Black people can't be racist.

I have been observing with interest, the victim card that certain anti transformation fellow white south african have been trying to advance in the recent past.

The seems to be a new argument that is being raised by these fellows against BEE and other transformative policies put in place by government and backed by society in general, policies which are geared to progressively eradicate all forms of discrimination against people of colour and level the playing field so as to ensure greater economic participation of black people.

Fellows who believe that these transformative policies, which enable the state and other entities to discriminate fairly against previously advantaged sections of our society in favour of previously disadvantaged South Africans, have even at times claimed that these policies amount to what they call "reverse racism"

Unfortunately there is no such a thing as reverse racism because black people cannot be racist.

if anyone would convincingly raise any argument to the contrary, still, it would be argued that, if black people can be racist! At least not in this epoch.

Racism has always at the core, been based on a belief by "racists" that they are superior in all aspects of their existence then all other man of all colours around them, this led to them feeling the need to conquer, colonise, dominate and enslave certain populations of the world in the quest of proclaiming their superiority.

Unfortunately at times racism has been justified by exploiting biblical and and other religious Scriptures which they believe to be affirming their belief of their superiority.

In order for black people to be racist against white people, they would have to feel the need to conquer, colonise, dominate and enslave white people in the quest of proclaiming their superiority as black people.

They would further have to create standards of what constitutes beauty on the basis of their own skin colour and appearance and force such standards of beauty on white people. 

They would have to create systems which enable only people of colour to benefit people economicaly, socially and on any other basis on an extremely large scale to the exclusion of white people, and subject white people to slavery for the next four hundred years.

For as long as black people cannot and will not do all the evil actions stated above, black people cannot be racist.

As I have said, racism is primarily premised on a belief of the superiority of one's race. how can black people, who have been degraded, subjected to humiliation, enslaved and abused for centuries, and stripped of all self-esteem, think of themselves as being superior? And therefore qualify to be racist?

It is clear that black people, particularly black South Africans cannot be racist, and therefore reverse racism is a myth.

It should be stated also that any talk about racism in this country is not to stir up guilt among white people about what happened in the past as this belief seems to be gaining momentum in South African white communities. 

Talks about racism are meant to drive ignorant people to recognise the injustices of the country's past and drive such individuals to act against racial injustices.

Trying to shift the blame and asserting that it's black people who are now racist because of the policies aimed at uplifting them from the shackles of perpetual poverty as a result of our past, is mischievous to say the least.

Siphokuhle Dludla
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