First of all, the term "reverse racism" is already implying something about racism. It's saying that some races are always the racists and some are always experiencing racism. This doesn't make sense, first of all. Racism means discrimination against anyone because of their skin colour (and often their culture and background). Racism isn't directed towards any one race. Every race experiences it differently, but no one race is always "the victim" or "the bully", which the term "reverse racism" implies. Although this is true of the term, I understand the use of "reverse" when speaking about racism despite the implications, because they're, sadly, mainly true.
It's pretty obvious that this term is implying racism towards white people. First of all, this is not "reverse" racism, this is just plain racism. White people aren't always the people doing racist things or making racist comments. If someone said something racist to a white person, it's still just as racist as saying something discriminatory about any other race. It doesn't "reverse" the idea of white people being racist, and for the record, it wouldn't be any less hurtful.
Lots of times, people classify other races being upset at white people for things that happened in history "racism". I don't call that racism, I think its deserved anger. I would be angry too. But this is only rightful anger if it's at the right people: the white people from history and today that are jerks. Some people (very few) seem angry at me as a white girl or other generally nice white people for terrible things white people did in history and have continued to do. THIS is racist. Me being white doesn't make me associated with horrible white people any more than it makes me associated with awesome white people. I'm just one person, and I'm not defined by my race as a whole.
But the thing is that this type of racism really doesn't happen very often. Despite the few times I've been laughed at for being "the only white girl in the class" or for "having no culture", I haven't experienced racism. In our society in general, racism to white people is relatively non-existent compared to the racism other races face. It almost seems unfair for white people to complain about racism when it was generally white people who enforced racist behaviours and white superiority. That said, I don't believe in any type of racism towards anyone. (Even if EVERY Asian you know is an awful driver and excellent at math.)
Thoughts or comments, anyone? I'd love to hear your opinions and please enlighten me if I've screwed up somewhere!
Also, today is the closest school has ever come to being cancelled due to a snowstorm. The bus got stuck outside my house this morning. Anyway, have a lovely day everyone and keep warm!<3