having been forced to give their farmland to the government starting in 2000, and being murdered in droves. The situation is arguably worse in post-apartheid South Africa. And yet the Left will vigorously protest such a label, because whites can never be the victims of racism, only the perpetrators. There are many other examples.
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Third, power is transferable. To take the obvious example of police violence against blacks, the police in America are most definitely instruments of the state, and thus the left deems them inherently racist. But this ignores the fact that a good number of police are themselves members of racial minorities. Indeed, three out of the six police officers indicted in the death of Freddy Gray were black. But the left still somehow clings to the idea that there is some sort of white police vendetta against unarmed young black men.
The next time someone bleats about racism or cultural appropriation only being possible if one is in a position of power, remember that it's never that simple. Hate is hate, and no amount of clever linguistic gymnastics are going to change that fact. Blacks can be racist towards whites, Arabs can be racist towards blacks, and on and on and on. To deny that fact is to indulge in a relativist fallacy, is the product of political maneuvering in order to vilify whites and shield blacks and other minorities, and should be avoided and vigorously fought against wherever it rears its head.