Yeah, Racism's a scary word and it pretty much has a face, like whenever you hear the word racism, you think of two things and I really don't need to go into detail as to what those two things are.
I want to bring something up, though. You're gonna hate me for saying this but EVERYONE in America is racist.
You heard me, if you're born in the good ol' US of A, you're 100% concentrated, balled up mess of of patriotic racism and here's why; America has a history of discrimination and hate. Britains hated other Britains so they "colonized" or whatever to what would soon be America.
They hated the people that were here already so they killed a lot of the Natives (which became a force of habit for "discovering" new places).
Meanwhile in another part of the country, lazy rich people were using black people to pick up after them and when someone said "hey, that's fucked up, cut that out" and actually (sorta) stopped it, the tensions were pretty high, to say the least.
So by this time, you have black people who hate white people, white people who really hate black people and Native Tribes who hate everyone, New Yorkers who hate the Europeans for immigrating (even though they're both white), California people who hate the Japanese...
The idea is that at this point, everyone hates everyone in the "United" States. Go figure.
Add in a few simmered years, a couple irresponsibly spent million dollars and a lot of violence, now you're about maybe five years old and are now hearing almost every day about a black guy getting beaten/killed by cops, Muslims doing "terrorism", Mass shootings, Robberies, Rapes, Drunk Driving and the FIRST thing you may hear a nearby person utter in the midst of is "all those types of people are the same".
Then you look at that person, that person's probably a teenager or something but the image of "they're all the same" sorta sticks in your head. At 5.
The hatred, discrimination and stereotyping have gotten so routine in this country that we have made jokes about it and while some people have toughened up to the process of accepting them, others are still like "HEY, THAT'S RACIST!" without realizing that people know and are laughing for the right reason. Racism is indeed a joke because only hilariously stupid people demonstrate it.
Fast forward a few more years now, and now everyone is so filled to the brim with anger and hatred, we're just looking and practically begging for a reason to logically hate someone (even though hatred in itself is illogical because you're devoting time and energy into something you don't fucking like)
Now, let's just say that there's been a moment of peace but you got some people who can't handle that and are now "reminding" their kid about racism, slavery and all that (you know,because maybe they forgot).
So now a kid who's like maybe 10 or something is going through life thinking that specific people are after it and is gonna "get" it in some kinda way. So now, instead of having the obvious growing pains that comes with the territory of being a teenager, they're now scared of a specific type of people that they choose to not only not understand but possibly choose to berate for being who they are. Sprinkle in some lack of empathy to make the insults hurt just that much worse reminiscent to a possible "That's what you get for being what you are".
They think they're joking, so you think they're joking because y'know, we all joked as kids, right?
So now this kid is an adult which means that time has passed and despite the fact that the minority of smart humans have aimed to make progress in their lives by accepting the fact that some people are born different and should only be analyzed by what they do instead of what they are, you have this kid and a few others who still can't get that "they're all the same" mentality out of their head and completely refuses to think otherwise...who then proceeds to have a family of their own.
Look, what I'm saying is that considering the fact that America has been overrun by psychopaths for the past few centuries, it's pretty easy to determine that while we may have progressed, there's still some people that think that being a racist is okay and that's on all sides (not just white people).
You know why I don't believe in White Privilege? Because if America thought that white people were so precious, there wouldn't be any white soldiers or white cops. I mean for a job that people "put their lives on the line for", you'd think that society would be like "put the expendable people on that shit". Also, there wouldn't be rich black people. I mean, Oprah, Jay-Z (who I hate), Michael Jordan...do you honestly think that White America is targeting them like how they're targeting poor black folk?
One thing I hate is how it's a fucking contest, I'm not saying that black people don't matter but getting mad at someone for pointing out that it's NOT JUST black people who get the wrong end of the stick is just as fucked up as any other form of discrimination. In the same week of the police murders, there was a an autistic 22 year old sex worker found locked in a cage, a stabbing in cold blood and let's not forget the massacre in Orlando following that girl that got shot after her concert, an alligator killed a kid and I don't think race took part in the other mass shootings that's happened within the past two months.
No one's saying that you don't matter when they bring up other shit that's happened, they're just being logical enough to realize that if this was a race issue, the racists aren't doing a good job at trying to eliminate us but the fucking lunatics with guns kinda are. It's a bigger issue than what we want it to be and once we get past this programming that "they're all the same" and start saying "we're all the same", we can sorta look towards a better future.
Say it with me, "People are stupid, I'm a person, I'm stupid, Help me be less stupid"