barr says:

    Dennis Adams I don't think any white person should feel surprised that black people generally don't like us. It is ridiculous, given our history, to expect affinity from black people. We have done much to destroy any amount of trust and have done a poor job of rebuilding it. I am always surprised when black people like me. Why should they?

  30. Aldo Green says:

    Anybody can be a racist… Sad but true!

  31. Dennis Adams says:

    Because Heather B, on the surface that questions seems rhetorical, but ..it isn't. However, people have to find out for themselves who is trustworthy and who isn't, and whether it's even worth it to them to not throw everyone else under the bus or not.

    ..people have to come to that on their own, they have to learn that on their own. I'm not saying they can't get help with it, I'm saying it's basically a matter of personal values/worth.

    Ultimately, in order to be healthy, or healthier, and fulfilled..one might conclude that blind unreasoning hate is simply counterproductive to having a good and decent life.

    Hopefully anyway.

  32. Keith Feltz says:

    I got called racist by a black man the other day. I forget, what is the term called when you judge someone based off of their skin color? Also, as for the "Black person with an Ivy League education, straightened hair and modified speech patterns", well, let us take out the ivy league education part and insert the term "educated" and let us talk about Martin Luther King Jr, did he embrace his inner white man? What about Frederick Douglass? Do I need to continue? I think that each and every person chooses to live their life the way the live. Everyone can be asinine and everyone can be mean, but to exclude a race from being called racists, that is not even possible.

  33. Allen Thomas…where's the link of a “clan" of blacks that sold whites, hung them from trees and denied them human rights? Cut unborn babies from white women's wombs…Where's that link??

  34. Keith Feltz says:

    Dennis Adams I disagree with one point. Racism is ignorance. Pure and simple. It does not denote power. The powerful and the powerless can have it all the same. In our day, if you allow the ignorance to continue, and to have the power (in your head) it will always be that way.

    Traditionally, yes, slavers and the scum like them had the power, today, no. Every race has the power to make a difference. That was the point of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X and all of the freedom fighters. That in a time where they truly had so little power, they could rise up and secure some. It is within each person to determine their own power and how far they can take it.

    I know that the US is NOT a democracy in the purest sense and that it is slightly (sarcasm) skewed, but typically that is towards big business. Big businesses are integrated to some of the greatest degrees now days and there is nothing stopping any race from securing major power.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Black people cannot be racist in the U.S.A. Racism is not an emotion; it is the belief in, and the participation of white supremacy. And by participation, I mean do nothing about it. Just because I don’t like you does not make me a racist. What jail can I throw you in? What loan can I deny you?

  36. Allen Thomas says:

    And yet a recent Rasmussen poll stated "fewer than a quarter of black Americans — 24 percent — said most white people are racist, a smaller share than the 31 percent of blacks who said most members of their own race are racist." You got your work cut out from you. Not all black Americans are as simpleminded as to believe blacks can't be racists.

  37. Dennis Adams says:

    Keith Feltz your heart is in the right place, but make no mistake, it's totally about the power.
    Not about the power, then there would have never been a need for an MLK or a Malcolm X in the first place.

  38. Ike Ashley says:

    White people be like "Racism is racism". Yeah, I would be saying that too if I lived in a thriving society centered on people who looked like me.

  39. Mike Johnson says:

    good article..thanks for writing

  40. Mike Johnson says:

    Keone Rivers you are correct. those people are too busy saying nick cannon's whiteface is racist

  41. Jay Havok says:

    The bottom line is: if you propagate hate, justified or not, towards another race–you're a fucking racist.

  42. Jesse Rosen says:

    Allen Thomas all the Rasmussen polls in the world, which in your own post are stated as being one of the least accurate pollsters of the 2012 election cycle, can't make up for the fact that when you preach logical recourse, you mean your own opinion that "the absolute worse racists in America…by far…are black." From slavery to segregation, to Jim Crow, to racial discrimination in housing, the workplace, profiling, sentencing guidelines for jail, redistricting, and changing voting rules every election it is plain to see who the majority of racists are, and they are hiding in plain sight running for office as Repubs and Tea Party members, using coded language and stereotypes to scare up supporters, waving the NRA flag and championing the murder of unarmed, candy carrying, teenage boys. They hide behind the flag and twitter and facebook posts under the guise that they are speaking truths when in fact you are just standing behind a crowd of people pointing and instigating a fight which you really have no business being in. You say you have no antipathy for Blacks, yet you are screaming loudest from this stump to point out how racist they in fact are. You've done nothing but expose your own feelings, and it's not pretty.

