Reverse Racism

A term created and used by white people to deny their white privilege. Those in denial use the term reverse racism to refer to hostile behavior by people of color toward whites, and to affirmative action policies which allegedly give ‘preferential treatment’ to people of color over whites. In the U.S., there is no such thing as “reverse racism.”

Comments on Definition from COR Participants:

[nadine: Why specify “in the U.S.”? Not only is it unnecessary, but I know specific cases of white people crying reverse racism at Third World peoples For example – the fact the Haitians in general have started to be not-so-nice to the “brave white folk” who come to our country was being called “racist”, on a Haiti discussion list, no less.]