No, I’m not racist for existing

Anonymous,
USA

I’ve heard so many arguments now saying that all white people are racist for existing in a world that favors white people. Let’s get this straightened out. There are two types of racism.

Institutional, and individual. No this is not “whitesplaining” it is just the terms from my sociology class. Institutional racism refers to what was mentioned above. Individual racism occurs as an individual, self-explanatory. I should not have to be labeled a racist for having a job. What do you want me to do?
On that note, yes white people can be subjects of individual racism. My friend doesn’t like being seen with me around certain people, because I am white. Regardless of race, that is individual racism. I’m not trying to be some sort of victim, I just want to get that off my shoulders.

 

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