Essay Racism : Racism And Racism

1355 Words Nov 19th, 2015 6 Pages
I’m white. I’m very white, actually. I am of pure European descent. But right now I’m going to be talking about racism. And not in a personal matter. See, if I were to be talking about racism in a personal matter, I would have nothing to talk about. The rest of this paper would be blank. It would really be a waste of paper, actually. I have never faced a day of racism in my life because I am white. Racism doesn’t appeal to my race because we have been the quintessence of the word. We haven’t nor will we ever suffer from the victimization of racism because we have privilege plus power. My race actually benefits from the institution of racism. It’s a messed up world.

At this point you probably decided I’m either an idiot liberal who hasn’t a clue what I’m talking about or you know exactly what I mean. If you think I’m an idiot I’m glad I still have your attention (even though it’s most likely to see what other idiocy I have to contribute). You may be looking up in the dictionary right now to point out that racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race. I’m aware of this definition. Unfortunately, it fails to consider the circumstances of an institution of racism perpetuated by white people and white media in the modern world. White people cannot experience racism because we are the ones in power; we are the ones with the privilege. Let me elaborate. Do you…

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