The argument runs like this: since a minority group that has no power cannot really discriminate against the majority group that has power then the minority group cannot be racist. The other side says that racism is a belief that people are defined by their race in terms of their moral or other traits and qualities, and even their worth. Therefore, if you assume that all members of one group are morally or in any way inferior or bad BECAUSE of their race then you are a racist. Our aim in this virtual community is to have a color-blind society of equals that embraces and celebrates the inherit dignity of every human being. The technical truth is that racism is not merely having power to discriminate, it is not an act but a belief. Whether or not you have power to do something doesn’t define your guilt. As Jesus noted, looking on a woman to lust makes you guilty of fornication and/or adultery.  Looking at other people and seeing them not as an individual person but as a race, and then judging them according to that, makes you a racist even if you have no power in relation to them.

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