  43. Keith Feltz says:

    Dennis Adams Is this the kind of power that you're talking about?

    http://www.vocativ.com/culture/lgbt/meet-new-york-city-pastor-wants-stone-gays/

    A black man who wants to stone gays, but not just that, one who blames "The White Gay" for all of the gay black men? Is that they kind of power you fear of the white community? You want that kind of power? Then take it, or stop it. Each individual has to choose. It is at no one else's feet but your own.

    The need arose, yes, but is there a new need? Is there something happening now that demeans blacks? From point number two alone, the author is upset that blacks feel the need to assimilate into a white role, when really, he/she just wants to have a decent job that pays the bills and leaves room for leisure and life. That isn't assimilating. That is growing up, maturing.

    I have read a lot of books by a lot of authors and many dealing with slavery and the oppression since. And in all of them we are blamed. We were blamed for blacks illiteracy because we wouldn't allow them an equal education. We were blamed for blacks talking like thugs because we did allow them into school, but not college. Now we are to blame for them talking like whites and feeling the need to assimilate into the white man role? Where does the lose-lose end?

  44. John Lindsay says:

    SHARE WIDELY…post to talk radio pages (I just did), predominantly White Facebook forums,. etc.
    Print it out for family, friends, etc.
    Post in public spaces.

  45. Matt Terrell says:

    lol this is why black people get laughed at all over the world..and you wonder why your looked at as ignorant fucks..whatever makes you..how the hell do you guys think black people can't be racist..lol it seem like yall gotta keep makin excuses so you can feel better about being black..fuckin pitiful

  46. Nikkele Marie Peterson says:

    Anyone can be racist against another race

  47. Lori Jones says:

    Well first the people who were enslaved weren't Africans they were Israelites who happened to be in Africa. I don't know why people still really think the Africans would sell their own people. Don't believe it? Ask them. I did and they said they don't understand why we black Americans are calling ourselves African when we are not. Check your history people. You'd be surprised at what your real history is.

  48. I feel ya man. we need to educate ourselves and build without assistance from them. the time for us to set aside our differences is now, we need to unite because those that hate us are united against us all the way. I feel that our history in the west is what can unite us and help us see past our differences. the only hurdle with that is getting young black folk to know their history and know it well.

  49. all one has to do is look at the comments by most of the white folks on this post to see that they don't want to understand. when anyone mentions to them anything outside of slavery (like white race riots, institutional racism, industrialize discrimination, etc…) they stick their heads in the sand and pretend like the end of jim crow was the beginning of the golden age and the end of racism.

    and don't dare mention white privilege or they'll just bring up how they had to struggle in their life and how that is not different from anyone else (code for you're lazy) even though they turn a blind eye to industry discrimination or how the racist laws and white race riots kept setting us back every time we tried to make progress on our own.

    what kind of physical, financial, and psychological damage do they think will happen to a people and the generations that preceded them when they enslave them, rape their culture from them, torment and torture them (mentally and physically), burn down their businesses and homes, kill their leaders, use laws to subjugate and break their will for generations.

    when we try to unite and help each other and reverse the psychological damage they perpetrated they call us racist; when we call them on their bull they say we're complaining.

    this article is more of an educational piece for black people because we know that the majority of whites will not want to even hear it, and the ones that do hear it (or already know it) will say what they've always said: "so what! that was then this is now, you need to get over it". now ain't that some shit.

  50. Allen Thomas They just want the right to hate bro. Can't you at least give them that! I mean we took away everything else away from them. Just let them hate without the guilt man. Just let them have that. Shhhhhhh….

  51. Things were so much simpler when racism was so overt and blatant it wasn't even considered racism – it was just how things were. Now all of sudden I observe denial, covert, and subtle nonsense. Some folks are confused!

  52. Things were so much simpler when racism was so overt and blatant it wasn't even considered racism – it was just how things were. Now all of sudden I observe denial, covert, and subtle nonsense. Some folks are confused!

