"Only white people can be racist"
“In a racist society it is white people who hold the power. Other groups are capable of displaying prejudice. When power and prejudice combine you have racism.”
That position on racism, or definition, is utterly Leftist/Marxist in nature. No one else would accept it. You have either been spoofed this Leftist definition, or you have willingly accepted it. Every single part of it can only be accepted if you have already accepted many other Leftist theories beforehand.
That statement comes across like a religious catechism. Racism is... It’s like: Truth is... I always thought that Marxism/Leftism was another religion - and so have many other people.
Racism is a about race; not about who holds power. The addition of this is a Leftist invention - from top to bottom. No one except a Leftist need accept that racism has anything at all to do with who holds the power. You can only accept that if you are a automaton Leftist who accepts these directives from on high.
Every syllable of that diktat can be challenged.
For a start, not all white people have political or social power. Millions upon millions of white people have not had real power. Isn’t that what you Leftists have been trying to tell the working class for ages (before Leftists gave up on them and started to patronise Muslims instead)?
Now you might answer by talking about relative power. Relative to ethnic minorities white people still have more power. But there’s still no reason to accept that only white people can be racist. There is still no reason to say that there is any connection between power and racism. If you have accepted a diktat from the top; there is no reason for any one else to do so.
What you’ve said is just an empty statement - a Leftist soundbite. Without argumentation, why should anyone - accept a gullible middle-class student - accept it just as it stands?
‘In a racist society it is white people who hold the power.’
You're arguing in circles. If you have already defined a society as ‘racist’, then white people holding the power is not to the issue. Unless it is racist because, and only because, white people hold the power. It simply sounds that you haven’t really thought about this diktat. You’ve simply accepted it: no questions asked.
What about Asian and African countries in which brown and black people hold the power? Can’t they be racist? The Sudanese Islamic regime murdered millions of black Africans primarily because they weren’t Muslims but also because they weren’t Arabic. Weren’t they racists? By your pathetic Trotskyist/SWPesque definition, they couldn’t be racist! What about the millions of white people who have no power?
The same applied to your distinction between racism and prejudice. Pure Leftism. Absolutely no one else would accept that, unless he’s a brain-dead white, middle-class student or another type of gullible fool.