quote:Originally posted by Kweli4Real:quote:Racism, as defined by Sanchez, is about power and money, and people are not racist if they simply dislike you.
Okay. No problem here.quote:The definition of racism, Sanchez writes in her opinions article, is using a race or ethnicity-based belief to hurt someone economically.
Okay. I got a problem with this. If I banish white folks to the back of the bus; or refuse to sale them a hamburger; or deny them admission to the college of their choice of college, even though they meet the qualifications; or withhold resources for pre-school education, but only in rural areas, or depict them exclusively as criminals or servants in the press and on primetime TV, all because they are white, have I hurt them economically? Have I exhibited racism.
"Mary Sanchez" of Miami. What do you bet that she is 3rd generation white Cuban? And, her great-grandparents would have, and maybe her grandparents, referred to her as Maria.
Just like "Samuel Alito" probably originally had some more Italian-sounding name, and he probably became an arch-conservative to appeal to the Anglo-Saxxon crowd so they would forget about his "Italian-ness".
Alot of non-Anglo-Saxxon Whites are more outwardly and openly racist (as well as status-quo protecting) to impress their Anglo peers and "get in good" with them.