I say no for this simple reason. The term “reverse racism” implies that racism is being directed at (or reversed to) the true creator of racism itself. This would imply that since the term “reverse racism” is most often used to refer to whites that are being discriminated against that white people are the ones who created or started racism.
I believe that the use of the term reverse racism is not even a logical term. Isn’t racism, racism. No matter who it is directed at or who is practising it. Using the term “reverse racism” when referring to any situation involving racism seems to trivialize the victim and the situation. It is as if the victim is not being discriminated against in the normal way but some less viscious form because they happen to be white.
There seems to exist a double standard when dealing with racism in this society. We often times allow members of minority groups voice racist and ignorant statements about the white culture without any form of outrage being expressed. It is as if it is okay for some races to practise racism but not others. This is disturbing because in order for use to advance our nation we need to begin to eliminate the fear and ignorance that causes racism to exist. If we simply focus one on specific group we are taking a shallow approach to the problem of racism and will do little to build our nation from within. I feel that all racism is wrong. Plain and simple. Racism should not be tolerated by any citizen and all members of our society should be held to the same standards. Your feedback is appreciated.