What is prejudice?
what is racism?
We all have preconceived notions about each other. Prejudice is an
irrational opinion about a group of people that we dont identify with. We
all live in a society which promotes fear and segregation. It is
impossible to get away from it...we are all prejudice. The catch is, some
people are awarded illigetamite power through their identity and some are
not. This is where racism comes in to play. Racism is prejudice plus
So, to make it clear. Everyone is prejudice, and all people with white
privilege are racist.
For some reason when (we as) white people are reminded about the history
of people with white skin, what they have done to the world, and what we
continue to do we get defensive. I (sometimes) hate to be the bringer of
bad news, but thats life folks.
Until we as white people can understand what we have done to people of
color all over the world the we will only be perpetuating hundreds of
years of oppression. I dont think that making all white people
uncomfortable with what they have done to promote racism is a bad thing.