22
Compound noun. In its most basic sense, reverse racism implies the opposite of good old, healthy, classic racism the way it was always meant to be - against black people. A reliable source of white complaints about affirmative action and words like "cracker". Apparently, hypocrisyis an apt synonym, implying that non-whites have no right to weild the weapons of a damning social construct that was invented to be used against them for political and monetary gain. Isn't it obvious that today's reverse racism hurts white people far more than centuries of state-sanctioned violence and systematic oppression ever could?
Everyone would have forgotten all about the whole race issue by now if black people weren't constantly throwing reverse racism in our faces!
by whitechick August 10, 2006
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
23
When a Black person is racist against a white person
Yo that black guy is showing reverse racism.
by ChMOD March 07, 2005
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
24
The act of insuating that people the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X, both civil rights activists, as well as organizations such as the NAACP, are racist.

The irony of this argument is that it is usually applied by those already harboring racial prejudice, as the subjects in question were a product of, and necessitated by, racial injustice and motivations to correct it themselves.

This may yield the argument that it is injustice that pro-White organizations cannot coexist, but there's a problem with this argument for three reasons:

1. Europeans/Caucasians have never been historically disadvantaged by racism; the irony is that America itself was founded by the extermination and subjugation of other races.

2. As a result of #1, the dominant race of America was European/Caucasion, leaving other races a minority factor and this has not considerably changed in today's day and age in spite of its more multicultural population.

3. Pro-White organizations have a notoriety for asserting the ideology of White supremacy. White Nationalist organizations that have surfaced after the steady decline of the KKK are contended to be a sanitized face for White supremacy, since violent demonstrations of force were no longer acceptable.

This is usually applied by those identifying with the political far right, who are historically anti-civil rights, as the KKK themselves were far right. It should also be noted that moderate conservative Abraham Lincoln caught a lot of flack for his civil rights views by his own party.
reverse racism in action:

Person 1: Isn't it racist that the blacks have the BET channel, i.e. Black Entertainment Channel?
What if white people had a "White Entertainment Channel." Blacks would be screaming about it! Let's make this fair! If we're going to pick and choose, then we need to look at both sides of the fence!

Person 2: Stop bitching. Mostly everything else on tv is targeted towards white people.
by heavensxnight July 10, 2008
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
25
Technically, it is a reaction to racism towards non-Caucasian people. It includes economic and political benefits in effort to compensate for past and ongoing social oppression experienced by non-Caucasians.

Such oppression ranges from marginalization to physical abuse to childhood emotional scarring to the gym teacher shouting "DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH" to every Chinese kid he sees. But none of these examples are anywhere near as catastrophic when compared to a reactionary anti-white joke told by a black standup comedian. From this reasoning emerges the term "reverse racism".

With respect to the term itself, "reverse racism" implies that there is backwards logic behind racism against Caucasians, and that it is somehow more deserving of disapproval than just regular racism.

Furthermore, "racism" and "reverse racism" can be interpreted as binary oppositions, where "racism" is the (socially conditioned to be) acceptable state, while "reverse racism" is the unacceptable counterpart.

Reverse racism can also be interpreted as a defense mechanism for "white man's guilt".
"Anyone who points out our race problems is a reverse racist." - the GOP

"Reverse racism hurts my feelings." - racist
by ithinksoanyway August 25, 2009
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
26
A myth invented by racist white people in a desperate attempt to justify their own racism.
Person #1: Affirmative action was implemented to counteract discriminatory university admissions processes and to level the playing field.
Person #2: Doesn't matter. Still reverse racism. Blacks are too stupid to attend college anyway.
by qbdkusoemv August 14, 2017
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
27
Reverse racism is a term used to try and explain that some people are using the term "racism" itself in a racist manner by calling someone racist based on their skin colour.
"Only (enter race here) people can be racist."
The person saying this is guilty of the term 'reverse racism' as they themselves are actually being the racists by blanketing a whole race as being racist.
by Donn_Aldak February 14, 2017
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug
28
Racism against groups that have higher average levels of intelligence then the group they are being discriminated against by. Is worse than normal racism because capable people (a limited resource) are being misused, and because people with lower IQ's have a harder time learning why and how to be objective... a task which is hard enough to begin with.
A 105 IQ Indian science professor frequently straw mans arguments (that he doesn't understand) of high IQ Caucasian students in his class or calls them lazy (Because they ace exams with less study time) and tries to punish their learning methods instead of lack of functional knowledge. This is reverse racism. A university has a quota system requiring them to admit blacks over whites with higher grades and IQ scores. etc
by Bucketmunch October 20, 2010
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary Mug

One side has the word, one side has the definition. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Lotsa space for your liquids.

Buy the mug