  53. No people like you are laughed at because of your lack of comprehension. Racism is and institution not just a groups feeling towards another group. That is called prejudice, and black people along with people from all groups can be prejudice. Until blacks can truly subjugate another race with wealth, religion, psychological conditioning, then the racism that non blacks accuse black people of is a joke like this article is pointing out. It's not staing that black people are above be prejudice or biased, but that white people, sorry to say, have built their empires around the subjugation of other races, particularly blacks. There has been no slavery in history like that portrayed against blacks. I'm not talking just torture, but the dehuminization and destruction of identity, the changing of the world view of what it means to be worthy and not worthy. Remember the 3/4 law. Even the Jews were allowed to keep their culture, language, God, and identity. Really what your rant dialysis is your deep seeded hate. America vows to never forget 9/11 and that was not where on the scale of slavery. So why do white people always feel the need to make sure the whole wolrd knows that they are of the only ones who have the capacity to hate along lines of race? The difference is black hate is mostly a result of what he white race has done to them. When black people enslave whites, take away there right to freedom, pursuit of happiness, change the world view to whites being of lesser birth, take away their indentity as a people, make them worship a black God, rape, mutalate, torture, breakdown the community economy, etc. You can complain about "black racism" when this happens. What is the most a black racist can do? Can they split a whole family up, rape the mother in front of the husband and kids? Can they deny them access to equal education? Can they deny them jobs on a large scale? Do blacks decide school curriculum? Your black racist people are speaking of is powerless and that is the point of this article! Not that blacks are incapable of hate along the lines of race. However, after all blacks have been through on the count of a white racist agenda, can you blame them?

  54. This is what's so annoying about this topic of discussion. People always want to try to flip the real issue on its head. Read it and really listen. It desnt say that blacks are incapable of hate along the lines of race. It clearly states that whatever hate a black has is not going to have much affect on your day to day life as they have no power to institutionalize it. Rather it's through banking practices, jobs, housing, education, religion, etc. Yes I heard the story of the white kids who have been beaten up by a group of black students which sucks, but white people never had to worry about being hung from a tree just for looking at a black woman. The hate that some blacks have towards whites is almost justifiable. It's just like when a woman gets off for murdering her verbally and physically abusive husband. How do you expect blacks to feel after years of slavery, Jim Crow, mischaracterization, unfair judicial practices, exploitation of Africa, etc. Americans have vowed to never forget 9/11 and that was nothing like the slavery portrayed against blacks, sorry. Two wrong don't make a right, but you have to put things in perspective.

  55. Rick Barton says:

    Math and science are not "eurocentric." If a culture has little respect for education it will perform poorly, regardless of skin color.

  56. This is exactly the kind of misguided rhetoric which enables poor race relations to continue indefinitely. A black person has no right to call me racist because of institutional practices and historic injustices beyond my control. Period. I believe that racist is racist. The meanings of words evolve over time, regardless who conceptualized the word in the first place. In today's world, the term 'racist' is almost synonymous with predjudice. Move with the times. If you want people to listen, speak the language as it currently exists rather than splitting hairs. Matt Terell doesn't speak for me, just as the numerous black people I meet in life who judge and harass me don't speak for all black people. It comes down to the individual, in this day and age. Stop preaching hatred based on skin colour, you can dress it up however you like but it still makes you no better than Mr. Terrell.

  57. Ok. So I'll just accept that black individuals can behave in a prejudiced way towards me and I can't call them racist – even though they may specify that they simply don't like the colour of my skin – because according to you that is not categorized as racism. I'll accept that if someone is black, they are inherently in a weaker power position than me – even though they may have more wealth, education, and connections – because you are arguing that current situational factors are irrelevant, and its the historical oppression that matters. I'll just sit back and be the whipping boy for all of the generations of white tyrants who went before me. Chalk it up to collateral damage.

  58. Terry Tank says:

    Ibrahiim Lp Benson Yes I can blame them, for using some peoples action as an excuse for their own hatred on others. I mean why would it be ok for them to hate me, only because I have the same skin like the once who have done evil to them? it's people like u who think it's ok to walk around hate and be a racist, because as the article says, it's not considered as racism as long as it comes from a black person, right? because if we look at the bigger picture it's just a joke in compare to what the white race has done to the black race. and that's even true. but would u go to some funeral and say to the people there: hey don't be sad, everyday millions of people die, so your loss is just a joke if u look at the bigger picture??? if u think u can judge me by my skin u are a fucking racist, and also if u think this article is correct, u are a fucking racist 2. u can turn it how ever u want. by the way it's more or less proven that Jesus was Black and was first painted White by the roman catholic church, so a large part of our society already worships a Black God, with or without knowing.

  59. Sid Safford says:

    Amanda Murray Yeah, you pretty much got it. Nice job honestly, nice job.

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