The Root, the Univision-owned social justice vertical, has jumped on the Black Panther bandwagon to rail against Caucasians, whom it claims are “crying reverse racism” over the movie’s casting.
Not having learned any lessons from manufactured outrage over 2016’s blockbuster dud, Ghostbusters, The Root claims—without any basis or citations—that “some white people are crying ‘reverse racism’ over Marvel’s black superhero movie, using it as an opportunity to lash out at the very concept.
Despite being created in 1966 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee—two comics creators who would never in any reality be confused for black men—Black Panther has become a prime platform for “woke” intersectional feminist and Black Lives Matter-oriented publications like The Root to virtue signal.
Ahead of the film’s theatrical release, The Root published an “educational” video to debunk the idea of “reverse racism” and proclaim that it isn’t possible for white people to experience racism whatsoever—a claim that’s grounded in a reworked definition of the term “racism” to require the elements of “power plus prejudice.”
“Nearly half of Americans believe discrimination against white people is as big a problem as discrimination against people of color,” claims The Root. “Some people call this reverse racism.”
It’s just racism, not reverse racism. But let’s continue.
“But here’s the thing,” states the publication. “If racism were ‘reversed,’ that would mean racism wouldn’t exist in the first place. And by calling discrimination against white people ‘reverse racism,’ you’re also acknowledging the power dynamic and saying that white people are the primary upholders of racism, which, actually is true.”
“That can’t be reversed unless hundreds of years of systemic oppression are erased.”
“White people can experience prejudice and discrimination from people of color,” The Root continues with a caveat: “They do not experience racism.”
“Racial prejudice typically starts with a belief in stereotypes about groups of people,” the publication explains. Racial discrimination is all about actions and unfair treatment based on prejudice. Racism is a form of discrimination based on skin color and ethnic origin, kept alive through power and institutional reinforcement.”
Following a lengthy series of examples on how black people have been discriminated against in the United States, The Root states that for white people to experience racism, they are required to have experienced “hundreds of years of legal oppression like people of color still do,” concluding that while white people experience discrimination, racism “just isn’t one of them.”
One might ask if anyone who ever makes these types of statements ever bothers to acknowledge the discrimination faced by South African farmers, whose plight has been well documented by documentarian and journalist Lauren Southern.
https://FARMLANDS.online Thank you so much for watching this series from South Africa. If you’d like to support trips like this and help us turn these stories into a full-length documentary, there are a few ways you can get involved: Patreon: https://laurensouthern.net/support/ Paypal: https://www.PayPal.Me/LaurenSouthern Bitcoin Wallet: 1JLM6GJwaPdNv4dM8K5KkcFHeziXXXMGKT Amazon Kitlist: https://goo.gl/a7Wc4F One last thing!
From the Barbary Slave Trade, which flourished between the 16th and 18th centuries, to the legal state-sanctioned enslavement of Europeans under the Ottoman Empire, “white” populations have been subject to just as much slavery as any other group in history.
Even going by The Root’s definition of racism, which is by no means the standard definition, the publication is wrong in claiming that it is impossible for white people to experience racism.
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