“Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another. It may also include prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone because they are of a different race or ethnicity, or the belief that members of different races or ethnicities should be treated differently.”
There are so many issues with this definition – where to begin???
First: racism can be directed toward any person – calling everyone white nationalists is racism because it is used in a derogatory way to denounce a group of people based on their ethnicity.
Second: members of different races should be treated differently, they ask to be treated differently, they demand that their particular culture be treated differently to the point that there are now black only universities, in fact many universities segregate graduation based on ‘different ethnicities’ in order to be ‘all-inclusive’. All Inclusive would thus be – racist! There are entire neighborhoods dedicated to a particular ethnicity – by choice.
Third: antagonism has been directed against our elected President because he is white and male. That is not only racism, it is discrimination based on gender.
Fourth: racism is an all black basketball team.
While the ever vindictive, Washington Post, is aghast because GOP senators who were asked to define racism had many different answers, their ignorance holds title given racism has many definitions! How dare they! Apparently, we must ALL have the same speak forthwith elst we are ‘different’, and being different is racist.
And the very non-independent Independent rag in the UK has declared that Trump’s latest tweet was racist. Why? Because instead of realizing that he was calling out four women who have banded together to demonize the United States and all things we stand for, they, the non-independent Independent, chose to see ‘women of color’ – which of course would make them racist for even seeing ‘color’. Oops.
Because, in order to be non-racist, one must be ‘color blind’. The media became the progenitor of racism by seeing ONLY ‘color’.
“The Census Bureau defines White people as follows: “White” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.”
Ocasio Cortez’ parents are both Puerto Rican. Over 78% of Puerto Ricans identify as ‘white’. The racial ancestry DNA is largely composed of 64% European and 21% West and North Africa.
Rashida is Palestinian – Middle Eastern = white according to the US census.
Ilhan is Somalian. Somalian’s do not identify as African, they identify as Middle Eastern, thus white.
Ayanna Presley would then be the ONLY ‘woman of color’ and we have no information about her ancestry.
And the press and Democrats would be belligerently – racists for assuming three women who are white – are in fact ‘colored’.
So who did Trump tweet to? Four women who have united together to call all white people supremacists, and Nazi’s, and nationalists. Four women who have called black voices deplorable slaves if they don’t align to the Presley view of Socialism/Marxism. Four women who are actively discriminating, racist, and misogynist.
Color – is not an ethnicity. Color is not a culture.
However, from a purely anthropological standpoint there are three human races: Mongoloid, Negroid, and Caucasoid. But those definitions have since been refuted given that are genetics has proven to hold a maelstrom of ethnicities making our race sometimes non-identifiable.
While Aristotle and other ancient philosophers designated a weak vs strong means of defining people, that is termed ‘ethnocentrism’. Ethnocentrism is based on language, behavior, customs and religion. One of the first books to discuss ‘racism’, was written sometime in the 9th century by a Muslim titled, The Superiority Of The Blacks To The Whites. In AL-Jahiz writings, he explained that Turkic and Bantu people were actually black because of environmental determinism.
BUT THEN IT GETS WORSE:
The Somali people captured Bantu’s and sold them into slavery. That would make Ilhan Omar a slave trader by historical consequence. The Palestinians had three classes of slaves: state, domestic and temple. That would make Rashida a slave trader by ancestry. Puerto Ricans had African slaves up until 1873 – eight years AFTER the end of the US Civil War granting slaves freedom. That would make Ocasio a slave trader by ancestry. Presley has given no background on her ‘ethnicity’ so I can not comment.
Racism would obviously be present in Three of The Squad members!
Modern use of the term racism in the US rose with the belief in eugenics. Eugenics was a form of racism in that it aimed to favor – once again – the strong, ie the weak must be eradicated. Hitler and Marx were true racists in that sense. Abortion was the other form of racism.
The Squad is calling for the white founding fathers of America to be eliminated because they were white and thus racist given some had slaves as was the custom in the south.
Perhaps The Squad should go back to their own countries of origin and demand reparations and racist nationalism therein – but then Ilhan would have to go into war torn Somalia that is in the midst of ethnic cleansing by Al-Shabab a Muslim – panAfrican organization… Oops. And Ocasio would go to… you get the point.