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1. an act of racism by a minority, towards a majority.
2. an act of racism on a race which was previously suppressed by that race, or was a target of racism by the race in the past.
Blacks hating whites for suppressing them in the past is reverse racism.
by Shulelee March 16, 2006
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A term created by white racists in an attempt to describe what they feel is racism against them as a majority blaming reverse racism for their failures. Mostly these claims often appear to be an attempt to deflect attention away from horrific racism of the past in the United States. Those claiming Reverse Racism are often young white males who've been affected by the recent attempts to right the wrongs of the past. Many times they themselves are secretly racist and often harbor racist ideals but look for opportunities to include minorities in the negatives while simultaneously resisting opportunities to include minorities in positive things. Reverse racism is often a way to show their insensitivity toward racial issues experienced by minorities that do not affect them directly.
A white guy cant get in college of his choice and claims reverse racism. Fact: only about 30% of student bodies in the U.S. are made up of minorities yet these individuals claim they cannot go to college due to reverse racism.
by juoedcd June 06, 2011
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"Reverse Racism" is a term used to describe the act of racism from a minority group towards a majority group. It is a "politically correct" term used to make minorities feel better about themselves and to allow them to be racist without the connotations that come with being racist.
Jethro: "That nigger called me a "cracker" and said my skin is so white it caused his illegitimate mother to go blind. Damn racist nigger, that's what he is."

Charles: "Jethro, you are so uneducated. That poor African-American man has been stepped upon by us white folk for hundreds of years. He deserves the right to be racist to you because his great-great-great-grandfather may have been a slave and because he has been humiliated all his life because he has been living on the tax dollars of other people and has never had to work a day in his life. Jethro when an African-American appears to be racist it is called "reverse racism"."

Jethro: "That's some bull shit, that is some retarded, liberal bull shit. Niggers be racist just like whites be racist. Don't need to sugar coat the truth."
by Im A Ge Ne November 05, 2010
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whether it should or should not be a term, reverse racim is: when black people (or any other group of people that would normally experience racism) are racist twords white people (or any other group of people who would normally be the racists)
I, as a black man, hate those white people. I sure do feel like a reverse racist.
by Nathaniel Bowditch May 01, 2005
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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
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Reverse racism: giving favoritism to an individual or group within a subset of people on the basis of their belonging to that subset of people.
These actions are examples of reverse racism:

Giving extra hours to workers on the basis of their national origin.

"Pedro gets to work overtime because he's Mexican and Mexicans work."

Hiring workers on the basis of their gender.

Employer: "Congratulations Bimby, you got the job!"
Cindy: "Thank you so much! But, my name is 'Cindy' not 'Bimby' silly!"

Loving someone because they are from a country you like.

Infatuated woman: "You French people are so sexy! I love you Pierre!"
Claude: "My name isn't Pierre... "
by arbitraryusername December 24, 2009
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When people of a minority make decisions because they don't want to people to be racist toward them.
An Aboriginal school program not following cultural protocol because they are worried about "reverse racism", being judged as having money.
by Helper44 November 04, 2010
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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
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