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Reverse racism

The term reverse racism has been used to describe acts of discrimination and prejudice perpetrated by racial minorities or historically oppressed ethnic groups against individuals belonging to the racial majority or historically dominant ethnic groups. In other words, it is reverse discrimination based on racial criteria.

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Reverse Racism Does Not Exist

This is a topic I feel very strongly about because as a black girl going to a predominantly white school, when I express my dislike for the appropriation of a white girl I am quickly labeled as racist but...reversed. I would immediately feel embarrassed of my behavior, adjust my comments to be more polite, and become the token black friend again while I watched as Becky sported my protective hairstyle as high fashion. The logic of it all confused me as I had to look more like my white friends for them to accept me while they all seemed to want to look and act like the old me. As I became more educated in my own history, I realized there was no such thing as reverse racism. The article explains my feelings exactly.

Contributed by Brielle Oliver

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