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Racism and sexism


Independent"I want to explain why this is false. I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describes structures of privilege based on race and gender.

"And therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist because we do not stand to benefit from such a system.

"In order for our actions to be deemed racist or sexist, the current system would have to be one that enables only people of colour and women to benefit economically and socially on such a large scale and to the systematic exclusion of white people and men, who for the past 400 years would have to have been subjected to block colonisation.

"We do not live in such a system, we do not know of such a history, reverse racism and reverse sexism are not real."

It is racist to claim that the color of your skin renders your actions immune from moral scrutiny. It is sexist to claim that your gender renders your thoughts immune from moral scrutiny. It is exactly as racist for a black woman to make that claim as it would be for a white male to make that claim.

No one gets a free pass.

This entry was published Mon Jun 22 10:03:45 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-06-22 10:03:45.0. [Tweet]

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