Apparently, it is only possible to be racist to those who aren’t white, according to NBC. Hot Air reported on the NBC opinion piece:
“I sort of thought this would be over after last week but apparently, it’s not. The left is still on the defensive about Sarah Jeong and still repeated the same claim about racism being about power and their “spot on the pyramid” of institutional racism. Here’s a snarky piece published Sunday by NBC.
“‘White people getting mad — or publicly performing anger, at least — about white people jokes is actually white people getting mad about threats to white power. Threats like a woman of color joining the editorial board of the New York Times after telling smarter and funnier jokes than them on Twitter. Racism is a mechanism of maintaining an imbalance of power — making it literally impossible, by definition, to be racist against white people, or to tell a racist joke about a white person’
Under this definition of racism, power is all that matters, not the act of reducing individuals to part of a reviled and undifferentiated group. The exact definition — according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary — of racism is the “belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” It is starting to look like NBC has created their own definition of racism when in all actuality, it is possible for anyone of any race to be racist.
“As I’ve pointed out before, it’s not clear how Sarah Jeong would find herself at the bottom of this particular pyramid. She’s neither black nor Hispanic. She’s part of an ethnic group that excels in America, earning more than any other racial group (on average) and getting accepted to the best schools at much higher rates than other ethnic groups. . . She’s punching down at a lot of people who aren’t as universally well off as she seems to imagine.”
So it’s official, according to NBC’s gospel truth, any race other than white people is allowed to be as racist as they like, but it’s not technically racist, as long as it targets white people. Thank you for allowing us to bask in your wisdom, NBC, I hope you have more for us soon.