Do people just not understand dictionary definitions or what? Maybe some colloquial definitions of racism define it as “prejudice based on race only when directed toward non-white people” but that’s not what’s in, you know, the dictionary, but I mean since when did we get the meaning of words from the dictionary?
I’m half-Latino, half-white (although my family ties are primarily with my Mexican family), I’m a heterosexual cis male (fully supportive of other orientations and genders), and I’m a feminist. I stand up to sexism, homophobia, and racism whenever I’m given the opportunity (because that’s what decent educated people do.) I’m not some ignorant straight white boy, ‘kay? I’ve been dealt racism for both of my ethnic backgrounds, and yes, it is possible to be racist against white people. Nobody is saying that racism against Caucasians is nearly as harmful as it is to non-Caucasians, just like sexism against men isn’t nearly as bad as that against women, etc., but you don’t just get to say that it doesn’t exist just because they just happen to be the privileged race/gender/orientation. </rant>
If you have an argument that isn’t “that can’t be because they’re the privileged this/that/the other thing” because that isn’t really an argument, please educate me, because the last thing I want to do is be ignorant.