In my response, I was referring to the way Webster Dictionary defined it and they are the standard for discourse for academic purposes. Let’s not change the definition to fit into a particular colorblind ideology.

“1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”

In order for one race to be superior than another they would need a power structure. Also, even the most extreme Black power advocated never preached superiority. Black power is about instilling power in those who have been oppressed by white people. So, Black and indigenous people are capable of bias but not racism.

“2a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

b : a political or social system founded on racism

3 : racial prejudice or discrimination”

Black people have no doctrine to oppress white people or to treat them disrespectfully.

We do not have a political or social system found on on racism. We are the victims of a society that imprisoned and enslaved us.

We can not discriminate because do not have the power to deprive white people of anything systematically.

So, like I said Black people can have bias but cannot be racist. It’s just not logical. I understand your inclination to distance yourself from racism and it makes you feel better to think that all people are capable of racism but that is not based on reality. Black people cannot be racist because we do not have power.


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