Reverse Racism: A How-To Guide


When Ward Connerly led the charge to end affirmative action in the University of California system in the 1995, many in his camp called the practice of creating opportunities for students of color reverse racism against nonpersons of color. Black Girl Dangerous writers A.D. Song and Mia McKenzie say that reverse racism is real — so real that they've created a step-by-step instructional list of ways to enact this theory properly.

1. Enslave their bodies.

Ship them from Germany, Sweden, and other exotic countries. Force them to build entire cities, roads, bridges. Force them to plant and harvest all the food everyone eats. Let an entire economic system be built on their backs, with their blood and sweat. Later, deny them access to the system they have been used to build, and accuse them of being extremely lazy.

2. Steal their land.

If they were here before you, steal their land. This is essential. Basically, just go in there and take it. If you have to kill some of them to get it … no worries. If you have to kill almost all of them to get it … sh—, no worries. After you steal their land, make sure you create laws to keep them from ever returning to it. If they try to return anyway, build fences, and let bands of POC vigilantes patrol the borders with guns. If they somehow get past the borders and into your country, no worries, you can always just deport them.

3. Enslave their minds.

From these systems, build a long lasting institution of reverse-racism until all the violence and microaggressions make many white people into suspicious people with a lot of internalized self-hatred, health problems, and mental illnesses. Then deny them access to adequate mental health care. Or, adequate health care of any kind, while you're at it. 'Cause, you know, f—k 'em.


Read A.D. Song and Mia McKenzie's entire piece at Black Girl Dangerous.

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