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No Matter How Badly They Want to, Marxists Can't Change the Definition of Racism

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The current idea floating around the social justice circles is that the concept of racism isn’t as simple as a person acting in a prejudicial manner toward another simply because of the color of his or skin.

According to the SJWs who adhere to critical race theory, what we call racism is now racial prejudice plus power. In other words, the race that holds all the power in a specified system is racist when it practices prejudice toward another race within the system that does not hold power. The flipside is that if a race that isn’t considered the dominating power practices racial prejudice toward the controlling power, it can’t be considered “racism.”

Bottom line: only white people can be guilty of racism. If you’re black, you can be openly racist toward white people all day and you wouldn’t be considered a racist for doing so.

If it sounds like a stupid concept, it’s because it is. It doesn’t take much to see that this is a way for social justice groups like Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and any Marxist college try-hard to feel guilt-free as they spew hateful bigotry and racism toward innocent people.

Currently, this idea is being put into practice at various colleges. Or at least, they’re trying to make it the law of the land on college campuses.

According to the Daily Wire, Ohio State University students protested the handling of a hate crime at the college. According to the story, a Black man started an altercation with a White man by yelling racial slurs from across a street. The two exchanged more words, before the Black man charged across the street and began assaulting the White man.

Two other, female students approached the police to report a similar incident happening around the same time. According to them, this one involved both a Black male and a Black female who pulled up next to the two people in her car, when the female began yelling the same racial slurs at them as had the man who yelled at and assaulted the other victim across the street. They tried to ignore the driver but were followed, until eventually, the driver and passenger got out of the car and attacked the two students.

In the police report, the race of the attackers and students had gone unmentioned, until days later, when two follow-up emails were sent from OSU’s Department of Public Safety. Due to the nature of the crime, it was considered a “hate crime.”

The labeling of the incidents as “hate crimes” caused 100 students to gather in protest in order to remove the idea that this was a hate crime, despite the fact that racism was clearly involved in the attack by the Black students. According to the Daily Wire, students declared that this incident can’t be a hate crime because there was no racism involved:

Some students tweeted that the initial report, which omitted the victims’ races, meant the university was “mocking their entire Black student body right now.” The student added: “They’re blatantly making campus more uncomfortable and dangerous for us and POC.”

Further, OSU student group Student Solidarity claimed that because the attackers were black and the victims were white, it could not be considered a hate crime.

“The details of this incident that were shared in OSU’s public safety notice do not meet the legal definition of a hate crime. To refer to it as such solely because the alleged perpetrators used a ‘racial slur’ is illogical,” the organization argued. “’Racial slurs’ referring to White people are not based on a history of violence & oppression towards White people. Using this ‘slur’ does not have the same violent, racist implications as a White person saying the n-word, for example, nor does it make this incident a hate crime.”

One student suggested to student newspaper The Lantern that black people can’t be racist toward white people.

The idea of it not being a hate crime because there can be no racism toward White people is a narrative-driving tactic that makes it seem like White people are so evil that no crime against them can be that bad, and also that no matter who the attacker is in any given situation, if it’s against a White person, then it was retaliatory.

The idea itself is incredibly racist, and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about that.

Racism is just racism and putting window dressing on it doesn’t stop something from being racist, in the same way that putting a slathering of silver paint on a pile of dog crap doesn’t change the fact that it’s dog crap.

Firstly, you have to prove that White people have all the power in America, but to this day, no one can point to laws that are designed to keep minority people down. There are certainly a list that keep them locked in poverty, but not only are they not directed at any race in particular, you’ll notice that the list contains laws made by Democrats over the course of the years, ranging from entitlements to unfair punishments within the justice system.

As I discussed, this absolute display of mental gymnastics is critical race theory, a branch of critical theory. Critical theory is designed to bring down systems by turning the people within the system against it. In this case, our capitalist system in America is a major target. The idea is to eliminate it and institute a Marxist one. (See: Know Your History: Critical Race Theory Is an Old Marxist Plot)

Since today’s Marxists fully believe that White people are the “power” in America, they are targeted as villains in order to further discredit the system, so that the people can be more easily dislodged.