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Opinion by tamore posted 11 days ago
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In the last article I wrote for this club, the only feedback I received revolved around definitions of racism. Sure, the concept of reverse racism was partially what the article was about, but it was also about what problems nonwhites have that whites don't face. It was also a list of grievances that need to be fixed. Those points were completely ignored.

When you say that reverse racism doesn't exist, white people completely ignore the problems you're saying nonwhites face and the changes you want to make to fight them. Instead, they do nothing constructive and just argue on behalf of whites. We - people on both sides of the debate - get stuck in this rut of "your definition is wrong" instead of asking "what can we do to be better?"

The conclusion I've come to is that it doesn't fucking matter. It doesn't matter whether or not reverse racism exists and it doesn't matter exactly how we define racism.
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Opinion by tamore posted 1 month ago
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We conceive of racism as a set of institutional conditions of group inequality and an ideology of racial domination, in which the latter is characterized by a set of beliefs holding that the subordinate racial group is biologically or culturally inferior to the dominant racial group. These beliefs, in turn, are deployed to prescribe and legitimize society's discriminatory treatment of the subordinate group and to justify their lower status. source

The common definition of racism, and the one used by people who believe in reverse racism, is just "the belief that one race of people is better than another." Sure, that's the definition that comes up when you Google the term, but it's actually just the definition of racial prejudice. It's not the definition of racism used in scholarly discussion, or political debates, or by activists. The italicized definition at the top is an example of a definition that's actually used, that's actually correct.
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Opinion by zanhar1 posted 4 months ago
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I'd like to start by saying that this is just my personal opinion as to what a SJW is. I've come to notice that I have used SJW quite a bit on this spot and a few people don't know exactly what I mean by that. So I kind of thought it'd be useful to make this article explaining exactly what I mean when I use the term social justice warrior.
Before anything else; I intend no offense to anyone at all with this article. I don't hate social justice (not by any means), I think social justice is awesome. What I don't like is what some people turned the movement into.

First and foremost when I use SJW I am referring to the over the top an (usually) uninformed tumblr groups. I think there are two (very broad) types of social justice; there's social justice and social justice warriors.
Social justice is positive. It's progressive, these are your people who do feminism and such right; they fight for woman's rights without ripping on the male gender. They fight for women's rights without belittling a woman for actually liking the homemaker role. They're the ones who actually fight for racial equality as opposed to one race being superior to another. Social...
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